Kairuki School of Nursing Admissions

By | July 10, 2023

Kairuki School of Nursing Admissions

Kairuki School of Nursing (KSN) formally known as Mikocheni School of Nursing, is affiliated to the Faculty of Nursing of Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) and Kairuki Hospital. The School is fully registered by the National Council of Technical Education (NACTE). Kairuki Hospital serves as the teaching hospital for Kairuki School of Nursing.

Practical training is also carried out at Amana Hospital, Mwananyamala Hospital, and Magomeni RCH clinic and Muhimbili National Hospital, through field studies to give students the required knowledge, exposure and experience in their training.

Vision: Committed to becoming a vibrant nursing school, recognized nationally and internationally for its academic excellence.

Mission: To train and produce graduates of Certificate and Diplomas in Nursing, equipped with quality education, capable to compete in the labor market. 

Core Values: The School is guided by the following core values:






Location: KSN is located at 70 Chwaku Street- Mikocheni area, Kinondoni district, 7km from Dar es Salaam City Centre. The school is in the same building with Hubert Kairuki Memorial University (HKMU) and Kairuki Hospital (KH).


Diploma in Nursing (Pre-service)

Diploma in Nursing (In-service through e-learning)

Certificate in Nursing

Midwifery Bridging Course

Master of Medicine (MMED)

Master of Science in Public Health (MSCPH)

Kairuki School of Nursing Admission

Entry requirements:

1. Direct entry

Holders of Advanced Certificate in Secondary Education (ACSEE) or its equivalent with 3 principal passes in chemistry, biology, and either physics/ mathematics/nutrition with a minimum of 6 points. To qualify for admission, one must have at least C grade in chemistry, at least a D grade in biology, and E grade in physics /mathematics/ nutrition.

2. Equivalent qualifications

Holders of Certificate of Secondary Education Examination (CSEE) with at least 5 passes including 2 credit passes in chemistry and biology and a D Grade in physics PLUS Diploma in Nursing with an average of B+ or GPA of 3.5.

Holders of BSc degree (Lower second or above) majoring in physics/mathematics, chemistry, biology/zoology.

The University has an Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Research, that enables students undertake advanced studies at the postgraduate level, under the Institute of Postgraduate studies and Research, programmes offered include:

Kairuki School of Nursing Contact Details

70 Chwaku Streat – Mikocheni,
P.O. Box 65300, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania

M: 255-22-2700021/4

F: 255-22-2775591

E:vc@hkmu.ac.tz, info@hkmu.ac.tz