Admission to nursing schools in Ghana

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLYING

PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORM

Applicant must ensure that you have CAREFULLY read through the brochure/guidelines before filling the form. You will be prosecuted for any forged attachment or false declaration

Entry requirements are indicated in the Guidelines (Brochure)

Ensure that you have filled all applicable portions of the form before submission

Applicants(excluding serving officers) can apply using SSSCE OR WASSCE AND NOT A COMBINATION OF BOTH or equivalent, in the case of foreign students.

APPLICANTS WHO ARE CURRENTLY HEALTH PERSONNELS (SERVING OFFICERS AND AUXILIARY / CERTIFICATE HEALTH OFFICERS e.g.: Health Assistant Clinical, Community Health and Others) CAN HOWEVER APPLY USING A COMBINATION OF BOTH SSCE AND WASSCE

B. BASIC/DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Name

Registered General Nursing

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship rotation / National Service

Location

Eastern Region –Koforidua, Nkawkaw

Ashanti Region –Kumasi, Agogo, Kwadaso,Kokofu

Brong Ahafo Region –Sunyani, Berekum,Ntotroso,Drobo,Techiman

Krobo,Seikwa,Techiman(Holy Family)

Volta Region –Ho,Keta

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu,Teshie

Western Region –Sekondi

Central Region –Cape Coast, Dunkwa-on-Offin, Twifo Praso

Northern Region –Tamale,Yendi,Kpembe,Nalerigu,Damongo

Upper East Region –Bolgatanga, Bawku,Zuarungu

Upper West Region–Jirapa,Wa

Description

This programme prepares the individual to give general nursing care in the hospital an

in the community.

Graduates are required to undertake one year mandatory internship/rotation / National

Service after sitting and passing their Licensure Examination conducted by the Nurses

and Midwifery Council of Ghana on completing their Academic work.

Name

Registered Mental Nursing

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship rotation / National Service

Location

Greater Accra Region – Pantang

Central Region – Ankaful

Northern Region – Yendi

Description

This programme prepares individuals in basic nursing with special option in Mental

Health and Psychiatric Nursing

Graduates are required to undertake one year mandatory internship/ rotation / National

Service after sitting and passing their Licensure Examination conducted by the Nurses

and Midwifery Council of Ghana on completing their Academic work.

Name

Registered Midwifery

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship rotation / National Service

Location

Eastern Region –Koforidua, Atibie

Ashanti Region – Kumasi, Mampong, Offinso

Brong Ahafo Region –Berekum,Goaso,Dormaa,Techiman(Holy Family)

Volta Region –Hohoe,Kete Krachie

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu,Pantang

Western Region –Sekondi, Tarkwa

Central Region – Cape Coast, Twifo Praso

Northern Region – Tamale,Gushiegu

Upper East Region –Bolgatanga,Zuarungu

Upper West Region–Jirapa,Nandom,Tumu

Description

This programme prepares individuals in basic nursing with special option in Midwifery

Graduates are required to undertake one year mandatory internship/ rotation / National

Service after sitting and passing their Licensure Examination conducted by the Nurses

and Midwifery Council of Ghana on completing their Academic work.

Name

Registered Community Health Nursing

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Eastern Region– AkimOda

Central Region – Winneba,Twifo Praso

Upper East Region – Navrongo

Northern Region – Tamale

Description

This programme trains a category of personnel who give preventive care within the

community. They provide health services such as immunization, health promotion and

child welfare clinics. This programme prepares individuals in basic nursing with special

option in Midwifery.

Graduates are required to undertake one year mandatory internship/ rotation / National

Service after sitting and passing their Licensure Examination conducted by the Nurses

and Midwifery Council of Ghana on completing their Academic work.

Name

Technical Officer (Health Information Option)

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Northern Region – Yendi

Description

Trainees get in-depth knowledge of health & related issues and acquire skills in ICT that

prepares them to competently manage the challenges in Health Information System at

all levels.

Name

Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance)

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region – Kintampo

Description

The course prepares graduates to take up positions in the health sector and work at

various levels as multi-purpose health workers. Graduates are given extensive training

in Public Health to fit into various positions in District and Regional management teams.

Name

Technical Officer (Community Health – Nutrition Option)

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

The course prepares graduates to take up positions in the health sector and work at

various levels as multi-purpose health workers. Graduates are given extensive training

in Nutrition to fit into various positions in District and Regional management teams.

Name

Environmental Health

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Greater Accra Region – Korle Bu

Description

This programme is geared towards managing environmental sanitation and educating

the community on proper sanitation and food hygiene.

Name

Technical Officer (Dental Surgery Assistant)

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

This programme prepares graduates to work as part of a dental team in a variety of

clinical and non-clinical settings. They are also responsible for ensuring the Dentist or

Oral Surgeon’s operating list runs smoothly during the course of a clinical session.

Graduates are required to undertake one year of internship on completing their

Academic work.

