This article lists all the Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya including their contacts to help you choose a college/university that best suits your needs if you want to study nursing.
Keep in mind that all Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya must be approved by the NCK(Nursing Council of Kenya)- NCK is the sole accreditation authority for courses in nursing and midwifery in Kenya.
Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya [Updated list]
To date, NCK has approved over 100 nursing/midwifery training colleges to train learners at all levels- degree, basic Diploma, post-basic diploma, and Certificate levels for various categories of nursing and midwifery programmes.
Here now are the NCK-approved Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya:
Universities offering nursing courses in Kenya
Government Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya
|Moi Teaching And Referral Hospital- Uasin Gishu||GOK|
|Kenyatta National Hospital Training Center-Nairobi||GOK|
|Armed Forces Training School- Nairobi||Other Ministries|
|Pumwani School of Midwifery- Nairobi||Municipality/Nairobi County|
|Ram Hospital School of Nursing-Kisii||GOK|
|ALL KMTC Branches in Kenya (There are over 70 KMTC spread all over the country)||GOK|
Private Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya
- Cicely Mc_Donell School of Nursing/Nairobi Hospital School-of-Nursing(Nairobi)- Call0703 082000
- Fafa Medical Training College(Kakamega)-call 0707 527378
- Getrude’s Children’s Hospital School-of-Nursing (Nairobi) – Visit their website here (one of the best paediatric nursing schools in Kenya).
- Joan School of Nursing(Kisumu)- call 0737 025562 (or visit www.joanschoolofnursing.co.ke)
- Karen Hospital MTC (Nairobi)- Call 0705 636443
- Matric institute of Professional Studies(Thika)- call 0750 264044
- Nairobi Womens Hospital MTC(Nairobi)- call 0708 287 474
- NEP College of Health Sciences(Garissa)-Call 0710 111777
- North Coast Medical Training College(Kilifi)- Call 0708 235208 or visit https://northcoastmtc.ac.ke/
- Nyahururu MTC (Nyandarua)- Call 0703 110383
- Nzoia College of Nursing(Trans Nzoia)- Call 0720 323 154
- Outspan Medical College(Nyeri)- call 0702 303777
- Thika School of Medicine & Health Sciences(Thika)-Call 0723 991866
- Waka CMEC Training Institution(Nyeri)- Call 0707 472152
- Lake Lawrenzo Medical Training College(Nakuru)-Call 0733 926666
Faith-based/Mission/NGO Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya
|AIC Kapsowar (School of Nursing)- Uasin Gishu||Mission||https://www.facebook.com/AicKapsowarNursingCollege/|
|AIC Litein (School of Nursing)- Kericho||Mission||Call 0721 730301|
|AMREF (Nursing Training School)- Best for online nursing courses in kenya.||NGO||https://amref.org/news/amref-virtual-training-school-elearning-courses-for-health-workers-march-and-may-2017-intakes/|
|Catherine McAuley (School of Nursing & Midwifery)- Mater Misericordiae Hospital(Nairobi)||Mission||https://www.materkenya.com/nursing-details|
|Consolata Fidenza (School of Nursing)- Embu||Mission||https://consolatahospitalkyeni.or.ke/index.php/fidenza-nursing-school|
|Consolata Hospital Wamba( Samburu)||Mission||http://www.wambanursingschool.co.ke/|
|Consolata Nkubu (School of Nursing)- Meru||Mission||https://consolatahospitalnkubu.or.ke/admission-requirements/|
|Consolata Nyeri (School of Nursing)- Nyeri||Mission||http://consolatamedcollege.ac.ke/|
|Consolata Ortum (School of Nursing)-West Pokot||Mission||https://www.memorialkenya.com/learning-institution/consolata-ortum-school-of-nursing/|
|Kendu Mission (School of Nursing)-Homa Bay||Mission||0734000009|
|Kijabe Medical School-Kiambu||Mission||0709 728251|
|Mary-Ann-Van Dam (School of Nursing)- Siaya||NGO||https://matibabucollege.org/|
|Maseno (School of Nursing)- Kisumu||Mission||https://masenonursingschool.com/|
|Maua Mission Hospital (School of Nursing)- Meru||NGO||064 21003|
|Mwea School of Nursing- Kirinyaga||Mission||https://www.facebook.com/OLLMSON/|
|Nazareth Hospital (School of Nursing)- Kiambu||Mission||0721 450928|
|Our Lady of Lourdes’ Mutomo Nursing School-Kitui||Mission||0735 327268|
|PCEA Chogoria (School of Nursing)- Meru||Mission||https://www.pceachogoriahospital.org/nursing/college-of-nursing|
|PCEA Surburb College(Nakuru)- Nakuru||Mission||0722 408549|
|PCEA Tumutumu (School of Nursing)-Nyeri||Mission||0720 948474|
|St Josephs’ Mission-Hospital School-of Nursing(Migori)||Mission||0722 454556|
|St. Camillus’ Tabaka School of Nursing-Kisii||Mission||0705 832406|
|St. Clares Kaplong (School of Nursing)-Bomet||Mission||0706 728292|
|St. Elizabeth Mukumu School of Nursing-Kakamega||Mission||0726 429253|
|St. Francis School of Nursing-Nairobi||Mission||https://www.memorialkenya.com/learning-institution/st-francis-school-of-nursing/|
|St. Joseph’s Nyabondo (School of Nursing)-Homa Bay||Mission||0718 053490|
|St. Mary’s Mission Hospital Medical College-Nairobi||Mission||https://www.facebook.com/stmmh/|
Colleges that offer certificate in nursing in Kenya
If you want to take nursing at the certificate level-perhaps you never met the minimum entry requirements for Direct Entry to a Diploma in Nursing(KRN) or BSC in Nursing- you may want to know more about colleges that offer certificate in nursing in Kenya.
Now, there are very few private colleges offering certificate in nursing in Kenya. Likewise, there are very few universities offering certificate in nursing in Kenya (It seems NCK has not approved any of these at the moment).
The good news is that some KMTC branches offer a certificate course in nursing in Kenya so you should check with your closest branch.
The branches are:
- Lake Victoria
- Port Reitz
- Tana River
And here is how to contact KMTC:
Call: 020-2081822/3 0737-352543 or 0706-541869
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The best thing is that anyone who has completed a certificate in nursing course in Kenya can upgrade to the more prestigious Diploma in Nursing as soon as they’re done.
One final thing: Be sure to register with the NCK(The Nursing Council of Kenya) after getting your certificate – it is illegal to practice as a nurse in Kenya without being licensed by the NCK.
Frequently asked questions (FAQs)
How long does a nursing course take in Kenya?
On average, the certificate takes 2 ½ years, The Diploma 3 years and the degree 4 years (direct entry) and 2 ½ years (upgrading from Diploma)