The KMTC diploma in nursing is one of the most sought-after courses in the medical college. This is due to high training and graduates’ employability.

Nursing graduates from Kenya Medical Training have gained global recognition. A lot of nurses trained in the institution are already working in developed countries like the UK and the USA.

In this article, we will look at all nursing courses in Kenya offered at KMTC and other colleges plus their entry requirements. Buckle up.

KMTC diploma in nursing programs

The following are diploma-level nursing specialties offered at the Kenya Medical Training College.

  1. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Pre-service).
  2. Diploma in Kenya Registered Nursing Mental Health and Psychiatry Nursing.
  3. Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse.
  4. Diploma in Kenya Registered Nurse/Midwifery (KRN/M).
  5. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Community Health Nurse).
  6. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Community Health Nursing).
  7. Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing (Upgrading from Enrolled Nurse /Midwife).

KMTC diploma in Nursing requirements (Entry).

  1. KSCE mean grade of C plain and above.
  2. C plain in either English or Kiswahili.
  3. C plain in either biology or biological sciences.
  4. C minus in chemistry, mathematics, or physics/physical sciences.

Diploma nursing courses run for three years. For upgrading students, the programs take 1.5 years on a full-time basis or 2 years if a student opts for distance learning.

KMTC certificate in Nursing requirements.

  1. KCSE mean grade of C minus.
  2. C minus in languages (English or Kiswahili).
  3. C minus in biology or biological sciences.
  4. D plus in either chemistry, mathematics, or physics/physical sciences.

KMTC certificate in nursing course takes 2 years to complete. At the end, graduates are awarded a certificate in enrolled community health nursing. From here certificate holders can upgrade to a diploma after registering with The Nursing Council of Kenya.

KMTC nursing fee structure

KMTC nursing fees structure for regular and self-sponsored students.

YEARAmount Ksh.(Regular)Amount Ksh.(Self-sponsored)
180, 700120, 700
278, 000118, 000
378, 000118, 000
439, 00059, 000
KMTC nursing fees structure 2023/2024

Nursing students are required to pay KSh. 1, 500 for skills lab manuals and materials.

KMTC students are encouraged to pay applicable year fees in full at the beginning of the academic year BUT they can pay in installments i.e. first semester and second semester.

All students are also required to have an NHIF cover or present a copy of parent’s NHIF card during admission.

KMTC account number

KMTC account numbers for fees payment

National Bank, Hospital Branch, Nairobi. KMTC Central Collection Account01003086514000
Kenya Commercial Bank, Moi Avenue Branch, NairobiKMTC Holding Account1158030274

Deposits can be made at any branch countrywide.
Direct cash payment to the collage WILL NOT be accepted.

Other Nursing courses in Kenya

The following are other nursing specialties offered in Kenya nursing schools

  1. Bachelor of Nursing
  2. Diploma in Kenya Registered Perioperative Nursing
  3. Diploma in Kenya registered critical care nurse
  4. Certificate in Kenya enrolled nursing

We have covered in depth all nursing courses in Kenya, their entry requirements, and institutions. Follow the link for full information.

Final thoughts on Diploma in Nursing KMTC

Diploma in Nursing offered at KMTC is one of the most promising health courses one can study in Kenya. To get a slot in the program, one needs to have scored a mean grade of C plain in KCSE with C plain in one Kiswahili/English, C plain in biology, and C minus in either chemistry, physics, or mathematics.

If you didn’t meet the cut for a diploma, then you can start with a certificate in nursing and later upgrade to a diploma.

School fees are manageable considering that the government offers student loans through HELB and HEF. Furthermore, one can receive academic funding through county bursaries.

Find all KMTC nursing campuses HERE.

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  1. Hi I am Mr calvins I am inquiring to know whether intake is ongoing or not I would like to apply for diploma in nursing

  2. I did diploma in nutrition and dietetics and now I want to start Diploma in nursing. When is the last intake

    1. Hi i am Benson i got C plain As General grade, C Plain in Eng, C+ in Kisw, C plain in Bio, D plain in Chem, D- in Maths will I be able to be accomodated to pursue a diploma in nursing?

  3. Hello am HOSEA mean grade C plain
    Math D+
    Chem C-
    Physics C plain
    English C plain
    Kiswahili C-
    Biology B-
    Do I qualify diploma in clinical medicine

  4. C- mathematics
    C plain in English
    C plain in biology
    D+ plus in chemistry

    Do I will for diploma in nursing?

