Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements in 2023

So, can you take a certificate in nursing if you did not meet the minimum requirements to pursue a Diploma or a Degree in Nursing?

The answer is Yes! So, what are the requirements to do nursing at KMTC?

Well, here are the minimum requirements to do certificate in nursing in Kenya (KMTC):

Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements

Mean Grade at KCSE: C- (Minus)

Mandatory subjects and needed grades:

  • English or Kiswahili: C (Minus)
  • Biology or Biological Sciences: C (Minus)

In addition, you must have scored a D+ (plus) grade in one of these subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Physics/Physical Sciences

The good thing is that you can upgrade your certificate in Community Health Nursing(KECN) course to a Diploma in Community Health Nursing(Upgrading programme) after completion.

Don’t forget that you will need to apply for registration with the NCK(Nursing Council of Kenya) after completing the course- you cannot be allowed to practice/upgrade without Registration by the NCK.

How long does the Certificate in Community Health Nursing Course at KMTC Take?

Unlike other KMTC certificate courses, the certificate in nursing course takes 2 1/2 years to complete.

Which KMTC offers certificate in nursing?

Quite a number of KMTC Campuses offer certificate in nursing (preservice).

Here is a few of these campuses:

  • KMTC Garissa Campus
  • KMTC Nairobi
  • KMTC Kisumu

Remember you are free to contact KMTC directly if you want to know if a certain campus offers the course.

Below is a list of all KMTC campuses in case you want to enquire (I will give you their contacts later in this article):

  1. Bomet
  2. Bondo
  3. Bungoma
  4. Busia
  5. Chuka
  6. Chwele
  7. Eldoret
  8. Embu
  9. Garissa
  10. Gatundu
  11. Homabay
  12. Imenti
  13. Isiolo
  14. Iten
  15. Kabarnet
  16. Kakamega
  17. Kangundo
  18. Kapenguria
  19. Kapkatet
  20. Kaptumo
  21. Karen
  22. Karuri
  23. Kilifi
  24. Kisii
  25. Kisumu
  26. Kitale
  27. Kitui
  28. Kombewa
  29. Kuria
  30. Kwale
  31. Lake Victoria
  32. Lamu
  33. Lodwar
  34. Loitoktok
  35. Lugari
  36. Machakos
  37. Makindu
  38. Makueni
  39. Mandera
  40. Manza
  41. Mathare
  42. Mbooni
  43. Meru
  44. Migori
  45. Molo
  46. Mombasa
  47. Mosoriot
  48. Msambweni
  49. Mwingi
  50. Murang’a
  51. Nairobi
  52. Nakuru
  53. Nyamira
  54. Nyandarua
  55. Nyahururu
  56. Nyamache
  57. Nyeri
  58. Othaya
  59. Port Reitz
  60. Rachuonyo
  61. Rera
  62. Siaya
  63. Sigowet
  64. Tana River
  65. Taveta
  66. Thika
  67. Ugenya
  68. Voi
  69. Vihiga
  70. Wajir
  71. Webuye

Note: Be ready to pursue your course (if successful) in any region of this country as KMTC has campuses all over Kenya.

Fee structure for certificate in community health nursing

The annual fee for the Certificate in community health Nursing at KMTC is currently about Ksh 80,000 (excluding living and accommodation expenses).

Keep in mind that the certificate in nursing course is offered under self-sponsorship category.

How to apply for nursing in KMTC?

All applications are made online.

You should wait for the advertisement.

I should add that normally there are two intakes in a year in March & September so there are two advertisements.

Note that the adverts are published in newspapers, TV stations, and on KMTC website.

Once the ad is our, you should follow these steps to apply:

entry requirements for certificate in nursing

  • Next, fill in all the personal information asked for in the account creation form/tab that opens.

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  • Click next after entering everything- this takes you to the Contact Here you type your postal and phone contact details.
  • Again click next. A space to fill Next of Kin information now opens. Proceed to enter your Parent/Kin name and also specify how you’re related to Click Submit when done.
  • Next, click on enter Subject scores (the requirement to upload documents has been removed temporarily) and fill in your grades for the subjects you did correctly (select “I didn’t do” for subjects you did not do).
  • Now click on Make Application– start by selecting the Level (Certificate), Academic Year (choose this academic year), and Intake (March/Sept). Click Next.
  • Finally select the course (Certificate in Community Health Nursing) in the space provided after clicking Next. Click Submit. (NB: If you don’t see the course in the list displayed, it means you have not met the requirements fully!)

A message alerting you that you have applied for 1 course will appear. You can Skip option 2 (or choose a second course as explained in the previous step).

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Now a summary confirming you have applied for the Certificate in Community Health Nursing (preservice) will appear on the screen.

Click Submit and then Yes (when asked if you want to confirm).

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Paying the Application fee to KMTC

The final step is paying. Follow the procedure displayed on the screen to pay (be sure to type the account no. correctly).

Can one do nursing with a D+?

Finally, click Submit Application.

Wait a few minutes then refresh the page to have the payment reflect.

Click Confirm again.


  1. All applicants should check that their application is correctly done to avoid missing out on the opportunity due to an incomplete application.
  2. Be sure to pay to the given account number(usually it is your National ID No./Birth Certificate No.) as typed during registration.
  3. You must keep checking your email frequently since KMTC sends you updates about your application via the email you gave.

Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements- How to contact KMTC

You can reach out to KMTC for more information using the following contacts:

Call: 020-2725711/2/3/4, 020-2081822/3 0737-352543 or 0706-541869

Email: info@kmtc.ac.ke.

Website: www.kmtc.ac.ke

Social media: @KMTC_official (Twitter) or @KMTCofficial (Facebook)

Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements – Other Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Does KMTC offer certificate in nursing?

Yes. KMTC offers a certificate course in Community Health Nursing(KECN)- this is a great option for those who did not meet diploma in nursing KMTC requirements.

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CPA John Gitahi is a former college lecturer and has been involved in education all his life. He's passionate about helping young people make great career choices. He studied Commerce and ICT at the University and runs several successful online entreprises. He is also an avid traveller.

28 thoughts on “Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements in 2023”

  1. I have a mean grade of c plain having D plus in English ,C plus biology ,C minus kisw ,D plain maths , physics and chemistry B plus geography and B plus business can I do certificate in nursing and health community

  2. I had a mean grade of C-, maths D plain, Eng D plain, Kiswa D plain, Geo C plain, Chem C plain, Bio D plain, Phycs C plain and Comp. B+, can i persue a biomedical engineering course?

  3. Am qualified in communiy health nursing. Have applied severally but in vain. Help me. I admire the course so much

  4. I had B minus in English,C minus in Kiswahili,D in Bio,D in maths,D in chem which course can I get in KMTC

  5. I had a c_meangrade in 1996..
    Cin kiswa c+ in eng,c in biology, D+ in math ,Din chem. But am 44 yrs old.can l still join nursing or it’s too late?

  6. I did my kcse in 1996,meangrade c-,eng c+,kiswa c,mathsD+,bio c,but am 44yrs
    Can l still join nursing or am l too old for the course?kindly help.

  7. I got a mean grade of C minus, D in biology and D in maths but went for bridging of the two subjects and met the requirements. Can I still secure a chance for certificate in nursing in a kmtc?

  8. I applied certificate in community nursing in February year2022 for September intake bt i didn’t get the letter and i had qualification: Maths-c- Eng-c- KiswD- Chem-C Bio-C Bisn-B- His-A- CRE-B- Please help to get a chance in any of the kmtc to pursue this career course of mh choice , email password 123456


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