Ghana Nursing Training Colleges Courses and Requirements

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Ghana Nursing Training Colleges Courses and admission entry requirements… Are you a prospective student of the Nursing Training School? Do you want to know the list of programmes and courses offered at the Nursing Training Colleges? We have compiled a comprehensive list of Nursing Training Colleges in Ghana, their list of courses and entry requirements.

LIST OF NURSING PROGRAMMES IN GHANA

AUXILIARY PROGRAMMES (Certificate Courses)

  1. Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP) formerly Community Health Nursing (CHN)
  2. Health Assistant Clinical (NAC)

Table (1): Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cut off aggregate score of Forty-Eight (48) or better in six subjects, comprising 3

core and 3 elective subjects.

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty (30) or better in six subjects, comprising 3 core

and 3 elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in three core subjects. e.g.

English, Mathematics and

Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three Elective subjects

Diploma Programmes

  1. Registered General Nursing (RGN)
  2. Registered Mental Nursing (RMN)
  3. Registered Midwifery (RM) Females only
  4. Registered Community Health Nursing (RCN)

Table 2: Requirements for Basic Nursing Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty –

Six (36) or better

in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3 elective subjects.

An aggregate score of Twenty-four (24) or better in six subjects, comprising 3

core and 3 elective subjects.

 

 

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. Credits (A- D) in three Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects. Credits (A – D) in three Electives Subjects.

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 3 below.

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

Table 3: Specific Requirements for Post Basic Programmes

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED
Peri-Operative Nursing a. Mandatory one year Rotation/Internship/National Service

b.Three years’ experience in a relevant Basic area OR two (2) years’ work experience upon a

request from a facility after internship.

RGN
Critical Care Nursing RMN
ENT Nursing RM
Ophthalmic (BSc) RCN
Public Health Nursing (BSc) a. Mandatory one (1) year Rotation/Internship/National Service

b.Three (3) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area OR two (2) years’ work experience upon a request from a facility after internship.

RGN
RMN
RM
RCN
Post NAC/NAP Midwifery a. At least three (3) years’ experience in a relevant Auxiliary Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)

 

area. Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)
(BSc) Anesthesiology a.       At least one (1) year Rotation/Internship/National Service General Nurse

Mental Health Nurse Midwife

b.       Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area OR one (1) year work experience upon a request from a facility after internship. Registered Community Health Nurse
BSc Environmental  

a.  Products from Accra School of Hygiene.

b.  WASSCE students with Pure Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology)

Possess Diploma in
Health Environmental Health from
KNUST, Kumasi
Possess
WAHEB/GHAHEB
Pure Science WASSCE

 

ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES

Certificate Programmes

  • Environmental Health (HO AND TAMALE SCHOOLS OF HYGIENE)

Table 4: Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cut off aggregate score of Forty-Eight (48) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three (3) core subjects

i.e English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three (3) Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three (3) Elective subjects

 

DIPLOMA PROGRAMMES

  1. Environmental Health (Diploma)
  2. Technical Officer (Dental Technology)
  3. Occupational Therapy
  4. Physiotherapy
  5. Community Nutrition
  6. Health Informatics
  7. Prosthesis and Orthotic Technology
  8. Optical Technology

Table 5: Requirements for Diploma Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising thee (3) core and three (3) elective subjects. An aggregate score of Twenty-Four (24) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective

subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Elective Subjects.

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects.

 COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KINTAMPO (CoHK)

The College of Health and Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health Training School runs over fourteen (14) different programmes. These programmes range from Certificate (Auxiliary) 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).

Auxiliary Programmes (Certificate)

  1. Field Technician (Community Health)
  2. Health Records Management
  3. Certificate Medical Laboratory Technician (Sandwich)

Table 6: Requirements for Certificate Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Forty-Eight (48) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades AT LEAST credits (A1-E8) in three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three (3) core subjects

i.e. English, Mathematics

and Integrated Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in

three (3) Elective subjects

AT LEAST passes (A-E) in

three (3) Elective subjects

 

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)

Direct Entry Diploma Programmes

  1. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective
    1. Diploma (Medical Laboratory Technology)
    2. Diploma (Radiography)

Table 7: Requirements for Programmes which require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty-Six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising  three  (3) core

and    three    (3)    elective

An aggregate score of Twenty-Four (24) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core

and three (3) elective

 

subjects. subjects.
Core Subjects and Credits (A1 – C6) in three Credits (A- D) in three (3)
Minimum Grades (3) Core Subjects i.e. Core Subjects i.e. English,
English, Mathematics and Mathematics and Integrated
Integrated Science. Science.
Elective Subjects and Credits (A1 – C6) in three Credits (A- D) in three (3)
Minimum Grades (3) Science Elective Science Elective Subjects.
Subjects. i.e. Biology, i.e. Biology, Physics,
Physics, Chemistry Chemistry

 Programmes which do NOT Require General Science as an Elective

  1. Diploma (Health Information Option)
  2. Diploma (Community Health – Disease Control & Surveillance Option)
  3. Diploma (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
  4. Diploma (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option) – Direct Entry
  5. Diploma (Dental Surgery) Same as Diploma Registered Dental Surgery Assistant

Table 8: Requirements for Programmes which do NOT require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty-six

(36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective subjects.

