Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

Our Story

The Department of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences (DNMS) has been in existence for over 17 years. The department was established in 2007 to offer blended e-learning for nurses who were upgrading from certificate to diploma. It was the first institution to offer blended training for nurses in the country to upgrade nurses from certificate to degree. The department is also committed to training clinical-oriented mental health practitioners. Currently, the department has nine programs, with over 500 students in the different programs.

Who We Are

The department offers training in Nursing and Midwifery, both at diploma and degree level, the focus of the department is to train human resources for health for Kenya and the region with a focus on Primary Health Care (PHC). The department aims to produce global nurses and healthcare leaders who have the relevant leadership skills, knowledge and attitudes.


To provide holistic quality nursing and midwifery education for the well-being of society

Impact Stories

The department has trained and graduated over 1500 students since its inception, these students have contributed positively in their various places of work both locally and beyond our borders. We have some of our alumni running successful health care organizations which is a testament to the quality of training they received at Amref.

Our Work

DNMS trains health care professionals in Nursing and Midwifery by offering market driven courses, this enables our graduates to provide leadership in PHC and to meet the needs of the communities where they are placed. The department recently has secured a scholarship from Amref Health Africa, to provide an opportunity for girls from marginalized communities to access higher education this is in line with the University’s strategic pillar on Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.


To be a leading department in the training of transformational health leaders and practitioners


To train human resources for health with a focus on to help solve the disease burden in society, with a focus on PHC.

Our Partners

Academic Partnerships