Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process under which services and operations of institutions of higher learning or programs are evaluated by an external body to determine if applicable standards are met. The goal is to ensure that education provided by these institutions meets acceptable levels of quality and achieves credentials for professional practice in a chosen field.
The Kamuzu College of Nursing (KCN) is accredited by Nurses and Midwives Council of Malawi a sole regulatory body of nursing and midwifery education, training, practice and professional conduct of nursing and midwifery personnel in the country and National Council of Higher Education (NCHE) which was established by Act of Parliament with the primary purpose of providing accreditation and quality assurance services in higher education institutions. These bodies develop evaluation criteria and conduct peer evaluations to assess whether or not those criteria are met by KCN.
The Quality Assurance department is responsible for coordinating the College’s efforts to prepare for the accrediting bodies’ periodic site visits and reviews.
As a college, our teaching, learning, programs and all operations are done in reference to the required set standards. The accreditation reviews enable us to ensure that we continue to provide the highest quality education to our students and maintain our commitment to improve the health needs of the society