Nursing Trainees’ Quota System in Ghana Officially Starts

The government via the Ministry of Health has introduced the quota admission system for nursing trainee schools, MyNewsGH.com can report.

 

The government has said the move is to help improve the quality of nurses in the country, according to the Ministry of Health.

 

The Ministry believes this will allow training institutions to produce quality nurses to meet the demands of the health sector, thus reducing unemployment.

 

This new directive means public and private institutions accredited to train nurses in the country will reduce their intake by almost 2000 nurses for the 2018/2019 academic year.

 

The Public Relations Officer of the Health Ministry, Robert Cudjoe, had earlier explained that the impact of the quota system will have on the nursing training schools will reduce pressure on the system.

 

“Some schools that were taking less last year are taking more and some that were taking more are now taking less simply because we did an analysis and came to the conclusion that some schools don’t have the facilities to admit the number that they have been recruiting and that is compromising quality.”

 

“As a nation, we don’t only have to train more health professionals but also look at the quality aspect so these measures are going to address some of these key issues.”

 

The Ghana Registered Nurses and Midwives Association has also thrown its weight behind the quotas despite the concerns that this will result in a shortage of nurses nationwide.

 

The President of the Association, Kwaku Asante Krobea speaking on our sister media outlet Citi FM in 2017 said that his outfit was “consulted and we gave an endorsement of it because we felt it was good enough.”

 

“It had become clear that the training institutions don’t have the capacity to cater for the large numbers they were admitting, “because of pressure from candidates that were putting in applications and also from other stakeholder institutions.”

 

This, in turn, compromised the quality of the nurses churned out, Mr. Asante Krobea added.

 

“We had situations where some individulas had completed the training but they lacked the condifences to confront the situations before them. Yes indeed, the quanitity matters to us but the quality was compromised.”

Requirements for Opening a Maternity Home by Nurses

Private Hospital Registration Law No. 30 of 1983 and the Private Hospital (Governing Conditions for the Operations of) Regulations 1996.

 

*Definition:* Premises where obstetric and gynecological services are provided including ante-natal, delivery and post-natal care, with bed care and nursing service.

 

*Minimum Basic Facilities:*

 

1. Out-Patient

 

1)     Waiting/ reception area 4 x 3 meters – with sitting facilities, registration table and record keeping facilities

2)     Consulting room of 4 x 3 meters with examination couch equipment for physical examination, wash hand basin and towels

3)     Treatment room with drug of 4 x 3 meters/ instrument cabinet, wash hand basin, towels

1)     Small operating theatre (Optional) not less than 4 x 3 meters for minor surgery needing local anaesthesia only

4)     Observation room with not more than 2 beds (Optional) and a minimum distance of 1 x 3 meters between 2 beds

5)     Facilities for basic diagnostic investigations (e.g sideroom laboratory) for urine,  blood and stool tests (Optional)

6)     Public health facilities shall include – Adequate ventilation, adequate illumination, clean and adequate water supply, pipe borne/treated borehole, tank water, toilet facilities (W.C.) exclusive to the clinic. Adequate arrangement for refuse collection and disposals and upkeep of premises.

7)     Other services – Ambulance (Optional), fire extinguisher

 

2. In-Patient

 

a)     Lying in ward with minimum distance of one meter between two adjoining beds or 1 x 3 meters between two rows of beds

b)     First stage labor room of 12 sq meters with necessary equipment

c)      Couch, wash hand basin, placenta receiver, baby resuscitation machine, mucous extractor, suction pump, weighing pump, weighing scale, etc

d)     Sluice room

e)     Isolation room

f)      Provision of D.D.A cupboard

g)     Dispensing room of 12 sq. meters with dispensing facilities

h)     A store

 

 

 

3. Diagnostic facilities

 

1)     Facilities for basic diagnostic investigations. There shall be evidence of an arrangement with approved laboratory and X-ray centre for the other specialized investigations (Where applicable)

2)     Provision of minimum equipment for running a maternity centre such as oxygen cylinders, sterilizers and other suitable equipment.

