Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing in Kenya

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Nursing(Nursing)
  • Major Subject: Nursing
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Nursing

  • University of Nairobi University of Nairobi, Nairobi  
    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 recognized 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.

  • Amref International University Amref International University, Nairobi  
    BSc Nursing (fresh or direct entry)


    KCSE aggregate of grade of C+ or equivalent with English or Kiswahili C+, Mathematics or Physics/Physical sciences C+,
    Chemistry C+, Biology/Biological sciences C+.

    Duration: 4 years

    BSc Nursing Upgrading (in- service)


    -All cadres of diploma nurses i.e. nurses who are either KRN, KRCHN, KRM or KRPN from a recognized institution
    -A valid Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) License
    -A Minimum of 2 years working experience in a relevant setting
    -A mean grade of C plain or Division II in O-levels with
    -A pass or C plain in English or Kiswahili.

    Duration: 3 years
  • Presbyterian University of East Africa Presbyterian University of East Africa, Kikuyu  
    Direct Entry)
    Minimum Admission Requirements:

    -KCSE mean grade C+ (plus). Cluster subjects: C+ in Biology or Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English/Kiswahili,
    Mathematics/Physics OR

    -Kenya Certificate of Education(KCE) / East Africa Certificate of Education (EACE) examinations Division II with Credits Pass in
    Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Physical Science, English or Kiswahili, Mathematics or Physics/Physical Sciences OR

    - Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) with Principal Pass in Biology and Chemistry and a Subsidiary Pass or
    equivalent qualifications

    Duration (Years) – 4 Years
  • Kenya Methodist University Kenya Methodist University, Meru  
    Duration: 4 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    1. Direct Entry:
    -Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education (KCSE ) or its Equivalent with minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) and C+ in each of the following subjects;
    English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry and Biology.

    2. Inservice( Upgrading)
    -Kenya Registered Nurse Diploma or equivalent and a mean grade of C or Division II in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education.
    -A minimum of 2 years of work experience in a health care institution following NCK registration.

  • Mama Ngina University College Mama Ngina University College, Gatundu  
    Entry Requirements
    KCSE Mean grade C + (Plus) or equivalent or (2) Principal passes at A Level or their equivalents with at least C+ (Plus) in English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics Biology and Chemistry.
    OR At least a C (Plain) at KCSE and be holders of a Diploma in Nursing from a recognized/accredited Medical Training institution and must be a registered Nurse.

    Fee Structure (per academic year)
    East Africans: Ksh 210,000
    Non-East Africans: Ksh 250,000
    Statutory: Ksh 28,000
  • St. Paul's University St. Paul's University, Limuru  
    Admission Requirements:

    A minimum KCSE grade of C+ plus
    C+ (plus) in Biology or Biological Sciences
    C+ (plus) in English or Kiswahili
    C+ (plus) in Chemistry or Physical Science
    C+ (plus) in Mathematics or physics
    All candidates admitted into this programme will be indexed with the Nursing Council of Kenya as per the provided guidelines.

    The BScN Programme shall take duration of four (4) academic years which will be divided into trimesters
  • Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology, Kakamega  
    Duration: 4 years

    Tuition fees:
    - 83,750/= 1st trimester
    - 73,500/= 2nd trimester
    - 73,500/= 3rd trimester

    Minimum entry requirements:
    - Mean Grade of C+ (plus) at KCSE with C+ (plus) in English, Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics/Physics. Or C+ in Biological Sciences, English, Mathematics/ Physical Sciences. Or 2 principal passes in Biology and Chemistry with a subsidiary pass in Physics or Mathematics
  • University of Embu University of Embu, Embu  
    Mean Grade C (Plain) at KCSE or equivalent with a Diploma in Nursing or Division II at KCE/EACE with a Diploma in Nursing; OR,
    KACE or equivalent one (1) Principal pass and two (2) Subsidiaries at KACE with a Diploma in Nursing. In addition, one must have at least two (2) years working experience after attainment of the Diploma in Nursing.
  • Karatina University Karatina University, Karatina  
    Admission Requirements:

