JKUAT Nursing Requirements and Fees Structure

JKUAT as public in Kenya offers a variety of BSc nursing (BScN), Master in Nursing, and Ph.D. in Nursing programs. 

Admission Requirements for BScN at JKUAT

To be eligible for admission to the BScN program at JKUAT, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a minimum of a C+ grade in KCSE or its equivalent, with a C+ in each of the following cluster subjects: English/Kiswahili, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, and Physics.
  • Have a valid KCSE certificate.
  • It is good to note there are direct-entry students who are placed at the university by KUCCPS and self-sponsored who pay nursing fees by themselves. These two groups pay different fees and I will show you the fee structure of each group. Continue reading;

Application Process

To apply for admission to the BScN program at JKUAT, applicants must submit the following documents:

  • A completed JKUAT application form.
  • A certified copy of the KCSE certificate.
  • A certified copy of the birth certificate.
  • Two passport-size photographs.
  • A non-refundable application fee of  Degree:1,500/-; Masters:1,500/-,Post Diploma:1,500/-,Phd:1,500/- through bank or M-pesa.

Program Structure

The BScN program at JKUAT is a four-year program that includes both theoretical and practical components.

Students learn about a variety of topics, including anatomy and physiology, nutrition, pharmacology, and nursing practice.

BScN Upgrading at JKUAT University

Entry requirements:

  • Diploma in Nursing from any recognized institution
  • You must have not less than 2 years of working experience after attainment of the Diploma in Nursing
  • Finally, you must have a valid Practice license from the Nursing Council of Kenya

Courses duration:

Direct Entry: Four (4) academic years on

Mode of study: Full-time basis

Upgrading Programme: Eight (8) trimesters

Mode of study: Parttime/blended mode

The next paragraph will highlight the amount of fees you need to study BScN at the JKUAT campus. Knowing the fee structure is an important part of making a decision if you want to study at JKUAT.


JKUAT fee structure for self-sponsored students

The nursing fee structure per academic year and that of different courses. Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Kshs. 225,000.00.

Therefore, if per year you need Kshs. 225,000.00, you will need Kshs. 225,000.00*4 to successfully complete your BSc in Nursing.

A quick maths shows that you need approximately Kshs 900,000 for the entire four years.


Did you know that a degree in Nursing at JKUAT is among the highly competitive courses with the highest college fees? Below is a snippet of the fees for other medical courses at the JKUAT campus.

  • Bachelor of Science in Clinical Medicine - Kshs. 231,649.00.
  • Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery - Kshs. 395,584.00.
  • Bachelor of Science in Physiotherapy - Kshs. 168,000.00.
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Sciences - Kshs. 152, 800.00.
  • Bachelor of Radiography - Kshs. 186, 240.00.
  • Bachelor of Science in Medical Microbiology - Kshs. 152, 806.00.


Why Choose JKUAT University for Nursing?

JKUAT University is a leading university in Kenya with a strong reputation for its nursing program. The program is accredited by the Nursing Council of Kenya, and graduates of the program are highly sought-after by employers.

JKUAT University also offers a variety of student support services, including academic advising, career counseling, and financial aid. The university also has a state-of-the-art nursing facility where students can gain hands-on experience.

If you are interested in a career in nursing, JKUAT University is a great option to consider. The program is rigorous and challenging, but it will prepare you for a successful career in this rewarding field.

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Yes, you can make an application for BSC Nursing at JKUAT main campus.

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