WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$2,761 /year
Applications Begin:August 2021
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Start Date:September 2021
Academic Unit:School of Nursing
Campus:Main Campus
Application Deadline: September 2021
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Science in nursing being offered in department of Medical-Surgical in school of nursing at Mount Kenya University is an integrated programme to prepare a graduate with capacity  to  provide holistic nursing care  in health care system,  provision of  leadership in  nursing practice, nursing education and  nursing research.

The graduates in the various nursing programmes will be able to utilize skills based on knowledge derived from theory, practice, and evidence based on research and in relation to emerging health needs of a changing society. They will be capable of functioning effectively in a variety of teaching institutions and health care settings, to offer promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the clients/ patients.

The graduates will be able to function independently and interdependently within the multidisciplinary health care team. The programme offered in this department has intensive training in theory and clinical practice.

Providing training of nurses at Masters and Bachelors degree level is one way of raising the standards of health care delivery to Kenyans since nurses are the backbone of health service delivery.

It is envisaged that the graduates will apply critical thinking in the process and come up with practical solutions to solve the various patient’s/client’s health problems and needs. The improvement in the services will be achieved through integration of the knowledge, skills and attitudes acquired.
The programmes have been designed to recognize that its graduands will have a strong clinical, biomedical and community health knowledge base in order to provide quality health care that will integrate curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care.

The professional practice of Nursing is regulated by an Act of parliament (Cap.257 of the laws of Kenya). This ensures that high standards are maintained during training and practice while observing professional ethics of conduct.


  1. Respect
  2. Integrity
  3. Professionalism
  4. Accountability
  5. Honesty
  6. Excellence
  7. Responsiveness

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The programme has been designed to recognize that its graduands will have a strong clinical, biomedical and community health knowledge base in order to provide quality health care that will integrate curative, preventive, promotive and rehabilitative health care in clinical  practice.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) Programme takes FOUR years (12 trimesters) for direct entry intake and 2.5 years (8 trimesters) for BScN upgrading/ distance learning.

Admission Requirements

Minimum entry requirements for BScN direct entry
– Kenya Certificate of Secondary education(KCSE) or its equivalent with an aggregate of C+(plus) and also C+ (plus) in each of the following requisite subjects:

  1. English
  2. Mathematics/ Physics
  3. Chemistry
  4. Biology

Minimum entry requirements for BScN- Upgrading group

  1. Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution
  2. KCSE mean grade C plain or Division 3
  3. A valid practice license from nursing council of Kenya
  4. Two years work experience after graduation as a registered nurse
Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $9
Application Fees for International Students: $46

Application Guidelines:
**Application forms can be downloaded from or collected from the school campuses/ marketing centres. Duly filled application forms should be addressed to the Registrar – Academic Administration.

The following Documents should be made available:
– Copies of all academic certificates including secondary school certificates, Bachelors, Diplomas & Certificate level transcripts and certificates.
– One (1) recent passport size photograph (write your name on reverse side)
– Copy of national I.D/Passport.

Application fee is as follows:
– a) Kshs 1000 for Certificate, Diploma and under- graduate programs for the East African applicants. USD 50 for the Non-East African Applicants.
– Kshs 2000 for Postgraduate programmes for East African Applicants. USD 100 for Non-East African Applicants.

Application for admission does not guarantee admission into the University for course applied for; this will be subject to fulfilment of all requirements and class size as approved by the University Senate.

Career Opportunities

Some career opportunities for this programme include:
– Counsellor
– Further education teacher
– Genetic counsellor
– Health service manager
– Higher education lecturer
– Medicinal chemist
– Play therapist
– Police officer.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan and East African applicants: $2,761
Tuition Fees for International Students: $3,313

Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students = Kshs. 303,900
Tuition Fees for International Students = Kshs 364,680
Students from Countries in the East African  Community (EAC), pay the same amount as Kenyan Students. The six countries in the East African Community include; Burundi, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda.

– All international students (Non East African) are to pay additional (statutory fee, quality assurance & tuition fee) of 20% above the normal fee.
– The university fees payment can also be done in easy instalments within the semester. The instalments are as follows: 30% upon registration, 30%- second instalment, 20%-third instalment 20% – fourth instalment.

Relevant Contact

School of Nursing Office
Responsible for school enquiries
General School Office
General Enquiries
Admissions Office
Admission Enquiries