 

4. Public health facilities shall include:

 

–        Staff Room

–        Adequate ventilation

–        Adequate illumination

–        Adequate water supply

–        Adequate drainage

–        Adequate toilet and bath facilities – one water closet and one bath per 8 beds

–        Adequate arrangement for refuse collection and disposal of upkeep and premises

 

5. Other services:

 

–        Kitchen (Optional)

–        Laundry service – Evidence of established adequate arrangement

–        Sterilization of equipment

–        Fire Extinguisher

–        Ambulance (Mandatory)

 

 

 

*PART B*

 

Minimum professional Staff complements:

 

a)     A specialist obstetrician and gynaecologist or a medical practitioner registered to practice in Nigeria with at least 5 years relevant obstetric post-qualification experience for sessional supervision and available for emergencies

b)     One registered staff midwife or staff nurse/ midwife per 8 in-patient beds per shift

c)      One registered midwife with a minimum of 5 years post-registration in charge of nursing services

d)     A trained Community Health Aide per 5 in-patients

e)     One clerk/ receptionist

In addition to this, you are required to:

1. Purchase an application form and a brochure containing Government approved regulations

2. Have, on display, State’s Emblem of registration.

3. Ensure your practicing license is updated.

ISQua Fellowship: International Society for Quality in Health Care 2018 Fellowship Scholarship

ISQua offers scholarships to individuals who are both born and working in countries of economic transition whose work and region can benefit from their participation on the ISQua Fellowship Programme. Priority will be given to healthcare professionals and healthcare academics who are in the early phase in their careers and whose organisations are considered least able to afford such an opportunity.

Candidates will be considered from Lower Income (LI) and Lower Middle Income (LMI) countries based on the WHO and World Bank ratings. The aim is to have representation from all WHO Regions, dependant on range of applications received and the set criteria.

• African Region
• European Region
• Eastern Mediterranean Region
• Region of the Americas
• South-East Asia Region
• Western Pacific Region

Criteria for applicants

To qualify for the ISQua Education Scholarship applicants must:
• Have been born in and currently work in LI or LMI country and supply documentation to support this;
• Not have received an ISQua Scholarship (Education or Conference) in the past; and
• Be able to demonstrate the potential benefit to their work and region from participation in the ISQua Fellowship Programme.
• Not be a current ISQua Fellow or ISQua Member.

Application Process

The call for applications opens on 2 July 2018 and closes on 10 August 2018.

The scholarship covers:
• Course fees for the ISQua Membership and Fellowship package

The scholarship does not cover:
• Annual maintenance fees after graduation
• Any other costs incurred to access the programme

Application Procedure:

Applicants are required to:
• Complete an on-line application form which will require details the applicant’s education and career to date as well as a written submission of no more than 500 words on the potential benefits of their participation in the Fellowship Programme.
• Applicants are asked to send the first page of their passport and a letter from their current employer on headed paper showing that they are currently employed in a qualifying country. This must be sent to cusher@isqua.org after the application has been submitted.  If this is not received, the application will not be considered.  ISQua will not follow up with applicants to remind them of this requirement.
• Applications will be assessed by a committee.
• All applicants will be notified via an e-mail on the status of their application.
• Successful applicants will be given 10 working days to accept the offer and must enrol within 3 months.</

To apply click https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/XDMHT85

Mufulira School of Nursing 2019 Admission form on Sale

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General Nursing Council of Zambia Releases June 2018 Exam Results Release Disclaimer

General Nursing Council of Zambia (GNCZ) wishes to distance itself from an article circulating on social media concerning examination percentage pass rates attributed to various nursing and midwifery training colleges and universities purported to have been written by GNCZ. The article in question is fake and therefore, the work of a liar who is mascarending as a nurse and spokesperson of GNCZ, meanwhile, not. Therefore, the article should be ignored with the contempt it deserves, since GNCZ has not yet released any examination results for nurses and midwives.

To the person who authored it and all those individuals helping him/her in spreading the same fake news through various WhatsApp groups and other online platforms without first verifying the same with GNCZ, be informed that GNCZ is doing everything possible to trace you, and once discovered you will be disciplined if you are a nurse or midwife, since the behaviour is unprofessional and in conflict with the provisions of the Nurses and Midwives Act No. 31 of 1997. Thank you.

