Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) Programme

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This is a basic diploma course in nursing. At the end of the training, the graduate will be a qualified clinical nurse, community nurse and also a midwife.

Admission Requirements

  1. Minimum entry age –  17 years
  2. Aggregate KCSE (mean grade) C plain or KCE division II
  3. The mandatory subjects should include a minimum of:
    • C plain English or Kiswahili
    • C plain in Biology or Biological sciences
    • C-(minus) in Mathematics or physics/chemistry/physical sciences

These requirements may change from time to time.

Training details

The training takes 3  years which includes both theoretical experience and clinical practice.

The course content includes:

  • Community health nursing
  • Midwifery
  • Medical surgical nursing
  • Paediatrics
  • Psychiatry
  • Casualty/ emergency
  • Theatre nursing
  • Other selected experiences


March and September every year

Application Deadline:

February and August

Mode of Application:

With Ksh 2000/- Non Refundable application fee

Apply now to:

The Principal,

Gertrude’s Institue of Child Health and Research

Muthaiga Road

P.O.Box 42325 -00100

Nairobi Kenya

Tel: (+254) 759297589