List Of Best Nursing Schools In Kenya

This is a list of the best nursing schools in Kenya. Nursing is one of the most marketable medical courses to study in Kenya. Several top public and private universities offer nursing courses, both degree and diploma levels. These universities include; the University of Nairobi, JKUAT, Mount Kenya University, Egerton University, Kenyatta University and Maseno University.

However, on this list, we are going to focus on nursing schools that offer affordable nursing courses mainly at the diploma level. These are the best schools to study nursing as they only offer nursing courses and put greater emphasis on practicals rather than on theoretical lessons.

Here is a list of the best nursing schools in Kenya.

1. Outspan Medical College

It is an extension of the Outspan Hospital, one of the best hospitals in Kenya. The college offers students hospital-based training at the Outspan Hospital. The college has been approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya to train registered nurses and community nurses at the diploma level.

Contacts: +254 702 303 777


2. Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC)

KMTC makes the biggest single contribution to the health sector in Kenya. It has about 71 constituent campuses spread across major towns in Kenya. The school offers excellent nursing courses at both certificate and diploma levels.


3. Cicely McDonell College Of Health Science

The school was opened in 1956 and is currently in collaboration with the Nairobi Hospital, one of the best private hospitals in Kenya. It offers a wide range of nursing courses such as oncology nursing, critical care nursing, neonatal critical care nursing, accident&emergency nursing.

4. Kijabe School Of Nursing

It is a Christian based middle level training institution that was founded in 1980. It offers training in nursing courses at diploma/higher diploma level.


5. Catherine McAuley Nursing School

It is a leading training institution in nursing education, innovation, research and professionalism in Africa. It trains spiritually upright nurse professionals who can provide timely compassionate nursing services and health care. The school is part of the Mater Hospital.

Contacts: +254 719 0703 000, +254 732 163 000

6. Thika School of Medical And Health Sciences

It is a leading private technical training institution and an affiliate of Thika Nursing Home. The school is committed to training nurses who will demonstrate a high level of professional competence and provide quality nursing care. Intakes are usually in October and April.

Contacts: +254 723 991 866


7. Nazareth Medical College

Nazareth Medical College was started in 2005, with a mission of fostering professional nursing education and promoting excellence in nursing practice. The school offers a 3 years basic diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing.

8. PCEA Tumu Tumu Nursing School

It is an affiliate of the Tumu Tumu Hospital that is owned by the Presbyterian Church. The school is fully accredited by the Nursing Council of Kenya to train respective nursing courses and other basic medical courses.

Contact: +254 727 327 044


9. Consolata Nursing School

It is a catholic school that was established in 1946 by missionaries, to offer training on various nursing courses. The school offers diplomas in nursing courses that take 3 years.  Intakes are usually in October and April.

10. Kenyatta National Hospital Nursing School

The nursing school was established in 1996 to build capacity for specialised areas such as critical care unit, theatre, renal and newborn unit. It offers post-basic specialised nursing courses and short courses for health care workers. All the courses are approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya. The courses include; critical care nursing, peri-operative nursing, nephrology nursing, neonatal nursing, oncology nursing, accident and emergency nursing.

11. The Karen Hospital Medical Training College

Established on 3rd September 2013, the school is accredited by the Nursing Council Of Kenya to offer a diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing (KRN). It is part of  The Karen Hospital.

Phone: 0727 254 222


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