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How to Apply for Temporary Nursing License in Kenya

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How to Apply for Temporary Nursing License in Kenya by Kenyans247(1): Tue Jan 2020 08:20am
Procedure
Upon passing the Councils national licensing examination, successful candidates are required to submit an application for registration and licensing within 30 days following the release of the results. Once registration and licensing is completed, nurses will be provided with a registration certificate and a nurse practicing license.

Required Documents
Attach copies of translated academic certificate
Professional certificate
College transcript
Practice licence
Curriculum vitae
Passport size coloured photograph
Travelling passport
A letter from the organization the candidate is going to be attached

Office Locations & Contacts
Nursing Council of Kenya Head Quarters
NCK Plaza, Kabarnet Lane off Ngong Road [Route No. 8], Nairobi

P.O Box 20056-00200,

Nairobi County, Kenya

Tel: +25420387556 | +254721920567 | +254733924669

Email: info@nckenya.org

Website: http://nckenya.com/

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays


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

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays

Western Zonal Office
Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)

Main Administration Block, Kisumu

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays

Eligibility
Foreign nurses

Documents to Use
Application Form http://nckenya.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/APPLICATION-FORM-FOR-TEMPORARY-LICENSURE-CURRENT-2012.pdf

Instructions
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.



Required Information
Full legal names
Passport No
Country of issue
Name as inscribed on Diploma/certificate
Permanent address
Date and place of birth
Country of origin
Citizenship
Spoken languages
Professional qualification
Training
Registering Authorities and registration numbers



Need for the Document
The Nursing Council of Kenya is responsible for ensuring that all nurses within its jurisdiction meet an acceptable level of competence in order to practice.



Information which might help
Except as otherwise provided in the Nurses Act or in any regulations made thereunder, every person shall be entitled to registration on the appropriate register who satisfies the Council that he is of good character and has paid the prescribed registration fee, and who;

has undergone a prescribed course of instruction and has passed the appropriate examination conducted or prescribed by the Council; or
has undergone a course of training and passed an examination, elsewhere than in Kenya, which the Council recognizes as equivalent to the training and instruction required in the case of persons trained in Kenya and as equivalent to the qualification by examination required under the Nurses Act.

External Links
Nursing Council of Kenya http://nckenya.com/

Nurses Act Cap 257 Laws of Kenya http://www.kenyalaw.org:8181/exist/kenyalex/actview.xql?actid=CAP.%20257

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

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