Nursing Education In Ghana
Nursing education is a very important and popular field of study at Ghanaian colleges and universities. The activities of these colleges are supervised by the Ministry of Education.These institutions are accredited by the National Accreditation Board, and all activities, curricula and examinations are regulated by the Nurses and Midwifery Council of Ghana (NMC).
Traditionally, upon having successfully completed a three-year undergraduate nurse’s training program at an accreditted College, graduates are awarded a diploma by the College.
Following the initial three-years of basic education and training, nurses in Ghana are urged to further their education by focusing their studies on a particular nursing specialty, including those that lead to careers in community nursing, ophthalmologic nursing, pre-operative nursing, ENT nursing, public health nursing, critical care nursing, nurse anesthesiology, and community oral health.
Foreign students may be admitted to the nursing education program on the basis of their qualifications from their home country, for which the West African Examination Council shall determine equivalences. All programs are conducted in English, and proficiency of that language is expected of all applicants.