Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing is a Private College accredited by Technical and Vocational Education and Training Authority (TVETA).
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing is a faith based medical training institution located in the Cherangani range of hills in West Pokot County, about 100km from Kitale town along Kitale-Lodwar highway.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing offers Diploma training in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing and has been approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya. The Nursing School has students and staff from all over the country and beyond.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing provides high quality training in a Christian atmosphere that is conducive for all learners to engage in study, research, spiritual and other extra-curricular activities.
As an institution, Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing believes that nursing education should be relevant to the needs of the community and acts as a channel through which nurses develop a basis for decision making and evaluation. Therefore, the curriculum ensures competency-based educational approaches through which our students acquire necessary competences to respond to the health needs of individuals, families and communities. It involves both classroom teaching and practical sessions in various hospitals and community set-up.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing has highly qualified and dedicated faculty who deliver responsive and action oriented training to equip learners with skills in a comprehensive and holistic approach.
Since its inception Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing has had excellent student performance both in theory and practical skills.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing graduates are successful nurses wherever they are not only due to the knowledge and skills obtained from the institution but also the relevance of the training and above all the abundance of God’s grace.
Vision: To be the leading institution in the training and development of knowledgeable, skilled and competent Kenya Registered Community Health Nurses capable of providing high quality health services.
Mission Statement: To provide accessible and high quality training and development of proficient health professionals.
- Team work
Motto: Service with love and dedication
Why study at Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing is a faith based medical training institution that has been approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya. It was started in 1969 by Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary as a brain child of Ortum Mission Hospital. It is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Kitale and provides quality training that is guided by Christian values and nursing ethics. Since its inception, the institution has produced competent graduates who continue to provide quality nursing services in Kenya and various parts the world.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing is located in a serene environment, with warm weather conditions and a welcoming community. This makes it a very conducive place to study and work in. The institution has qualified, competent and dedicated faculty who provide quality instruction to the students. It also provides opportunities for staff and students to participate in research, spiritual and other extra-curricular activities.
There are fully furnished lecture halls and skills laboratory with adequate facilities as per the Nursing Council of Kenya requirements. The library is well equipped with current books and journals (print/electronic) and has internet connectivity. The school organizes for student clinical placements at Ortum Mission Hospital and other renowned hospitals which provide adequate learning experiences.
All students are provided with accommodation and meals including those in clinical placements outside Ortum. The hostels are adequate, clean, and equipped with necessary facilities. Students with challenges in paying their school fees are able to benefit from Higher Education Loans board through Afya Elimu Funds.
Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing was started in 1969 by Missionary Sisters of the Holy Rosary, as a brainchild of Ortum Mission Hospital. It is owned by the Catholic Diocese of Kitale, and is currently under the management of Assumption Sisters of Eldoret.
The school started with Kenya Enrolled Midwifery training to provide young Kenyan women an opportunity to train as nurse-midwives to participate in health profession, to improve the quality of health care services to patients as well as to alleviate staff shortage. In 1985, the training was upgraded to Kenya Enrolled Community Health Nursing, with inclusion of male students in the training in July 1989. In September 2005, Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing was commenced in line with the Nursing Council of Kenya and Ministry of Health training policy.