The community Health Nursing Education program for females was introduced in the health system by MoPh in 2011, in order to address the lack of nurses in Afghanistan, the program has played a vital role in increasing the reproductive health service in the county.
The goal of CHNE program is to graduated female health workers and the aimed to contribute to the reduction of mortality and morbidity caused by common and communicable disease.
Part of BPHS, OCCD implements CHNE school in Baghlan province. In total 24 community nurse will be trained and employed in remote HFs over the life of project. The program started on 2015 and it will be completed on 2018 . OCCD is offering high quality teaching by using up-to-date national CHNE standards endorsed by the MOPH and Accreditation Board (AMNEAB).
BPHS HFs selected as practical site for the students and the students uses different type of HFs (PH, DH, CHC and BHC). OCCD provides accommodation facilities for non-resident students. Currently 48 students from both schools live in hostel.