Bachelor of Science (Nursing)

MINIMUM ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

All applicants for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Nursing) must satisfy the following requirements:

a) A mean grade of at least C+ (C plus) in K.C.S.E. with a minimum of C+ in each of the following cluster subjects:

                   Cluster A Subjects                      or                             Cluster B Subjects

                   Mathematics or Physics                                               English or Kiswahili

                   English or Kiswahili                                                        Physical Sciences

                   Chemistry                                                                        Mathematics

                    Biology                                                                            Biology/Biological Sciences 

or

b) A Bachelor’s degree or diploma from a recognized institution in the other health related courses recognized by the University Senate having met the requirements set in (a) above

DURATION OF STUDY

Four (4) Academic Years

EXPECTED LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the BSc Nursing Programme the graduate nurses should be able to:

  1. To apply theoretical and practical knowledge and skills derived from the fundamental health sciences in nursing practice
  2. To promote self-care, apply the critical reasoning process in the management of clients and their families during health and health deviation states.
  3. Participate regularly in joint multidisciplinary and multi-sectoral programmes in providing nursing care services.
  4. Provide strong management and leadership skills in the delivery of nursing care to tackle emerging issues locally and globally.
  5. Apply teaching and learning standards in the creation and application of health care institutions’ nursing curricula.
  6. Review and apply research findings critically to evidentiary nursing.
  7. Demonstrate professional and ethical competence, obligation, innovation and transparency when referring to individual, family and community needs.
  8. Participate in events for professional growth such as workshops, CMEs and medical socialization meetings to strengthen nursing practices
  9. To apply Nursing process together with critical thinking in delivery of services to their clients.

GOAL OF THE PROGRAMME

The programme’s (BSc.N) goal is to train professional graduate nurses who can provide clinical care, perform research, teach and provide leadership and management to meet the needs of the Kenyan and global healthcare field at all levels of service delivery offering preventive and promotive services.

COURSE REQUIREMENTS

Student Requirement

  1. Students must attend at least eighty (80) percent of the classes for all the courses registered.
  2. Where a student registers for extra elective courses, s/he must attend at least eighty 80% of the classes and the course cannot be dropped after 3 (three) weeks of registration unless with permission from Chairman of Department.
  3. Students must independently write a supervised project and implement in accordance with the university guidelines on undergraduate project.
  4. Students shall be required to undertake 4 clinical placements/clinical attachments to qualify for graduation