WPCS 2.1.2
Tuition Fees:$0 /year
Applications Begin:June 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Nursing
Campus:Kenyatta National Hospital Campus
Application Deadline: 30 September 2020
Programme Overview

According to the syllabus for the Degree of Bachelor of Science in Nursing which was approved in 1991, the course is supposed to develop a liberally educated and self -directing individuals. Such individuals should be prepared to provide leadership in Nursing practice, Nursing Administration, Nursing Education, Research and Publication in their chosen area of specialization. Such individuals should be able to function effectively in a variety of settings, where the sick are cared for and where the health of individuals, families and communities is maintained and promoted.

  1. The curriculum for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree shall extend over a period of not less than 4 levels of 165 weeks. Except in special cases approved by the Senate on recommendation of the Faculty Board and the College Academic Board, all candidates shall enroll in each level for all subjects of that level.
  2. If a candidate is unable to continue with studies for any reason acceptable to the University Senate, he or she may be allowed to take time of or to register for fewer units within the level of study provided that his/her stay in the University does not exceed 6 (six) calendar years.
  3. All nursing courses shall include intensive experience in both theory and practice.
  4. Clinical projects shall be undertaken in the following courses: Community Health Nursing; Mental Health and Psychiatric Nursing; Administration of Nursing Services and Curriculum and Instruction in Nursing.
Admission Requirements

**Candidates for admission must obtain the prescribed minimum grades in K.C.S.E. in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and English or Kiswahili, or the following:
– Biological Sciences, Physical Science, Mathematics, English or Kiswahili and one subject from group two of K.C.S.E.
– Alternatively, admission may be granted to outstanding diploma holders from recognised Nursing Colleges. Such candidates must: Hold a diploma with credit or distinction from such Colleges.
– Be supported in their application by a statement from the principal of that college to the effect that their performance in the diploma course was exceptionally good and that their understanding of basic sciences is such that they will be able to benefit from a degree course.
– Any candidates currently employed shall have their application supported by a statement from their employer.

Application Process
Application Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Application Fees for International Students: $0

How to Apply:
Applicants should visit = to apply Online

University of Nairobi has three intakes in an Academic year. Main intake being in September/October for all the courses and December/January for Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism April/May for Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Education(Arts), Bachelor of Education Early Childhood, Bachelor of Commerce, Bachelor of Economics ,Bachelor of Economics and Statistics ,Bachelor of Journalism and media Studies, Bachelor of Art Broadcast Production, Bachelor of Hospitality Management, Bachelor of Travel and Tourism, Bachelor of Arts Broadcast Production and all Diploma and Certificate courses.

Career Opportunities

BScN Graduates can pursue careers as KRCHN in clinical settings including hospitals, community health agencies and maternity units; as managers of nursing services and in academics.

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Tuition Fees for Kenyan Students: $0
Tuition Fees for International Students: $0

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**This programme will be completed after a duration of 4 years, with fees per year as follows:
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International Students pay 20% more than the Kenyan Students.

Relevant Contact

School of Nursing office
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