Gertrude's Institute Of Child Health And Research

Training Courses

Welcome to Gertrude’s Institute of Child Health and Research Muthaiga, a premier Training Centre of Excellence, located in Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital in Muthaiga along Muthaiga Road, a few kilometers from Nairobi Central Business District.

The Journey

The School was started in 1999 as a training centre for Paediatric Advanced Life Support for Gertrude’s staff but later incorporated other hospitals. In 2005, it was approved by Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) to offer Higher National Diploma in Paediatric Nursing. In 2007, the school was approved to offer Kenya Registered Community Health nursing ( upgrading course for Enrolled-Registered nursing. In 2013, we got approval to train Kenya Registered Paediatric Critical Care nursing, the only one of its kind in East and Central Africa. In 2014, the Institute started Emergency Medical Technician Advanced Course. In 2016, we were accredited by The Nursing Council of Kenya to –train Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN) Program. We endeavour to constantly seek ways of improving child health and general health care through innovations and development of evidenced based courses.

Other courses run by the Institute include phlebotomy, European Paediatric Advanced Life Support (EPALS) which is accredited by Resuscitation Council of United Kingdom(RCUK), Paediatric First Aid, Diploma in Counselling: Child and Adolescent option, Emergency Triage Assessment and Treatment PLUS Admission Care (ETAT).

Vision

Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital aims to be the leading provider of world-class children’s healthcare in Eastern Africa.

Mission 

The principle objectives  of Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital are to improve the health and wellbeing of children in Eastern Africa through the provision of sustainable quality healthcare, provide rewarding and satisfying careers for employees, foster mutually beneficial partnerships with stakeholders,  and improve the quality of paediatric care in the region by integrating clinical care, education, research, and advocacy.

Values;

Professionalism

We hold ourselves to the highest level of professional conduct and accountability in line with legal, regulatory, and best practice requirements.

Respect

We treat our patients and their families with compassion, empathy and respect. We acknowledge and respect the diversity and contribution of our clients, colleagues, and other stakeholders.

Integrity

We espouse high ethical principles and deal honestly with everybody.

Collaboration

We foster teamwork within the organization and work collaboratively with partners to deliver the best possible value to our customers.

Excellence

We seek to achieve the highest standards of clinical care and service excellence at every moment and apply innovative ways to continuously improve the quality of our services.