Students Chapter

Kenya Students and Novice Nurses (KESNNUR) is a chapter under the National Nurses Association of Kenya. It is a platform that brings together all college and university nursing students as well as newly qualified nurses up to 5 years post qualification in Kenya. The chapter aims at harnessing professional unity within the nursing career. The main focus of the chapter is professional mentorship and facilitation of smooth transition from students to professional life. The chapter has four established groups which also guide the leadership; public universities, private universities, middle-level colleges,  faith-based institutions, and young nurses.

Vision statement

To be an all-inclusive and strong chapter in mentoring student and novice nurses in Kenya

Mission Statement

our mission is to be the amalgamated professional voice for student and novice nurses in Kenya through harnessing Global Nursing practice and advocacy.


To bring together student and novice nurses for the unification of the nursing profession in Kenya.

To be a  voice for student and novice nurses in Kenya.

To engage in community service for the improvement of health in Kenya

To work in harmony with Global Nursing Practice and Advocacy


The chapter has held two activities this year.

In March, the chapter held a career mash-up in Kenyatta University which aimed at professional mentorship of the young student nurses. The event brought together representatives from the ministry of health, National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNAK) and Aga Khan Hospital.

On 14th May 2019, during the 5th international conference of the global network for public health nurse (GNPHN) the chapter also had a side event with Dr. Barbara Stilwell (representative of Nursing now global secretariat). The event brought about discussion about the issues affecting the profession both at local and international levels as well as matters regarding nursing now campaigns