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Department of Community Health Nursing

Bernard W. Mbithi - Head of department, Community Health NursingBernard W. Mbithi - Head of department, Community Health NursingMESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF DEPARTMENT

The aim of community health nursing is to promote wellness in individuals, families and communities while acknowledging their diversity, unique characteristics and abilities. The course is geared towards equipping the graduants with the core competencies to implement various interventions including health promotion, disease prevention and direct holist clinical care strategies.

The department has capitalized on individual student mentorship in order to produce the highest caliber of community health nurses, leaders and health professionals to effectively promote health, impact policy and transform healthcare across culturally diverse individuals, groups and communities. Every faculty in the department is committed towards ensuring that the lectures equip the students with knowledge, attitude and skills that will positively impact and sustain wellness through multidisciplinary approach and innovative education, research and evidence-based clinical practice.

HEAD OF DEPARTMENT
BERNARD W. MBITHI

ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The community health department is one of the departments under the school of Nursing. The latter was approved by the Nursing council of Kenya   on 21st September 2011 to commence training of Bachelor of Science in nursing. The first intake was in January, 2012. 


VISION
To be an international role model of excellence in Community Health Nursing training


MISSION
To produce world class Community nurse practitioners through innovative and transformational education, research and extension services for sustainable scientific and technological development.

CORE VALUES

  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Excellence
  • Responsiveness
  • Empathy


OBJECTIVES OF THE DEPARTMENT

  • To promote holistic nursing care for individual patients/clients, families and communities which is based on scientific and ethical principles, research findings, cultural understanding and experience-based intuition
  • To maximize the ability of  individuals, families and community to take responsibility for and manage their health needs