Approved Nursing Programs Certificate, Diploma and Degree and Approved Schools of Nursing in Kenya 2018

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The Nursing Council of Kenya has approved training of nurses at 3 levels:

1. Certificate
2. Diploma
3. Degree

Training at diploma level is categorized into basic and post basic types. Post basic training is specialized and is undertaken only if the student has previously acquired a basic diploma.

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#Nursing ProgrammeCodeLevel of TrainingProgramme TypeTraining Duration
1.  Kenya Enrolled Nurse*  [KEN] EB Certificate Basic 30 Months
2.  Kenya Enrolled Midwife*  [KEM] ED Certificate Post Basic 12 Months
3.  Kenya Enrolled Psychiatric Nurse*  [KEPN] EE Certificate Post Basic 12 Months
4.  Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse [KECHN] EF Certificate Basic 30 Months
5.  Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse [Post Basic] [KECHN PB] EH Certificate Post Basic 12 Months
6.  Kenya Registered Nurse [KRN] RA Diploma Basic 36 Months
7.  Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse [KRCHN] RK Diploma Basic 42 Months
8.  Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife [KRNM] RQ Diploma Basic 42 Months
9.  Kenya Registered Nurse/Mental Health & Psychiatric Nurse [KRN/MHP] RW Diploma Basic 36 Months
10. Kenya Registered Midwife [KRM] RC Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
11. Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse [Post Basic] [KRCHN PB] RI Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
12. Kenya Registered Psychiatric Nurse [KRPN] RJ Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
13. Kenya Registered Ophthalmic Nurse [KROphN] RM Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
14. Kenya Registered Paediatric Nurse [KRPaedN] RN Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
15. Kenya Registered Peri – Operative Nurse [KRPON] RP Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
16. Kenya Registered Nurse Anaesthetist [KRNA] RR Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
17. Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse [KRCCN] RS Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
18. Kenya Registered Nephrology Nurse [KRNN] RT Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
19. Kenya Registered Accident & Emergency Nurse [KRAEN] RU Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
20. Kenya Registered Neonatal Nurse [KRNeoN] RV Diploma Post Basic 12 Months
21. Bachelor of Science in Nursing [BScN] RL Degree Basic 48 Months

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List of Approved Schools of Nursing in Kenya  Schools of Nursing

1.   Armed Forces Memorial School of Nursing
2.   KMTC Bomet
3.   KMTC Bondo
4.   KMTC Bungoma
5.   KMTC Eldoret
6.   KMTC Embu
7.   KMTC Garissa
8.   KMTC Homa Bay
9.   KMTC Kabarnet
10.   KMTC Kakamega
11.   KMTC Kapkatet
12.   KMTC Kilifi
13.   KMTC Kisii
14.   KMTC Kisumu
15.   KMTC Kitale
16.   KMTC Kitui
17.   KMTC Lodwar
18.   KMTC Longisa
19.   KMTC Machakos
20.   KMTC Makueni
21.   KMTC Mathare
22.   KMTC Meru
23.   KMTC Migori
24.   KMTC Mombasa
25.   KMTC Msambweni
26.   KMTC Muranga 
27.   KMTC Nairobi 
28.   KMTC Nakuru 
29.   KMTC Nyamira 
30.   KMTC Nyeri 
31.   KMTC Port- Reitz 
32.   KMTC Siaya 
33.   KMTC Thika 
34.   KMTC Vihiga 
35.   KMTC Webuye 
36.   Kenyatta National Hospital Nursing School 
37.   Parklands Training School 
38.   Pumwani Maternity School of Midwifery

Approved Private School of Nursing

1.   AIC Kapsowar School of Nursing
2.   AIC Litein School of Nursing
3.   AMREF Virtual Nursing School
4.   Catherine McAuley School of Nursing
5.   Clive Irvine College of Nursing
6.   Consolata Hospital, Nkubu School of Nursing
7.   Consolata Hospital, Nyeri School of Nursing
8.   Consolata Hospital, Ortum School of Nursing
9.   Consolata Hospital, Wamba School of Nursing
10.   Fidenza School of Nursing, Kyeni
11.   Getrudes Training Center
12.   Joan School of Nursing
13.   Karen Hospital Training College
14.   Kendu Adventist Hospital School of Nursing
15.   Kijabe School of Nursing
16.   King’s Medical College – Nyeri
17.   Matibabu Foundations College of Health Sciences: Mary Ann Van Dam School of Nursing
18.   Maseno Mission Hospital School of Nursing
19.   Matric Institute of Professional Studies
20.   Maua Methodist Hospital School of Nursing
21.   Maseno School of Nursing
22.   Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital
23.   Nairobi Womens Hospital
24.   Nazareth School of Nursing
25.   NEP College of Health Sciences
26.   North Coast Medical Training College
27.   Nzoia College Nursing
28.   Our Lady Lourdes Mission Hospital School of Nursing, Mwea
29.   Outspan Medical College
30.   PCEA Surburb College Nakuru
31.   PCEA Tumutumu School of Nursing
32.   Ram School of Nursing
33.   St. Camillus School of Nursing
34.   St. Clares Kaplong School of Nursing
35.   St. Elizabeth School of Nursing, Mukumu
36.   St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Migori
37.   St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Nyabondo
38.   St. Joseph’s Hospital School of Nursing Kilgoris
39.   St. Lukes Hospital School of Nursing, Kaloleni
40.   St. Lukes Hospital School of Nursing, North Kinangop
41.   St. Mary’s Mission Hospital
42.   Tenwek School of Nursing
43.   The Nairobi Hospital Cicely McDonnell School of Nursing
44.   WAKA CMEC School of Nursing and Midwifery

Universities approved to train nurses at Diploma level

1.   Aga Khan University
2.   Egerton University
3.   Presbyterian University of East Africa

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