Nursing Schools in Ghana and Their Requirements

The 2017/2018 Ghana Health Service application forms for entry into Government Health Training Institutions has been released and here are the specific instructions that are accompanying it this year. There has been a significant change.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS INTO HEALTH TRAINING
INSTITUTIONS
MINISTRY OF HEALTH (CERTIFICATE, DIPLOMA AND BACHELORS
DEGREE PROGRAMS)

Applications are invited from qualified candidates for entry into any of the Health Training Institutions in Ghana.
Applicants must:
1. Purchase application Scratch card for admission forms at a price of Gh¢100.00 from any of the health training institutions, Post Office or Zenith Bankonly
2. Take the application code purchased to any of the health training institutions computer laboratory or the internet cafe
3. Fill the application form with the assistance of an IT tutor in any of the health training institutions
4. Get two self-addressed EMS envelops from any of the health training institutions at a cost of GH¢20.00
5. Put the completed application forms in the EMS envelop and drop it at any post office branch nationwide.
6. Starting from 2017, all applicants will have to go through competitive entrance examination before admission.

2.0. NURSING PROGRAMMES

2.1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING PROGRAMMES

2.1.1 Auxiliary Programmes
1. Community Health Nursing (CHN)
2. Health Assistant Clinical (HAC)

Table 5: Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Forty Eight
(48) or betterin six subjects, comprising
3 core and 3 elective A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty
(30) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core
subjects
i.e.English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core
subjects
i.eEnglish, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three
Elective subjects AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three
Elective subjects

2.1.2 Diploma Programmes
Diploma Nursing programmes offered in Health Training Institutions are as follows:
1. Registered General Nursing
2. Registered Mental Nursing
3. Registered Midwifery (Females only)
4. Registered Community Health Nursing

Table 6: Requirements for Basic Nursing Programmes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or better
in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3
elective An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.
English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science. Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects. Credits (A – D) in three Electives
Subjects.

2.1.3 Post Basic Programmes (BSc)
Requirements for qualification to post basic nursing and midwifery programmes vary according to the programme of study.
Programme specific requirements are given in Table 7 below.
Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

Table 7: Programme Specific Requirements for Post Basic programmes
PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQ
Peri-Operative Nursing
Critical Care Nursing
ENT Nursing
Ophthalmic
(BSc) a. Mandatory one year
rotation/internship/national service
b. Three years’ experience in a relevant
Basic area OR two years’ work
experience upon a request from a
facility after internship. RGN
RMN
RM
RCN
Public Health Nursing
(BSc) a. Mandatory one year
rotation/internship/national service
b. Three years’ experience in a relevant
Basic area OR twoyears’ work
experience upon a request from a
facility after internship. RGN
RMN
RM
RCN
Post Basic Midwifery a. At least three (3) years’ experience in a
relevant Auxiliary area. Community Health Nurse
Health Assistant Clinical
Anesthesiology (BSc) a. At least one year
rotation/internship/national service
b. Two years’ experience in a relevant
Basic area OR one year work
experience upon a request from a
facility after internship. General Nurse
Mental Nurse
Midwife
Registered Community Health Nurse

BSc Environmental Health a. Products from Accra School of
Hygiene.
b. Foreigners with HND Diploma
c. WASSCE students with Pure
Science (Physics, Chemistry,
Biology) d. Possess Diploma in
Environmental Health from
KNUST, Kumasi
e. Possess WAHEB/GHAHEB
Pure Science WASSCE
ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES

3.1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

3.1.1 Certificate Programmes
1. Environmental Health (HO AND TAMALE SCHOOL OF HYGIENE)
2. Optical Technology
3. Occupational Health and Safety

Table 7: Requirements for Certificate Programmes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cut off aggregate score of Forty Eight
(48) or betterin six subjects, comprising
3 core and 3 elective A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty
(30) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core
subjects
i.e.English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core
subjects
i.eEnglish, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three
Elective subjects AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three
Elective subjects

3.1.2 Diploma Programmes
1. Environmental Health (Diploma)
2. Technical Officer (Dental Technology)

Table 8: Requirements for Diploma Programmes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or
betterin six subjects, comprising 3
core and 3 elective An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core
Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics
and Integrated Science. Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective
Subjects. Credits (A – D) in three Electives
Subjects.
COLLEGE OF HEALTH, KINTAMPO (CoHK)

The College of Health and Wellbeing, Kintampo, formerly known as the Rural Health Training School runs about 14 different
programmes. These programmes range from Certificate through to the Bachelors level and cover both preventive and curative health
care. Some of the programmes are direct entry programmes (for SSSCE graduates) whilst others are Post basic Entry Programmes
(for serving officers)

