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How to Apply for Registration and Licensing to Practice Nursing in Kenya

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How to Apply for Registration and Licensing to Practice Nursing in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Mon Jan 2020 01:56pm
Procedure

For a nurse to practice in Kenya he or she should be licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya. It is the responsibility of the Nursing Council of Kenya to ensure that all nurses that are within its jurisdiction meet a certain level of competence before starting their practice. Thus licensing examination is administered to the nurses using the regional centres and it has 5 different papers for basic cadres and 3 papers for other cadres.

Requirements for Registration Nurses Trained in Kenya
Apply In-Person:


After taking the nursing examinations administered by the NCK, one is required to apply for entry/re-entry to the Nursing council of Kenya by taking the National Licensing Examination.
This application for registration and licensing must be done within 30 days following the release of the results
The students can follow these following steps to access their exams results
On your browser ,go to the Nursing council of Kenya website Click here https://nckenya.com/
Click on the Online services portal
Click on Register or Login if already registered
Click on Examination results and make sure you download and print the results slip to be presented to the Council upon request
The application must be completed in full and be presented to the Registrar, Nursing Council of Kenya through your institution of training.
All applications MUST be accompanied with a copy of your National Identity Card ID]/ passport. Applicants for re-entry to examination MUST also attach the previous NCK Examination Result Slip.
The entry/re-entry to examination fee is KS 5000 for Basic Programmes and KS 7000 for Post-Basic Specialization Programmes.
All payments to the Council should be made through the following bank accounts: Cooperative Bank – Kibera Branch – 01136098613400 or
Barclays Bank – Queensway Branch - 094-8023954
Please note that if names provided on the application form are different from the Legal Names in the National Identification Card [ID]/Passport, documentary evidence of legal change of name/affidavit MUST also be attached to this form.
Upon successful registration, the applicant will be awarded with a Registration Certificates and Practising license. This usually takes a period of 30 days.
The applicant will be notified to collect his Registration Certificates and Practising license via text or phone call. One is required to bring proof of identification when collecting the documents.

Apply On-line :
Open Nursing Council of Kenya Online Service portal and login :Login
Select Category or Student or Practitioner
For students Enter student index number, ID number and email address
For practitioners enter Registration Number, ID number and email address.
Enter your personal details and press save. Ensure that you enter your correct email address. Create a unique username and password.
Click on the tab “registration and licensing tab”
Click “application for practice licence”
Fill in your work experience, academic qualifications, knowledge of rules, and other NCK licences that you may be having.
Upload your scanned documents in their respective places and press next
Choose examination centre.
Enter the transaction number indicated in the payment slip. The payment date is the date you deposited money to the bank.
Submit your application and print the application notification.
The licence is usually ready after a period of 30 days. Notification for collection will be made through email and text message. One is required to collect the licence in-person from the NCK offices. You are required to carry a proof of identity during collection.

Requirements for Registration Nurses Trained outside Kenya (TOK)
Application In-Person:


TOK nurses who wish to be entered into the Nursing Council of Kenya register are required to show that they have attained the required competency by Kenyan Standards. Applicants may make an application using the TOK Registration Application Form.
The Council will communicate with your training school to evaluate training received. If the Council is satisfied, you will be invited for an oral interview by the Registration and Licensing Committee. Based on the results of the oral interview, you may be invited to sit a written exam or proceed for a clinical placement to acquaint yourself with health care systems in Kenya for a period to be determined. Upon successful completion of the required clinical placement, you will be eligible for registration

Required Documents

Nurses Trained in Kenya
National Identity Card [ID]/passport,
NCK Examination Result Slip
2 colored passport size photographs
Academic Certificates (Kenyans Only)
Have a valid proffessional certificate
Evidence of having Undergone at least 60 hours of continuous professional development

Nurses Trained outside Kenya (TOK)
Birth Certificate
National Identity Card and/or Passport
Valid Practice License
2 Passport size Photographs
Curriculum Vitae
Original Professional Certificates
Original Transcripts
Copies of College Certificates
Verification by Registering Board
Academic Certificates (Kenyans Only)
Have a valid professional certificate
Evidence of having Undergone at least 60 hours of continuous professional development

