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Procedure[edit]


Apply In-Person
Step 1: Make renewal payment

  • This process should be the first step for an easier renewal procedure. Make payments of renewal fees of Ksh 2000 to the NCK accounts. Payments should be made through the following bank accounts:
  • A/c name: Nursing council of Kenya
  • Cooperative Bank – Kibera Branch – 01136098613400
  • Barclays Bank – Queensway Branch - 094-8023954.

Step 2: Make application

  1. Visit the Nursing Council of Kenya offices to make the application
  2. You will be provided by an application form to complete an NCK officer. The application from can also be downloaded through the following link Application for Practice Licence
  3. The completed application form should be submitted with the following documents
    a. All Nursing Council of Kenya Registration Certificates.
    b. National Identity Card [ID]/Alien [ID] and passport.
    c. Two (2) coloured passport size photographs.
    d. Expiring original nursing practice license.
    e. Evidence of having undergone 40hrs of professional training/ CPD Log Book.
    f. Payment receipt
  4. The submitted renewal application will be reviewed for reconsideration.
  5. Upon successful review, the applicant will be awarded with a new practising license. This usually takes a period of 30 days.
  6. The applicant will be notified to collect his practising license via text or phone call.
  7. One is required to bring proof of identification when collecting the documents.

Apply On-line
Step 1: Make renewal payment

  • This process should be the first step for an easier renewal procedure. Make payments of renewal fees of Ksh 2000 to the NCK accounts. Payments should be made through the following bank accounts:
  • A/c name: Nursing council of Kenya
  • Cooperative Bank – Kibera Branch – 01136098613400
  • Barclays Bank – Queensway Branch - 094-8023954.

Step 2: Make online application

  1. Open Nursing Council of Kenya Online Service portal NCK Online Service portal
  2. Select Category or Student or Practitioner
  3. Click on practitioner and enter Registration Number, ID number and email address.
  4. Enter your personal details and press save. Ensure that you enter your correct email address. Create a unique username and password.
  5. Click on the tab “registration and licensing tab”
  6. Click “renewal for practice licence”
  7. Fill in your work experience, academic qualifications, knowledge of rules, and other NCK licences that you may be having.
  8. Upload the required scanned documents and press next. These documents include
    a) All Nursing Council of Kenya Registration Certificates;
    b) National Identity Card [ID]/Alien [ID] and passport;
    c) Two (2) colored passport size photographs;
    d) Expiring original nursing practice license; and
    e) Evidence of having undergone 40hrs of professional training/ CPD Log Book.
  9. Enter the bank transaction number indicated in the payment slip. The payment date is the date you deposited money to the bank.
  10. Submit your application and print the application notification.
  11. The licence is usually ready after a period of 30 days. Notification for collection will be made through email and text message.
  12. One is required to collect the licence in person from the NCK offices. You are required to carry a proof of identity during collection.

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Required Documents[edit]


  1. All Nursing Council of Kenya Registration Certificates.
  2. National Identity Card [ID]/Alien [ID] and passport.
  3. Two (2) colored passport size photographs.
  4. Expiring original nursing practice license.
  5. Evidence of having undergone 40hrs of professional training every year / CPD Log Book.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Nursing Council of Kenya
P.O Box 20056 - 00200,
NCK Plaza, Kabarnet Rd off Ngong Rd,
Nairobi
Phone: +254 20 7854665/9, +254721920567, +254733924669
Email: [email protected]
Website:NCK Contacts Link


Coast Zonal Office

Provincial Medical Directors (PDMS) Office

Adjacent to Coast Province General Hospital (CPGH), Mombasa

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays


Lower Eastern Zonal Office

Meru Level 5 Hospital

Main Administration Block, next to the Nursing Services Managers Office, Meru

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays


Upper Eastern Zonal Office

Marsabit County Hospital

County Health Offices, Marsabit

Working Hours: 8:00am to 5:00pm Weekdays


North Rift Zonal Office

Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH)


Main Administration Block,

1st Floor, Rm 153,

Eldoret


Western Zonal Office

Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH)

Main Administration Block,

Kisumu

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Eligibility[edit]


  • The individual should be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya and a holder of a practising license.
  • The practicing license should have been expired. The expiry date is after every 1 years.


Fees[edit]


  • The Renewal of Practice License fee is Ksh 2000.
  • The express processing (i.e. within 3 days) of a Renewal of Practice License fee is Ksh 4000.


Validity[edit]


  • Licence is valid for one year



Documents to Use[edit]


Application for Practice Licence :Application for Practice Licence

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]


  • The processing time is 30 days.



Related Videos[edit]


Kenya - Renew Your License to Practice Nursing - English



Kenya – Ombi la Kufanya Upya Leseni ya Uuguzi - Kiswahili
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Instructions[edit]


  • The license is renewed every 3 years
  • When renewing the old practice license must be surrendered to the Council
  • Loss of the practice license must be reported to the council or the nearest police station. Replacement of lost license is Ksh. 1000
  • Evidence of having undergone 20 hours of professional training every year is required before renewal



Required Information[edit]


  1. Date application received
  2. NCK Licence no
  3. Full Names
  4. Date of Birth
  5. Identification No/ Passport No
  6. Current Postal address
  7. Current telephone No/ Mobile
  8. Current email address
  9. Qualifications Registration/enrolment Number
  10. Name and address of current employer
  11. Working experience within the last 3 years.


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Need for the Document[edit]


  • Nurses must be licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya and meet the Boards registration standards, in order to practice in Kenya.
  • Each nurse practicing in Kenya is required to be registered and licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya in accordance with the Nurses Act Cap 257 of the Laws of Kenya.


Information which might help[edit]


  • For a nurse to practice in Kenya he or she should be licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya. The license that will be issued to the nurse needs to be renewed in every three years.
  • The license expires on midnight of the expiration date which is the first day of the expiration month.
  • If a nurse does not renew their license their name will be removed from the national register and the registration will lapse according to Cap 257 of Kenyan law.


Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]


  • The license enables nurses to gain benefits as a registered nurse in Kenya. E.g. join nurses union.



External Links[edit]




Others[edit]


  • The Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) is a statutory body established by the Nurses Act Cap 257 of the Laws of Kenya to ensure the delivery of safe and effective nursing and midwifery care, to the public, through quality education and best practices. It is the only professional regulatory body for all cadres of nursing and midwives in Kenya.

The functions of the Council are
  1. to establish and improve standards of all branches of the nursing profession in all their aspects and to safeguard the interests of all nurses
  2. to establish and improve the standards of professional nursing and of health care within the community
  3. with the approval of the Minister, to make provision for the training and instruction for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
  4. with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and regulate syllabuses of instruction and courses of training for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
  5. to recommend to the Minister institutions to be approved institutions for training of persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
  6. with the approval of the Minister, to prescribe and conduct examinations for persons seeking registration or enrolment under the Nurses Act
  7. to prescribe badges, insignia or uniforms to be worn by persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act
  8. to have regard to the conduct of persons registered, enrolled or licensed under the Nurses Act, and to take such disciplinary measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of conduct among such persons
  9. to have regard to the standards of nursing care, qualified staff, nursing commodities, facilities, conditions and environment of health institutions, and to take such disciplinary or appropriate measures as may be necessary to maintain a proper standard of nursing care in health institutions
  10. to direct and supervise the compilation and maintenance of registers, rolls and records required to be kept under the Nurses Act
  11. to advise the Minister on matters concerning all aspects of nursing