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School of Nursing

Word from the Dean

Dear Prospective and Current Students, as well as stakeholders.

I am pleased to welcome you to The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA) School of Nursing. Thank you for choosing to be a nurse! We value our students who are a central part of our existence.  You will experience a holistic transformational education in nursing that will certainly expand your opportunities for professional and career development. We offer both direct entry and upgrading programmes in Nursing that are dynamic and responsive to the dynamic health needs of society. The school has qualified and committed faculty who work tirelessly to ensure students get the best learning experience in Nursing. We are committed to preparing clinically competent, caring nursing professionals who are ready for a life of service, continued learning, leadership and community service guided by Christian values. 

The Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BScN) programme was established in 2010 by the Assumption Sisters of Nairobi under the name “Regina Pacis University College (RPUC)”, a Constituent College of The Catholic University of Eastern Africa (CUEA). Later, in September 2016, the programme was transferred to CUEA under the faculty of Sciences. Then, in January 2020, the University created the CUEA School of Nursing to house the Nursing Programmes.  The programme is accredited by the Commission for University Education and regulated by the Nursing Council of Kenya.

The BScN Programme is aimed at preparing nurses who are self-directing with appropriate knowledge, skills and values to provide leadership in Clinical Nursing Practice, Management, Education, Research and Community Service. The graduate should be able to function effectively in a variety of settings, preventing sickness, caring for the sick and assisting individuals, families and communities to promote and maintain their health in the most appropriate and affordable way.  The School of Nursing offers students with endless professional and career opportunities. Graduates of the programme have great opportunities to study and work locally and abroad in developed countries such as the United States, Canada, the UK, and Australia.

The BScN Programme is a 4-year programme as structured in the below table. It has seven semesters for classwork and five semesters for clinical placement.

Structure of the BSc Nursing Programme 

Year Semester 1 Semester 2 Semester 3
Year 1 Classwork Classwork Clinical placement
Year 2 Classwork Classwork Clinical placement
Year 3 Classwork Classwork Clinical placement
Year 4 Classwork Clinical placement Clinical placement

Dr. Okubatsion Tekeste, PhD
Acting. Dean, CUEA-School of Nursing