An aggregate score of Twenty-Four (24) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and

Minimum Grades

Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Elective Subjects. Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects.

 

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 REQUIRED
Technical Officer (Health Information Option)  

 

 

a.  At least one (1) year Rotation/Internship/Nation al Service

b. Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area OR one (1) year work experience upon a request from a facility after internship.

Certificate as a 1.Field Technician 2.Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)

3. Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)

4. Health Records Assistant

Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance Option)
Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option)
Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)
Community Mental Health

 

Table 9: Requirements for Diploma Community Mental Health

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED
 

 

 

 

 

Community Mental Health

 

A practicing officer and must have served two (2) years minimum in deprived areas or three years minimum in non- deprived areas.

Certificate as a

 

1.   Field Technician

2.   Nurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)

3.   Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)

4.   Health Records Assistant

5.   Environmental

Health

 

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualification equivalent to those stated above, proved they are proficient in English, Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Certificate. Applicants will be required to pass an entrance examination before gaining admission to the programme.

Direct Entry BSc. Community Medicine and Health – (Four) 4 years

Table 10: Requirements for Direct Entry BSc. Community Medicine and Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Medicine & Health

– Direct Entry)

WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of Thirty-Six

(36) or better

in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

An aggregate score of Twenty-Four (24) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3)

elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3)

Elective Subjects, Physics, Chemistry and Biology only.

Credits (A – D) in three (3)

Electives Subjects. Physics, Chemistry and Biology only.

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQUIRED

 

Community Medicine & Health (BSc) a.     At least one (1) year rotation/Internship/National Service

b.    Two (2) years’ experience in a relevant Basic area OR one (1) year work experience upon a request from a facility after

internship.

Diploma as a

1.    Registered General Nurse

2.     Registered Mental Nurse

3.     Registered Midwife

 

NB: Graduate Nurses from the Universities can also apply for the Post Basic Programmes. (Previously Direct Medical Assistant)

Post Basic BSc. Community Medicine and Health – Two (2) years

(Previously Post Basic Medical Assistant).

Post Basic BSc. Physician Assistant- Two (2) years

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

Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health – Four (4) Years

Table 11: Requirement for Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (BSc. Community Mental Health – Direct Entry)
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of Thirty- six (36) or better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and three (3) elective

subjects.

An aggregate score of Twenty- four (24) or

better in six (6) subjects, comprising three (3) core and

three (3) elective subjects.

Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated Science. Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and Integrated

Science.

Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) elective subjects the following: General Arts, General Science, Home

Economics (Food and Nutrition Option) and

Agricultural Science (excluding

crop and animal husbandry).

Credits (A – D) in three elective subjects the following: General Arts, General Science, Home Economics (Food and Nutrition Option) and Agricultural Science (excluding crop and animal husbandry).

 

NB: Foreign students may be considered for admission if they hold qualification equivalent to those stated above and prove that they are proficient in English. Equivalent qualifications include; A-levels, High School Certificate, Bachelor’s Degree in Science (BSc.)

HEALTH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS IN GHANA

NURSE ASSISTANT PREVENTIVE (NAP) SCHOOLS NURSE ASSISTANT CLINICAL (NAC) SCHOOLS
CHNTSTANOSO HATS ASANKRAGUA
CHNTS AKIM ODA HATS ASANTA
CHNTS, ESIAMA HATS ZUARUNGU
CHNTS HO NTC, DAMANGO
CHNTS JIRAPA NMTC, DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
NMTC, KROBO ODUMASE NTC, DADIESOABA
CHNTS NAVRONGO NTC, KOKOFU
COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING, WINNEBA NMTC, KPEMBE
CHNTS FOMENA NTC, LAWRA
CHNTS TAMALE NMTC, MAMPONG ASH (FEMALES ONLY)
NMTC, BOLE HATS NALERIGU
NTC, TECHIMAN-KROBO HATS SEFWI WIAWSO
NTC, KWAPONG B/A NMTC, SUNYANI
NMTC, TEPA
NMTC, PANTANG
NTC, WA
HATS YENDI
NMTC, TESHIE
NTC, OSEIM -E/R
NTC, SEIKWA
MTS, KETE KRACHI

