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WPCS 2.1.5
Tuition Fees:$390 /year
Applications Begin:10 January, 2020
Final Award:Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Midwifery
Start Date:September 2020
Academic Unit:School of Nursing & Midwifery
Campus:Legon / Korle-Bu Campus
Specialisations:• General Nursing • Paediatric Nursing • Mental Health Nursing • Community Health Nursing •
Application Deadline: 2 January 2022
Programme Overview

Nursing and Midwifery are healthcare professions that focuses on the care of individuals, families, and communities in order for them to attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life from conception to death.

As professional/practice disciplines, Nursing and midwifery embrace theories and models from the natural sciences, behavioural sciences and humanities in nursing and midwifery practice. They equip students in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for the sick, disabled, infirm, children, pregnant women and other individuals or groups.

It also includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting physicians during treatments and examinations, referring patients for specialist care and planning education for health maintenance.

The B.Sc Nursing programme with options leads to professional qualification in General Nursing, Paediatric Nursing, Community Health Nursing or Mental Health Nursing. The BSc Midwifery programme leads to a qualification as a midwife.

Nursing and Midwifery has witnessed remarkable changes in recent times as a result of patients’ demands, changing healthcare trends and technology. These changes have increased the nurse’s and midwives range of functions and the expertise needed to fulfil them.

Advanced care nursing in recent times is focused more on specialisation in multiple areas such as: Accidents & Emergency, Paediatrics, Gerontology, Oncology, Palliative Care, Community Health, Medical Surgical and Nursing Administration. Technology is also changing nursing and midwifery practice; creating opportunities beyond the four walls of a clinician’s office, outpatient department (OPD) or hospital room to provide care. One such growing area is Informatics where nurses and midwives combine clinical solutions with ICT to provide health care and maintenance services across time and space.

At the end of the programme, graduates are expected to:
• Provide quality nursing/ midwifery care to individuals, families and communities
• Contribute to the enhancement in the performance of nursing/ midwifery care in all areas of the healthcare delivery system.
• Contribute through research to the growth of the body of knowledge in nursing and midwifery
• Provide specialized extension services such as mental health and community based services
• Use research evidence in daily practice.
• Demonstrate competency as a care provider, communicator, advocate, collaborator, coordinator, manager, educator, manager and change agent.
• Apply strategies, standards and ethical considerations to manage issues of professional nursing/midwifery practice in diverse health care settings.

Curriculum

Trauma and Emergency Nursing
Nursing Practical II
Principles and Practice of Health Assessment
Nursing Practical IV
Medical Conditions of Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Genitourinary Systems
Surgical Organs Respiratory, Cardiovascular and Genitourinary Systems
Nursing Practical VI

Admission Requirements

Three categories of applicants will be considered for admission to the BSc. Midwifery programme.

i. Senior Secondary School Certificate (SSCE) holders or its equivalent (will enter at Level 100)

ii. West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE) holders (will enter at Level 100)

iii. Diploma in midwifery/ nursing (all categories) (will enter at Level 200) SSCE holders will have passes (grades A-D) and WASSCE holders will have credit passes (grades A1-C6) in the following subjects:
a. Three (3) core subjects comprising Mathematics, English and Integrated Science
b. Three Elective subjects from the following:
i. Chemistry, Physics, Biology or Elective Mathematics
ii. General Agriculture, Physics & Chemistry
iii. Three General Arts Electives

iv. Two General Arts Electives plus Food & Nutrition v. Any three of the following Electives: Economics, Management in Living, Food & Nutrition, Chemistry, General Knowledge in Art and French.

Note: *This four-year degree programme will have Level 100 counting towards graduation.

Application Process
Application Fees for Ghanaian students: $39
Application Fees for International students: $119

1. GHANAIAN APPLICANTS
University of Ghana online application E-VOUCHERS can be obtained by Ghanaian applicants for GH¢200.00 at the following banks: Ecobank, Republic Bank, Agricultural Development Bank, Ghana Commercial Bank, Zenith Bank, Universal Merchant Bank, Consolidated Bank Ghana (CBG), Prudential Bank and Fidelity Bank. Ghanaian applicants in the following categories are expected to apply using the E-VOUCHER:

