Diploma in Nursing Admission requirements in Kenya

23

There are many colleges and universities offering a Diploma in Nursing in Kenya. This is one of the most marketable courses in the country and the scramble for the available slots is high. We are going to list institutions offering the course and admission requirements to help you select the best one.

You will spend at least Ksh200, 000 to complete the entire program. Diploma in Nursing is one of the best courses and it mostly attracts female students.

Here are admission requirements by various institutions in the country:

KMTC Diploma in Nursing Admission requirements:

Entry Requirements

To join KMTC to pursue a Certificate course, you must have a minimum of C- with specific qualifications in cluster subjects in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE). For Diploma programmes, you must have attained a minimum of C with specific qualifications in cluster subjects. Upgrading courses require that a candidate has a certificate in a respective field while for Higher Diploma programmes, candidates must have attained a Diploma course as per the following guidelines.

The following table is a summary of the requirements for courses offered:

S/NOLevel of trainingEntry RequirementDuration of training
1CertificateA minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½  years
2DiplomaKCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
3UpgradingHolders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience. 2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
4Higher DiplomaHolders of basic Diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.1 year
5Short CoursesIndividuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.2 weeks – 3 Months

University of Nairobi Diploma in Nursing Admission requirements

Course Entry/Admission Requirements for Diploma in Renal Nursing at The University of Nairobi

To be qualified for admission, the prospective candidate must have the following minimum qualifications:

  1. Diploma in Nursing (KRN/M – Kenya Registered Nurse/MidWifery, KRCHN – Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse). The candidate must be registrable by a professional body of Nursing.
    or
  2. Holders of Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification approved by Senate. The applicants should be registrable by a professional body of Nursing and
  3. Must have a minimum of Two years of Nursing practice experience
    and
  4. At least C plain at KCSE or equivalent
  5. Equivalent qualifications from the four East Africa Community Countries including Uganda, Tanzania, Burundi and Rwanda shall be considered

Aga Khan University Diploma in nursing Admission requirements

KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.

The Nairobi Hospital Diploma in Nursing Admission requirements

a) Kenya Registered Nursing (KRN)

Mode and duration of study: Full-time; 3 years;

Minimum Entry requirements: KCSE or equivalent

examination:
• Mean Grade: C (plain)
• English/Kiswahili C (plain)
• Biology: C (plain)
• Any other science Mathematics/Chemistry/
Physics): C – (Minus)

Intake: April & September each year Tuition Kshs 199,000 per year.

A.I.C Kijabe School of Nursing Diploma Admission Requirements

S/NOLevel of trainingEntry RequirementDuration of training
1CertificateA minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement.2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½  years
2DiplomaKCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.    3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
3UpgradingHolders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience.     2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
4Higher DiplomaHolders of basic Diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience.1 year
5Short CoursesIndividuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.  2 weeks – 3 Months