North Coast Medical Training College has been registered by the Nursing Council of Kenya for training Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing. The first class started in September 2013. The training in Commmunity Health Nursing takes 3.5 (Three and a half) years which includes both theoretical and practical training. Succesful completion of the course and the licensing examination by the Nursing Council of Kenya will allow the graduate to be registered as a Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse (KRCHN) with the Nursing Council of Kenya. This nationally recognized diploma will enable graduates to work in the healthcare sector in Kenya and also in many other countries.
To be eligible for admission a student needs to have scored at least a C-plain as a mean score in the KCSE (Kenya Certificate of Secondary Education) examinations. In addition the student needs to have scored at least a C-plain in English or Kiswahili, a C-plain in Biology or Biological Science, and a C-minus in either Chemistry, or Physics or Maths. If you sat for another secondary school examination = (e.g. British or American system) please let your documents be certified by the KNEC (Kenya National Examination Council). They will inform you what will be considered the equivalent as per the KCSE.
Intakes for Community Health Nursing are bi-annually in March and September. If you want to apply for the next intake, please go to the application form or download and print the pdf "Application Nursing".
About the Nursing Department of NCMTC
NCMTC prides itself to being the only private institution that strives to offer competent based quality medical training & learning modalities where students are guided by experienced and committed lecturers and other staff using the latest technology and innovation in the field of nursing alongside other medical courses like clinical medicine, nutrition and community health and development.
Despite being a new establishment in the college, the department of nursing is focused at achieving the best in terms of academic excellence that majorly focuses on shaping an all-round graduate in terms of excellent practical and value based propulsion. We attract students and faculty from around the world to collaborate, research and learn the best practices to advance the science and art of nursing.
We aim at ranking first in the country, region and world in our quest to providing quality education aimed at evidence based care and competency based learning
Description of service
The nursing department is committed to building a community of excellence by combining academic and practical knowledge with the highest degree of professional ethics, while espousing the core values of, caring, compassion, equity, respect, patient-centered and patient sensitive care.
Skills lab methodology
Nursing continues to advance and transform within our dynamic department in response to modern healthcare innovation and the community’s expectation. Therefore in the quest for practical excellence we pride ourselves to having embraced the skills lab concept right from inception of the course. This ensures that our students gain competence in areas of skills before going out to the real world.
The mission of the NCMTC department of nursing is to offer an encouraging and supportive learning environment for the students and train, couch, and guide them to become competent and compassionate health workers, committed to improve the health of individuals and diverse communities locally and globally through leadership excellence in nursing education, research, practice and service.
The academic rigor of our program, our exemplary approach to nursing education and focus on strict adherence to skills lab ideology will indeed propel us to becoming a recognized institution in terms of nursing education excellence
The department of nursing envisions itself tobe a centre of excellence that is respected for the high quality and the commitment of its graduates and by its graduates.
NCMTC is fully accredited by the Nursing Council Of Kenya (NCK) to continue offering nursing education as part of its core departments.
The department is ably headed by the Head of Department and boasts itself of attracting capable and equipped faculty in teaching and helping the students to learn the nursing science.
During the course of study the students will be placed in different hospitals in the region to gain practice in hospital experience. The hospitals that are affiliated to the college are:
- The Kilifi District Hospital
- The Coast General Hospital
- The Vipingo Health Centre
- Mpeketonisub-District Hospital
- The Jocham Hospital among Others
Legibility to enter training in the Diploma of Nursing (KRCHN):
- Mean grade C-Plain at KCSE level or its equivalent and at least a C in English or Kiswahili, a C in Biology and at least one C-minus in either Mathematics, Chemistry, or Physics.