KCN being an institute of higher learning focuses its resources and goal in provision of quality academic services. Equally all support services of Administration, Finance, ICT, Library and Procurement aim at ensuring quality academic services. All academic staff members are expected to contribute to four academic goals namely:
To achieve its goals KCN structurally organised its academic programmes into two Faculties namely Faculty of Nursing and Faculty of Midwifery and into six departments namely:
Each department is headed by a Head of Department who has the overall responsibility for the smooth running of the department. All Heads of Departments are elected every two years by faculty members. Heads of Departments serve as members of Administrative Committees of the College such as Appointments and Discipline. They have the responsibility to pass on the information from the Committees to all members in the departments using the agreed forms of communication including monthly departmental meetings (Refer to KCN Organogram on Appendix I).
Each department has a Secretary who is responsible for all departmental day to day Secretarial services and office management. Through the secretaries you should have access to the following:
The DLMC is located at KCN Lilongwe campus. It was established in 2006. The Clinic is headed by an Administrator and it provides the following services to communities around KCN Lilongwe campus; Anti-natal, Post Natal, Maternal and OPD to staff, students and clients from surrounding communities. A majority of services are billed. The clinic accepts payment through UNIMED and basically all major medical schemes in Malawi.
Blantyre campus has a small clinic which offers minor clinical services to staff and students at the campus and it is not open to the general public.
The Library is one of the key departments in the students learning experience. Both Lilongwe and Blantyre campuses have Libraries that are used by staff, students and general public.
Opening hours for the Library are:
When School is in session
Monday to Friday: 8.00a.m - 9.30p.m.
Saturday: 8.00a.m - 12.00p.m.
Sunday: 1.00 p.m - 4.30p.m.
Monday- Friday: 8.00a.m - 4.30p.m.
The Library has a membership that is categorised into the following:
Staff : By virtue of being a bona fide staff member of KCN
Students: By virtue of being a bona fide student of KCN
Clientele: Paid up membership
The Library is headed by the College Librarian currently, Dr Kondwani Wella.
The centre coordinates all research activities in collaboration with the Dean of Postgraduate studies office. The Research Centre manages all grants. KCN research centre is headed by a Research Director. Dr Esmie Mkwinda the Acting Deputy Research Director is currently heading the centre
KCN is not just a nursing and midwifery college in Malawi we pride ourselves as: