Colleges offering nursing courses in Kenya [Updated list]

Last updated on July 26th, 2023 at 02:05 pm

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

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Aga Khan University- Nairobi Private
Baraton University- Uasin Gishu Mission
Chuka University GOK
Daystar University- Nairobi Mission
Dedan Kimathi University – Nyeri GOK
Egerton University- Nakuru GOK
Great Lakes University – Kisumu Private
Kabarak University- Nakuru Private
Kabianga University- Kericho GOK
Karatina University- Nyeri Public
Kenya Methodist University-Meru Mission
Kenyatta University-Nairobi GOK
Kirinyaga University- Kirinyaga GOK
Kisii University-Kisii GOK
Maseno University- Kisumu GOK
Masinde Muliro University – Kakamega GOK
Meru University – Meru GOK
Moi University – Eldoret GOK
Pwani University-Kilifi GOK
Regina PACIS University College-Nairobi Mission
South Eastern Kenya University(SEKU)-Kitui GOK
St. Paul’s University-Kiambu Faith Based
The Presbyterian University -Kiambu Faith Based
Umma University-Kajiado Mission
University of Embu-Embu GOK
University of Nairobi-Nairobi GOK
Uzima University College-Kisumu Mission
Mt. Kenya University-Thika Private


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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

  1. Cicely Mc_Donell School of Nursing/Nairobi Hospital School-of-Nursing(Nairobi)- Call0703 082000
  2. Fafa Medical Training College(Kakamega)-call 0707 527378
  3. Getrude’s Children’s Hospital School-of-Nursing (Nairobi) – Visit their website here (one of the best paediatric nursing schools in Kenya).
  4. Joan School of Nursing(Kisumu)- call 0737 025562 (or visit www.​
  5. Karen Hospital MTC (Nairobi)- Call 0705 636443
  6. Matric institute of Professional Studies(Thika)- call 0750 264044
  7. Nairobi Womens Hospital MTC(Nairobi)- call 0708 287 474
  8. NEP College of Health Sciences(Garissa)-Call 0710 111777
  9. North Coast Medical Training College(Kilifi)- Call 0708 235208 or visit
  10. Nyahururu MTC (Nyandarua)- Call 0703 110383
  11. Nzoia College of Nursing(Trans Nzoia)- Call 0720 323 154
  12. Outspan Medical College(Nyeri)- call 0702 303777
  13. Thika School of Medicine & Health Sciences(Thika)-Call 0723 991866
  14. Waka CMEC Training Institution(Nyeri)- Call 0707 472152
  15. 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
AIC Litein (School of Nursing)- Kericho Mission Call 0721 730301
AMREF (Nursing Training School)- Best for online nursing courses in kenya. NGO
Catherine McAuley (School of Nursing & Midwifery)- Mater Misericordiae Hospital(Nairobi) Mission
Consolata Fidenza (School of Nursing)- Embu Mission
Consolata Hospital Wamba( Samburu) Mission
Consolata Nkubu (School of Nursing)- Meru Mission
Consolata Nyeri (School of Nursing)- Nyeri Mission
Consolata Ortum (School of Nursing)-West Pokot Mission
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
Maseno (School of Nursing)- Kisumu Mission
Maua Mission Hospital (School of Nursing)- Meru NGO 064 21003
Mwea School of Nursing- Kirinyaga Mission
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
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
St. Joseph’s Nyabondo (School of Nursing)-Homa Bay Mission 0718 053490
St. Mary’s Mission Hospital Medical College-Nairobi Mission
Tenwek Hospital-Bomet Mission


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:

  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

And here is how to contact KMTC:

Call: 020-2081822/3 0737-352543 or 0706-541869

Email address:


Facebook: KMTCofficial

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)

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Certificate in nursing KMTC requirements

Nursing Course In Kenya : All you need to know


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