​Diploma in Oncology Nur​​sing, Kenya​

The Diploma in Oncology Nursing programme is an 18-month work-study programme aimed at educating nurses to function as specialized oncology nurses who can advance cancer care across the illness trajectory and at all levels of care by providing safe, competent, compassionate and quality cancer care.

The programme is based on the Canadian Association of Nurses i​n Oncology (CANO) standards and competencies for the specialist oncology nurse adapte​d to contextual relevance.​ Students will take responsibility for their education and develop critical thinking and reasoning in the process of learning. A range of formative​​ and summ​ative assessment ​methods​ will be used to facilitate and assess the achievement of the programme outcomes.

Admissions are currently ​open for 2018 admission cycle​. Candidates are encouraged to apply online​. For assistance in completing the online a​pplication form, applicants are​ advised to go through the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) or Understand the Online Process available at login. Only in situations where the online application is not accessible, candidates may request for a paper based application form by emailing the Admission Office at regoff.ke.sonam@aku.edu​​​​​​​​​The last date for acceptance of application is ​​March 30, 2018​​.​​​​​

Eligibility Criteria​​​

  • ​Form IV level of education with a minimum aggregate score of C (plain) in KCSE; Division II in KCE/EACE

  • A minimum C (plain) grade in the following mandatory subjects: English and Biology/ Biological sciences

  • At least two years of continuous experience in a clinical care setting as a Registered Nurse, preferably in an oncology or in a medical-surgical (adult or pediatric) setting

  • A current registration and a valid practicing license

F​or more information about the Programme and the application procedure please go through the​ Programme Information​ document and How to ​Apply​ or write to us at the below address: ​

Registrar's Office
Aga Khan University
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Sunny Plaza
Wangapala Road
Nairobi, Kenya​
Tel: +254 203 747 483
Fax: +254 203 757 004
Email: regoff.ke.sonam@aku.edu​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​