Maseno University School Of Nursing

By | April 29, 2019

Maseno University School Of Nursing, The School of Nursing at Maseno University was established in July 2017. Initially, nursing was a department in the School of Medicine since 2012. The school has four departments namely: Medical-Surgical Nursing, Midwifery, Community Health and Nursing Education, Leadership and Research. The school’s offices are located in Kisumu City and Siriba campuses. The main teaching hospital of the school is Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH), Kisumu.

To be a center of excellence for training of skilled and competent nursing professionals capable of providing quality nursing care and leadership, engage in research and generate, preserve and disseminate new knowledge in nursing.

To train competent graduates responsive to local, national and global health needs, and proficient in evidence-based practice, education, research and leadership in nursing

Our Nursing program is developed on the premises that man is a rational being and if empowered with relevant knowledge and skills, he/she is capable of planning and making rational decisions concerning their health. In realization of this potential, it acknowledges that Nursing Education and Practice should intervene by providing care, support and hope in peoples’ lives so that the desire to live, think and decide can be restored. It also takes cognizance of the fact that the world is a global village and the need for Information, Communication Technology is not an optional extra but a mandatory requirement for a professional to compete in the ever changing global trends

Good health, which is fundamental to the optimal performance of a human being, is a human right that must be preserved and protected. Nurses are charged with the professional responsibility of preventing ill health and caring and supporting those who are physically, socially and psychologically afflicted in order to achieve dignified living.  The School of Medicine aims to produce graduate nurses who are capable of applying professional expertise in caring for the sick, preventing ill-health and promoting good health thus enabling individuals, families and the general society to cope with changing situations in life.

The objective of the BSc in Nursing programme is to train and produce nurses who are able to: 

a)       Apply professional skills in caring for patients and their families in a variety of settings

b)       Foster commitment, accountability, decision making and critical thinking in developing the nursing profession.

c)       Participate in health systems and nursing research with a view to developing the nursing profession

d)       Design and implement nursing education programmes in health facilities and communities

e)       Observe legal, professional and ethical requirements and standards in nursing

f)         Pursue relevant postgraduate and professional studies

Admission requirements for BSc in Nursing

Applicants must meet the following requirements:

a)       A minimum of Grade C+ in the following subjects at Kenya Certificate of Secondary (KCSE) Education

�  Biology                                                                                                                      

�  Chemistry                                                                                                                 

�  Maths or Physics                                                                                                                    

�  English or Kiswahili                                                                                


b)       Diploma in Nursing from the Kenya Medical Training College or other institutions recognized by the University Senate


c)       Kenya Certificate of Education with a minimum of “O” level Division II or its equivalent


d)        Kenya Advanced Certificate of Education (KACE) or its equivalent: 2 Principals in Science subjects (One must be Biology) + 1 Subsidiary

Programme Duration

The BSc. in Nursing with IT programme shall normally extend over a period of four (4) academic years.

Credit Transfer System for Registered Nurses

Transfer of credits may be allowed for candidates who are holders of a Diploma in Registered Nursing from a credible institution, recognized by the University Senate provided they meet the following:

o   The student must have attained a credit or distinction at diploma level in nursing.

o   The student must successfully complete 10 units of pre-clinical courses

o   Satisfy the School and Senate acceptability and number of the diploma courses for credit transfer.

o   If awarded credit transfer, the period of training may be shortened by a maximum of one academic year.