About us

The National Nurses Association of Kenya (NNA-Kenya) is a professional association representing all cadres of nurses in Kenya drawn from practice settings, education, and research institutions. Established in 1968, we are duly registered under Cap 108 of the laws of Kenya. We have branches in all the 47 counties across the country. We exist to promote excellence in nursing and midwifery.

We represent all cadres nurses of  within the profession with the aim of building and maintaining Nursing Professional Standards, Authority, Leadership, and trust of the society as critical for generating the energy and flow of ideas needed to maintain a healthy profession.

Our Belief.

To mobilize global knowledge and resources to address local priorities and needs. To provide a platform for professional development and advancement.

National Nurses Association Of Kenya promotes positive health outcomes through improved socio-economic security and welfare of the nurses.


  • Quality health care through the delivery of quality nursing services
  • Improved nursing competencies through expanded educational opportunities.
  • Collaboration with organizations to deliver on quality health for all citizenry.
  • Advocacy and lobbying for an improved policy environment.


To be the leading association towards a healthy society.


To promote excellence in Nursing and Midwifery

Our Goal

Nurses empowerment towards positive health actions for a healthier society


  • To Improve the status of the Nursing Profession
  • To assure quality in Nursing and Midwifery practice
  • To Influence Nursing, Health, and Social policy
  • To achieve exponential growth in membership
  • To strengthen strategic leadership and governance in all spheres of health
  • To promote Economic Welfare of Nurses and the Society
  • To build and sustain strategic Collaborations and Partnerships

Core Values

Excellence,  Inclusiveness, Integrity, Stewardship, Learning, Diversity

Our Affiliations 

  • International Council of Nurses [ICN] which is a federation of national nursing associations.

  • A member of the International Council of Midwives (ICM).

  • A member of the World Health Assembly (WHA).

  • A member of the Common wealth Nurses Federation (CNF).

  • A member of East Central and South Africa College of Nurses (ECSACON).

  • A member of the Federation of East African Nurses (FEAN) within the East Africa Community.

  • A member of the Association of Professional Societies of East Africa (APSEA).