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KUTRRH’s Institute of Specialized Nursing Holds 2nd Graduation Ceremony: A Pathway to Success for Nurses

On 10th November 2023, KUTRRH’s Training Institute of Specialized Nursing (TISN) celebrated its 2nd graduation ceremony marking
a significant milestone in the journey of KUTRRH’s training mandate. The occasion marked the culmination of their tireless efforts, steadfast
commitment and unwavering perseverance. 22 students graduated with a Higher Diploma in Oncology Nursing while another 29 graduated with a Higher Diploma in Critical Care Nursing The event was graced by the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Nakumicha S. Wafula who emphasized the government’s unwavering commitment to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC).

“In the near future the number of patients in hospitals will reduce drastically as the UHC scheme will focus on prevention measures,” she said. “This training institute will play a key role in providing advanced training opportunities for the nurses and other cadres and we look forward to county governments, private institutions and other stakeholders being active partners in sending their personnel for advanced training,” the  CS said.

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CS Health Presides Over 2nd Graduation at KUTRRH Training Institute of Specialised Nursing

The CS was also accompanied by the Principal Secretary, State Department for Medical Services, Mr. Harry Kimtai who echoed the government’s unwavering dedication to enhancing healthcare provision across the country. KUTRRH’s Board Chairperson, Prof. Olive Mugenda who was pivotal in the  establishment of TISN emphasized the significance of having a positive attitude while dealing with patients. She also stated that the hospital is at the forefront of promoting Universal Health Care by providing cutting-edge medical services.

Prof. Mugenda expressed her vision of KUTRRH becoming a preferred destination for medical tourism, health training and research. She also stated that Kenyans and East Africans will no longer have to seek health care services abroad as the government has made strategic medical investments at the facility, including the state-of-the-art CyberKnife for cancer treatment.

Nursing Council of Kenya CEO, Dr. Edna Tallam, inspired the nurses with words of wisdom and encouragement. She spoke about the challenges and rewards of a career in nursing and the profound impact that nurses have on the lives of patients. The CEO of KUTRRH, Mr. Ahmed Dagane also lauded the nurses for their achievement. The ceremony culminated with the graduates solemnly reciting the Florence Nightingale Pledge, a sacred vow to uphold the ethical standards and principles of nursing and to serve with compassion and integrity. TISN offers higher diplomas in Oncology nursing, Critical Care, Nephrology and Peri-operative nurses.

The Checkup Newsletter Dec 2023

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