Issued by

Thom D. Yung’ana

MANAGER REGULATION AND COMPLIANCE

&

SPOKESPERSON

For/THE REGISTRAR AND CEO.

GENERAL NURSING COUNCIL OF ZAMBIA.

ABUTH School of Nursing 2018/2019 Admission Form on Sale

Applications are invited from interested and suitably qualified candidates for admission into the following Schools/Training Programmes in ABU Teaching Hospital Zaria for 2018/2019 academic session.

1. SCHOOL OF NURSING
This School offers a three (3) year basic general nursing training to suitable candidates of not less than 171/2 years and not more than 26 years of age.

Those wishing to apply must have the following: The acceptable combination of results shall be as follows:
i. WAEC/WAEC or NECO/NECO
ii. WAEC/NECO
a) Five credits in English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry & Biology at not more than two sittings.

Entrance Examination and Interview Candidates who satisfy the basic entry requirements shall be required to sit for an entrance examination and selection interview thereafter.

Only candidates short-listed will appear for the selection interview.

The Selection process will include essay writing followed by oral interview.

Candidates selected for admission shall be required to pass a medical examination for fitness.

NOTE: Only candidates who satisfied 0-level requirement will be invited for entrance examination.

Accommodation; This course is residential. Successful candidates MUST live in the Nurses’ hostel; payment of accommodation fee shall be made in installments.

2. SCHOOL OF POST BASIC NURSING PROGRAMMES
The school runs Post Basic Programmes names:- Midwifery, Ophthalmic and Paediatrics and Anaesthesia Those who wish to apply for any of the programme must have the following:-

a) Midwifery Course :- is eighteen ( 18 ) months duration and eligible candidates must have five credit passes in S SCE, WASC/NECO or GCE which should include among others English Language, Mathematics and three (3) Science Subjects (Physics, Chemistry and Biology) at not more than two sittings. Candidates must also be registered Nurse (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria

b) Ophthalmic Nursing Course: Duration: One year Programme and candidates wishing to enroll must be qualified registered nurses (RN) with the Nursing and midwifery Council of Nigeria with at least one year post qualification experience.
Additional Post Basic Diploma/Certificate/other relevant course could be an advantage. In addition to the above, eligible candidates must have five credit passes in SSCE/WAS C/NECO or GCE which should include among others, English language, mathematics, Physics, chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings.

c) Paediatric Nursing Course:
Duration: One (1) year programme and candidates wishing to apply must be registered Nurses (RN) with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Nigeria and must have at least one year Post Qualification/Registration experience.
Additional Post Basic Diploma/Certificate/other relevant courses could be an advantage. In additional to the above, eligible candidates must have five credit passes in SSCE WASC/NECO/or GCE which should include among other, English Language, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology at not more than two sittings

d) Nurse Anaesthesia Programme Duration: is eighteen ( 18 ) months duration and eligible candidates must have five credit passes in SSCE, WAEC, NECO or GCE which should include among other English Language, Mathematics and three (3) Science subjects (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology at not more than two sittings. Applicant must be a Registered Nurse (RN) with a current practicing license and at least one (1) year post qualification experience.

Entrance Examination/Interview

Eligible candidates will be requested to sit for a written aptitude test to be followed by an oral interview. Additional Post Basic Diploma/Certificate/Other relevant courses could be an added advantage..
For the selection interview, candidates are to come along with the originals of all their certificates, license, evidence of sponsorship, certificates of workshop attended . A letter from their sponsors.

3. SCHOOL OF MEDICAL LABORATORY SCIENCES
Special Fellowship of Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria This is a Twenty-four (24) months course leading to the award of FMLSCN. Candidates wishing to apply must have :-
(a) Associate (AMLSCN) of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria BMLS plus a minimum of one (1)year post qualification experience.
(b) NYSC discharge or exemption certificate. (c) Current practicing license of the Medical Laboratory Science Council of Nigeria.

4. SCHOOL OF HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
National Diploma Course in Health Information Management Duration: Two (2) years direct course for those with GCE ‘0’ Level or its equivalent and one year for those with Technician Certificate in Health Information Management of the Health Record Officers Registration Board of Nigeria.

