Ms. H.U.C. Nuwansala

Lecturer(Probationary) in Nursing

B.Sc. (Nursing) (University of Sri Jayewardenepura), RN

Faculty of Health Sciences
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Colombo Regional Center, Dept. of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, The Open University of Sri Lanka

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  • BSc (Nursing) Special Degree (May 2014), Faculty of Medical Sciences, USJP, Sri Lanka

Employment History

Nursing Officer                                               :  April 2014- September 2014

Lanka Hospitals.

Temporary Demonstrator                               : October 2014- August 2015

Department of Allied Health Sciences,

Faculty of Medical Sciences,

University of Sri Jayewardenepura

Lecturer (On Contract) in Nursing                 : August 2015- February 2018

Matara Regional Centre

The Open University of Sri Lanka

Temporary Demonstrator                               : February 2018- July 2018

Matara Regional Centre

The Open University of Sri Lanka

Lecturer (Probationary) in Nursing                : July 2018- Present

Colombo Regional Centre

The Open University of Sri Lanka

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Nurse (RN) in the Sri Lanka Nursing Council (Reg. No. 10282)


  • Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka (GNFSL)
  • National Science Foundation of Sri Lanka (NSFSL)
  • Sri Lanka Association for the Advancement of Science (SLAAS)
Research interests:

Pediatric Nursing, Forensic Nursing

Course Coordination:

Pediatric Nursing, Professional Development in Nursing


Nuwansala, H.U.C., Suresh, S., (2014) Knowledge regarding Methicillin Resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) among second, third and fourth year B.Sc. Nursing students at three state universities. 7th International Conference. General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University.p.80

Nuwansala, H.U.C., & Suresh, S., (2016). Attitude and practices regarding MRSA among nursing students in Sri Lanka, 3rd Commonwealth Nurses and Midwives conference, 12-13th March 2016, London UK,p41.

Wijesinghe, H.W.M.S.S.H., Wijekoon, A.I.K.,  Sooriyaarachchi, M.P., Jayasinghe, H.A.K.G., Nuwansala, H.U.C., & Priyanthi, W.N.,(2017) Factors related to self-care practices among patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus: A descriptive study.15th Open University Research Sessions ,16th -17th November 2017, p239.

Kelaniyabandara, K.W.K.B.C.L., De Silva, W.K.P., Rathnayaka, R.T.D.K., Adikari, A.M.S.P., Nuwansala, H.U.C.& Priyanthi, W.N., (2018). Patient Related Factors Affecting Accuracy of Fasting Blood Sugar Value among People with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. 1st  Research Symposium- Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna.p.71.

Panchalinganathan, S., Sutharshiny, T., Piratheepan, T., Nuwannsala, H.U.C, Madavi, A.V.P., (2020). Influencing Factors for Poor Compliance of Oral Hypoglycemic Agents among Patients with Diabetes Mellitus in Teaching hospital, Jaffna. 2nd Biennial Scientific Sessions- Graduate Nurses’ Foundation of Sri Lanka, Colombo- Sri Lanka. p.42.

Fernando, T., Wijetunge, I.L.D., Wickramasinghe, T., Jeewanthi, M.K.G., Nuwansala, H.U.C (2019). Media Socialization of Children on Eating Habits: A Study of How Television Content Nourish their Lives.1st International Conference on Children and Youth in Everyday Life and Professional Practices. Oslo Metropolitan University; Norway.p.3.

Fernando, T., Wickramasinghe, T., Wijethunge, L., Jeewanthi, M. G., & Nuwansala, H.U.C. (2019). Media Socialization of Children on Eating Habits: A Study of How Television Content Nourish Their Lives. World Journal of Social Science Research, 6(4), 444-470. doi:10.22158/wjssr.v6n4p444 URL:

Nuwansala, H.U.C., N.M.Patterson, N.M., Madhavi, A.V.P., (2020). Perceptions of and Attitudes towards Plagiarism among University Students in Asia-A Review of Literature. 5th Asian IP Works- In-Progress Conference, Hong Kong. p. 37.

Herath, C. J., Nuwansala, H. U. C., Rathnayake, R. G. L., Madushani, G., & Amarasinghe, H. P. K. (2021). THE VALIDITY OF THE QUALITY ASSESSMENT TOOLS USED AT THE OPEN UNIVERSITY OF SRI LANKA. Proceeding of the 34th Annual Conference of the Asian Association of Open Universities(2021), 94.

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