Name

Technical Officer (Dental Technology)

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu

Description

This programme prepares graduates to manufacture dental prosthetics including

bridges, crowns and dentures according to specifications dentists send to them. They

work in specialties that include orthodontic appliances, crowns and bridges, complete

dentures, partial dentures, or ceramics.

Name

Community Medicine & Health – Direct Entry

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

This programme prepares graduates to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive

healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. They undertake all tasks involved in

routine medical care, such as diagnosing illnesses, writing prescriptions, performing

minor surgery etc. and refer cases as appropriate. Graduates are also equipped with

managerial skills to manage and effectively run health centers without supervision.

Graduates are required to undertake one year of internship on completing their

Academic work.

Name

Medical Laboratory Technology

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

Name

Physiotherapy/Orthotics Technology

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Duayaw Nwanta

Description

The Physiotherapy/Orthotics Technology programme prepares graduates to assist

physiotherapists in the prevention and treatment of disability and mobility. Knowledge in

orthotics helps graduates to make devices to correct problems with disability and

mobility

Name

Prosthetics and Orthotics Technology

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Eastern Region –Nsawam

Description

The Prosthetics and Orthotics Technology programme prepares graduates to assist in

the building of equipment to help aid patients with disability and mobility. Knowledge in

orthotics helps graduates to make devices to correct problems with disability and

mobility

Name

Obstertrician/Gynaecologist Assistant

Duration

Six Semesters (3 years) + 1 year mandatory Internship / National Service

Location

Northern Region – Yendi

Description

The Obstertrician/Gynaecologist Assistant programme prepares graduates to take care

of the pregnant woman, her unborn child and the management of diseases specific to

women

C. POST BASIC /ADVANCED DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

Name

Peri-Operative Nursing

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu

Description

The aim of this programme is to train Nursing personnel in the management of patients

before, during and after surgery.

Name

Critical Care Nursing

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu

Description

This programme trains nursing personnel in the care of critically ill patients who require

constant expert care beyond basic general nursing care given in health institutions

Name

Ear, Nose & Throat Nursing

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Ashanti Region – Kumasi

Description

This programmeis aimed at training specialized nurses to diagnose and treat ENT

problems and refer as appropriate in the absence of an ENT surgeon. They also serve

as nurses for ENT patients.

Name

Ophthalmic Nursing

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu

Description

This programme is aimed at training Nurses for additional and specialized competencies

to enable them detect early and manage effectively eye conditions within their

capabilities, and refer those beyond them to the appropriate hospitals. Organize and

undertake outreach clinics. Undertake public education on primary eye care.

It is an international programme accredited by World Health Organization (WHO), and

hence has students coming from other countries

Name

Anesthesiology

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Greater Accra Region – Ridge

Ashanti Region – Kumasi

Central Region – Cape Coast

Description

This programme prepares graduates for the pre-surgery, intra-surgery and post-surgery

management of patients.

Name

Community Oral Health And Medicine

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

This programme offers students the opportunity to specialize and manage conditions

pertaining to oral health in the community and at dental facilities

Name

Community Medicine & Health – Post Basic Entry

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year) + 3 months internship

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

This programme prepares graduates to provide diagnostic, therapeutic, and preventive

healthcare services, as delegated by a physician. They undertake all tasks involved in

routine medical care, such as diagnosing illnesses, writing prescriptions, performing

minor surgery etc. and refer cases as appropriate. Graduates are also equipped with

managerial skills to manage and effectively run health centers without supervision.

Name

Public Health Nursing

Duration

Two Semesters (1 year)

Location

Greater Accra Region –Korle Bu

Description

This is a programme that trains Nurses to Supervise families in the care of their children

against poor nutrition, childhood diseases and home accidents, educate the general

public to become aware of their health and environment and the interrelations between

them

Name

Community Mental Health7

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years) + 3 months internship

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description

This programme aims at preparing individuals to work in the community as Community

Mental Health Officers. Their work focuses on Health Promotion, prevention and

rehabilitation of Mental Health clients into the society.

Name

Post Basic Midwifery8

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years) + 3 months internship

Location

Eastern Region –Atibie

Greater Accra – Pantang

Upper East – Bolgatanga

Brong Ahafo–Dormaa, Goaso

Upper West –Jirapa, Nandom, Tumu

Northern Region – Kpembe

7This programme leads to the award of a Diploma 8This programme leads to the award of a Certificate

Ashanti – Mampong, Pramso, Agogo

Northern – Gushiegu

Volta Region – KeteKrachi

Western Region – Asankragua

Description This programmes is aimed at equipping graduates with midwifery skills to practice in communities.

D. POST MEDICAL ASSISTANT/ BACHELORS PROGRAMMES

Name

Clinical Psychiatry

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years) + 3 months internship

Location

Brong Ahafo Region – Kintampo

Description

Name

Dermatology and Venereology

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years) + 3 months internship

Location

Brong Ahafo Region –Kintampo

Description