BSc. Nursing (Upgrading – Distance Learning) - Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology | Educartis

3 years
On Campus


Course Overview

This three year programme has been designed to upgrade Registered Nurse Holders to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) level and aims to help students develop a better understanding of advanced issues within the profession, as well as equipping them with necessary skills such as sound scientific basic, managerial, and research skills. Coupled with an emphasis on creativity, clinical reasoning, and critical thinking, this programme will enable learners to be effective health care deliverers in various settings. 

Do you want to help the vulnerable, sick, and injured population? Are you looking for a job that will allow you to work in exciting and varied settings, and help guide individuals through what can be a very difficult time? Then pursuing this career path is a great way to make that happen. Today, there is a huge demand for skilled nurses in Kenya and it's a job that offers a competitive salary, flexibility, and enormous career satisfaction and this programme will provide you with the upgraded skills, professional attitude, and knowledge you need to succeed in this highly challenging field.

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How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

At the end of the course, students will be able to: 

  • Utilise skills based on knowledge derived from theory, practice, and evidence based on research and in relation to emerging health needs of a changing society. 
  • Function effectively in a variety of teaching institutions and health care settings.
  • Offer promotive, preventative, curative and rehabilitative services to patients. 
  • Function independently and interdependently within a multidisciplinary health care team.
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills in a variety of health care settings.
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Certification obtained

Bachelor of Nursing (Upgrading) /Bachelor of Science in Nursing 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will equip students with the skills needed for careers such as: 

  • Nurse
  • Medical Officer 
  • Nurse Anesthetist
  • Family Nurse Practitioner


When do I start?

Next available course

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Admission Criteria

To be eligible for this course, students must have: 

  • A Diploma in Nursing from a recognised institution 
  • A Minimum KCSE Mean Grade of C OR a Division Two (II) in Kenya 
  • A Certificate of Education or its equivalent OR one principal pass in Biology and two subsidiaries
  • A minimum of two years of relevant working experience. 
  • Registration and current practice license from the Nursing Council of Kenya 

How do I apply?

To apply for this course, students must: 

  • Fill out an application form (either make the application online or manually) 
  • Provide a non-refundable fee of 1,000 KES 
  • Attach copies of their result slips/certificates and National ID/Passport/Birth Certificate 

Payment options

Students can pay their school fees by depositing the money into the following bank accounts: 

  • National Bank of Kenya (0100370554000 ) 
  • Family Bank (078000012655)
  • Co-operative Bank of Kenya (01129033999900)
  • Kenya Commercial Bank (1101922109)

Detailed course information

This course is taken on-campus at Masinde Muliro University of Science and Technology. The programme has a solid science and research-based core and involves a lot of field practice, ensuring that students are prepared for a career as a caregiver in the field of their choice. 

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