|PROGRAMMES||ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS||DURATION & FEES|
Bachelor of Science in
|KCSE with an average grade of C+ or its equivalent and C+ in each of the following requisite subjects: English/ Kiswahili, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry, Biology.||
12 trimesters Ksh. 75,000 per trimester
|Bachelor of Science in
||8 trimesters Ksh. 75,000 per trimesterAdmission in May & September only.|
|Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Upgrading - Distance Learning)
Candidates should be within Kakamega, Nakuru, Nairobi, Thika and Machakos
||8 trimesters Ksh. 50,000 per trimester
Indexing fee and NCK
training materials - Ksh 25, 000 payable once directly to nursing Council of Kenya.
Admission in May & September only.
The School of Nursing was commenced in January 2012 and offers Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing Science through various modes; Distance, Upgrading and Direct Entry to which midwifery in integrated.
From May 2013 Master of Science in Nursing Programme was commenced with a Midwifery Option
Target group for Master of Science in Midwifery is Bachelor of Science in Nursing from a recognized university with two years post basic experience. Must possess a valid practicing license from the Nursing Council of Kenya
Midwifery carries the demanding responsibility for the health of a child bearing woman through pregnancy, child birth, care of the new born and contributes to the health of the wider family.
The programme takes 2years.
The course is taught by a team of midwifery lecturers with a wide range of experience.
Ag Head Midwifery Department
MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
The aim of community health nursing is to promote wellness in individuals, families and communities while acknowledging their diversity, unique characteristics and abilities. The course is geared towards equipping the graduants with the core competencies to implement various interventions including health promotion, disease prevention and direct holist clinical care strategies.
The department has capitalized on individual student mentorship in order to produce the highest caliber of community health nurses, leaders and health professionals to effectively promote health, impact policy and transform healthcare across culturally diverse individuals, groups and communities. Every faculty in the department is committed towards ensuring that the lectures equip the students with knowledge, attitude and skills that will positively impact and sustain wellness through multidisciplinary approach and innovative education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.
HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
BERNARD W. MBITHI
ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT
The community health department is one of the departments under the school of Nursing. The latter was approved by the Nursing council of Kenya on 21st September 2011 to commence training of Bachelor of Science in nursing. The first intake was in January, 2012.
To be an international role model of excellence in Community Health Nursing training
To produce world class Community nurse practitioners through innovative and transformational education, research and extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development.
OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT
WORD FROM HEAD OF THE DEPARTMENT
MEDICAL –SURGICAL department in School of Nursing envisions being an international role model of excellence in nursing education and training. It aims to produce world class nurse practitioners through teaching, research and innovative extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development. The department ensures that high standards are maintained during training and practice while observing professional ethics of conduct.
The medical-surgical department is the core department of school of nursing, which is hosting not only the basic nursing degree but also the postgraduate nursing programs.
Medical –surgical nursing department offers Bachelor of Science in Nursing for direct entry students, part-time upgrading and distance learning. This department also offers Master of Science in Medical- Surgical nursing
The department also offers Master of Science in Medical-Surgical Nursing programme which is a specialized course that prepares nurses at consultancy level of their professional practice. It focuses on production of competent academic staff and clinical nurse practitioners in general nursing practice. Finally, the department is also offering PhD in Nursing
MEDICAL –SURGICAL NURSING PROGRAMMES
The Bachelor of Science in nursing being offered in department of Medical-Surgical in school of nursing at Mount Kenya University is an integrated programme to prepare a graduate with capacity to provide holistic nursing care in health care system, provision of leadership in nursing practice, nursing education and nursing research.
The graduates in the various nursing programmes will be able to utilize skills based on knowledge derived from theory, practice, and evidence based on research and in relation to emerging health needs of a changing society. They will be capable of functioning effectively in a variety of teaching institutions and health care settings, to offer promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to the clients/ patients. The graduates will be able to function independently and interdependently within the multidisciplinary health care team.
The programme offered in this department has intensive training in theory and clinical practice.
