Dr. Eunice Ndirangu - Mugo
Dean, School of Nursing and Midwifery, East Africa
Dr Ndirangu-Mugo's academic career began in 2002 when she graduated from the University of East Africa – Baraton, Kenya with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN). She later pursued her Master's in Advanced Nursing Practice from the University of Nottingham in the United Kingdom and then in 2016, completed her PhD in Nursing Studies from the same University.
Dr Ndirangu-Mugo's areas of expertise and interest have focused largely on the sociological aspects of HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment, care and support, as well as wellbeing, the intersection between infectious and non-communicable diseases as well as higher education. Dr Ndirangu-Mugo has studied the intersection of health and education-training programmes to address the practice gap in healthcare. She has attended numerous conferences and published extensively throughout the span of her academic career on topics such as infectious diseases (HIV/AIDS), wellbeing, adolescent health, health policy and higher education.
As the recipient of multiple research grants, Dr Ndirangu-Mugo has continuously pushed for the advancement and growth of the wealth of nursing knowledge. She provides the best practice in teaching and received her Postgraduate Certificate in Higher Education from Oxford Brookes University in the United Kingdom. She spearheaded the development of Scopes of Practice in Advanced Practice Nursing and Advanced Practice Midwifery in Kenya as well as spearheaded the first such programmes by a university based in East Africa.
As a leader in the nursing and midwifery landscape, Dr Ndirangu-Mugo also maintains roles as the Chair of the Nursing Council of Kenya, is a critical reviewer for the Higher Education Academy fellowships for associate fellow applications at AKU, a Board Member at the One Girl Can initiative, is the Chair of the Technical Working Group for the National Nursing & Midwifery Policy which is a project that is geared towards enhancing the professional standing and image of nurses in Kenya. This will be replicated in Tanzania and Uganda, thus placing AKU-SONAM East Africa in a key position to be the regional lead in nursing and midwifery education in Kenya. She does all this in addition to sitting on various AKU boards and committees, including the AKU Ethics Review Board and as a Trustee in the AKU Provident Fund.