By Godfrey Wamalwa.
Kenya Medical Training College’s Busia campus has started offering nursing after the Nursing Council gave it a nod.
Clinical medicine was rolled out last year.
Head of Nursing Department Heronimo Wesonga said there are 100 students pursuing nursing courses.
He said the college began the process of admitting students in May 2017 with the second batch admitted in September.
The third admission will be in March 2018, adding that those admitted in March will be self sponsored.
He said students from the county who are interested can bring their application forms to the department for delivery to Nairobi, adding that students from the county have been allocated 30 per cent slots.
Wesonga said those wishing to join nursing courses must have scored a Mean Grade of C plain in KCSE. They should also have at least a C plain and above in languages, Biology and at least a C Minus in any other subjects including Maths, Chemistry or Physics.
He said the county government has identified four qualified and competent staff to assist the principal and deputy principal to run the nursing programme.
There are 44 students undertaking Clinical Medicine in Year One and 49 in Year Two. The course takes two and half years while nursing will take three and half years.