Entry Requirement For nursing schools in Ghana

2.1ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING PROGRAMMES

2.1.1Auxiliary Programmes

1.Community Health Nursing (CHN)

2.Health Assistant Clinical (HAC)

Table 5: Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

A cut off aggregate score of Forty Eight

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six

(48) or better in six subjects, comprising

(36) or better in six subjects,

3 core and 3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core

Grades

subjects

subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics and

i.e English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three

Grades

Elective subjects

Elective subjects

2.1.2 Diploma Programmes

Diploma Nursing programmes offered in Health Training Institutions are as follows:

1.Registered General Nursing

2.Registered Mental Nursing

3.Registered Midwifery (Females only)

4.Registered Community Health Nursing

Table 6: Requirements for Basic Nursing Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of thirty six (36) or

An aggregate score of Twenty Four

better in six subjects, comprising 3 core and

(24) or better in six subjects,

3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.

Credits(A– D) in three Core Subjects

Grades

English, Mathematics and Integrated

i.e. English, Mathematics and

Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

Credits(A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects.

Credits(A – D) in three Electives

Grades

Acceptable subjects are indicated in

Subjects. Acceptable subjects are

APPENDIX C

indicated in APPENDIX C

2.1.3 Post Basic Programmes

Requirements for qualification to post basic nursing and midwifery programmes vary according to the programme of study. Programme specific requirements are given in Table 7 below.

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

Table 7: Programme Specific Requirements for Post Basic programmes

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION REQ

Peri-Operative Nursing

a.

Mandatory one year

RGN

Critical Care Nursing

rotation/internship/national service

RMN

ENT Nursing

b. Three years’ experience in a relevant

RM

Ophthalmic

Basic area OR two years’ work

RCN

experience upon a request from a

facility after internship.

Public Health Nursing

a.

Mandatory one year

RGN

rotation/internship/national service

RMN

b. Three years’ experience in a relevant

RM

Basic area OR twoyears’ work

RCN

experience upon a request from a

facility after internship.

Post Basic Midwifery

a. At least three (3) years’ experience in a

Community Health Nurse

relevant Auxiliary area.

Health Assistant Clinical

CHAPTER THREE

3.0ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES

3.1ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

3.1.1Certificate Programmes

1.Environmental Health

2.Optical Technology

Table 7: Requirements for Certificate Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

A cut off aggregate score of Forty Eight

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six

(48) or better in six subjects, comprising

(36) or better in six subjects,

3 core and 3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core

Grades

subjects

subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics and

i.e English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three

Grades

Elective subjects

Elective subjects

3.1.2 Diploma Programmes

1.Environmental Health (Diploma)

2.Technical Officer (Dental Technology)

Table 8:Requirements for Diploma Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of thirty six (36)

An aggregate score of Twenty Four

or better in six subjects, comprising 3

(24) or better in six subjects,

core and 3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core

Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects

Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics

i.e. English, Mathematics and

and Integrated Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective

Credits (A – D) in three Electives

Subjects. Acceptable subjects are

Subjects. Acceptable subjects are

indicated in APPENDIX C

indicated in APPENDIX C

3.1.3 Post Basic Programmes

1. Anesthesiology

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

Table 9 Programme Specific Requirements for Post Basic Programmes

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION REQ

Anesthesiology

a. At least one year

General Nurse

rotation/internship/national service

Mental Nurse

b. Two years’ experience in a relevant

Midwife

Basic area OR one year work

Registered Community Health Nurse

experience upon a request from a

facility after internship.

