Get to know the School of Nursing
To be the School of Nursing of choice distinguished for its Christ -centered approach to teaching patient centered care to meet the health needs of a global community.
The BSc Nursing, 4-year program begun in 2010 under the Department of Nursing , School of Science Engineering and Health. The initial 4 students were sponsored by friends of Nursing who have maintained linkage both locally and abroad. Later in 2011, the Upgrading program ( 21/2 years, Diploma to Bachelors) was launched with 7 students. The Programs are accredited by both the Commission for University Education and the Nursing Council of Kenya. The graduates of the 4-year program are placed for one year internship through the Ministry of Health to County hospitals upon graduation.
The Nursing Curricula has a clinical component with learning scheduled to link theory to practice in a hospital setting. The University has several memoranda of understanding with clinical sites relevant for the learning experiences. All nursing faculty teaching in the programs have a specialty area that shapes the graduates.
The first graduating class of 9 students in 2015 triggered visibility of the nursing programs in Daystar University. The BSc program continued to attract students from across the country and from several African Countries. The first group of Government sponsored students admitted in 2017 graduated in 2021.
In March 2020, the University established the School of Nursing with 4 departments. The departments are: Medical, Surgical Nursing and Human Health Sciences; Midwifery and Reproductive Health Nursing; Community Health and Mental Health Nursing; Nursing Education, Management and Research. Due to the exponential growth in the student numbers, the University 4-year program was moved to the main campus in Athi river while the 21/2-year program remained in the Nairobi campus. The need for a physical School of nursing has seen the University leadership launch the construction of the School of Nursing complex with a vision to grow into a College of Health Sciences for health professional programs.
The graduates from the 2 programs work in Health Systems in Kenya, regionally in Africa and in Europe. The School of Nursing is soon launching a Master’s in nursing program in the Nairobi Campus.
Our programmes are tailored to provide holistic learning and a Christ-centred approach and contribute to the achievement of the vision and mission of Daystar University