The health – care industry has continued to change dramatically over the past few years, transforming the roles of nurses and escalating the opportunities for those who graduate from Nursing School.
The current shortage of nurses is caused by an increasing number of hospitalized patients who are older and more acutely ill, a growing population with multiple chronic health problems, expanded opportunities in home care, occupational health, surgical centres and other primary – care settings.
The increasing scope of nursing opportunities will grow immensely as nurses become the frontline providers of health care. Nurses will play a major role in educating the public and addressing the social and economic factors that impact quality of care.
The School of Nursing at Karatina University will play a great role in ensuring that the Government of Kenya achieves the Vision 2030 intent. The Kenya’s Vision 2030 is anchored on three key pillars: Economic, Social and Political.
The Social pillar aims at a just and cohesive society enjoying equitable social development in a clean and secure environment through: