University of Ghana School of Nursing
Programmes offered at University of Ghana School of Nursing
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSc)
The School runs an undergraduate programme leading to the award of Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Beginning the 2010/2011 Academic year, the School started the 4year degree programme with our students graduating in one of the specialty areas of mental health nursing, paediatric nursing, midwifery, general nursing, and community health nursing. The programmes have both theory and practical components. Every academic year has two semesters with 16 weeks in each semester. Students undertake 6 weeks clinicals at the end of every academic year and 3weeks during each semester.
Two categories of applicants are considered to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programme:
- West Africa Senior High School Certificate or its equivalent.
- Diploma in Nursing Holders (enter at Level 200)
- General University requirements are applied
- School requirements
In addition, to the above, applicants must have:
- A minimum of C6/D in Core courses
- A minimum of C6/D in each of the elective subjects preferably science electives.
Two categories of diploma holders will be considered for admission:
- Holders of Diploma in Nursing Education/Administration from a recognized University should have a minimum of B+ average or second class upper.
- Holders of a Diploma in nursing from a recognized institution of nursing with a minimum of CGPA of 3.25.
- Master of Science (MSc)/Master of Philosophy (M.Phil) in Nursing
The School also runs a Master of Science (MSc) and Master of Philosophy (MPhil) in Nursing prorammes for 12 and 24 months duration respectively.
The candidate for admission should have:
- BA/BSc in Nursing with a minimum of second class lower division,
- Must be a registered nurse and practised nursing for not less than 3 years and
- Pass a selection interview
- Paediatric in Nursing programme
The Paediatric Nursing Programme is a collaboration between the School of Nursing, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, the Ministry of Health, the Ghana Health Service, Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana and the SickKids International of Canada. The 12-month Certificate in Peadiatric Nursing Programme ensures integration of theory with practice by incorporating didactic teaching and learning sessions, interactive workshops with case-based learning, paediatric skill development, simulation and intensive clinical placement opportunities in diverse practice settings. The programme which is being sponsored by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and supported by SickKids Foundation of Canada is being hosted by the School. Plans are far advanced to run the paediatric nursing programme at the masters level