CHAPTER FOUR

4.0 COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KINTAMPO (CoHK)

The College of Health Social Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health Training School runs about 14 different programmes.These programmes range from Certificate through to the Bachelors level and cover both preventive and curative health care. Some of the programmes are direct entry programmes (for SSSCE graduates) whilst others are Post basic Entry Programmes (for serving officers)

4.1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4.1.1Certificate Programmes

1.Field Technician (Community Health)

2.Health Records Management

Table 10: Requirements for Certificate Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

A cut off aggregate score of Forty Eight

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty Six

(48) or better in six subjects, comprising

(36) or better in six subjects,

3 core and 3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core

Grades

subjects

subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics and

i.e English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three

Grades

Elective subjects

Elective subjects

4.1.2 Diploma Programmes

Requirements for entry into these programmes vary according to the programme offered.

Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes requiring General Science as an elective

Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes which do not require General Science as an elective

Post Basic Entry (for serving officers)

1. Direct Entry Diploma Programmes

a.Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective

1.Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Technology)

2.Community Medicine & Health – Direct Entry

Table 11: Requirements for Programmes which require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of thirty six

An aggregate score of Twenty Four

(36) or better in six subjects,

(24) or better in six subjects,

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core

Credits(A– D) in three Core Subjects

Grades

Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics

i.e. English, Mathematics and

and Integrated Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

Credits(A1 – C6) in three Science

Credits(A– D) in three Science

Grades

Elective Subjects. i.e. Elective

Elective Subjects. i.e. Elective

Mathematics, Biology, Physics,

Mathematics, Biology, Physics,

Chemistry

Chemistry

b.Programmes which do not Require General Science as an Elective

1.Technical Officer (Health Information Option)

2.Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance Option)

3.Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)

4.Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option) – Direct Entry

5.Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)

Table 12: Requirements for Programmes which do not require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

WASSCE

SSCE

Age

18 – 35 years

Overall Aggregate

An aggregate score of thirty six (36) or

An aggregate score of Twenty Four

better in six subjects, comprising 3 core and

(24) or better in six subjects,

3 elective

comprising 3 core and 3 elective

Core Subjects and Minimum

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.

Credits(A– D) in three Core Subjects

Grades

English, Mathematics and Integrated

i.e. English, Mathematics and

Science.

Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum

Credits(A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects.

Credits(A – D) in three Electives

Grades

Acceptable subjects are indicated in

Subjects. Acceptable subjects are

APPENDIX C

indicated in APPENDIX C

2.Post Basic Entry Programmes

1.Technical Officer (Health Information Option)

2.Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance Option)

3.Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)

4.Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option)

5.Community Mental Health

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION REQ

Technical Officer (Health Information

Option)

a. At least one year

rotation/internship/national

Technical Officer (Community Health –

Certificate as a

Disease Control& Surveillance Option)

service

b. Two years’ experience in a

1.

Field Technician

relevant Basic area OR one

Technical Officer (Community Health-

2.

Community Health Nurse

year work experience upon a

Nutrition Option)

3.

Health Assistant Clinical

request from a facility after

4.

Health Records Assistant

internship.

Technical Officer (Health Promotion and

Social Marketing Option)

Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)

Community Mental Health

NB: Applicants will be required to pass an entrance examination before gaining admission to the programme

4.1.3Advanced Diploma Programme

1.Community Medicine & Health- Post Basic

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

Table 13 Programme Specific Requirements for Post basic programmes

PROGRAMME

SERVICE

REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION

REQ

Community Medicine & Health

a. At least one year

Diploma as a

rotation/internship/national service

1.

Registered General Nurse

b. Two years’ experience in a relevant

2.

Registered Mental Nurse

Basic area OR one year work

3.

Registered Midwife

experience upon a request from a

facility after internship.

NB: Graduate Nurses from the Universities can also apply for the Post Basic Programmes

4.1.4Bachelors Programmes

1.Clinical Psychiatry

2.Dermatology and Venereology

Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME

SERVICE REQUIREMENT

QUALIFICATION REQ

Clinical Psychiatry

a. At least one year

Advanced Diploma as a

rotation/internship/national service

1.

Medical Assistant

Dermatology and Venereology

b. Two years’ experience in a relevant

2.

Physician Assistant

Basic area OR one year work experience

(Medical)

upon a request from a facility after

internship.