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Welcome to Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing. This 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. The institution offers Diploma training in Kenya Registered Community Health Nursing and has been approved by the Nursing Council of Kenya. It has students and staff from all over the country and beyond. It 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, we believe 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, our curriculum ensures competency-based.......

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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.


To provide accessible and high quality training and development of proficient health professionals

Core Values

Respect, compassion, integrity, excellence, dedication, team work


Our departments

General Nursing

This involves provision of nursing care to children, adults and elderly in various settings


This involves provision of maternity and other reproductive health care services to clients

Community health

This involves provision and management of comprehensive health nursing services to individuals, families and communities in rural and urban settings

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My nursing career began on 1st April 2015
when I was admitted as a student at Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing.Read More

- Teresia Cheruto

Ortum Mission Hospital School of Nursing
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- Martin Okumu

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Our History

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......

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