Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)

Certificate program (Nursing Council of Kenya)

Certificate 2 1/2 years

About Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN) programme

This Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse - KECHN programme is designed to equip trainees with the right competence in knowledge, skills and attitude in becoming an all round and competent nurse who is able to deliver quality and safe nursing interventions.

An Enrolled Community Health Nurse works under the direct supervision of a Registered Nurse. They report directly to their Registered Nurse at all times. Enrolled Nurses are usually a patients first point of contact, so their role in the healthcare system is vital.

When working in a healthcare environment, an Enrolled Community Health Nurse must follow the healthcare plan that has been created by the Registered Nurse in charge. With this being said, the daily tasks of an Enrolled Nurse will include assessing patients, monitoring response treatments and care plans.

Objectives of Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)

Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse - KECHN graduates will likely find benefits both outside of their jobs and at work, thanks to learning how to communicate and work effectively with patients and other professionals. They also acquire skills that help them keep accurate patient records and use and understand medical terminology.

A KECHN graduate will be able to:

  • Ensure patient care, including medication, orders and treatment.
  • Monitor closely cardiac and physical status of patients under the direction and guidance of the registered nurse.
  • Assisting in emergency nursing procedures necessary for promote control of changes in patient(s) physical conditions.
  • Keep abreast of changing techniques in critical accurate nursing and maintaining high level of professionalism.
  • Maintaining accurate medical records in liaison with records officer.
  • Ensuring economic use of equipment and supplies.
  • Counselling patients and family.

Entry requirements for Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)

  • A minimum aggregate of C- with
  • C- in Kiswahili or English & Biology or Biological Sciences.
  • D+ in any one of the following: Chemistry or Physical Science or Physics or Mathematics

Colleges offering Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)