Entry Requirements:

1. Candidates for this programme must have WASC, S SCE or NECO with passes at credit level in five (5) subjects including English, Mathematics, Biology/Physic/ or Chemistry and any subject.
All ND candidates must sit for JAMB and passes cut-off mark
2. For JAMB Candidates they must posses the JAMB cut-off marks. 3. Candidates shall comme with screening registration fee of N2,500.00
Please note that: (I) Selection of Candidates will be on the basis of academic qualification. A written examination and oral interview coupled with presentation of ORIGINAL CERTIFICATES., Printout of JAMB and SSCE. (ii) Entrance Examination and Interview: (Dates will be communicated to candidates)

HIGHER NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT
Duration: Two (2) Years
Entry Requirement
Candidates for this programme must have obtained National Diploma in Health Information Management and registered with the health Records officers Registration Board of Nigeria and must have undergone an Industrial Training for one year in a reputable Hospital in addition to the basic entry requirement for the ND. Candidates must do regularization with JAMB when admitted. Entrance Examination and Interview (Date will be communicated to candidates)

5. SCHOOL OF BIO-MEDICAL ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY
Diploma Course

Entry Requirements:

This is a two (2) year Course. Applicants wishing to apply must have senior secondary school certificate (SSCE) or its equipment , WAEC, GCE, NECO, NABTEC) with passes at credit level in Mathematics. Physics, Chemistry, Biology and at least a pass in English Language at not more than two sittings.
In addition, credit or ordinary pass in any of the following subjects will be an advantage. Wood work, sheet metal work. Auto Mechanic, Basic electronics, Basic Electricity and Technical Drawing.
Certificate Course This is a one (1)year course. Candidates with the following qualification are eligible for admission.
a) Candidates who have passed WASC/SSCE with passes in Science subjects.
b) Intermediate Secondary Schools with Trade Test Grade [II] certificate and evidence of Secondary Education in the Sciences.
Candidates with evidence of guaranteed sponsorship will be given preference
The course at present is non residential. Successful candidates will be required to arrange for their own accommodation.

6. COMMUNITY HEALTH OFFICERS TRAINING PROGRAMME (HD)
This course takes a minimum of two (2) years duration, and officers from any of the following categories of health workers that have been working in primary health care area are eligible for admission.

(WASCE, NECO or GCE 0/L) at not more than two sittings, which must include; English Language, Mathematics and Biology/Health Science.

Community Health Extension Workers five (5) Credit level passes in SSCE (WASCE, NECO or GCE 0/L) at not more than two sittings, which must include: English Language, Mathematics and Biology/Health Science.

Candidates with evidence of guaranteed institutional sponsorship will be given preference, but limited vacancies exist for privately sponsored ones.

Entry Qualification a) Holders of Diploma in Community Health with not less than two (2) years post qualification experience plus, five (5) credit level passes in S SCE b) Applicants must be registered and possess a valid practice license.
c) Two recent passport photograph

Method of Application
1.LOG ON TO http://apply.abuth.gov.ng
2. CLICK ON SIGNUP
3. CREATE YOUR PROFILE (Always ensure you write down your LogIn ID and Password as you will need it to log back in)
4. CHOOSE CHECK FORMS ON SALE or APPLY HERE
5. FROM THE LIST OF AVAILABLE PROGRAMMES CHOOSE BY CLICKING APPLY on the right end
6. Click APPLY
7. A transaction page will be displayed; Click GENERATE RRR at the bottom left of the page
8. A Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR) will be generated on the page
9. NOTE: paying online activates your account imediately.
(I) To pay online (Master/Visa/Internet Banking) CLICK on PAYVIAREMITA.(After paying just refresh your page and continue from step-12)
(II) To pay through a Bank, print your Transaction-slip and proceed to any Commercial bank of your choice (Make sure the RRR Number appears on the slip
before printing and going to the bank)
10. After payment come back to the portal http://apply.abuth.gov.ng
11. Click on LOGIN and enter the LOGIN ID and PASSWORD you created at step-3
12. Fill in all your details (Biodata, contact, Next of kin, Qualifications & passport Photo)
13. Finally submit and print your Slip

Closing Dates and Application Deadline