Kenya Registered Critical Care Nursing (KRCCN) - AIC Kijabe College of Health Sciences | Brighter Monday Learning
Kijabe,  On Campus
1 years
130000 KSh


What You Will Learn

The Kenya Registered Critical Care Nursing (KRCCN) Higher Diploma program is designed to produce professional nurses who competently use their knowledge and skills to care for critically ill patients within the variety of health care contexts together with other multi-disciplinary team members. Over the course of twelve months, this on-campus programme will provide learners with the skills on how to provide compassionate, holistic, and effective care to patients undergoing actual or potential life threatening illnesses and injuries. 

Skilled critical nurses are highly sought out professionals in this field as they are responsible for providing much of the basic care to critically ill patients and assist physicians and specialists on a daily basis. This career allows you to play a crucial role in the treatment of individuals and families and, while it can be very challenging, it comes with many benefits such as high job satisfaction, a competitive salary, and the knowledge that you're making a difference in someone's life every day. If this sounds like the right job for you, then this one year diploma will equip you with the mind set, skills, and knowledge you need to build a successful career in this highly competitive field. 

How This Course Will Benefit Your Career

Upon completion of this diploma, students will be able to demonstrate:
  • The knowledge, clinical, and technical skills and decision making capabilities pertinent to the management of critically ill patients. 
  • An awareness of the ethical principles pertinent to critically ill patients, including end-of-life care and issues around withdrawing and withholding life support. 
  • The ability to identify and respond appropriately to the needs of critically ill patients and their families. 
  • The knowledge and understanding of the psychological and emotional experience of the individual to the clinical reality of health and illness.
  • The ability to accurately convey relevant information and explanations to patients and families, colleagues, and other professionals. 

Certification obtained

Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing 

What jobs will I qualify for?

This programme will prepare students for careers such as: 

  • Clinical Specialist 
  • Staff Nurse
  • ICU Registered Nurse 
  • Critical Care Nurse 

Admission Criteria

In order to apply for this course, students must: 

  • Be qualified as a KRCHN/KRN/KRNM/BSCN
  • Have at least TWO years of clinical experience 

How do I apply?

Students must send a filled out application form to: 

The Principal 
Kijabe College of Health Sciences,
P.O BOX 20 – 00220

Payment options

The total fee for this course is 130,000 KES. 

Detailed course information


This programme is taken on-campus at the Kijabe College of Health Sciences. Topics covered include: 

  • Introduction to Emergency Nursing and Concepts 
  • Respiratory Critical Care
  • Cardiac Critical Care
  • Airway Management 
  • Nutritional Support Critical Care 
  • Leadership and Management of Emergency Departments 
  • Communication Skills 
  • Assessment of Critically-ill Patient 

Where and When


AIC Kijabe School of Nursing

AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kiambu, Kijabe, Kenya


AIC Kijabe School of Nursing

AIC Kijabe Hospital, Kiambu, Kijabe, Kenya

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  • AIC Kijabe Hospital