 

INSTITUTIONS OFFERING NURSING PROGRAMMES AUXILLIARY PROGRAMMES

 BASIC PROGRAMMES – DIPLOMA

REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCHOOLS NURSING TRAINING COLLEGES
CHNTS WINNEBA NTC CAPE COAST
CHNTS AKIM ODA NTC KORLE-BU
CHNTS NAVRONGO NTC BAWKU
CHNTS FOMENA NTC BOLGATANGA
CHNTS TAMALE NTC KUMASI
CHNTS BOLE NTC KOKOFU
CHNTS JIRAPA NTC WA
CHNTS TANOSO NTC HOLY FAMILY KENTEN,

 

TECHIMAN,
CHNTS HO NTC YENDI
CHNTS KORLE-BU NTC NALERIGU
CHNTS BIBIANI NTC SAMPA
 

 

MIDWIFERY TRAINING SCHOOLS

NTC NKAWKAW (FEMALES ONLY)
MTS TWIFO PRASO NTC TAMALE
MTS KORLE-BU
MTS BEREKUM NTC JIRAPA
MTS CAPE COAST NTC AGOGO
MTS SEKONDI NTC SDA-KWADASO
MTS KUMASI NTC ANKAFUL (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS BOLGATANGA NTC KOFORIDUA
MTS MAMPONG NTC PANTANG (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS KOFORIDUA NTC SUNYANI
MTS JIRAPA NTC HO
MTS ATIBIE NTC BEREKUM
MTS OFFINSO NTC DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
MTS HOHOE NTC SEKONDI
MTS TAMALE NTC TWIFO PRASO
MTS TEPA COLLEGE OF NURSING, NTOTROSO
MTS TARKWA NTC KPEMBE
MTS PANTANG NTC ZUARUNGU
MTS GOASO NTC SEIKWA
MTS KPEMBE NTC TESHIE
MTS DORMAA NTC ATIBIE
MTS HOLY FAMILY, KENTEN-TECHIMAN NTC DORMA
MTSTUMU NTC KETA
MTS NANDOM NTC DAMANGO
HFNMTC KENTEN, TECHIMAN NTC DADIESOABA
MTS TESHIE NTC, SAVIOUR CHURCH -OSIEM
MTS, DUAYAW NKANTA NTC, GOASO
MTS, KETA NTC, LAWRA
MTS, SDA –KWADASO
 

MTS, KETE KRACHI

MTS, ASAMANG
MTS, Yeji

 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY PROGRAMMES

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY MAMPONG POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, TUMU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY NANDOM POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, PANTANG
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY PRAMSO POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, BOLGA

 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY DORMAA POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, KETE KRACHI
 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, ATIBIE

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY,

ASANKRAGUA

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, GOASO POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, AGOGO
 

 

 

 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, JIRAPA

 

 

 

SCHOOLS OFFERING POST BASIC PROGRAMMES

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, GUSHIEGU OPHTHALMIC NURSING, KORLE-BU
 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, KPEMBE

PERI-OPERATIVE NURSING, KORLE- BU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, ASANTA CRITICAL CARE NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, YEJI PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, KENTEN, TECHIMAN  

ENT NURSING, KUMASI

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, TESHIE
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, KETA
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, ASAMANG
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, BREKUM

 

NURSING INSTITUTIONS OFFERING ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES IN GHANA

AUXILIARY (CERTIFICATE) PROGRAMMES

 

PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, TAMALE AND HO

 

DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

 

PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
Environmental Health Officer School of Hygiene, Accra, Tamale and Ho
Occupational Health Therapy School of Hygiene, Korle -Bu, Accra
Physiotherapy St. John Of God College of Health, Duayaw Nkwanta
Community Nutrition College of Health Science Kintampo
Health Informatics College of Health Science Kintampo
Prosthesis and Orthotic Technology Brother Tharsicious Prosthesis and Orthotic

Training College, Nsawam

Optical Technology Oyoko

 

BACHELOR (DEGREE) PROGRAMME

 

PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
Anesthesiology (BSc) Anesthetist Assistant Training School- Ridge
Anesthetist Assistant Training School- Kumasi
Anesthetist Assistant Training School- Cape Coast
BSc Community Mental Health College of Health, Yamfo
BSc. Community Medicine and Health
BSc. Health Information Management
BSc. Community Health (Nutrition)

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