COURSE STRUCTURE AND DURATION
This is a field of specialization that prepares the students in advanced practice and theoretic learning. Coupled with evidenced nursing research
The programme of study leading to the award of Masters of Science in medical –surgical nursing of Mount Kenya University shall be TWO (2) years, divided into FOUR trimesters. It entails one year course work and one year of thesis preparation
Minimum entry requirements
A student shall be admitted to the MScN degree programme upon satisfying the following requirements:
i. Bachelor of science in nursing degree from Mount Kenya University or any other recognized university
ii. Must have been practicing for at least TWO years post BScN training
iii. Must possess a valid practicing license from the nursing council of Kenya
AWARD OF CERTIFICATE AND REGISTRATION
A candidate who satisfies the university’s Board of Examiners and Senate shall be awarded the Master of Science in Nursing Degree (MScN) OR Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree (BScN) of Mount Kenya University, as appropriate.
The successful graduates will be registered by the Nursing council of Kenya (NCK) after fulfilling its requirements.
Nursing is one of the most exciting professions today, as new health care technology is creating opportunities for nurses. More and more aspects of the profession are electronic: Test results, X-rays, blood work, and ordering medication. New technologies like mobile devices, electronic medical records, computing, and teleconferencing invite nurses to be digitally ambitious.
Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. With the right skills and knowledge, the next generation of nurses can make a bigger difference.
The concept of best practice in nursing is an important one. New knowledge based on nursing and related interdisciplinary research is rapidly expanding. Provision of high quality care depends on translating research-based knowledge into real-life nursing practice. This practice is encouraged a lot at Mount Kenya University, School of nursing
Dr Jane Karonjo
Dean, School of nursing
To be an international role model of excellence in nursing education and training.
To produce world class nurse practitioners through teaching, research and innovative extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development.
The school of nursing believes that the study of professional nursing should be based upon basic, behavioral, biomedical and clinical sciences, coupled with evidence based practice.
The school acknowledges the importance of continuing education both for the educator and the learner, and the importance of providing a conducive learning environment.
The school recognizes that an individual is a biological, psychosocial and spiritual human being who interacts with his/her environment in ways that may adversely affect health.
The school believes in the uniqueness and dignity of the individual as well as his/her ability to maintain a sense of hope in the face of illness however changing its focus may be.
The school also believes in respect for the right of individual to information, and freedom of choice to health care and that the nurse should help the individual to achieve homeostasis using scientific knowledge, skills of critical thinking problem solving approach and evidence based practice.
|1.||Dr Jane Karonjo||PhD (Reproductive Health)||Dean(Senior Lecturer)|
|2.||Dr Roemary Okova||PhD NURSING(MED/SURG)||Senior Lecturer|
|3.||Dr Catherine Mwende||PhD NURSING(MED/SURG)||Senior Lecturer|
|4.||Dr Milka Ritho||MMED OBGYN||MBCHB Lecturer|
|5.||Dr Rosemary Okova||PhD medical-surgical nursing||Senior Lecturer|
|6.||Evelyne Gesare Ogugu||Master Of Science In Nursing (Critical Care)||Assistant Lecturer|
|7.||Bernard Wambua Mbithi||Master Of Science In Public Health||Assistant Lecturer|
|8.||Fatuma Aden Affey||Master Of Science In Advanced Nursing||Assistant Lecturer|
|9.||Francisca Mwangangi||Master Of Science In Public Health||Assistant Lecturer|
|10.||Samuel Mungai Mbugua||Bachelor Of Science In Nursing||Graduate Assistant|
|11.||Nancy Maingi||Bachelor Of Science In Nursing||Graduate Assistant|
|12.||Ruth Mbugua||Bachelor Of Science In Nursing||Graduate Assistant|
|13.||Lucy Ritho||Diploma Secretarial/Diploma In Business Management||Administrative Assistant|
|14.||Josephine Nyawira||Diploma In Secretarial/Computer||Administrative Assistant|