Plans by Kaimosi Friends University College to establish a School of Nursing have received a major boost following a successful inception talks with Jumuia Friends Hospital to help train the caregivers.
The parties are currently laying ground for a Memorandum of Agreement which will seal the training deal, bringing KAFUCO closer to meeting the Nursing Council of Kenya prequalification on the establishment of a Nursing School.
A team led by KAFUCO Deputy Principal in charge of Academic and Student Affairs Dr Erick Okwako on Wednesday February 19, 2020 met a team of National Council of Churches of Kenya (NCCK)-run hospital and initiated talks. NCCK General Secretary Reverend Chris Karanja graced the meeting.
The hospital is one the health facilities that will offer the requisite fieldwork experience to the Nursing students in line with Nursing Council guidelines.
The University College is also pursuing an MoU with the County Government of Vihiga and other hospitals.
The University College is training caregivers to tap to help plug shortage across the Western region.
The School will employ Technology Enabled Learning (TEL) to strengthen training in line with 21st Century demands.
Establishment of the school rekindles memories of when Kaimosi Complex in which sits the university had the only nursing school in the whole of East Africa. In fact, the complex is home to one of the very first such institutions in Africa