Plans of Licencing Nurses to Work in U.S Underway

Kenyan Nurses have received a head start of securing job opportunities in the United States.

This follows a deal inked by President William Ruto and  US secretary general Anthony Blinken that seeks to  establish a US-accredited national examination center in the country to test and accredit nurses for employment in the US. 

Health Cabinet Secretary Susan Nakhumicha said the center will ease the process of vetting Kenyan nurses looking to secure licenses to work in the United States.

We also discussed and negotiated for the establishment, in Kenya, of a US-accredited national examination center to test and accredit nurses for employment in the US,” Nakhumicha stated. 

In addition, the Health CS stated that the Kenyan delegation solicited support for Kenya’s healthcare systems in general and an extension of the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI) support for Kenya’s activities of developing vaccines. 

On his part, Blinken underscored the importance of its strategic partnership with Kenya in matters of development while expressing the U.S.’s resolve to enhance ties with Kenya for shared prosperity. 

“Always a pleasure to meet Kenyan President Ruto to discuss enhancing our robust strategic partnership.

The outcome of the meeting was part of the goodies bagged in President Ruto’s trip to the US for the three-day US-Africa summit.


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