Chikankata College of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the oldest and most recognized nurse training institutions in Zambia. It started its operations in 1947 with the first students being, two medical assistants that graduated from the college in 1950.

Over the years the college has produced many enrolled nurses and midwives which have significantly, contributed to the number of health professionals required both in urban and rural areas of Zambia and the world at large.

Today there are 164 students working towards passing the three year course for registered nurses. These young, yet dynamic and committed students, combined with a competent administrative support staff has earned the college a ranking and reputation of being one the top Nursing Colleges in Zambia. To date Chikankata College of Nursing and Midwifery has graduated over 2000 nurses who are serving our country within both the private and public health sectors.

The upgrading of the qualification level from certificate to a Diploma is also in response to the WHO resolution passed at the 49th World Health Assembly (WHA), where all member states were urged to strengthen Nursing and Midwifery Education and Practice (WHO 491). WHO recognized that cost effectiveness of good nursing and midwifery practice makes a major difference to quality and effectiveness of health care service.