Department of Community Health Nursing

Mrs.  Agnes Nzioka
Mrs. Agnes Nzioka

HOD, Department of  Community health and Mental health Nursing 


Courses prepare the nurse for their unique professional leadership role. This is in public health nursing practice of promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative services to individuals and communities. The application of concepts of epidemiology and research prepare the nurse to contribute towards addressing current and emerging health issues in population health to include Mental health Nursing. The courses build on the foundations of nursing to enable the student provide health care services in both inpatient, outpatient and community settings. The student is empowered to use evidence based and current protocols in diagnosis and treatment of patients.


Applicants must meet entry requirements set by the Nursing Council of Kenya. Direct Entry applicants must have a Mean Grade of C+ in KCSE or its Equivalent with a C+ in four Cluster Subjects namely English, Mathematics/Physics, Chemistry and Biology; or 2 Principal passes and above in KACE, with at least one in Biology and one in Chemistry.

Applicants upgrading from Diploma to BSc Nursing require a diploma in any of the following:

  • Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (KRCHN)
  • Kenya Registered Nursing (KRN) or
  • Kenya Registered Nursing/Midwifery (KRN/M) or
  • Kenya Registered Nursing/Mental Health and Psychiatry (KRN/MHP) or
  • Kenya Registered Midwifery (KRM)
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