4.1 ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

4.1.1 Certificate Programmes
1. Field Technician (Community Health)
2. Health Records Management
Table 10: Requirements for Certificate Programmes
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Forty Eight
(48) or betterin six subjects, comprising
3 core and 3 elective A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty
(30) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core
subjects
i.e.English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science. AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core
subjects
i.eEnglish, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three
Elective subjects AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three
Elective subjects

4.1.2 Diploma Programmes
Requirements for entry into these programmes vary according to the programme offered.
 Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes requiring General Science as an elective
 Direct Entry (using SSSCE or WASSCE) Programmes which do not require General Science as an elective
 Post Basic Entry (for serving officers)
1. Direct Entry Diploma Programmes
a. Programmes Requiring General Science as an Elective
1. Technical Officer (Medical Laboratory Technology)
2. Community Medicine & Health – Direct Entry

Table 11: Requirements for Programmes which require General Science as an Elective

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or
betterin six subjects, comprising 3
core and 3 elective An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core
Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics
and Integrated Science. Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Science
Elective Subjects. i.e.Biology,
Physics, Chemistry Credits(A– D) in three Science
Elective Subjects. i.e.Biology,
Physics, Chemistry

b. Programmes which do not Require General Science as an Elective

1. Technical Officer (Health Information Option)
2. Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance Option)
3. Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
4. Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option) – Direct Entry
5. Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)

Table 12: Requirements for Programmes which do not require General Science as an Elective
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or better
in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3
elective An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.
English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science. Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects. Credits (A – D) in three Electives
Subjects.

2. Post Basic Entry Programmes (NB: Serving officers will come for 2 years sandwich program to be awarded a Diploma in
a later advert. Serving officers should therefore not apply)
1. Technical Officer (Health Information Option)
2. Technical Officer (Community Health – Disease Control& Surveillance Option)
3. Technical Officer (Community Health- Nutrition Option)
4. Technical Officer (Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option)
5. Community Mental Health
Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness

PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQ
Technical Officer (Health Information
Option) a. At least one year
rotation/internship/national
service
b. Two years’ experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship. Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Community Health Nurse
3. Health Assistant Clinical
4. Health Records Assistant
Technical Officer (Community Health –
Disease Control& Surveillance Option)
Technical Officer (Community Health
Nutrition Option)
Technical Officer (Health Promotion and
Social Marketing Option)
Technical Officer (Dental Surgery)
Community Mental Health

NB: Applicants will be required to pass an entrance examination before gaining admission to the programme
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS (Community Medicine & Health – Direct Entry)
WASSCE SSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or better
in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3
elective An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or betterin six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Core Subjects i.e.
English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science. Credits (A– D) in three Core Subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum
Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three Elective Subjects,
Physics, Chemistry and Biology only Credits (A – D) in three Electives
Subjects. Physics, Chemistry and
Biology only

4.1.3 Bachelors Degree Programme

1. Community Medicine & Health (BSc)
Age: Not more than 50 years, Subject to medical fitness
Table 13 Programme Specific Requirements for Post basic programmes
PROGRAMME SERVICE REQUIREMENT QUALIFICATION REQ
Community Medicine & Health
(BSc) a. At least one year
rotation/internship/national service
b. Two years’ experience in a relevant
Basic areaOR one year work
experience upon a request from a
facility after internship. Diploma as a
1. Registered General Nurse
2. RegisteredMental Nurse
3. RegisteredMidwife

NB: Graduate Nurses from the Universities can also apply for the Post Basic Programmes

