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Kairuki School of Nursing

Introduction of Kairuki School of Nursing

Programmes offered by Kairuki School of Nursing

Nursing graduates taking oath in one of the graduation ceremonies


The Kairuki School of Nursing (KSN) formally known as Mikocheni School of Nursing, is affiliated to the Faculty of Nursing of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) and Kairuki Hospital. The School is fully registered by the National Council of Technical Education (NECTA), and is currently at the level of accreditation candidacy. The Kairuki School of Nursing aims to be a centre of national and international excellence in nursing research, education and practice development. The school is headed by the Principal who is the overall in charge of all academic and administrative issues of the school.

Vision: The vision of Kairuki School of Nursing is committed to become a vibrant nursing school, recognized nationally and internationally for its academic excellence.

Mission: The Mission of Kairuki School of Nursing is to train and produce graduates of the Certificate and Diploma in Nursing, equipped with quality education, capable to compete in the labor market. The mission will be accomplished using competence based curriculum.

Core Values: The School shall be guided by the following core values:

1) Excellence.
2) Integrity.
3) Accountability.
4) Professionalism.
5) Respect.

Location: KSN is located at 70 Chwaku Road- Mikocheni area, Kinondoni district, some 7km from Dar es Salaam City centre. The school is housed in the same building with Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) and Kairuki Hospital (KH).

Accommodation: There is a hostel for male and female students opposite the existing main KH/HKMU building in Mikocheni. Alternative private accommodation is also available near the school. A variety of recreation   facilities are also   available.  Supermarkets and banks are located within walking distance.

Teaching Hospital: Kairuki Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for MSN. The hospital has direct access to diagnostic and treatment facilities   including, among others: a modern CT scanner, ultrasound and X- Ray Machines (fluoroscopy), operating theaters, and in and out patient facilities. Practical training is also carried out at Amana Hospital, Mwananyamala Hospital, Magomeni RCH clinic and at Muhimbili National Hospital, and through field studies, to give students further exposure to a wide range of patients and conditions.

Courses offered under Mikocheni School of Nursing are:

Diploma in Nursing (Pre-Service).
• Diploma in Nursing (In-Service) though E-Learning.
• Certificate in Nursing and
• Midwifery Bridging Course.


Diploma Programme in Nursing (NTA Level 4-6) Pre-Service, is a programme that is meant to take students who have never attended nursing training before.

Entry requirements:
Applicants, who have completed Form IV (ordinary level certificate of Secondary Education) or its equivalent with TWO C’s and ONE D passes in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.  Pass in English is an added advantage.

Duration of the programme: 3 years


Mikocheni School of Nursing has been appointed by the Ministry of Health Social Community Development, Gender, Children and Elderly (MoHSCDGCE) in collaboration with AMREF, to be among few Nursing Schools in the country that will run the Diploma in Nursing programme, through e-learning model.

This method combines electronic learning using computers and face to face sessions. The e-learning approach allows nurses to remain at their workplace for most of the study time and enables them to study at their own pace, with minimal disruption to their work schedules, taking into consideration the practical oriented nature of nursing and midwifery education.

The programme is meant for the Enrolled Nurses who want to upgrade themselves to Registered Nurses.

Successful candidates will be taken through two weeks face to face and practicum sessions that will include basic computer skills at the beginning of each semester at MSN.  The course is accredited by NACTE, and approved by the Tanzania Nursing and Midwifery Council (TNMC).

Entry Requirements:
i) Applicants, who have completed Form IV (ordinary level certificate of Secondary Education) or its equivalent with a pass at D or above in Biology. A pass in Chemistry is an added advantage.
Candidate must hold:

i) Certificate in Nursing and Midwifery (Nurse B).

ii) Current license to practice as Enrolled Nurse and Midwife, with a working experience of at least two years in a reputable hospital.

Starting dates: May and October each year.

Duration of the programme: 2 years.


Entry requirements:
Applicants, who have completed Form IV (ordinary level certificate of Secondary Education) or its equivalent with 3 passes at D level in Biology, Chemistry and Physics or Mathematics.
Duration of the programme:  2 years.


Nursing and Midwifery like many other professions is affected by the rapid changes currently taking place in the society, science and technology.  It                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 is also shaped by changing demography, epidemiology, health systems and consumer preference in the labour market Development of this programme is aimed at rewarding individual achievement in learning and competence gained in a variety of different ways and contexts. The introduction of this programme is geared towards increasing productivity in nursing training institutions, providing a climbing ladder for higher learning skills opportunities and competencies, and achieving more responsive education and training system,  aligned with health sector employment needs and career ladder.

Aim of the Programme
Impart appropriate basic knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to Midwifery practice in relation to reproductive, preventive and curative health care services in the community and Health facility.

Admission Requirements
This is a special programme for nurses who have no Midwifery from their previous study and they are interested to join the programme to enhance them to further study (upgrade/develop their career)

The bridging course has a total of 22 weeks of study, Seven weeks (7) weeks are set aside for theoretical training and (15) weeks are designated for clinical practice.


Diploma in Nursing (Pre- Service) in-service (e-learning) and Certificate in Nursing: Applicants for the Diploma in Nursing (Pre-Service) , Diploma in Nursing in-service(e-learning)  and Certificate in Nursing programmes, are required to apply direct through the National Council for Technical Education (NACTE) Central Admission System.  For further information about the Central Admission System (CAS), and the application forms, please visit NACTE website http://www.nacte.go.tz or pay a visit to HKMU office of admissions for more information. Those who are applying for Midwifery Bridging Course are applying direct to Kairuki School of Nursing.

Interested candidates are requested to download application form at HKMU Website http://www.hkmu.ac.tz or or pay a visit to HKMU office of admissions for more information, or call 0713214955, email: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address). Please send your dully filled application forms to the Principal Kairuki School of Nursing using the address below.

New students are admitted in September/ October of every year. Eligible applicants for an application form with a nonrefundable fee of Tsh 30,000/= or USD 30.00, by postal money order or cash, payment to the University Bursar. Deadline for receiving   applications is 31st March for April admissions and 30th June for October admissions each year.

Please send the application Forms to:

The Principal,
Kairuki School of Nursing,
70 Chwaku Road, P. O. Box 65300, Dar es Salaam.
Tel. 255-22-2700021/4, Mob: 0659722882
Fax: 255-22-2775591,
E-mails: .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address), or .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address);
Website: http://www.hkmu.ac.tz
Application forms can be downloaded from the HKMU website: http://www.hkmu.ac.tz






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