Nursing Council of Kenya launches Strategic Plan 2023-2027 for Regulation and Promotion of Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice, with International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Certification

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The Nursing Council of Kenya launched its Strategic Plan for 2023-2027, which outlines the future direction of nursing and midwifery regulation in the country on Friday March 10, 2023.

The Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Health, Dr. Susan Nakhumicha, commended the Council for its efforts in regulating nursing and midwifery education and practice in Kenya and acknowledged the critical role that nurses and midwives play in achieving global health obligations and providing essential services to people:

“I commend the Nursing Council of Kenya for its commitment to a performance-based management culture, as evidenced by the development of this strategic plan. I also recognize the critical role that nurses and midwives play in achieving global health obligations and providing essential services to people in all settings throughout their lifespans,” she said.

Dr. Nakhumicha emphasized the importance of a highly motivated health workforce and committed the Ministry of Health to supporting the Council’s strategic objectives.

“A highly motivated health workforce is essential for achieving Universal Health Coverage and improving the health outcomes of our citizens. I am pleased to pledge the Ministry of Health’s support for the Nursing Council of Kenya’s strategic objectives,” she stated.

The Nursing Council of Kenya’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2027 aims to contribute to meeting or exceeding global health outcome indicators and support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage.

Dr. Nakhumicha acknowledged the importance of the plan in regulating and promoting standards in nursing and midwifery education and practice that inspire public safety and confidence:

The Nursing Council of Kenya’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2027 envisions a safe and healthier world through regulating and promoting standards in nursing and midwifery education and practice that inspire public safety and confidence. “This plan will contribute to meeting or exceeding global health outcome indicators and support the achievement of Universal Health Coverage,” said the CS.

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The Cabinet Secretary also congratulated the Council on its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems certification, which verifies that its quality management system meets international standards.

“I congratulate the Nursing Council of Kenya on its ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management Systems certification. This certification verifies that the Council’s quality management system meets international standards and underscores its commitment to excellence.”

The launch of the Strategic Plan and ISO certification marks an important milestone for the Nursing Council of Kenya and the nursing and midwifery professions in the country. Dr. Nakhumicha emphasized the need for all stakeholders to participate in the implementation process to ensure the success of the plan:

“The launch of the Nursing Council of Kenya’s Strategic Plan for 2023-2027 and ISO certification marks an important milestone for the nursing and midwifery professions in the country. I call upon all stakeholders to participate in the implementation process to ensure the success of this plan.”

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of Health, Kenya.