KMTC Nursing Course; Qualifications, Intake and Campus Offered

Nurses work in hospitals and other healthcare settings, providing hands-on care to patients through administering medications, administering IV lines, observing and monitoring patient conditions, keeping records, and communicating with physicians.

Here are the minimum requirements, duration, and location for providing nursing at the certificate, diploma, and higher diploma levels.


Academic  Programme  Course  Duration KMTC Campus  Where Course is  Offered Entry Requirements  
Certificate  Certificate in  Enrolled Community Health  Nursing 2 years Selected KMTC  Campuses KCSE Mean grade of C-,

C- in Kiswahili or English & Biology or  Biological Sciences. D+ in any one of  the following: Chemistry or Physical  Science or Physics or Mathematics

Diploma Certificate in Kenya Registered Community  Health Nursing (Upgrading from  Enrolled Community Health Nurse) 1½ year (full  time) Selected KMTC  Campuses Certificate in Kenya Enrolled  Community Health Nursing (KECHN)  and registered by the Nursing Council  of Kenya  
Certificate in Kenya Registered Community Health  Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled  Community Health Nursing) 2 years



Selected KMTC  Campuses  
Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from  Enrolled Nurse /Midwife) Certificate in Enrolled Community  Health Nursing or Certificate in  Midwifery, Registered by the Nursing  Council of Kenya  
Diploma in Kenya Registered Community  Health Nursing (Pre-service) 3 years Selected KMTC  Campuses KCSE minimum aggregate C with the  following specific requirements: C in  English or Kiswahili and Biology or  Biological Sciences. C- in Chemistry,  Mathematics or Physics / Physical  Sciences  
Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing Mental  Health and Psychiatry Nursing
Selected KMTC  Campuses  
Selected KMTC  Campuses
Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse  
Kenya Registered Nurse/Mid wifery (KRN/M) Selected KMTC  Campuses  


Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing 1 year Nairobi, Thika,  Machakos, Kilifi Diploma in Nursing or in Community  Health Nursing (KRN/KRCHN),  Diploma in Nursing (KRN/KRM). Registration by a Nursing Council of  respective country is a must. Applicant  must demonstrate ability to cope  with academic work and research  comparable to any Higher Diploma  training institution  
Peri-operative Nursing 1 year Nairobi,


Paediatric Nursing 1 year Kisumu  
Palliative Care (Distance learning) 1 ½ year Nairobi  
Psychiatric Nursing 1 year Mathare  
Ophthalmic Care Nursing 1 year Nairobi  
Nephrology 1 year Nairobi, Nakuru  
Family Health Nursing (Distance  learning) 1year Nairobi,

Gatundu, Thika,  Nakuru, Nyeri

Kenya Registered Nurse Anesthetist 1 year Kisumu  
Geriatric Nursing 1 ½ year