The newly launched, four-year, direct-entry Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) programme aims to equip nursing students with the skills and competencies needed to function in areas such as patient-centered care, team​​​work and interpr​ofessional practice, evidence-based practice, quality improvement ​and use of informatics and technology to enhance the quality of care. 

Upon completion of the programme, the graduates will be eligible to enter the nursing profession as intern nurses. After passing the mandatory licensure examination by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), they will be required to complete a one-year internship to qualify for the license to practice as professional nurses.​

The programme offers merit- and needs-based financial assistance and scholarships. For details you can reach us using contact details provided ​below.​​

Admissions have closed for ​2023 admission cycle. The last da​te for submission of applications was May 12​​

Eligibility Criteria​

Following is the eligibility criteria for 2023 admission cycle:​

1. Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE) Form IV level of education: A minimum aggregate score of C+ (plus). In addition, candidate must meet the cluster grades as shown below:

Cluster A

  • English or Kiswahili:  C+
  • Mathematics or physics: C+
  • Chemistry:  C+
  • Biology C+


Cluster B

  • English or Kiswahili:  C+
  • Mathematics: C+
  • Physical Sciences: C+
  • Biological sciences: C+

​2. A-Level certificate holders: A minimum of two principal passes in Biology and Chemistry with a subsidiary pass in Mathematics or Physics.

3. International Baccalaureate (IB) holders: Minimum of grade 4 in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics or Physics.

For further information you can reach us using contact details provided ​below.​

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​Office of the Registrar

School of Nursing and Midwifery
​The Aga Khan University
3rd Parklands off Limuru Road​

P.O. Box 39340 – 00623, Nairobi, Kenya

Email: admissio​​n.ke@aku.edu

Tel: +254 203 747 483