  5. Hello,,I got,,D+in Biology, D plain in Maths and Chemistry,, B- in English and meangrade C+. Do I qualify for any diploma or certificate courses in KMTC

  6. Hi my name is keziah
    Eng B minus
    Kisw C minus
    Bio B minus
    Chem C minus
    Math D minus
    Can i qualify for a diploma in nursing?
    Are there part time classes?

    1. Hello Keziah, you are qualified to pursue diploma in nursing at KMTC. on part time classes, You should check with the college you are planning to enroll in.

  7. Hey need some help what can I pursue with a
    B in English
    B+ in Kiswahili
    B in biology
    D in both chem and maths

  8. Is it possible for a student with a credit in public health(kmtc) certificate, KCSE mean grade C- to enroll for any of the nursing courses?

  9. Hello am Eric and I score C overall ,C in English ,B in kiswahili, B in biology,C- in chemistry and D in mathematics can I do diploma in nursing?

  10. Do I qualify for diploma or certificate
    Eng C+
    Kisw C+
    Bio D and Maths
    Chemistry D-
    Overall grade C plain

  11. Hi am Anne I scored a mean grade of C plain in kcse,,both English and kiswahili I scored a B,, Biology C-, mathematics D+ and chemistry D- ,,do I qualify for diploma in nursing

  12. Hi I’m eddah nafula I scored c plain in kcse,c plain in English, c plain in bio c plain in kiswahili And d plus in mathematics can I qualify to pursue diploma in nursing?

  13. Hi,I got a C plain
    Eng C+
    Kisw C+
    Maths D-
    Chem C-
    Biology C-
    Do i qualify for a Diploma in Nursing?

  14. Would I managed to join KMTC to persue diploma in nursing having score above C+ in all subjects except english and Kiswahili which I scored D+and C- respectively and overall grade ofB-

  15. Hi? I got AG of c+
    Bio c+, chem c+,math c-, kis c,Eng D+,
    I did bio/chem teacher up to year 3 and have been using helb, I later realized have messed because of maths, now, if I do nursing will I be given helb again. And do I qualify to be a regular?

    1. I would advise you to complete your degree first. You are almost finishing up. if you ditch the degree for diploma in nursing, you will sure be enrolled as a regular student. On helb, im not sure if they can award you another loan considering you will not have repaid what you already own.

  16. Hello I did IGCSE O Level and i got
    66% in bio
    76% in chemistry
    84% in Kiswahili
    71% in math
    67% in English
    I’m I qualified for a diploma in Nursing?

      1. Hi,am Clinton I scored C+English,B-kiswahili,Cplain biology,C-chemistry and D mathematics,,, please tell me if I qualified for diploma in nursing??

  17. Hey am Eunice I did kcse and scored
    D in biology
    C- in maths
    C- in chemistry
    C+ in kiswahili and D + in English do I qualify for diploma in nursing

  18. Can one take a course in nursing having not done biology but did home science and physics instead?

  19. Hi am dankos,i did my kcsc nd i had a mean grade of c+,,,i had applied a degree course in education but i deffered becoz i didn’t like the course,,,can i be allowed to apply for a diploma in nursing at kmtc becoz it is my passion to be a nurse?

  20. Hallo am Samuel mburu and I want to do diploma in clinical medicine and surgery but I have D plain in both chemistry and mathematics is it possible to do this course??

  21. Hallo am Samuel mburu and I want to do clinical medicine and surgery and I have D plain in both chemistry and mathematics can do this course??

  22. Hello am Tony,I scored c with C in biology,kiswahili B, geography B+, chemistry D,creB+,maths D-, English C -.which diploma course can I do

  23. I have a c+ mean grade kis/eng c- math D Bio c+ chem A- his B- IRE B Bus B-
    So I was wondering if am qualified to do a degree in nursing or Diploma

  24. Hi, ambethuel gatigwa is score c plain in kcse all requirement am quarified except biology i have c-, i was asking am qualifying for diploma in nursing ?

  25. I have been able to see final thoughts for one to study diploma in nursing at kmtc ,,I scored maen grade of c+,kis A-,eng c ,bio c plain,…do I qualify to study nursing at kmtc….

  26. With a mean grade of C Plain, C plain in English, B minus in Biology, Mathematics C plus and Chemistry D plain. Do i qualify for Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing.

