Department of Nursing Sciences

We train highly skilled and resourceful Nursing and Public Health practitioners with acumen in health care provision in diverse setting who promote advance clinical practice, health research and contribute in planning and policy development

Summary:

The departmental goal is to:

  • Train nurses with a solid scientific knowledge base, participatory approaches, ethical and professional attributes requisite in the provision of quality nursing services.
  • Inculcate in the students skills and attitudes in creativity, communication, resourcefulness, independent and critical thinking in order to enhance delivery of quality and effective nursing services nationally and internationally.
  • Train nurses who will offer leadership in research, training, health care planning, implementation, monitoring, evaluation and policy development in nursing and other health sciences.
  • We have trained and graduated 70 graduands per year since 2009 who are highly marketable. They are working in Public and private universities, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Local government, Private and Mission Hospitals, Non-Governmental Organizations dealing with health related issues, Medical Training Colleges: Government, Private and Mission as well as in the International Market.
  • We have also started Masters in Nursing in all specialties of Nursing. We are now implementing school of Nursing.

Fact Sheet:

  1. The department was started in February 2005.
  2. The department has 6 thematic areas which include: clinical nursing, reproductive health and safe motherhood, public health, nursing education, management and nursing research.
  3. The report from the market concerning students who have graduated from KU are positive. They are competent, knowledgeable have good skills and very disciplined.
  4. We have qualified lecturers in different specialties who are committed and team players.

Academics

  1. Bachelor of Science in nursing pre service.
  2. Institutional Based Programme (Upgrading)
  3. MSc Nursing Curriculum approved to start soon in the following specialties: Oncology and Palliative care, Child Health and Paediatric Nursing, Geriatric and Family Nursing, Midwifery Critical Care, Nursing Administration and Community Health Nursing.  Trauma and Emergency, Nursing Education, Psychosocial and Mental Health, Integrated Health Practices

 Linkages and Collaboration

  • Madison University
  • Nursing Council of Kenya
  • Ministry of Health
  • Other government Institutions
  • Private Mission Hospitals
  • Aga Khan University
  • AMREF
  • NGOs

>>Click to download Brochure for Bachelor of Science (Nursing) Program

Testimonials from Students

 Ku-medicine-nursing-testimonial-16-aThe Bachelor of Science Nursing program at Kenyatta University gave me the essential foundation to grow as a holistic nurse and scholar. The faculty is dedicated to the personal and professional growth of every student in readiness for the competitive world. The experience transformed me and ignited a passion for creating new knowledge in the nursing profession. I have no doubt that a large part of my recent job offer was because of the education and preparation I received from KU Nursing School. To my Lecturers,” thank you for teaching us how to be nurses who think critically and live compassionately.” I will forever be grateful for all the instructions I received here, Alice Gichohi:BScN Alumnus

 

 

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SEPTEMBER 2015

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

22nd                 Tuesday           9.00 am           Dept. Meeting             SoM Boardroom

24th                  Thursday         9.00 am           ISO Com. Meeting     Skills lab/SOM BR                

OCTOBER 2015

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

21st                  Wednesday     9.00 am           Dept. Meeting             SoM Boardroom

22nd                  Thursday         9.00 am           Research C. Meeting   Skills lab/SOM BR

NOVEMBER 2015

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

24th                  Thursday         9.00 am           Workshop/Seminar      SoM BRoom/KUCC

DECEMBER 2015  

Date               Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

10th                  Thursday         10.00 pm         ISO Com. Meeting     Skills lab/SOM BR

17th                  Thursday         2.00 pm           Candle lighting           KUCC

                                                                        4th years

 

JANUARY 2016

Date               Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

19th                  Tuesday           9.00 am           Curr. Com. Meeting    Skills Lab/SOM BR

21st                 Thursday         9.00 am           Clin. Plac. Meeting     Skills Lab

                                                                                   

FEBRUARY 2016

Date               Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

23rd                  Tuesday           9.00 am           Dept. Exam

                                                                        Moderation                 SoM Boardroom

25th                Thursday         9.00 am           Research Committee              

                                                                        Meeting                       SoM BR/Skills Lab

MARCH 2016

Date               Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

29th                  Tuesday           9.00 am           Dept Meeting              SoM Boardroom

31st                 Thursday         9.00 am           Committee Meeting    SoM Boardroom

APRIL 2016

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

12th                  Tuesday           9.00 am           Clin. Placement           Various Hospitals

14th                  Thursday         9.00 am           Committee Mtg.          Skills Lab/SoM BR                                                                                                    

APRIL 2016

Date              Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

13th & 14th       Wed &            9.00 am           NCK licensing            NCK

                        Thurs                                       Exams

14th                  Thursday         9.00 am           ISO Com. Meeting     SoM BR/Skills Lab

MAY 2016

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

26th                 Thursday         9.00 am           Dept. Curriculum        SoM Boardroom

                                                                        Meeting

JUNE 2016

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

28th                 Thursday         9.00 am           Dept. Meeting             SHS Boardroom

AUGUST 2016

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

4th- 8th              Mon-Fri           9.00 am           Supplementary            According to

                                                                        Exams                         Univ. Exam. TTable

AUGUST 2016

Date                Day                 Time                Function                      Venue

11th- 12th          Thurs-Fri         9.00 am           Workshop/                   KUCC

                                                                        Seminar

 

1.    Fourth years (2011 class) are writing proposals and collecting data for their research projects which is a requirement by the regulatory body and program.
2.    Ms. Cynthia Kamar (TF) in the department is preparing to defend her proposal for PhD studies.
3.    Dr. Priscilla Kabue finished her PhD in December 2014 and is writing her paper for publication.  She graduated from Kenyatta University.
4.    Mrs. Ambani is doing corrections for her PhD work in preparation for defense of thesis in Kenyatta University.
5.    Ms. Lister Onsongo is preparing to collect data for her PhD work.  She is studying in IOWA University, USA.
6.    There is a conference in October, 2015 on patient centred care organized by the School of Medicine and we are participating.

SERVICES RENDERED

REQUIREMENTS

CHARGES

TIMELINE

Unit Registration

  • Student Unit Registration Form

  • Student I.D

Free

Immediate

Examinations Result Queries

  • Missing unit marks form

  • Student I.D

Free 

1 week

Authority for research data collection

  • Clearance Form

  • Student I.D

Free

1 day

Introductory letter for District Experience

  • Clearance letter

  • Student I.D

Free

1 day

Recommendation for sponsorship

  • Form/letter from the willing sponsor

  • Student I.D

Free

1 day

Processing for indexing for NCK

  • NCK indexing form

  • Copy of result slip/certificate (K.C.S.E)

  • Copy of I.D (National)

  • Copy of school leaving certificate

  • Indexing fee deposit slip

Free

1 month

Clearance for NCK Licensing Examinations

  • NCK Entry to Exam Form.

  • Letter of completion from Kenyatta university

Free

1 week

Clearance for Internship to the Ministry of Health

  • Letter of completion from the University

  • NCK Provisional License

Free

1 week

Recommendation for internship

  • Letter of completion by K.U

Free

1 week

 

Abbreviations: NCK – Nursing Council of Kenya

 

Abbreviations: NCK – Nursing Council of Kenya

In case complaints or compliments regarding the services offered please contact:

The Chairperson, Department of Nursing Sciences

P.O. Box 43844 – 00100, Nairobi.

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Website: www.ku.ac.ke

 

 

 

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