Bachelor Of Nursing Requirements In Kenya

By | December 11, 2022

Bachelor Of Nursing Requirements In Kenya

What is Bachelor Of Nursing? The Bachelor of Science in Nursing also known in some countries as a Bachelor of Nursing or Bachelor of Science with a Major in Nursing is an academic degree in the science and principles of nursing, granted by an accredited tertiary education provider. The course of study is typically three or four years.

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Below are the Bachelor Of Nursing Requirements In Kenya

Admission criteria

Direct entry
The minimum entry requirements are mean grade of C+ in KCSE or its equivalent with C+    in each of the following cluster subjects: English, Biology/Biological Sciences, Chemistry Mathematics or Physics.

RN to BScN Upgrading
•    KCSE aggregate C plain plus Diploma in Nursing
•    KCE/EACE Division 2 plus Diploma in Nursing
•    KACE 1Principal and 2 Subsidiaries plus Diploma in Nursing

•    At least 2 years working experience after attainment of the Diploma in Nursing

Programme duration

1 Direct Entry- Four (4) academic years on a full time basis

2 Upgrading-    Two and a half academic years on part-time basis (2 days in a week)

3 Graduates of the programme will undertake a one year internship programme and sit for a licensing examination as prescribed by the Nursing Council of Kenya


The graduates of the programme are highly marketable locally and across the borders. Job opportunities in the local market include among others:
•    Ministry of Health
•    Private and Mission Hospitals
•    Non-Governmental Organizations
•    Research Institutions

How much is a BSN paid in Kenya?

A graduate with a degree in Nursing earns Ksh 70,000 to Ksh 200,000 per month while a diploma holder takes home Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 100,000 per month.

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