School of Nursing
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Meru University of Science and Technology School of Nursing (MUST-SoN). It is a humbling privilege to serve as the Dean School of Nursing and I am delighted to work with a great team.
The School of Nursing was established in October 2016 and opened its doors to the first group of students in January 2017 after accreditation by the Nursing Council of Kenya. Our vision is to become a center of excellence in nursing education, research and clinical practice in the region and globally. The School provides holistic ethical education to nursing students to acquire intellectual knowledge and skills with the right attitudes and competencies relevant to meet the health care needs of the Kenyan population and future generations. The graduates will be mentored to effectively contribute in achievement of improved quality of health services to the highest standards as envisioned in Vision 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will further contribute to the promotion of sustainable health benefits and development of the nursing profession.
The school has four departments headed by one chairperson: Department of Medical – Surgical Nursing, Department of Midwifery, Department of Community Health and Department of Leadership and Management. The School of Nursing strongly believes in ethical practice and that our graduates will serve their clients with humility, compassion and honesty in the diverse environments where they will practice.
To be model Centre of excellence in nursing education, clinical practice and research.
To educate ethically sensitive nurses whose practice reflects the highest standard appropriate to the needs of the Kenyan society and the world at large.
- To provide quality training in nursing sciences in order to produce compete graduate nurses
- To engage in scientific research in the core areas of nursing practice that will impact on best practices
- To promote collaboration with the Government, private sector and International community
- To provide consultancy services in nursing practice, nursing education and research
- To engage in community services through provision of quality nursing services
1 programme- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Direct entry programme)
HISTORY OF THE SCHOOL OF NURSING:
Started as a department in the school of health science in 2013. The School of Nursing was established in October 2016 and it has four departments namely:
- Department of Midwifery and Reproductive health Nursing
- Department of Medical Surgical Nursing
- Department of Community Health nursing
- Department of Nursing Research, Education and management
The school has been inspected and approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK) to offer Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The school admitted its first group of 40 students in January 2017.
Inspection and approval by NCK in July/August 2016
Establishment of a well-equipped Skills Laboratory
Activities held by the school in recent past
- Established a collaboration with University College Dublin (UCD), School of Nursing, Midwifery and health Systems: a team from UCD visited Meru University in February 2017 while a team from MUST visited UCD in April 2017. A formal Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been initiated between the two institutions.
- Hosted David Massias the Co-Founder and CEO of Shadow Health: Shadow Health is a global leader in development of stimulation learning materials such as virtual patients that are used for training both students and health care professionals. The School of Nursing is pursuing a collaboration with Shadow Health. MUST will be the first University in Africa to implement Conversation based patient technology positioned to change how nursing students learn and faculty teach on the continent of Africa.
- Collaborative research ventures with University College Dublin (UCD), School of Nursing, Midwifery and Health Systems
- Formalization of the MOU between University College Dublin (UCD), School of Nursing, Midwifery and health Systems and Meru University of Science and Technology (MUST) School of Nursing.
- Establishing a collaboration with Global health program of Clemson University