By | January 7, 2024

Aga Khan University KRCHN/ EN-RN Conversion

Aga Khan University KRCHN/ EN-RN Conversion – see details below:

two-year programme is designed specifically for enrolled nurses who wish to enhance their knowledge and advance in their careers as health professionals. As an enrolled nurse, this programme gives you a chance to convert your nursing license, obtain a higher education diploma and become a registered nurse thus obtaining a full license. This means that you will have the knowledge and skills that enable you to provide the most current and up to date evidence-based nursing care.

The programme will equip the learners with knowledge, attitudes, and skills that will enable them to provide quality promotive, preventive, curative and rehabilitative care to individuals, families and ​communities at all levels. The learners will also utilize leadership skills for managing care at the institutional level.  ​


​Applicants must meet the following minimum university entrance requirements:​​

  • 1 Must have form four (IV) level of education with a pass in the National examination (minimum aggregate of division four (IV)).
  • 2 Must have a passing grade in English and Biology/Biological Science (s) plus a passing grade in one of the following subjects: Mathematics, Chemistry, Physics or Physical Sciences.
  • 3 Must be enrolled nurses with current license/registration with the Tanzania or Zanzibar nurses and Midwives Council.
  • 4 Must have a minimum of two years of continuous nursing experience in a clinical setting.
  • 5 Must be working in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania or its surrounding areas or Zanzibar.

How to Apply

​Please contact your local campus to obtain the application form. Before submitting an application, you must ensure that you have complied with the instructions stipulated on the form. Applicant should provide:​

  • 1 Completed and signed application for admission
  • 2 Certified copy of secondary school certificate
  • 3 Certified copy of Enrolled Nursing certificate
  • 4 Certified copy of Enrolled Nursing transcript
  • 5 Certified copy of certificate of enrollment/registration with applicable Nursing Council (Tanzania or Zanzibar)
  • 6 Letter of release /recommendation from current employer
  • 7 Two passport-sized photographs


​The curriculum includes biomedical sciences, social sciences, general/clinical nursing; midwifery and related subjects. In particular, this programme offers 25 courses.

A total of 1,510 hours are dedicated to direct contact with the faculty in classroom teaching and supervised clinical learning activities. A total of 1,040 hours are set out for self-directed learning activities. In addition, students will complete a total of 55 weeks (or 1,650) in specified clinical placements as required by the Nursing Council of Kenya.​

The clinical learning component will take place within students’ work environment and other clinical settings under the supervision of trained preceptors. Each placement will have specific learning objectives to guide the learning that will take place in approved hospitals, psychiatric/mental health hospitals, and community based health facilities/settings.​

Key Admission Dates

The programme is offered over two-and-a-half academic years consisting of a total of 130 weeks. An academic year runs from August to July every year and is divided into two semesters of 18 weeks, followed by eight weeks of intensive clinical experience. The first semester starts in the second week of August and ends in the second week of December.