Opening Hours: Throughout


Nursing School

History and Profile

KNH School of Specialized Nursing was established in 1996 to build capacity for specialized areas within the Hospital such as Critical Care Unit, Theatre, Renal, A&E and Newborn Unit
from which the general units/wards have also benefited. The School offers Post Basic Diploma Specialized Nursing courses.

The courses started as in-house in the initial years and were later extended to nurses from other institutions within the country. Currently, the school receives students from the East and Central Africa region. All courses offered in the School are registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) on full time basis over one calendar year. Approximately 100 nurses graduate from the school each year. Graduates from the KNH School of Nursing have made an impact in several institutions in Kenya, the East and Central African region and beyond.

Our students are trained in well equipped units where they gain a wealth of knowledge and skills to become competent in their area of specialty. Our lecturers are highly qualified and quite experienced in various specialty areas in line with courses offered in the school.

Courses Offered

  1. Critical Care Nursing
  2. Peri-Operative Nursing
  3. Nephrology Nursing
  4. Accident and Emergency Nursing
  5. Neonatal Nursing

[All courses are approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya]

Admission Requirements

  2. Two years working experience (3 years for KNH staff)
  3. KCSE ‘C’ minus (C-) or Div III ‘O’ Level
  4. Professional certificate
  5. NCK Registration Certificate
  6.  Valid NCK Practice License

Note: Foreign students must have equivalent of all requirements and must be registered by the Nursing Council in their country. Additionally, they require temporary registration by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) before training commences. They should also have proficiency in English.

Short Courses Offered

  1. Basic Life Support (BLS)
  2. Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  3.  Pediatrics Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  4. Advanced Trauma Life Support (ATLS)
  5.  Nursing Management

Nursing School Calendar

Intake Course Offered Application Deadline Commencement Date
April Nephrology Nursing By 31st December each year By 3rd Monday of April
Accident and Emergency Nursing
September Critical Care Nursing By 31st March each year By 1st Monday of September
Peri-Operative Nursing
Neonatal Nursing