Ag. Chair, Department of Nursing
1st Floor, Science Block, Main Campus

Esther Gichigi

Designation: Ag. Chair of Department
School: School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Department: Nursing

“Professional competence is a basic requirement which is achieved through proper initial and ongoing education and training as well as life-long learning” – Esther Gichigi


Esther is a registered nurse with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and a specialization in Nursing Education and leadership.

She is a nurse educator and trainer. Her interest is in pedagogical approaches in teaching and learning. She is committed to cultivating a culture of creativity and innovation among staff and students in order to make them cope with a constantly changing world by utilizing the most modern technologies.

She has researched on mentorship practices in nurse training institutions in Kenya. Her current research work is on reflective practices among trainers in medical training colleges in Kenya. She has mentored students and is currently supervising research in both undergraduate and postgraduate students.

She previously she worked in a level five hospital in Kenya where duties included delivery of nursing care, supervision of nursing care delivery and report writing.

With over 10 years of experience in delivery of nursing care, her vision is to steer the department in training of self-driven and dedicated generation of nurses who will be able to handle the emerging trends in health care delivery using best practice methods and techniques.


  • M.ScN, Nursing Education, University of Nairobi, Kenya
  • BScN, University of Nairobi, Kenya


  • June 2010: Presented a paper entitled: “Mentorship Programs in Tertiary Institutions; Students’ Perceptions” during 1st Scientific Kenya Medical Training Scientific Conference held at KMTC school of Nursing
  • June 2010; Published an article entitled “Evaluating Mentorship Practices among Nursing Students in Selected Kenyan Universities” In Kenya Nursing Journal
  • August 2010: Presented a paper entitled “Knowledge, Attitude and Perceived Benefits of Mentorship among Nursing Students in Selected Kenyan Universities” during the 10th annual Tau Lamda- at large- conference held at Safari park hotel

Research Interests

  • Mentorship
  • Reflective Practice
  • Nursing Education


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