Kijabe College of Health Sciences


“ELIMU YA KIAFYA KWA UTUKUFU WA MUNGU!”

Vision Statement: To be a dynamic Center of Excellence in Research Innovation and Training of Christian Health Care Professionals who honor God by offering wholistic service to Society

Our Mission: To train and mentor, committed Christian healthcare professionals who are innovative and competent in research, to provide compassionate quality health care in Kenya and the world at large.

Core Values:
¬ Integrity: We conduct our business in an ethical manner free from any form of impropriety
¬ Compassion: We treat all persons as created in God’s image and empathize with the suffering of humanity.
¬ Accountability: We take responsibility of our own actions and are answerable to our stakeholders and to God.
¬ Respect: We honor human rights, dignity and treat all people with fairness.
¬ Innovation: We are dynamic to health challenges; promote research and appropriate modern technology.
¬ Passion for excellence: We esteem continuous development through, planning, learning and research to promote knowledge in Academia and quality professional practice in service delivery.

Our Partner in the US: University of Massachusetts www.umb.edu

KIJABE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES (KCHS)

A.I.C Kijabe College of Health Sciences is a Christian based middle level training institution. The college is one of the departments of AI C Kijabe Hospital. The College was founded in 1980, where the first trainees were enrolled in enrolled community health nurses, at certificate level under the then Kijabe School of nursing (KSN). Since then, the college has expanded and has trained over 1,200 highly qualified professionals who are functioning both locally and internationally. By the year 2000, the college made a major leap by upgrading the certificate level programme to diploma curriculum. This was an upgrading programme which was training certificate nurses to diploma. In 2004, basic training (KRCHN) was started.

The College continued to travel advancement path and in the year 2006 a curriculum was developed for an Advanced Diploma in Nursing Anaesthesia (KRNA). This was the first programme of its kind in Kenya. Other curriculums that have been developed for higher diplomas in nursing include higher diploma in Perioperative Nursing and Critical Care Nursing.

Nursing education is accredited by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) and the Clinical Officers education is accredited by the Clinical Officers Council (COC).

A diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery program was accredited by COC in the year 2015 and the fist class admitted in September 2015 while the curriculum for the higher diploma in Emergency and Critical Care for Clinical Officers was accredited in early 2017.

Current Academic Programs offered:
1) KENYA REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (KRCHN- Basic) Diploma in Nursing Course: 3 years 6 months.
Admission Requirements:
The MINIMUM academic entry requirements for KRCHN are:
• C plain and above in KCSE,
• C plain in English OR Kiswahili
• C plain in Biology OR Biological sciences
• C- in Mathematics OR Physics OR in Chemistry.
• Intake:  2 intakes every year, one in January and the other in September.

2) KENYA CLINICAL MEDICINE AND SURGERY (KCMS) Diploma in Clinical Officers Course: 3 years
Admission Requirements:
The MINIMUM academic entry requirements for KCMS are:
• C plain and above in KCSE,
• C plain in English or Kiswahili
• C plain in Biology or Biological sciences
• C- in Mathematics or Physics
• C- in Chemistry.
• Intake:  1 intakes every year, in September.
3) KENYA REGISTERED NURSE ANAESTHESIA (KRNA) Higher Diploma in Nurse Anesthesia Course: 1 year and 6 months.
4) KENYA REGISTERED PERIOPEARTIVE NURSING (KRPON): Higher Diploma in Perioperative Nursing Course: 1 year
5) KENYA REGISTERED CRITICAL CARE NURSING (KRCCN) Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing Course: 1 year

Admission Requirements:
The MINIMUM academic entry requirements for KRNA, KRPON & KRCCN are:
• Must have qualified as a KRCHN/KRN/KRNM/BSCN
• Have at least TWO years of clinical experience.
• Intake:  2 intakes every year, one in March and the other in October.

6) EMERGENCY AND CRITICAL CARE FOR CLINICAL OFFICERS (ECCCO) Higher Diploma in Emergency and Critical Care for Clinical Officers: 1 year 6 months.

Admission Requirements:
The MINIMUM academic entry requirements for ECCCO are:
• Must have qualified as a Clinical Officers
• Have at least ONE year of clinical experience.
• Intake:  2 intakes every year, one in March and the other in October.
7) OPERATION SURGICAL TECHNICIAN (OST) Certificate in Operation Theatre Technician Course: 1 year.
Admission Requirements:
The MINIMUM academic entry requirements for OST are:
• Must have finished form four with a grade of above D+ in KCSE
• Intake:  2 intakes every year, one in February and the other in October.

Future Prospects:

1. KENYA REGISTERED NEONATAL NURSING (KRNN)

For Applications and/or other enquiries, please contact:

The Admission Office, Kijabe College of Health Sciences, P.O. Box 20 – 00220, Kijabe, Kenya.
Landline: +254 709 728 251 (MON – FRI 8.00AM – 5.00PM)
Email: ksninfo14@gmail.com OR  kchs.info@gmail.com
Christian Environment: Kijabe College of Health Science being a department of Kijabe Hospital is deeply rooted on Christian principles as such the institution’s identity is that of Christian faith. The school’s environment is a reflection of that belief as service to humanity is anchored on Christian values. The college provides a conducive environment for faculty and student both to grow and interact in liberty and ethics.

Accommodation: Students are accommodated in modern hostels within the facility. Secondly, the management has in place other arrangements for student accommodation in case the hostels are not available. Our commitment to the students is their comfort.

Spiritual Ministry: For spiritual growth, students attend morning devotions daily and other services including; Friday revival meetings, worship nights and Sunday services. The school also has a resident chaplain during day times for spiritual guidance and counseling.

Sports / Recreation: We have excellent recreational facilities which include soccer, volleyball and an athletics track. Indoor games include pool, and table tennis. Twice each year the college participates in the inter-colleges sports competition with other 4 colleges.

Ways to Financially Support the College:
1. Scholarships for the needy students :anyone who would like to assist a student can contact the principal: princ.ksn@kijabe.net
2. Auditorium
3. Kitchen
4. Dining hall for the students
5. Additional classrooms
6. Expansion of the dormitories
7. Expansion of the office space
8. Computers.

KIJABE COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCES: 2017 HIGHLIGHTS

2017/2018 ADMISSIONS

PROGRAM
MONTH
KENYA REGISTRED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING (KRCHN)

2ND WEEK JANUARY 2018 &

2ND WEEK SEPTEMBER 2017

KENYA REGISTERED PERIOPERATIVE NURSING (KRPON)

1ST WEEK MARCH 2017

KENYA REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHESIA (KRNA)

OCTOMBER 17TH/2017 & MARCH 2018

CLINICAL MEDICINE & SURGERY

SEPTEMBER/OCTOMBER 2017

OPERATION THEATRE TECHNICIAN

SEPTEMBER 2018