Egerton University Nursing Entry Requirements 2022/2023 Intake

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Egerton University Nursing Admission Requirements 2022 Intake | Official Egerton University Nursing admission application entry requirements for Diploma, Certificate, Upgrading, Higher Diploma, and Short Courses level of training 2022/2023 Intake.

School of Nursing in Kenya

The management of the Egerton University Nursing has released the entry requirements for candidates seeking admission to study any program at Egerton University Nursing for the 2022/2023 Intake academic year.

In Kenya, nursing courses are very popular with thousands of students joining accredited schools to kick-start their career path. Most of these courses are easily accessible because they are offered by major hospitals even in remote areas. Certificate in nursing in Kenya is the lowest level for which one can be allowed to practice nursing. Other levels of nursing include a diploma in nursing, a bachelor’s degree in nursing, and other short medical courses offered to interested groups. Those working need not worry because many private universities offer part-time nursing courses in Kenya.

  • NOTE: Admission Application is done twice a year, in March and September.

The Egerton University Nursing trusts that your studies will be pleasant and rewarding. Feel free to contact the Department about any aspect of your studies – we will gladly assist you.

Egerton University Nursing Admission Requirements 2022/2023

To join Egerton University Nursing to pursue a Certificate course, you must have a minimum of C- with specific qualifications in cluster subjects in Kenya Certificate of Secondary Examinations (KCSE). For Diploma programmes, you must have attained a minimum of C with specific qualifications in cluster subjects. Upgrading courses require that a candidate has a certificate in a respective field while for Higher Diploma programmes, candidates must have attained a Diploma course as per the following guidelines.

The following table is a summary of the requirements for courses offered:

S/NO Level of training Entry Requirement Duration of training
1 Certificate A minimum aggregate of C- with relevant combination of other subjects is a requirement. 2 years with the exception of nursing which takes 2 ½  years
2 Diploma KCSE mean grade of C (or equivalent) with relevant combination of other subjects such as English, Kiswahili, Biology, Biological Sciences, Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics and Physical Sciences.



3 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 3 ½ years
3 Upgrading Holders of a certificate in relevant fields and at least two years working experience.



 2 years except Community Health Nursing which lasts 18 Months
4 Higher Diploma Holders of basic Diploma in relevant fields and at least a minimum of two years working experience. 1 year
5 Short Courses Individuals and groups such as corporate bodies, companies and government ministries interested in any course or courses can make a written request for arrangements to be made.


2 weeks – 3 Months

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