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  • Internship is a prescribed period of employment during which Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) graduate works under supervision to fulfill registration requirements. During this period, the Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse graduates have an opportunity to consolidate their knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them to be competent practitioners.

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  1. Aspiring Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurses (KRCC) who have completed their training and wish to undertake their internship program need to apply for Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) Internship Practice license by making an application to the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK). The applicant can make the internship practice license application online by visiting the Nursing Councils of Kenya Online Services Portal through the following link: NCK Online Service Portal
    • Make sure you are eligible to make this application. The eligibility requirements are mentioned in the “Eligibility” section of this page.
  2. Upon entering the portal’s homepage, log into your NCK online portal account, using your NCK students index number and password to make the registration application. If you don’t have an account, you have to create one to make the registration application.
  3. Under the “Register for Online Services” menu, input the required information.
    • Select “STUDENT” under the “SELECT CATEGORY” option.
    • Input your “NCK Student Index 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, Academic and Professional details, Uploading your Photograph and Changing/Setting your password.
  7. Upon updating your profile, click on the “Internship” tab in the menu on the left pane , to enter into the next page.
  8. On the Annual practice License page , click on the “Apply for Internship 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)
    • Cadre (Select Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse Intern – Post Basic)
    • Upload your passport photo.
    • Upload heath Declaration ( Not mandatory)
  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 the Internship 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
    • Note: Wait for approximately 10 minutes then refresh the invoice page. After refreshing the page, you should find copies of the receipt ready to be printed.
  12. Click on the “Download Receipt” button to download the payment receipt .
    • Print the receipt and license and keep it for future reference.
  13. The applicant will be notified when the internship practice license is ready via telephone call and/or email after a period five days. The applicant can download a copy of the internship practice license from the NCK online platform.
    • Print the internship practice license and keep it for future reference.


  • An internship license and guideline log book are mandatory requirements before the commencement of internship.
  • It is illegal to undertake internship without an internship practice license issued by the Council

Required Documents[edit]

  • Certified Copy of Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) Diploma Certificate
  • Copy of ID/Passport
  • Colored passport size Photograph
  • Must appear in the list submitted by deans of Accredited Training Schools
  • Evidence of having completed Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) Training in an institution within the EAC that qualifies for reciprocal recognition.
  • 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


  • Evidence of having completed a Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) training course in a recognized training school in Kenya, OR
  • Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) qualified from medical schools within the East African Community (EAC) region and who qualify for reciprocal recognition OR
  • Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) who have attained the minimum requirement for admission to training institutions in Kenya, and have qualifications from outside the country must have passed the internship qualifying examinations set by the Nursing Council of Kenya.
  • Evidence of passing the Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) Assessment Exam


  • The license Fee Kshs. 1,500


  • The license validity is one year.

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Processing Time[edit]

  • The processing time is five days.

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  • Applications for a Kenya Registered Critical Care Nurse (KRCC) Internship Practice License are done online.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full names .
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • I.D/Passport Number .
  • Postal Address
  • Mobile No
  • Email
  • Index No
  • K.C.S.E Mean Grade (Others if not K.C.S.E)
  • Degree, Diploma or License held (if degree not in English provide official translation)
  • University Admission NO
    • Year of Qualification
  • Name of Training School
    • Address
    • Email
  • Name of Internship Training Centre
    • Address
  • Next of Kin (Full Name)
    • Email Address
    • Mobile No

Need for the Document[edit]

  • It is illegal to undertake internship without an internship license issued by the Council
  • Internship helps an intern to consolidate his or her knowledge, skills and attitudes to enable them be competent Kenya Enrolled Midwife practitioners.
  • Internship is also supposed to enable an intern acquire knowledge of commonly used drugs and their rational use, be conversant with the National Essential Drug List and know the dangerous drugs and poisons Act and its application.

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.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

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