The ongoing global pandemic has created a lot of opportunities for anyone who want to explore a carer in the healthcare industry. Among the various courses available is Nursing as one can become a nurse within the shortest possible and enter the lucrative healthcare industry.
The recent partnership between UK and Kenya to send unemployed Nurses in Kenya to the UK has also create opportunity for Kenyans to travel out of the country, gain more experience and earn more money.
Types of Nursing Schools in Kenya
There are different ways you can get into the nursing profession in Kenya and they include:
Certificate Nursing Program
This is the easiest way to get into the Nightingale profession in Kenya. It is a two and half years program and can be completed in most nursing colleges across the country. An aggregate of C- in KSCE is needed to study nursing in most colleges and it can be studied in any of the 71 campuses of Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC) nationwide.
Diploma Nursing Program
Diploma in Nursing is another way you can enter the Nursing profession. This is an option for those who have higher aggregate grades in their KCSE. Admission requirement is more stringent than certificate program and you need to have passed your KCSE at a grade level of C (or equivalent). Combinations of subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences are acceptable. Diploma in Nursing is a 3years program in the country and three and half years for community health nursing.
How do I get into Nursing School?