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Cluster Points for Nursing in Kenyatta University 

Being among the top ranking Universities in Kenya, Kenyatta University admits with considerably high cluster points. 

You need to meet the minimum KUCCPS cluster points that Kenyatta university require to stand a chance of pursuing nursing program in the institution.

Cluster points are often computed based on your performance in four subjects that an institution require for admission in a given course against that of the best candidates in a given KCSE examination year.

It is usually calculated using the formula below:


The denotations in the formula translates to:

·        w – Weighted Cluster Point

·        c – Raw Cluster Point

·        a – Aggregate Cluster Point

·        m – Maximum performance index per cluster for all students and subjects

·        r – Raw cluster performance index per cluster for all subjects enrolled

·        api – Aggregate performance index

·        spi – Maximum performance index

Based on your KCSE results, you can substitute values into the formula strategically for you to find out whether you fit in the nursing course at Kenyatta University or not.

I won’t go into details of how to use the formula to establish whether you meet the cluster points because there is an easy way to do so (discussed below).

For geeks, check out this video:

Cluster Points for Nursing in KU

The general cut off points for nursing at Kenyatta University stands at 42.369.

But how do you know whether you’ve met the 42.369 threshold?

Well, all you need to do is to check the KUCCPS portal. (This is the easier way I promised in the previous section.

Follow the following steps:

  1. Log into KUCCPS website
  • You’ll need to have the following details ready:
  • KCSE index number.
  • KCSE year.
  • A strong password.
  • You will be asked to provide those credentials in order
  • After you are logged in, you’ll see your cluster points below the webpage.

If you are still confused, here is an excellent video that can help you:

Tip: The site has also a search tab to help you find relevant courses. You ca confirm if you meet the requirements by comparing their cut off points against your cluster points. 

Subject Requirements for Nursing in Kenyatta University

As you might be aware, you must have an average KCSE grade of C + (plus) if you’re applying for a bachelor’s degree in nursing.

Let’s look at the rest of the subject requirements in the following table:

Maths/PhysicsC + (plus) and above 
English/KiswahiliC + (plus) and above
BiologyC + (plus) and above
ChemistryC + (plus) and above

Conversely, you’ll need a mean grade of C plain if you’re upgrading from college. But you must have a diploma from a recognized institution, be registered with the Nursing Council of Kenya (NCK), and have a minimum of 2 years’ experience. 

How to Apply For Nursing at Kenyatta University

You can apply virtually or physically for nursing at Kenyatta University.

Online application involves the following steps:

  • Confirm you’ve met qualifications criteria first.
  • Scan your academic transcripts, certificates, and passport photo.
  • Scan your identification documents, either ID or passport.
  • Prepare an application fee for Kshs. 3,000 (payments are made exclusively via M-pesa through details available on the application portal).

For physical applications, consider visiting Kenyatta University admissions block, office number 12. Or at the regional centers in Nairobi, Nakuru, Mombasa, Embu, Kisumu, or Garissa.


Kenyatta University accepts admissions for nursing to all students who attained an average grade of C + (plus) plus the extra subject requirements.

You can visit the university admission blocks or apply online via the steps given in this article.


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