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How to Apply for Nursing Student Index Number in Kenya

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How to Apply for Nursing Student Index Number in Kenya by Kenyans247(m): Mon Jan 2020 11:10am
Procedure

A valid good conduct certificate and a medical certificate are pre-requisite documents for student indexing. Make sure you have acquired this documents before you begin the application process.

Apply On-line
Upon admission to a training school, all nursing and midwifery programmes students , are require to submit an application for Indexing within 60 days following commencement of training.
Applications for Indexing must be completed in full and submitted to the Nursing Council of Kenya. This can be made using the Council’s Online Services Portal. Your training institution will guide you on how to complete your application.
Register to the NCK Online Services Portal https://osp.nckenya.com/register# through the help of your training institution and upload the relevant required documents. This may include;
Copies of the National Identity Card/Passport
Copies of the CERTIFIED KCSE Examination Certificate and Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Foreign students should present copies of their certificates and equations of their certificates by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
Upgrading students must also attach copies of previous Nursing Council of Kenya certificates/qualifications and current practice license
If names provided in the Indexing Application are different from the Legal Names listed in the National Identification Card [ID], documentary evidence of legal change of name must also be attached
Medical certificate
A certificate of good conduct
. The Nursing Council of Kenya through its Indexing Section verifies submissions to ensure that students admitted to training schools meet the minimum admission criteria for their programme of choice.
Once verification is completed, you will be assigned an ‘Index Number’ which is a unique reference that will remain your identification throughout training and practice.
The outcome of the indexing process will be communicated to you through your training institution, SMS and email notifications.

Required Documents

Copies of the National Identity Card/Passport
Copies of the CERTIFIED KCSE Examination Certificate and Secondary School Leaving Certificate
Foreign students should present copies of their certificates and equations of their certificates by the Kenya National Examination Council (KNEC)
Upgrading students must also attach copies of previous Nursing Council of Kenya certificates/qualifications and current practice license
If names provided in the Indexing Application are different from the Legal Names listed in the National Identification Card [ID], documentary evidence of legal change of name must also be attached
Medical certificate
A certificate of good conduct

Office Locations & Contacts


Nursing Council of Kenya Head quarters
NCK Plaza [Route No. 8],Kabarnet Lane,
Off Ngong Road, Nairobi,
P.O Box 20056,002000,
Nairobi
Phone: 254 (020) 3873556/ +254721920567/ +254733924669
Email: info@nckenya.org
Web: NCK Website https://nckenya.com/

Coast Zonal Office
Provincial Medical Directors (PDMS) Office Adjacent to Coast Province General Hospital (CPGH), Mombasa

Lower Eastern Zonal Office
Meru Level 5 Hospital
Main Administration Block, next to the Nursing Services Managers Office, Meru

Upper Eastern Zonal Office
Marsabit County Hospital
County Health Offices, Marsabit

North Rift Zonal Office
Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH) Main Administration Block, 1st Floor, Rm 153, Eldoret

Western Zonal Office
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)
Main Administration Block,
Kisumu

Eligibility

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Minimum Entry Criteria: Degree [Pre-Service]
KCSE aggregate of grade: C+ with,

Cluster A:
English or Kiswahili: C+
Mathematics or Physics: C+
Chemistry: C+
Biology: C+

Cluster B:
English or Kiswahili: C+
Mathematics: C+
Physical Sciences: C+
Biological Sciences: C+

Minimum Entry Criteria for Upgrade to Degree [IN-SERVICE]
Aggregate of grade C or Division II in the KCE exams
Mandatory: C in Biology or Biological Studies
Nursing Council of Kenya Diploma: KRN/KRCHN/KRNM/KRNMHP
2 years post diploma working experience

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES
Minimum Entry Criteria: Diploma [Pre-Service]
Aggregate grade: C Plain
Mandatory Subjects:
Biology or Biological Sciences: C Plain
English or Kiswahili: C Plain
Grade C- in any of the following subjects: Physical Sciences, Physics, Mathematics, General Science, Physics with Chemistry

Minimum Entry Criteria for Upgrade to Diploma [In-Service]
Aggregate of grade D+ or Division IV in the EACE exams
Nursing Council of Kenya Certificate 2 years post enrolment working experience

Fees

This application is free of charge

Validity

The index number is valid until the nursing student is has finished undertaking the training programme and councils licensing examination.

Documents to Use

Applications are done online.

Processing Time

The processing time is one month.

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Instructions

Application for Indexing should be done within 60 days following admission and commencement of training.
A valid good conduct certificate and a medical certificate are pre-requisite documents for student indexing. Make sure you have acquired this documents before you begin the application process.

Required Information

Name
Gender
Date of Birth
Education Institution
Academic qualifications

Need for the Document

The index number is used to track the students progress through training and it’s used to determine your eligibility to sit for the Council’s licensing examination.
The NCK assigns each student an index number, which serves as a unique identifier for that individual through graduation and into their nursing career
Students who have not submitted themselves to the Indexing Process are not acknowledged by the Council and not eligible to study or practice nursing or midwifery in Kenya.

Information which might help

Students applying to certificate programs must have a minimum KCSE aggregate of C-, including a C- or higher in English/Kiswahili and biology and a D+ or higher in maths, physics or chemistry.
To upgrade from a certificate to diploma, the nurse must have a certificate in nursing, be registered with the NCK, and have a minimum KCSE aggregate of C-.
To upgrade from a diploma to degree, the nurse must have a diploma in nursing, be registered with the NCK and have a minimum KCSE of C.
NCK offers licensing exams four times per year — in January, February, July and August,.
Students who fail the NCK exam are eligible to retake the exam during the next exam period.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

The NCK assigns each student an index number, which serves as a unique identifier for that individual through graduation and into their nursing career

External Links

Nursing Workforce Kenya http://www.health.go.ke/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/Kenya%20Nursing%20Workforce%20Report.pdf


Others

In Kenya nurse training institutions may offer programs at three levels — certificate, diploma and degree. Both BScN and diploma programs produce registered nurses; whereas, certificate programs produce enrolled nurses. The number of certificate programs has decreased over the past 10 years in favour of diploma nursing programs.

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