Nature of nursing programmes in nursing schools in Ghana

Nature of nursing programmes in nursing schools in Ghana

Below are the nature of programmes in nursing schools in Ghana to help fresh and continuing nursing students.

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5.0 NATURE OF PROGRAMMES

A. AUXILIARY/CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES

Name

Community Health Nursing

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Eastern Region –AkimOda

Ashanti Region –Fomena

Brong Ahafo Region –Tanoso, Techiman

Volta Region – Ho

Western Region –Essiama

Central Region –Winneba

Northern Region – Tamale, Bole

Upper East Region –Navrongo

Upper West Region–Jirapa

Description

This programme trains a category of personnel who assist and work under the

supervision of the Public Health Nurse within the community. They provide health

services such as immunization, health promotion and Others.

Name

Environmental Health Assistant

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Volta Region– Ho

Northern Region– Tamale

Description

This programme is geared towards ensuring proper environmental sanitation and

educating the community on good living habits as well as food hygiene

Name

Field Technician (Community Health)

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Brong Ahafo Region–Kintampo

Northern Region–Yendi

Description

This programme trains a category of personnel who assist and work within the

community. They provide a range of public health services such as immunization, health

education/promotion and child welfare clinics.

Name

Health Assistant Clinical

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Ashanti Region –Mampong, Kokofu, Tepa

Brong Ahafo Region –Sunyani, Seikwa

Volta Region –Keta

Greater Accra Region –Pantang, Teshie

Western Region –Sefwi Wiawso, Asanta, Asankragua

Central Region –Dunkwa-on-Offin, TwifoPraso

Northern Region –Damongo, Kpembe, Nalerigu, Yendi

Upper East Region –Bolgatanga

Upper West Region–Wa, Lawra

Description

This programme trains a category of personnel to assist and work under the supervision

of the Professional Nurse or Midwife in health facilities and communities (CHPS Zones).

Name

Optical Technology

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Ashanti Region –Oyoko

Description

This course prepares graduates in the design and making of spectacles. They don’t

directly diagnose patients but guides patients in the selection of spectacles. They also

give advice on taking care of the eye.

Name

Health Records Management

Duration

Four Semesters (2 years)

Location

Brong Ahafo Region–Kintampo

Description

This programme trains a category of personnel who manage health records. They

mainly work in hospitals.