    Minimum grade of C+ in at KCSE with at least C+ in English OR Kiswahili; C+ in Mathematics OR Physics, C+ in Chemistry and C+ in Biology Or be a Holders of Higher National Diploma and Ordinary Diploma in Nursing with a Distinction or Credit from Nursing Council of Kenya accredited Training Institutions.
  • Baraton College Baraton College, Baraton  
    Minimum Requirements:
    At least KCSE aggregate mean grade of ‘C+’ (plus) with ‘C+’ (plus) in each of the following cluster subjects: English/Kiswahili, Biology/Biological Sciences, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry/Physical Sciences OR equivalent OR Diploma in Nursing from a recognized institution

    Duration: 12 semesters
  • Kabarak University Kabarak University, Kabarak  

    All applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing must satisfy the following requirements:
    A mean grade of at least C+ ( plus) in K.C.S.E. with a minimum of C+ in the following subjects:

    -English OR Kiswahili
    -Mathematics OR Physics
  • Egerton University Egerton University, Nakuru  
    Course entry requirements:
    (i) Direct admission
    -KCSE Mean grade C+ (Plus) or its equivalent. C+ (plus) in English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Biology and Chemistry

    (ii) Indirect admission
    -Diploma in Nursing with at least a Credit pass from an institution recognized by Egerton University Senate.
  • Meru University of Science and Technology Meru University of Science and Technology, Meru  
    Course entry requirements:
    Have a Minimum of C+ (plus) in K.C.S.E with a minimum of C+ (plus) in each of the following cluster subjects:

    Mathematics or Physics, English or Kiswahili, Chemistry, Biology/Biological Science.

    Course duration: 12 semesters

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Mount Kenya University Mount Kenya University, Thika  
    Duration: 4 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    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:
    -Mathematics/ Physics
  • Dedan Kimathi University of Technology Dedan Kimathi University of Technology, Nyeri  
    Duration: 4 years

    Minimum entry requirements:
    1. A minimum grade of C+ in KCSE with a C+ in Biology/Biological Sciences, English/Kiswahili, Mathematics/ physics and Chemistry
    2. Equivalent qualifications as recognized by the University Senate.
  • Daystar University  Daystar University , Athi River  
    Entry requirements

    (i) C+ (plus) and above in KCSE or, 5 Credits in IGCSE;

    (ii) Or 2 Principal passes in 'A' level or Division 2 in GCE

    (iii) Or 50% from other countries using percentages;

    (iv) Or CPA (K) entry to commerce degree.
  • Kirinyaga University Kirinyaga University, Kerugoya  
    Admission Requirements:

    Be a holder of KCSE with a minimum aggregate of C+ (plus) with C+ (plus) in English, Biology or Biological
    Sciences, Chemistry, Mathematics/ Physics/Physical Sciences.

    Duration:12 Trimesters

  • Kisii University Kisii University, Kisii.  
    Course entry requirements:
    C+(Plus) in KCSE with a C+(Plus) in Maths/Physics, English/Kiswahili,Biology and Chemistry

    Course duration: 4 years

    Mode of study: Full time

    Intake: September
  • University of Kabianga University of Kabianga, Kericho  
    Minimum entry requirements:
    1. A minimum Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE with at least a C+ in Mathematics, English/Kiswahili, Chemistry, Biology (C+) OR
    2. “A” Level with 2 principal pass and 2 subsidiaries.
  • South Eastern Kenya University South Eastern Kenya University, Kitui  
    Course entry requirements:
    -KCSE Mean Grade C+ (Plus) or KCSE Mean Grade C (Plain) with a Diploma in a relevant field.
  • Great Lakes University of Kisumu Great Lakes University of Kisumu, Kisumu  
    Bachelor of Science(BSN) in Nursing(Direct Entry)

    Bachelor of Science(BSN) in Nursing(Upgrading)
  • Chuka University Chuka University, Chuka  
    Duration: Four(4) Years

  • Maasai Mara University Maasai Mara University, Narok  
    Duration: 4 years
  • Uzima University Uzima University, Kisumu  
  • Kibabii University Kibabii University, Bungoma  
  • Moi University Moi University, Eldoret  
  • Pwani University Pwani University, Kilifi  
  • The Catholic University of Eastern Africa The Catholic University of Eastern Africa, Nairobi  

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