Higher Diploma in Paediatric Nurse Training (PNT)


Paediatric nursing encompasses the care of well, ill, disabled and handicapped infants, children and adolescents. Emphasis on the programme is placed on the knowledge and understanding of the neonate infant child, and adolescent within the context of family and community. It is a one year program and the graduands will work in partnership with parents multidisciplinary/multisectoral team members in the hospital, home and in the community with a major goal of maintaining optimum health. The curriculum has been developed in theoretical unit and clinical placements based on the concept that the child is a whole person and a member of the family and community.

Main Objective:

To empower nurses to render knowledgeable, safe, competent and ethically based paediatric nursing care.

Specific objectives: At the end of the course the participant should be able to;

  • Acquire knowledge and skills on normal growth and development of children.
  • Develop positive attitudes in the management of sick child using the nursing process.
  • Manage a unit department institution and take leadership role.
  • Carrying out paediatric nursing research.
  • Develop skills in teaching methodologies.

Course Content:

  • Introduction,
  • Growth and development,
  • Paediatric medical/surgical conditions/diseases,
  • Paediatric emergencies,
  • Paediatric psychiatry
  • Teaching methodology,
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Management and Nursing research.

 Eligible Applicants and Number:

Not more than 30 participants including holders of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc.N), Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN), Kenya Registered Nurse (KRN), Kenya Registered Midwife (KRM)


Ksh 280,000 for Kenyans and $ 3,059 for foreigners (Per participant)

The Fee covers: Tuition, teaching and learning materials.

Mode of payment: Money Transfer to Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital Bank Account or by Institutional Cheque


Gertrude’s Children’s Hospital, Professional Training Centre, Muthaiga Road, Nairobi

Duration of the Course:

1 Year

Scheduled dates for the Courses: 

April and October  

Application Deadline: 

February and August

Mode of Application:

By filling in the application form and mailing to training@gerties.org


  • Internal(training staff, practicing paediatricians and  hospital staff)
  • External(other specialists from other hospitals and from outside the country)

Mode of delivery

Lectures, group discussions, group activities, assignments, presentations, role play and examinations

Apply now to:

Gertrude’s Institute of Chilld Health and Research

Muthaiga Road

P.O.Box 42325 -00100

Nairobi Kenya

Tel: (+254) 759297589

Email: training@gerties.org