Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM)

Diploma program (Nursing Council of Kenya)

Diploma 3 years

About Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM) programme

Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM) is a highly trained, versatile healthcare professional who provides vital medical care and guide patients through important life transitions. In addition to caring for expectant mothers from pregnancy through the postpartum period, nurse midwives treat women throughout their lives as primary care providers.

A Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife is a licensed healthcare professional who specializes in women’s reproductive health and childbirth. In addition to attending births, they perform annual exams, give counseling, and write prescriptions.

Perhaps their most important job, however, is helping mothers birth their babies safely and naturally. They help patients manage their labor and monitor both the moms and babies during the delivery to ensure safety. In some cases, they work under the supervision or in collaboration with physicians during C-section births.

Objectives of Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM)

This Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife programme enables students to provide health care and wellness care to women, which may include family planning, gynecological checkups, and prenatal care. 

Upon completing this programme a KRNM graduate will be able to:

  • Attend to births
  • Perform gynecological exams
  • Provide family planning services, prenatal care, and parent education
  • Give primary care, especially for reproductive health
  • Measure and monitor fetal development
  • Give prenatal, intrapartum, postpartum, and newborn care
  • Educate expectant or new parents on nutrition
  • Maintain medical records and collaborate with healthcare professionals in providing specialized care
  • Keep up-to-date on scientific breakthroughs in reproductive or birth-related medical procedures
  • Offer training programs

Entry requirements for Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM)

  • KCSE mean Grade: C (plain) with
    • English/Kiswahili C (plain)
    • Biology: C (plain)
    • Any other science (Mathematics or Chemistry or Physics): C – (Minus)

Colleges offering Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM)

Kenya Registered Nurse Midwife (KRNM)

MMCT St Joseph School of Health Sciences
Nakuru County