Kairuki School of Nursing (KSN) Admission | Courses | Fees | Entry Requirements | Programmes Duration

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Kairuki School of Nursing (KSN) Admission | Courses | Fees Structure | Entry Requirements | Programmes Duration, Mode of Application, Selected Applicants List and Contacts Address.

Kairuki School of Nursing (KSN)

About Kairuki School of Nursing (Profile).

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 (NACTE). Kairuki Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for Kairuki School of Nursing.

Practical training is also carried out at Amana Hospital, Mwananyamala Hospital, and Magomeni RCH clinic and Muhimbili National Hospital, through field studies to give students required knowledge, exposure  and experience in their training.

Vision: Committed to become a vibrant nursing school, recognized nationally and internationally for its academic excellence.

Mission: To train and produce graduates of Certificate and Diploma in Nursing, equipped with quality education, capable to compete in the labor market.

Core Values: The School is guided by the following core values:

  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Professionalism
  • Respect

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


  • Diploma in Nursing (Pre-service)
  • Diploma in Nursing (In-service through e-learning)
  • Certificate in Nursing
  • Midwifery Bridging Course

1. Diploma in Nursing (NTA Level 4-6) Pre-service

Diploma in Nursing (NTA Level 4) Pre-Service programme is for the admitted students who have never attended nursing training before.

Entry requirements :

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), with 4 passes in non-religious subjects including C  – Chemistry and Biology, D – Physics/Engineering Sciences and English Language. Pass in Basic Mathematics is an added advantage. Duration of the programme is 3 years.

2. Diploma in Nursing In- service ( e- learning ) :

Kairuki School of Nursing offers Diploma in Nursing in-service programme with the use of  electronic learning (e-learning) which combines electronic learning using computers and face to face sessions. With this approach, students will remain in their workplace for most of the study time with minimal disruption to their work schedules.This programme is for the enrolled nurses who desire an upgrade in their nursing career.

Entry Requirements:

Holders of Technician Certificate (NTA level 5) in Nursing, Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with D – Biology, Chemistry or Physics. Duration of the programme is 2 years.


3. Certificate in  Nursing  (NTA level 4-5):

Entry requirements:

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE), with four 4 in non-religious subjects including C – Chemistry and Biology, D-Physics/Engineering Sciences and English Language. Pass in Basic Mathematics is an added advantage. Duration of the programme is 2 years.


4. Midwifery Bridging Course :

The purpose of the Programme is to educate on suitable basic knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to Midwifery practice in relation to reproductive, preventive, and curative health care services in the community and Health facilities.

Entry Requirements :

This is a special programme for nurses who have no Midwifery background from their previous study and are interested to join to broaden their knowledge. Duration of the Programme is 6 months.

School Fees Structure

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Mode of Application:

All applicants for all programmes offered by KSN are required to apply directly to Kairuki School of Nursing, with a non-refundable fee of Tshs. 50,000/= or USD 50.00 (for the international students), cash payments to the University Bursar or Tigo pesa, MPesa, Airtel Money. Application is online through the University website: www.hkmu.ac.tz



Applicants for the Diploma in Nursing (Pre-Service) , 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 www.nacte.go.tz or pay a visit to HKMU office of admissions for more information.

The Principal,

Kairuki School of Nursing, 322 Kairuki Road,

P. O. Box 65300, Dar es Salaam.

Tel. 255-22-2700021/4,

Mob: 0659371234 Fax: 255-22-2775591,

E-mails: [email protected] or [email protected], or [email protected];

Website: www.hkmu.ac.tz

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