  27. Do i qualify for diploma or certificate course in nursing.
    Mean grade C plain
    English C plain
    Kiswahili D plain
    Biology B minus
    Chemistry D plain
    Physics D plain
    Mathematics C plus

  28. I got C plain grade and D plain in mathematics and C- in both biology and chemistry and C- in English and B- Kiswahili,, am I eligible to pursue diploma in nursing

    1. Hello, I got c plain , got all the qualifications except biology which I got D+. Am I qualified for diploma in nursing?
      Maths c, English c, kiswahili c+, chem c+, physics c-, bio D+.
      Hope to hear from you. Thanks

      1. Hi maureen, unfortunately, its not possible to get a slot with that score in biology. alternatively, you can look for a nursing school that offers a bridging course in biology. best wishes

  29. Am interested in joining your soon. Thanks for the good opportunities offered in your college

  30. Had a AGP of 43 a c but I have a Dminus in math can I still do nursing diploma courses

  31. Can one secure a chance in certificate course with a mean grade of c- but D plain in biology & a C plain in chemistry?

  32. Hi,am petty I got a mean grade of Cplain
    Am I qualified to take any diploma course in nursing

  33. English c,kiswahili C,Chemistry D minus,biology D plain maths D minus .overall C-
    can i qualify to do a certificate?

  34. My son had aB minus mean garde applied for community health nursing and had B-in English and kiswahili,B-in biology,chemistry C and physics c- and and was not given admission letter why?

  35. Am I allowed to change a course if the Cyber I applied through errored? ie community nursing to registered Nursing and midwifery.

  36. am samuel and iscored a B plain ,so iwant to join in diploma in nursing ,bt i want to enqure about fee and how diploma is marketable…note am well off in all entry requremenr.

  37. hey am elisha i got an overal mean grade of C plain and B- in chemistry, biology C- ,C plain in maths ,english C plain ,kiswahili D+ ,physics C- :can i pursue a diploma in nursing and which nursing course

  38. Good work, would wish my daughter do this course of nursing. She got a grade of B plain in the last kcse of 2022.How can i apply and when?

  39. Hi trust you are well am inquiring whether I can enrolled a certificate in nursing with the following credentials.
    mean grade: C-, maths-D English D+ and Biology C+. thank you
    with kind regards
    Setek Sholinke

  40. Hey am dickens inquiring to know whether I can pertake a degree or a diploma in nursing,, I have all the qualifications required

  41. Hi am isaac wanjala i scored B-(minus) of 56 and eng c plain,kis c-math B-chemB-phyB-and bio c+ can i qulify for diploma or degree in nursing

  42. Hi am isaac wanjala i scored B-(minus) as meangrade ,c+ in bio,B-in chem,B-in math and c plain in english and i want to take clinical medicine and surgery .do i qulify for the course

  43. Hello i’m Eliud kibet i gote mean grad of C+,english c minus,kiswahili c plain, math B plain, biology C+ chemestry c plain & physic D+. Can i do diploma in nursing

  44. Am trying to apply for September intake this year for the registered nursing in community health and it’s not giving option of courses to choose.What do I do.

  45. Hi …I did my kcse in 2022, I have high interest in nursing but my maths and chemistry is D. Other subjects I fully qualify, kindly can I be considered?

  46. Hi am mercy,i applied for nursing for march intake and i haven’t got a notification do i apply again or wait for september intake?

  47. Hi, l am Marion can I qualify to do diploma in nursing?
    I scored Eng B,Kisw B+,Chem C+,Bio C,Mat C

  48. Hi am snider albright I have amean grade of c ,with b English, Bminus kiwahili and D+in chemistry and biology D minus and C_in mathematics do I qualify for a diploma course in nursing

  49. I have a C plain in kcse with D plain in mathematics ,
    D plain maths
    Dplain chemistry
    Am I qualified for the nursing diploma?

  50. Hi can I do a diploma in clinical medicine and surgery with amean grade of C+ and c+ in maths,c in chemistry, c- in biology,physics B-,,English c

  51. Why is my portal not working,I tried to choose my course and it is not available,the only options I saw was short Courses

  52. what happened if one passes both languages and sciences Bs and ond only fail in apply. bt intrested to join kmtc.

  53. Hi am Godwin Mmera am kindly inquiring if i do qualify for a diploma in nursing.i had mean grade of c+ with a
    B in english
    B- in kiswahili
    D in maths
    C- in chemistry
    C+ in biology
    Is the MNTV portal still available of application

  54. Iam Sam iam inquiring if intake is still going,I wanted to apply diploma in nursing

  55. Hi, i scored a C- in my KCSE. Do I qualify for a nursing course.
    Do you offer certificate in nursing

  56. Hey,i have worked in a hospital for 10years as a hospitality officer and I have a diploma in counseling psychology.I would like to enroll nursing..I’m l legible to do so at 35yrs?

