Background Information

The history of KMTC Nyeri Campus dates back to 1947 when, as part of Nyeri County Referral Hospital, then Nyeri Provincial General Hospital, the Campus opened its doors to its first students as an Enrolled Nursing school.  In 1975, the Campus admitted the first Enrolled Community Health Nursing students while in 1995, the first Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing course commenced at the Campus. Nine years later in 2004, the Campus began offering an upgrading course in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing.

Programmes and Courses currently offered: –

  • Diploma in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing.
  • Diploma in Clinical Medicine and Surgery
  • Diploma in Pharmacy
  • Diploma in Medical Imaging Sciences
  • Diploma in Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences

Future Courses

The Campus plans to mount the following courses by 2022;

  • Diploma in Orthopaedics and Trauma Medicine
  • Diploma in Environmental Health Sciences upgrading course: Distance learning Mode
  • Family Medicine
  • Family Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing (HND)
  • Anaesthesia in Clinical Medicine ( HND)
  • Certificate in Environmental Health Sciences: 2 Years
  • Enrolled Community Health Nursing (Upgrading) Distance learning mode
  • Certificate in Orthopaedic and Trauma medicine

Short Courses

  • Medical laboratory Sciences- Phlebotomy
  • HIV Training Services


  • A new tuition block housing the library, two laboratories and a skills laboratory is almost complete.
  • A new state-of-the-art modern library offers a conducive environment for learning and research work for both students and staff members. Its E-learning section, will enable students and staff members access internet, digital learning materials and online books.
  • A well-equipped ICT laboratory with a fast internet connectivity and Wi-Fi allows internet access for mobile devices to assist students and lecturers do their online research.
  • The top-of-the-range ultrasound machine is a necessity for the learning of Medical Imaging Sciences, which is one of the courses offered at Nyeri Campus.

Student population

Currently the campus has a population of 920 students.

Clinical experience sites

Nyeri County Teaching and Referral Hospital is our main area of clinical teaching for our students. Other practical/clinical areas of learning within the County include:

  • Othaya Sub County Hospital
  • Karatina Sub County Hospital
  • Mukurweini Sub County Hospital
  • Consolata Mathari Hospital
  • Outspan Hospital
  • Narumoru Health Center
  • Warazo Health Center
  • Gichiche Health Center
  • Wamagana Health Center
  • Nyeri Town Health Center

Clubs, Societies and Sports

Our students participate in recreational activities during their free time. These include the following:

  • Rotaract Club
  • Drama club
  • Presidential Award Club

The following sports are also on offer at the Campus:

  • Table tennis
  • Football
  • Volleyball
  • Hockey
  • Basket ball
  • Rugby

 Campus contact information:

The Principal


P.O. BOX 466 – 10100


Tel: 0796759944


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