Are you looking for the best nursing universities in Kenya? If yes, you are in the right place read this article to the very last word.
This article has a list of some of the best public, private and mission universities offering nursing courses in different part of Kenya plus where they are location and contacts.
But before then, it should be noted that nursing institutions in Kenya must be approved by the (Nursing Council of Kenya). NCK
And just so you know, NCK is the sole accreditation authority for courses in nursing and midwifery in Kenya.
Having said that, let us now go ahead and look at the best nursing universities in Kenya to help you make the right decision and enroll for the course in one of the best universities in Kenya.
Let’s get started….
Best nursing universities in Kenya
Best nursing public universities in Kenya
1. University of Nairobi-Nairobi
Phone: 0797 195407
2. Kenyatta University-Nairobi
Phone contact: +254 20 8703311/+254 20 8710901
3. Maseno University- Kisumu
Phone contacts: +254722314765
4. Chuka University
Phone contacts: 020 231 0512/ 020 231 0518
5. Dedan Kimathi University – Nyeri
Phone contacts: 0700 711 628
6. Egerton University- Nakuru
Phone contacts: +254 722 216266
7. Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT)- Kiambu
Phone contacts: +254-67-5870001
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8. Kabianga University- Kericho
Phone contacts: +254 20 2172665
9. Karatina University- Nyeri
Phone contacts: +254) 20 2176 713/ (+254)729 721 200
10. Kisii University-Kisii
Phone contacts: (+254)720875082
11. Masinde Muliro University – Kakamega
12. Meru University – Meru
Phone contact: +254 712 524 293
13. Moi University – Eldoret
Phone contact: 254 53 2061562, 254 53 2060958/9.
14. Pwani University-Kilifi
Phone contact: 254 41 7522498
15. University of Embu-Embu
Phone contact: 0706528878
Best nursing private universities in Kenya
1. Aga Khan University- Nairobi
Location: Sunny Plaza | Wangapala Rd, off 4th Parklands Avenue
Phone contact: +254 20 3745808 |3747483 /3662014
2. Mt. Kenya University-Thika
Location: MKU is located along General Kago Road in Thika Town.
Phone contacts: +254 060 2820 000
3. Great Lakes University – Kisumu
Location: Main campus is located in , Kibos, off Miwani Road, Kisumu County
Phone contact: (+254) 736 550505
4. Kabarak University- Nakuru
Location: It is located 20 Kilometres (12mi) from Nakuru City CBD, along the Nakuru – Eldama Ravine road.
5. Kenya Methodist University School of Nursing
Location: KeMU Towers, University Way
Best nursing mission universities in Kenya
Below are some of the best mission nursing university in Kenya
1. Baraton University- Uasin Gishu
It is located in Nandi County in the Rift Valley of Western Kenya
Phone contact: +254 714 333 111/+254 781 333 777
2. Daystar University- Nairobi
It is located at the junction of Valley Road and Ngong Road about four kilometers from the City Centre.
Phone contact: +254 709 972 288/+254 796 445 181
WhatsApp: +254 796 445 181
3. Regina PACIS University College-Nairobi
Located in Langata, Karen, Narobi, Kenya
Phone contact: 254 20 240 1816 /+254 20 444 3175 /+254 716 936 991/+254 734 299 001
Email contact: studyinkenya.co.ke
4. Umma University-Kajiado
Located along Kajiado – Namanga Road in Kajiado County.
Phone contact: 0703 969000, 0739 969000, 0777969022.
5. St. Paul’s University-Kiambu
It is located in lush Kiambu County along Nairobi-Limuru Route A, 30kms from Nairobi, next to Jumuia Conference.
Phone contact: 254 728 669 000/+254 736 424 440/+254 701 079 406
Best nursing universities in Kenya -FAQs
1. Which is the best course in nursing school?
All nursing courses are worth pursuing since you will not tarmac for long without a job,
However, if you go for any of the courses I will list below, you will be in a position to have the highest demand in Kenya and abroad.
- BSN degree
- APRNs with a pediatric
- MSN or doctor of Nursing degree
2. What is the highest study in nursing?
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)-Prepared Practitioner is a terminal nursing degree meaning it is the highest possible degree you can pursue in Kenya.
3. Is nursing a marketable course in Kenya?
To be precise, nursing is one of the most marketable courses in Kenya no matter the level you take.
To support this, hospitals will never be closed down and run of of patient, therefore nursing will continue being in demand day in day out.
Also, nurses are in demand abroad, and as a result, this course will remain marketable in Kenya and behold.
4. What are the qualifications to pursue nursing courses in Kenya?
To pursue a certificate, diploma, or Bachelors courses in Kenya, below are the requirements you must meet.
Certificate course in nursing -You must have scored a C-minus in your KCSE plus meet various Subjects combinations depending on the institution.
Diploma in nursing -with a certificate from a recognized institution in Kenya, you can apply for a diploma in nursing.
Have a mean grade of C plain in KCSE plus meet the following qualifications in the following cluster subjects:
- Biology – C plain
- English/Kiswahili -C plain
- Additionally, you must have a C- in either mathematics or chemistry
Degree requirements for nursing
Bachelor degree in nursing, you need a C+ plus (aggregate) in your KCSE.
You must also meet the cluster Subjects requirements- check in your KUCCPS student portal account.
Best nursing universities in Kenya -Conclusion
Those are the best and the most recognized nursing university in Kenya, their location, and contact in case of any information you would like clarified to you.
Also, it should be noted that the application process and qualifications may differ depending on the institution you would like to enroll to pursue the course.
Again, the duration of the course will also differ depending on the nursing course you pursue.
Remember, in most of the institutions, accommodation is not included in your fee, in fact, it is paid separately in a separate bank account.
Lastly, nursing courses are very marketable in Kenya so you should not hesitate applying for a nursing course as long as you qualify for the level you would like to enroll for.