HEALTH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS
INSTITUTIONS OFFERING NURSING PROGRAMMES
AUXILLIARY PROGRAMMES
COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCHOOLS HEALTH ASSISTANT CLINICAL SCHOOLS
CHNTS TANOSO HATS ASANKRAGUA
CHNTS AKIM ODA HATS ASANTA
CHNTS, ESIAMA HATS ZUARUNGU
CHNTS HO HATS DAMANGO
CHNTS JIRAPA HATS DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
CHNTS KROBO ODUMASE HATS DADIESOABA
CHNTS NAVRONGO HATS KETA
CHNTS WINNEBA HATS KOKOFU
CHNTS FOMENA HATS KPEMBE
CHNTS TAMALE HATS LAWRA
CHNTS BOLE HATS MAMPONG ASH (FEMALES ONLY)
CHNTS TECHIMAN HATS NALERIGU
CHNTS KWAPONG B/A HATS SEFWI WIAWSO
HATS SUNYANI
HATS TEPA
HATS TWIFO PRASO
HATS PANTANG
HATS WA
HATS YENDI
HATS TESHIE
HATS SEIKWA
HATS OSEIM –E/R
BASIC PROGRAMMES – DIPLOMA
REGISTERED COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCHOOLS NURSING TRAINING COLLEGES
CHNTS WINNEBA NTC CAPE COAST
CHNTS AKIM ODA NTC KORLE-BU
CHNTS NAVRONGO NTC BAWKU
CHNTS FOMENA NTC BOLGATANGA
CHNTS TAMALE NTC KUMASI
CHNTS BOLE NTC KOKOFU
CHNTS JIRAPA NTC WA
NTC HOLY FAMILY TECHIMAN
CHNTS TANOSO NTC YENDI
CHNTS HO NTC NALERIGU
CHNTS KORLE-BU NTC SAMPA
MIDWIFERY TRAINING SCHOOLS NTC NKAWKAW (FEMALES ONLY)
MTS TWIFO PRASO NTC TAMALE
MTS KORLE-BU NTC JIRAPA
MTS BEREKUM NTC AGOGO
MTS CAPE COAST NTC SDA-KWADASO
MTS SEKONDI NTC ANKAFUL (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS KUMASI NTC KOFORIDUA
MTS BOLGATANGA NTC PANTANG (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS MAMPONG NTC COLLEGE OF HEALTH (MENTAL NURSING)
MTS KOFORIDUA NTC SUNYANI
MTS JIRAPA NTC HO
MTS ATIBIE NTC BEREKUM
MTS OFFINSO NTC DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
EOHOSTSTM NTC SEKONDI
MTS TAMALE NTC TWIFO PRASO
MTS TEPA COLLEGE OF NURSING, NTOTROSO
MTS TARKWA NTC KPEMBE
MTS PANTANG NTC ZUARUNGU
MTS GOASO NTC SEIKWA
MTS KPEMBE NTC TESHIE
MTS DORMAA NTC ATIBIE
MTS HOLY FAMILY TECHIMAN NTC DORMA
MTS TUMU NTC KETA
MTS NANDOM NTC DAMANGO
POST-BASIC PROGRAMMES
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY MAMPONG POST BASIC MALE MIDWIFERY, NANDOM
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY NANDOM POST BASIC MALE MIDWIFERY, MAMPONG
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY PRAMSO POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, TUMU
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY DORMAA POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, PANTANG
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, ATIBIE POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, BOLGA
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, GOASO POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, KETE KRACHI
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, JIRAPA POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, ASANKRAGUA
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, GUSHIEGU POST BASIC MIDWIFERY AGOGO
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, KPEMBE OPHTHALMIC NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST BASIC MIDWIFERY, ASANTA PERI-OPERATIVE NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST BASIC MALE MIDWIFERY, GOASO CRITICAL CARE NURSING, KORLE-BU
POST BASIC MALE MIDWIFERY, PANTANG PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING, KORLE-BU
ENT NURSING,KUMASI

INSTITUTIONS OFFERING ALLIED HEALTH PROGRAMMES
CERTIFICATE PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, TAMALE AND HO
OPTICAL TECHNNOLOGY SCHOOL OF DISPENSING OPTICS, OYOKO

DIPLOMA PROGRAMME
PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH OFFICER SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, ACCRA AND TAMALE
OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY SCHOOL OF HYGIENE, KORLE -BU, ACCRA
PHYSIOTHERAPY/ORTHOTICS TECHNOLOGY PHYSIO/ORTHOTIC SCHOOL, DUAYAW NKWANTA
COMMUNITY NUTRITION COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE KINTAMPO
HEALTH INFORMATICS COLLEGE OF HEALTH SCIENCE KINTAMPO
BACHELOR DEGREE PROGRAMMES
PROGRAMME INSTITUTION
ANAESTHESIOLOGY (BSc) ANAESTHETIST ASSISTANT TRAINING SCHOOL
RIDGE
ANAESTHETIST ASSISTANT TRAINING SCHOOL
KUMASI
ANAESTHETIST ASSISTANT TRAINING SCHOOL
CAPE COAST

CLOSING DATE FOR SUBMISSION OF FORMS IS 30TH APRIL, 2016

You will be prosecuted for any forged attachment or false declaration
Applicants (excluding serving officers) can apply using SSSCE OR WASSCE AND NOT A
COMBINATION OF BOTH.

NB:
Applicants from the Science Option Programme may be considered with English, Mathematics and an additional Science subject in lieu of Integrated
Science as a requirement for admission.

Signed
CHRISTOPHER B. BEYERE
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY, HEALTH TRAINING INSTITUTIONS SECRETARIAT
MINISTRY OF HEALTH
PLEASE NOTE: FORMS CAN BE COMPLETED ONLINE AT HTTP://WWW.MOHSCHOOLS.EDU.GH

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