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: Nursing Council Kenya Website http://www.nckenya.com/

Coast Zonal Office
Provincial Medical Directors (PDMS) Office
Adjacent to Coast Province General Hospital (CPGH), Mombasa
Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays

Lower Eastern Zonal Office
Meru Level 5 Hospital
Main Administration Block, next to the Nursing Services Managers Office, Meru
Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays

Upper Eastern Zonal Office
Marsabit County Hospital
County Health Offices, Marsabit
Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays

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
One has undergone a prescribed course of instruction and has passed the appropriate examination conducted or prescribed by the Nursing Council of Kenya has undergone a course of training and passed an examination, elsewhere than in Kenya, which the Council recognizes as equivalent to the qualification by examination required by Nursing Council of Kenya
One has paid the prescribed enrolment fee
One is of good character

Fees
Application for practice licence fees for nurses trained in Kenya KS 1000
Application for practice licence fees for nurses trained outside Kenya (TOK), Kenyans KS 2000, non-Kenyans $50.
National licensing examination fees .the entry/re-entry to examination fee is KS 5000 for basic programmes and KS 7000 for post-basic specialization programmes.
Validity
Licence is valid for three years
Documents to Use
Application for Practice Licence:License http://www.businesslicense.or.ke/uploads/201110//e707c3061cfe7211895b0d610b6d02fa.pdf

Processing Time
Two months

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Instructions

For a nurse to practice in Kenya he or she should be licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya. The license that will be issued to the nurse needs to be renewed in every three years.
The application must be completed in full and be submitted to the Registrar, Nursing Council of Kenya within 30 days following the release of Licensing Examination results by the Council.
All applications must be accompanied with copies of your National Identity Card [ID]/passport, NCK Examination Result Slip and 2 colored passport size photographs. Upgrading applicants must also attach copies of previous certificates/qualifications, the original nursing practice license and the nursing practice license (retention) fee.

Required Information
Full Names
Postal Address
Personal Mobile No
Email Address
National ID/Passport No
Training School
NCK Exam No
Index No
NCK Exam Date
Training Cadres
Declaration
Nationality
Permanent Address
Mobile No

Need for the Document
Each nurse practicing in Kenya is required to be registered and licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya in accordance with the Nurses Act Cap 257 of the Laws of Kenya.

Information which might help
For a nurse to practice in Kenya he or she should be licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya. The license that will be issued to the nurse needs to be renewed in every three years.
The license expires on midnight of the expiration date which is the first day of the expiration month.
If a nurse does not renew their license their name will be removed from the national register and the registration will lapse according to Cap 257 of Kenyan law.

External Links
Nursing Council Kenya information : Kenya Nursing Council


Others
The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) is a statutory body established by the Nurses Act Cap 257 of the Laws of Kenya to ensure the delivery of safe and effective nursing and midwifery care, to the public, through quality education and best practices. It is the only professional regulatory body for all cadres of nursing and midwives in Kenya.
The functions of the Council are:
to establish and improve standards of all branches of the nursing profession in all their aspects and to safeguard the interests of all nurses
to establish and improve the standards of professional nursing and of health care within the community
with the approval of the Minister, to make provision for the training and instruction for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and regulate syllabuses of instruction and courses of training for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
to recommend to the Minister institutions to be approved institutions for training of persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and conduct examinations for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
to prescribe badges, insignia or uniforms to be worn by persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act
to have regard to the conduct of persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act, and to take such disciplinary measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of conduct among such persons
to have regard to the standards of nursing care, qualified staff, nursing commodities, facilities, conditions and environment of health institutions, and to take such disciplinary or appropriate measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of nursing care in health institutions
to direct and supervise the compilation and maintenance of registers, rolls and records required to be kept under the Nurses Act
to advise the Minister on matters concerning all aspects of nursing

Renewal and replacement of old/lost practices
When renewing the old practice license must be surrendered to the Council Loss of the practice license must be reported to the council or the nearest police station. Replacement of lost license is KS 1000 Evidence of having undergone 20 hours of professional training every year is required before renewal

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