The large number of Senior Secondary School (SSS) graduates who apply every year for admission into nursing training programmes, shows that there is a high desire for training in nursing. A large number of the applicants with excellent results that qualify them for admission are not selected because of limited capacity in the nursing training schools.
The Nursing Programme in the Central University College will augment the number of nurses trained by the MOH and other institutions for the health sector in Ghana. It will also provide a much needed avenue for capacity development of graduates from the SSS. In addition, it will provide avenue for practicing nurses to enhance themselves academically (State Registered Nurses - SRNs and Diplomates).
The philosophy of the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree programme supports the mission statement of the Central University (CU): unambiguous Christian affirmation, devotion, professional excellence, responsible citizenship and service to society and in addition focusing on the central concepts of nursing, which comprise health, nurses, person and environment.
Nursing is a dynamic interpersonal process which aspires to promote, maintain, and restore health. It encompasses the care of individuals, families and communities with different needs. It is a unique enterprise whose practitioners are skilled in the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of health care using the nursing process approach (scientific tool for nursing). The practitioners of nursing need to be innovative in order to offer creative responses to the changing pattern of health care demands, whilst working within ethical and legal frameworks. In addition, they have to be compassionate and God- fearing.
Nursing education entails teaching of nursing theory, skills and attitude that prepare the student to take up a responsible and accountable position as a registered nurse. We believe that nursing is a highly valued societal service.
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme is intended to produce competent professional nurses who will give holistic nursing care to patients/clients, families and communities. They would collaborate with other health professionals to achieve team work. They would manage human and other resources prudently within the health care system, and continually participate in education of health personnel as well as engage in research activities. Finally, they will adhere to the Christian principles and beliefs in all their endeavours.
Senior Secondary School Certiﬁcate Examination (SSSCE): with an aggregate score of twenty-four (24) or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A – D in all three (3) core subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes i.e. (A – D) in three (3) elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science and Home Economics.
West African Senior Secondary School Certiﬁcate Examination (WASSCE): with an aggregate score of 36 or better in six (6) subjects comprising: A1 – C6 in all three (3) core subjects i.e. English Language, Mathematics and Integrated Science and at least passes in three (3) elective subjects in the options of Science, General Arts, Agricultural Science and Home Economics.
Foreign Students Requirements: foreign students must have their result slips translated into English. In addition, applicants must be able to speak and write in English.
Other Entry Qualiﬁcations for Admissions: Candidates with the Diploma In Registered Nursing (RN) from recognized institutions may apply. Such candidates may transfer credits from their previous course of studies, with appropriate recommendations and references. Applicants with State Registered Nurses’ (SRN) qualiﬁcation from recognized health institutions and with a minimum of 3 years of practice.
All applicants to the School of Applied Sciences will be interviewed.
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