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
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA 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 GradesAT 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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 GradesCredits (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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION REQUIRED
Peri-Operative Nursinga. 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 NursingRMN
ENT NursingRM
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 Midwiferya. At least three (3) years’ experience in a relevant AuxiliaryNurse Assistant Preventive (NAP)

 

area.Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC)
(BSc) Anesthesiologya.       At least one (1) year Rotation/Internship/National ServiceGeneral 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
HealthEnvironmental 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
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA 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 GradesAT 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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 GradesCredits (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 GradesCredits (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
WASSCESSSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateA 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 GradesAT 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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 andCredits (A1 – C6) in threeCredits (A- D) in three (3)
Minimum Grades(3) Core Subjects i.e.Core Subjects i.e. English,
English, Mathematics andMathematics and Integrated
Integrated Science.Science.
Elective Subjects andCredits (A1 – C6) in threeCredits (A- D) in three (3)
Minimum Grades(3) Science ElectiveScience Elective Subjects.
Subjects. i.e. Biology,i.e. Biology, Physics,
Physics, ChemistryChemistry

 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
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 GradesCredits (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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION 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

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION 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)

WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 GradesCredits (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 GradesCredits (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.

PROGRAMMESERVICE REQUIREMENTQUALIFICATION 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)
WASSCESSCE
Age16 – 35 years
Overall AggregateAn 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 GradesCredits (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 GradesCredits (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) SCHOOLSNURSE ASSISTANT CLINICAL (NAC) SCHOOLS
CHNTSTANOSOHATS ASANKRAGUA
CHNTS AKIM ODAHATS ASANTA
CHNTS, ESIAMAHATS ZUARUNGU
CHNTS HONTC, DAMANGO
CHNTS JIRAPANMTC, DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
NMTC, KROBO ODUMASENTC, DADIESOABA
CHNTS NAVRONGONTC, KOKOFU
COLLEGE OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING, WINNEBANMTC, KPEMBE
CHNTS FOMENANTC, LAWRA
CHNTS TAMALENMTC, MAMPONG ASH (FEMALES ONLY)
NMTC, BOLEHATS NALERIGU
NTC, TECHIMAN-KROBOHATS SEFWI WIAWSO
NTC, KWAPONG B/ANMTC, 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 SCHOOLSNURSING TRAINING COLLEGES
CHNTS WINNEBANTC CAPE COAST
CHNTS AKIM ODANTC KORLE-BU
CHNTS NAVRONGONTC BAWKU
CHNTS FOMENANTC BOLGATANGA
CHNTS TAMALENTC KUMASI
CHNTS BOLENTC KOKOFU
CHNTS JIRAPANTC WA
CHNTS TANOSONTC HOLY FAMILY KENTEN,

 

TECHIMAN,
CHNTS HONTC YENDI
CHNTS KORLE-BUNTC NALERIGU
CHNTS BIBIANINTC SAMPA
 

 

MIDWIFERY TRAINING SCHOOLS

NTC NKAWKAW (FEMALES ONLY)
MTS TWIFO PRASONTC TAMALE
MTS KORLE-BU
MTS BEREKUMNTC JIRAPA
MTS CAPE COASTNTC AGOGO
MTS SEKONDINTC SDA-KWADASO
MTS KUMASINTC ANKAFUL (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS BOLGATANGANTC KOFORIDUA
MTS MAMPONGNTC PANTANG (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS KOFORIDUANTC SUNYANI
MTS JIRAPANTC HO
MTS ATIBIENTC BEREKUM
MTS OFFINSONTC DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
MTS HOHOENTC SEKONDI
MTS TAMALENTC TWIFO PRASO
MTS TEPACOLLEGE OF NURSING, NTOTROSO
MTS TARKWANTC KPEMBE
MTS PANTANGNTC ZUARUNGU
MTS GOASONTC SEIKWA
MTS KPEMBENTC TESHIE
MTS DORMAANTC ATIBIE
MTS HOLY FAMILY, KENTEN-TECHIMANNTC DORMA
MTSTUMUNTC KETA
MTS NANDOMNTC DAMANGO
HFNMTC KENTEN, TECHIMANNTC DADIESOABA
MTS TESHIENTC, SAVIOUR CHURCH -OSIEM
MTS, DUAYAW NKANTANTC, GOASO
MTS, KETANTC, LAWRA
MTS, SDA –KWADASO
 

MTS, KETE KRACHI

MTS, ASAMANG
MTS, Yeji

 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY PROGRAMMES

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY MAMPONGPOST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, TUMU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY NANDOMPOST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, PANTANG
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY PRAMSOPOST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, BOLGA

 

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

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, ATIBIE

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY,

ASANKRAGUA

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, GOASOPOST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, AGOGO
 

 

 

 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, JIRAPA

 

 

 

SCHOOLS OFFERING POST BASIC PROGRAMMES

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, GUSHIEGUOPHTHALMIC NURSING, KORLE-BU
 

POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, KPEMBE

PERI-OPERATIVE NURSING, KORLE- BU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, ASANTACRITICAL CARE NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST NAC/NAP MIDWIFERY, YEJIPUBLIC 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

 

PROGRAMMEINSTITUTION
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTHSCHOOL OF HYGIENE, TAMALE AND HO

 

DIPLOMA PROGRAMME

 

PROGRAMMEINSTITUTION
Environmental Health OfficerSchool of Hygiene, Accra, Tamale and Ho
Occupational Health TherapySchool of Hygiene, Korle -Bu, Accra
PhysiotherapySt. John Of God College of Health, Duayaw Nkwanta
Community NutritionCollege of Health Science Kintampo
Health InformaticsCollege of Health Science Kintampo
Prosthesis and Orthotic TechnologyBrother Tharsicious Prosthesis and Orthotic

Training College, Nsawam

Optical TechnologyOyoko

 

BACHELOR (DEGREE) PROGRAMME

 

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

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