  57. I appreciate for your effort and I like to join kmtc and become one of the best graduate…… soon as the Portal is open kindly send for me notification on my email

  58. Hi..I’m Samuel.. I got a mean grade of c+… bioc+
    Eng B
    Kisw C+
    Mao D
    Chem C-
    Hist B-
    CRE B
    Bs C
    Which best course in kmtc can I qualify for

  59. Hello,I got
    B- Math
    Do I qualify for nursing

  60. Cminis in biology and I have meet all expectations I did kcse in 2014 can I stay with diploma

  61. hello; l scored C plus as a mean grade with a C+ in kis,C- in Eng,C- in Chem,C+ in Blo,D+ in math do l qualify to persue diploma in nursing kindly l need your feedback

  62. Greetings, l’m kindly enquiring to know if l qualify for a diploma course in Kenya registered community health nursing and mid-wifery having scored a mean grade of C+ in KCSE with C+ in English,B- in Biology ,B- in Chemistry ,D- in Mathematics,B in kiswahili,B in Agriculture,B in Cre and C in Geography. Looking forward to your response soon Thank you in advance.

  63. can we kindly get a clear indication of the courses offered at the KMTC even in certificate level

  64. Hi I am Nelly i was inquiring to know whether i can pursue nursing if i did general science in secondary school.

  65. i have attained the required requirement to undertake diploma in nursing except biology which i scored c minus …am I eligible to further undertake the course?

  66. i have attained the required requirement to undertake diploma in nursing except biology which i scored c minus …am I eligible to further undertake the course?

  67. Hi,am mirriam i have
    Math D
    Cre.B…do I qualify clinical medicine

  68. I have a mean grade of c+ B plain in bio B plain in maths c plain in chemistry and D plain in English. Can I go for nursing diploma?

  69. Hi, am Cynthia. I’d like to ask if there’s a self-sponsorship programme in Kmtc for a nursing student. if there is, how can I enroll for it since the application portal has already been closed.

  70. Hi,IAM Michael Onyiso omondi
    With min grade of c plain
    Maths D plain
    Biology C+
    Chemistry D plain
    Physics C-(minus)
    Kiswahili B-(minus)
    English C-(minus)
    Just questioning if I qualify for Diploma in Clinical medicine ornursing

  71. I want to apply again diploma in nursing and I meet all the entry grades,so I applied for this September 2023 intake and it was not successful.How will you help me I really want to pursue this course. please please Kindly help me. My fear is when I apply again will it be successful

  72. Am Brenda ,I applied for community health nursing but my application was not successful;what could be the cause?

  73. Hello I have tried to search for Nursing and midwifery course and I can’t see it.I want to join march intake.please advice me.

  74. I would like to know if there’s someone I can get in touch with on WhatsApp to help me get to the school

  75. I have a minimum grade of c plain and c+ in biology c+ in kiswahili A- in georaphy do I qualify for nursing and D plain maths and chemistry

  76. I have a minimum grade of c plain c+ in kiswahili c+ biology A- in georaphy as physical science and D in both chemistry and maths do I qualify in diploma nursing in kmtc

  77. I look forward to joining you in this academic journey soon,,,thank so much for the wonderful institution

  78. As I recommend the institution, I would like to know if my daughter ,with mean grade of C ,B in English c+ in kiswahili but D in all science and mathematics can get a slot

  79. Hi,am Clinton I scored C+English,B-kiswahili,Cplain biology,C-chemistry and D mathematics,,, please tell me if I qualified for diploma in nursing??

  80. Walwe Linet. I scored C plain as my mean grade and C in English, B in Kiswahili ,C in Mathematics, C- in Chemistry D+ in Biology and D in Physics.. do I qualify for nursing

  81. Hi what about those students who did not a combination of biology chemistry but had a combination of physics chemistry can they apply for nursing courses

  82. I had a mean grade C plain in kCSE and the grades for the subject were as follows C in English,Bminus in kiswahili, Dplain in mathematics and biology Bminus in CRE ,Dplus in chemistry and Bplus in Home science do I qualify to do a certificate in nursing in your institute

  83. Lucy Waitherero

  84. HI,am Christabel I scored a C-,C+English,C+Kiswahili,D plain Math,D plainChemestry,D plain Biology,B- CRE and D plain History
    Do I qualify certificate in nursing
    Thank you

  85. Hey I’m David odhiambo and I would like to know whether intake is ongoing….. I would like to register for nursing at diploma level.

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