The Nursing Council of Kenya is the accreditation authority responsible for accrediting education providers and programs of study for the nursing profession. As at July 2015, the Council has approved 101 nurse training institutions to train students at degree, basic and higher diploma level for various branches of nursing practice.

It is imperative that students make sure that the institution where they will be trained as a nurse is approved by the Council AND that the training programme (course) is also accredited by the Council. If either is NOT ACCREDITED, the Nursing Council will not recognize any of the training the student has received. This means that the learner will not be able to practice in Kenya (or elsewhere) after completing the training. The education and training regulations (available on this website) give minimum entry requirements for each nursing education and training programme.

The Nursing Council handles complaints or reports received about illegal institutions and/or illegal programmes operating in Kenya. Under the Nurses Act, 2011 it is a criminal offence for someone to operate such an institution or to offer such a programme. If you are aware of any institution that you think may be operating illegally or providing an illegal programme, please send full details to the Council for investigation.

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