The salary of a nurse in Kenya depends on the level of qualification and the type of hospital one works for. Nowadays health is devolved and each county pays their nurses differently, the salaries are not uniform. The average salary of a nurse in Kenya is Ksh 45,000 per month.
To complete a diploma in Nursing, it takes one 2-3 years while a degree course takes 4 years. Upon completion, one is free to look for employment.
Nursing is a very marketable course, there is no nurse in Kenya who is jobless at the moment. With this career, at least one can employ themselves if they are not able to be formally employed.
A graduate with a degree in Nursing earns Ksh 70,000 to Ksh 200,000 per month while a diploma holder takes home Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 100,000 per month. Private hospitals especially in Nairobi pay better than public hospitals. For instance, Nurses at the Nairobi Hospital earn a monthly salary of Ksh 80,000 to Ksh200, 000 while those in Kenyatta Hospital take home Ksh40,000 to Ksh 100,000 per month. But in private hospital nurses do more work and have more targets than public hospital nurses.
Here are salaries you expect to earn with a degree in Nursing in Kenya
- years of experience—Ksh 20,000 to Ksh 50,000 per month
1-3 years of experience—Ksh 30,000 to Ksh 70,000 per month
3-5 years of experience—Ksh 50,000 to Ksh 150,000 per month
Over 5 years of experience—Ksh 70,000 and above
Here are the salaries to earn with a diploma in nursing in Kenya
0-1 years of experience—Ksh 15000 to Ksh 40,000 per month
1-3 years of experience—Ksh 25000 to Ksh 50000 per month
3-5 years of experience—Ksh 40000 to Ksh 80000 per month
Over 5 years of experience—Ksh 60000 and above
To enroll for a diploma in nursing course in Kenya, you require a C- and above in KCSE.KMTC is the best institution to study for a nursing diploma in course in Kenya.
The minimum requirement for a degree in nursing in Kenya is C+ and above in KCSE.
In case you don’t get employed by private or public hospitals, you can start your own clinic and employ others.