WASSSCE/SSSCE Applicants and Ghanaians with Foreign Background
WASSCE/SSSCE applicants and Ghanaians who apply with foreign qualifications from schools which write the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the IGCSE such as Alpha Beta, Faith Montessori International School, Ghana International School, New Nation International School, SOS – Hermann GMEINER International College and Tema International School etc., should do the following:

At any of the Banks listed above, applicants will be required to indicate their names, mobile phone numbers and e-mail addresses on the bank voucher before they are served. Those without e-mail addresses will however not be disadvantaged. A confirmation of their Pin will be sent to their mobile phones. After purchasing the e-voucher, applicants should CAREFULLY follow the instructions given. After the application has been submitted on-line, the e-voucher should be kept in a safe place as it may be required by applicants when accessing their admission status at a later date.

DIPLOMA/HND TO DEGREE APPLICANTS
After buying the e-voucher, Diploma/HND to Degree applicants are expected to scan and attach the following documents to their online application forms:

Diploma/HND transcripts
Where applicable, certified copies of ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level certificates/result slips
The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/results slips should be scanned into one PDF or WORD document and attached to the application form.

2. INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS AND GHANAIANS APPLYING FROM ABROAD
International applicants and Ghanaians applying from abroad should NOT buy the e-voucher. They should use the following this link to access the online application form for completion and submission.

Online Application for International & Ghanaians Abroad Undergraduate applicants

All applicants are expected to pay to the University a non-refundable application processing fee of US$110.00.This fee can be paid directly or wire transferred into the University of Ghana ECOBANK Account.

Details of the Account are:

Account Name: University of Ghana Foreign Students Fees
Account Number: 2441000716652
Bank Details: Ecobank Ghana Limited, Legon Branch
Swift: ECOCGHAC

or International Transfer through Ecobank (2441000716652 or 1441000716647

or Payment with Credit Card on the GT payment platform.

The pay-in-slips together with applicants’ certificates/result slips should be scanned and attached to the application form before submission online. The certificates/ results slips should be scanned into one PDF or Word document and attached to the application form.

Note that no application will be processed without proof of payment of the fee.

Career Opportunities

BSc Nursing and BSc Midwifery graduates work in a wide array of professional positions in both the public and private sectors including:
• Clinical practice/specializations
• Academia
• Quality Assurance
• Project managers
• Policy developers
• Researcher / Knowledge Contributor
• Hospital/Clinics
• Nursing administrative / management positions
• Education
• Research
• Consulting community and public health centres
• Social work case management
• Insurance
• Non-governmental organizations (Local/international)
• Business – hospital equipment etc.

Tuition Fees Details
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Tuition Fees for Ghanaian students: $390
Tuition Fees for International students: $5,565

Lecturers

George K. Nkrumah-Buandoh
Senior Lecturer
geon@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Nana Ama Browne Klutse
Snr. Lecturer
nklutse@ug.edu.gh

KOFFI HUBERT AZODA
LECTURER
hakoffi@ug.edu.gh

Ilenikhena Peter Aluede Sosiwanlan
VISITING SCHOLAR (2015-2017)
prpailenikhena@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Samuel Asampana Atarah
Senior Lecturer
saatarah@ug.edu.gh

Gebreyesus G. Hagoss
Lecturer
ghagoss@ug.edu.gh

Abraham Amankwah
Lecturer
aamankwah@ug.edu.gh

Allison F. Hughes
Lecturer
ahughes@ug.edu.gh

Rodney Abugre
Assistant Lecturer in Physics
rabugre@ug.edu.gh

Josef K.A. Amuzu
Professor
jkaamuzu@ug.edu.gh

A.A. Yankson
Lecturer
ayankson@ug.edu.gh

George Kusi-Appiah
Lecturer
gkusiappiah@ug.edu.gh

A. Kuditcher
Senior Lecturer
akuditcher@ug.edu.gh

Godfred B. Hagan
Lecturer
gbhagan@ug.edu.gh

M.N.Y.H. Egblewogbe
Lecturer
nanayaw@ug.edu.gh

Joana A.M. Hodasi
Lecturer
jamhodasi@ug.edu.gh

Dr. Joseph Asare
Lecturer
josephasare@ug.edu.gh

Relevant Contact

 
School of Nursing and Midwifery
Responsible for admission inquiries
Prof.
Lydia Aziato
Dean of School of Nursing and Midwifery