Certificate in Nursing in MKU [2024 Intake]

Last updated on March 4th, 2024 at 03:04 pm

Certificate in nursing in MKU: Perhaps you did not qualify for a diploma in nursing and want to pursue a certificate program at MKU.

To clarify, with a nursing certificate, you can work in both public and private health facilities, as well as international organizations like USAID.

So, here is what you need to know about the certificate course in nursing in MKU.

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Certificate in nursing in MKU [What you need to know before you even try to see if you have met MKU certificate in nursing requirements]

Unfortunately, MKU does not offer a nursing certificate. It does, however, provide a certificate in community health, which is quite different from the nursing course in terms of job opportunities.

However, you can still pursue a nursing certificate at other institutions, particularly KMTC, the best medical school in the country.

So, let’s take a look at the nursing certificate program at KMTC.


Certificate in nursing in KMTC requirements

To enroll for a certificate in nursing at KMTC, you must meet the following minimum entry requirements:

A KCSE mean grade of C- (minus) or its equivalent

In addition, you must also meet the following cluster subjects’ requirements:

  • English/Kiswahili C- (minus)
  • Biology/Biological Sciences C- (minus)
  • D+ (plus) in either Chemistry, Mathematics, or Physics/Physical Sciences


KMTC campuses offering certificate in nursing

The following KMTC campuses offer certificate in nursing:

  • Kapenguria KMTC Campus
  • Kabarnet KMTC Campus
  • Lodwar KMTC Campus
  • Garissa KMTC Campus
  • Loitoktok KMTC Campus
  • Msambweni KMTC Campus
  • Bomet KMTC Campus
  • Kitui KMTC Campus
  • Kilifi KMTC Campus


How long is a certificate in nursing?

The certificate in nursing takes two and a half years to complete, as opposed to other KMTC certificate courses, which take two years.



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KMTC fee structure for certificate in nursing for regular students

Year 1

Total annual fee payable: Kshs.80,700


Year 2

Total annual fee payable: Kshs.78,000


Last 6 months

Total fee amount payable: Kshs.59,000

KMTC fee structure for certificate in nursing for self-sponsored students

Year 1

Total annual fee payable: Kshs.120,700


Year 2

Total annual fee payable: Kshs.118,000


Last 6 months

Total fee amount payable: Kshs.59,000



Please keep in mind that the above fee includes the following:

  • Tuition fee
  • Registration fee
  • Activity fee
  • Examination fee
  • Library and ICT services fees
  • Research and development fees
  • Maintenance levy
  • Transport levy
  • Student ID card

However, the fee does not include accommodation, food, or attachment costs, so you must budget for these separately.

To clarify, as a regular student, you are a government-sponsored student who applied through the KUCCPS student portal and was placed by KUCCPS.

SIDE NOTE: KUCCPS always announces the opening of their portal via their social media platforms or the media. Similarly, KMTC announces their next intake via the media and social media platforms. Also, keep an eye on their website for updates.


How to apply for certificate in nursing in KMTC

All applications are submitted online, with a Kshs.2,022 application fee payable via Mpesa Pay Bill No. 964150.

Remember that in order to be a government-sponsored student at KMTC, you must apply through the KUCCPS portal (once it is open).

Alternatively, you can apply as a self-sponsored student through their portal. It should be noted that their intakes are typically in March and September, so make sure their portal is open by then.

Simply go to the KMTC website and follow all of the prompts to finish your application.


Certificate in nursing in MKU – other colleges offering certificate in nursing in Kenya

  • NEP college of health sciences Garissa
  • Maseno Nursing School
  • AIC Kijabe School of Nursing
  • Consolata Hospital Wamba, Samburu
  • Kijabe Medical School


Certificate in nursing in MKU – wrap up

In conclusion, while MKU does not offer a certificate in nursing, you can study it at other colleges in Kenya that do offer the course.

Despite the fact that other institutions offer the course, I would strongly recommend pursuing it at KMTC because it is fully licensed and the best medical school in the country.

That being so, if you need to contact a specific KMTC campus offering the certificate in nursing for any questions or additional information, here is their contact information.

Finally, it should be noted that after earning a certificate in nursing, you must practice for at least two years before advancing to the diploma level.

And this implies that, to practice as a nurse in Kenya, you must first register with the National Nursing Council.



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