The Kenya Medical Training College – Homa Bay campus was established in 1978 to train Enrolled Community Health Nurses. The first class to be admitted comprised of 12 students. Over the years, the institution has grown to offer three courses: diploma in Community Health Nursing (pre-service), Diploma in Community Health Nursing (In-service) and Diploma in Clinical Medicine (pre-service).
Before the pre-service programmes in Clinical Medicine and Nursing were introduced three years ago, the institution had been conducting an upgrading in-service programme for Enrolled Nurses. The basic training for enrolled nurses was phased out in 2002.