​​Bachelor of Scie​​nce in Nursing Programme​

The programme​ is designed to give experienced registered nurses an opportunity to develop in-depth knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide holistic nursing care. The programme will enable the graduates to use the existing theories and research findings in the provision and promotion of health services, illness prevention and management o​f patients/clients in a variety of settings. I​t will further enable the graduates to develop and integrate critical thinking and problem solving skills into the practice of nursing. The graduates will also be able to provide leadership at institutional and national levels influencing policies in both the public and private sectors.​​

The programme is offered at our campuses in:

  • Kenya

  • Tanzania

  • Uganda

Minimum Qualification:
Academic Qualifications: KCSE aggregate C plain with a Diploma in nursing OR KCE/EACE Division two (II) with a Diploma in Nursing; or KCE/EACE Division three (III) with ECN Certificate and a Diploma in Nursing.
Nursing Qualifications: A Registered Nurse (KRCHN or KRN) with a current registration and a valid practicing license.
Work Experience: At least 2 years continues experience in a clinical care setting as a Registered Nurse.

Please contact your local campus to obtain the application form. Before submitting your application, you must ensure that you have complied with the instructions stipulated on the form. Applicant should provide:

  • Completed and signed application for admission

  • Certified copy of secondary school certificate

  • Certified copy of Enrolled Nursing certificate

  • Certified copy of Enrolled Nursing transcript

  • Certified copy of certificate of enrollment/registration with applicable Nursing Council (Tanzania or Zanzibar)

  • Letter of release /recommendation from current employer; two passport-sized photographs)

The curriculum includes biomedical sciences, social sciences, general/clinical nursing; midwifery and related subjects. In particular, this programme offers 25 courses.

A total of 1,510 hours are dedicated to direct contact with the faculty in classroom teaching and supervised clinical learning activities. A total of 1,040 hours are set out for self-directed learning activities. In addition, students will complete a total of 55 weeks (or 1,650) in specified clinical placements as required by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

The clinical learning component will take place within students' work environment and other clinical settings under the supervision of trained preceptors. Each placement will have specific learning objectives to guide the learning that will take place in approved hospitals, psychiatric/mental health hospitals, and community based health facilities/settings.

The programme is offered over two-and-a-half academic years consisting of a total of 130 weeks. An academic year runs from August to July every year and is divided into two semesters of 18 weeks, followed by eight weeks of intensive clinical experience. The first semester starts in the second week of August and ends in the second week of December.