DR. LUCY KAWIRA GITONGA

CHAIRPERSON

At the Chuka University Department of Nursing, we offer exceptional programs for students who want to become nurses. The university provides quality nursing education from nurse lecturers with a wealth of experience. We offer a 4-year nursing education course leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) degree. Each academic year is divided into 3 trimesters.

During the first 2 trimesters of sixteen (16) weeks each, students undergo classroom and skillslab teaching and continuous assessment tests. The last 2 weeks are for undertaking end of trimester examinations. During the third trimester of every academic year, students undergo a 16 week clinical placement in the approved teaching hospitals whereby they get hands on practical experience following the master rotation as per the level of training. A clinical examination is conducted in the last 2 weeks of the placement.

Chuka University offers a number of resources and experiences to enhance theoretical and practical learning experiences in preparation of the modern professional nurse. There is a complete simulation lab (skillslab) with mannequins, some responding as patients would; for students’ practical sessions as they are prepared for real clinical competencies. In the university library, you will find variety of nursing textbooks for every level of learning. The university is in the process of acquiring modern medical equipment for a complete physiology and biochemistry laboratories. In the classroom, you will find various hospital-based medical equipments; e.g. diagnostic sets, for demonstration during teaching. The university has partnered with the leading teaching hospitals in the region to prepare graduates with the required professional skills to address the heath care needs of our nation and behold.