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  • Applications for a Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse (KRAEN) Practice License are done online.

Apply Online

  1. A registered Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse can apply for a Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse Practice License online by visiting the Nursing Councils of Kenya Online Services Portal through the following link: NCK Online Service Portal
  2. Upon entering the portals homepage, click on the “Create Account” Option to register for an account on the NCK online portal. This will direct you to the next page where you are to start your registration process.
  3. Under the “Register for Online Services” menu, input the required information.
    • Select “PRACTITIONER” under the “SELECT CATEGORY” option.
    • Input your “NCK Registration Number”
    • Input your ID Number
    • Input your email address
  4. Upon entering the required information for registration click on the “Register for Online Services” Tab.
    • This will cause a confirmation email address to be sent to your email address.
  5. Log into your email address and confirm your registration by clicking on the “Complete Registration” button, in the email which has been sent to you.
  6. Please edit your profile by adding your Personal and Professional details, Uploading your Photograph and Changing/Setting your password.
  7. Upon updating your profile, click on the “Practice License” tab in the menu on the left pane , to enter into the next page.
  8. On the Practice License page , click on the “Make Application for Practice License” button to enter the next page where you are required to provide information for your application.
  9. Please provide required information for licensing. These include:-
    • Email
    • Mobile
    • Practice type (Select Clinical or Non-Clinical)
    • Area of practice (Select Others)
    • Area of specialty (Select Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse - Post Basic)
    • Work Station Type
    • Work Station /Facility
    • Employer Details (National Government of Kenya , County Government, Private Sector(Health institutions), Other Ministries , Mission , Private , Municipality , Institutional , Unknown, Non-governmental organization, Faith based organization, independent Practice, Others)
    • Select county
    • Workstation /Facility
  10. Confirm that all the information you have given is correct and click on the “Submit Application” button.
    • This will cause an invoice for payment of the application fees to be generated.
  11. On the Invoice page click on the “Click to Pay Now” button to pay for Kenya Enrolled Midwife (KEM) Practice License.
    • Proceed to make the payment using the instructions given online. The Payment instructions will be generated and displayed automatically in the portal. More information about the licensing fees to be paid is given in the “Fees” section of this page
  12. Upon making the application payment, a payment receipt and the Annual Kenya Enrolled Midwife (KEM) Practice License will be generated online.
    • Note: Wait for approximately 10 minutes then refresh the invoice page. After refreshing the page, you should find copies of the receipt and license ready to be printed.
  13. Click on the “Download Receipt” Button and the “Download License” button to download the payment receipt and Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse (KRAEN) Practice License respectively.
    • Print the receipt and license and keep them for reference.

Required Documents[edit]

  • Kenya Registered Anesthesia Nurse Registration Certificate
  • Copy of Kenya Registered Community Health Nurse, Kenya Registered Midwife or Kenya Registered Nurse registration certificate and Practice License
  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Colored passport size photo
  • The prescribed fee

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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

NCK Online Service Portal: link


  • A registered Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse (KRAEN) is eligible to make an application for a Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse (KRAEN) Practice license.
  • The applicant must also have successfully completed the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) Professional Registration Exams.
  • The applicant should have at least two years of clinical work experience.


  • The license Fee Kshs. 1,500


  • The license validity is one year.

Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is immediate.

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Required Information[edit]

  • Email
  • Mobile
  • Practice type
  • Area of practice
  • Work Station Type
  • Work Station /Facility
  • Employer Details
  • Workstation /Facility

Need for the Document[edit]

  • A Kenya Registered Accident and Emergency Nurse (KRAEN) needs a practice license in order to practice nursing as an accident and emergency nurse in Kenya.
  • It is an offence to practice nursing in Kenya without being licensed with the Nursing Council of Kenya.

Information which might help[edit]

  • Nurses and midwives aspiring to practice in Kenya must comply with the statutory requirements for registration and licensing. Failure to obtain the necessary documentations constitutes an offence under the Nurse Act Cap 257. Detailed information on documentation can be accessed via the Board’s website and from the Board’s offices.
  • Accident and Emergency nursing is a specialty within the field of professional nursing focusing on the care of patients who require prompt medical attention to avoid long-term disability or death.
  • Accident and Emergency Nurses treat patients who are suffering from trauma, injury or severe medical conditions and require urgent treatment. Since these specialists work in crisis situations, they must be able to quickly identify the best way to stabilize patients and minimize pain.
  • Accident and Emergency Nurses have a range of expertise demonstrated across a range of knowledge and skills which they acquire through Continuous Professional Development. This is reflected within their roles and responsibilities in Emergency Departments (ED) when they often have to work autonomously or in close partnership with other health professionals within the ED team to make diagnosis or take urgent decisions.
  • Accident and Emergency Nurses are most frequently employed in hospital emergency departments, although they may also work in urgent care centers, sports arenas, and on medical transport aircraft and ground ambulances.

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