Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Diploma program (Nursing Council of Kenya)

Diploma 3 years

About Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) programme

Modern nursing was established by Florence Nightingale,  a British nurse.  She established St. Thomas’ Hospital and the Nightingale Training School for Nurses in 1860. Her efforts to reform healthcare has greatly influenced nursing as a profession up to date. If by nature you’re compassionate, empathetic and of high integrity like Florence Nightingale, then nursing is the course for you.

This Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) 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. 

A registered community health nurse is diverse and dynamic with the ability to work in different fields of healthcare utilising current medical technology and equipment, globally. 

KRCHN graduates can secure employment in all level hospitals owned by the government, county, mission   and/or private, healthcare providing institution, international and local non-governmental organisations.  Diploma in nursing holders can advance their studies to degree level or to nursing specialisation field.

There are many specialized areas you can pursue after the diploma course, for example paediatric, renal, ophthalmic, ICU, midwifery, theatre nursing, among others. You can also progress to a degree, master and even PhD. Do not hesitate to join this noble profession.

Career options

  • Hospitals as healthcare line managers
  • Nursing Schools as clinical instructors
  • Hospital as health service providers
  • Research  scientists in reputable organizations locally and regionally
  • Humanitarian sector
  • Non-governmental and community development sectors

Objectives of Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

This Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) 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.

Upon graduating, the Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse will be able to:

  • Ensure patient care, including medication, orders and treatment.
  • Assist the physicians/clinical officers in performing special procedures.
  • Monitor closely cardiac and physical status of patients under the direction and guidance of the Matron.
  • Assist in emergency nursing procedures necessary for promote control of changes in patient(s) physical conditions.
  • Perform the techniques of cardiopulmonary resuscitation, accurately and effectively.
  • Keep abreast of changing techniques in critical accurate nursing and maintaining high level of professionalism.
  • Maintain accurate medical records in liaison with records officer.
  • Ensure economic use of equipment and supplies.
  • Counsell patients and family.

Entry requirements for Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

  • KCSE Mean Grade C Plain with
    • Languages Either English or Kiswahili C Plain,
    • Biology   C Plain.
    • Maths or Physics   C-(Minus) 
    • Chemistry   C- (minus)
  • Be a Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nurse (KECHN)
  • Be a Enrolled Nurse/Midwife (EN/M)

Colleges offering Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Thika School of Medical and Health Sciences
Kiambu County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

MMCT St Joseph School of Health Sciences
Nakuru County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Common Wealth College of Medical and Related Studies
Kisumu County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Matric Institute Of Professional Studies
Kiambu County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Nairobi Women’s Hospital College
Nairobi County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Nazareth Medical College
Kiambu County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

Lake Lawrenzo Medical Training College
Nakuru County

Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN)

St Elizabeth School of Nursing
Kakamega County