Entry Requirements For Community Health Nursing in Ghana. May 2022

In this post, I am going to take you through the entry requirements for Community Health Nursing in Ghana.

In a community context, community health nursing, also known as public health nursing or community nursing, integrates primary healthcare with nursing practice. Community health nurses serve communities or populations by providing health services, preventative care, intervention, and health education.

Public health nursing is the profession of promoting and safeguarding the health of populations utilizing information from nursing, social, and public health sciences.

A Community Health Nurse is a registered nurse (RN) that specializes in improving the health of babies, children, adolescents, and adults in a variety of settings. One of the most important responsibilities of a community health nurse is to detect community health concerns and give health care to individuals who may not have access to or afford medical services.

Individuals and communities’ health, safety, and quality of life issues are addressed by CHNs through intervention plans. They may also discover health issues that affect a particular group, perform community evaluations to detect possible issues, and plan or administer health education initiatives.

Entry Requirements For Community Health Nursing in Ghana

Diploma Community Heath Nursing Program

Diploma Nursing programs 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

 

Entry Requirements For Community Health Nursing in Ghana 1
WASSCE SSCE
Age 16-35 years 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of thirty (30) or
better in six subjects, comprising 3 core
and 3 elective subjects.
An aggregate score of Twenty Four
(24) or better in six subjects,
comprising 3 core and 3 elective
subjects
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.

 

Requirement for Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health/ BSc. Community Health

Direct Entry BSc. Community Mental Health – Four (4) Years

BSc. Community Health (Nutrition option) – Four (4) Years

BSc. Health Information Management – Four (4) Years

WASSCE SSCE
Age 16-35 years 16-35 years
Overall Aggregate An aggregate score of Thirty Six (36)
or better in six (6) subjects,
comprising three (3) core and three (3)
elective subjects.
An aggregate score of Twenty Four (24)
or
better in six (6) subjects, comprising three
(3) core and three (3) elective subjects
Core Subjects and Minimum Grades Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) Core
Subjects i.e. English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science.
Credits (A- D) in three (3) Core Subjects
i.e.
English, Mathematics and Integrated
Science.
Elective Subjects and
Minimum Grades
Credits (A1 – C6) in three (3) elective
subjects the following: General Arts,
General Science, Home Economics
(Food and Nutrition Option) and
Agricultural Science (excluding crop and
animal husbandry).
Credits (A – D) in three elective subjects
the following: General Arts,
General Science,
Home Economics (Food and
Nutrition
Option) and Agricultural Science
(excluding crop and animal husbandry).

 

 

Post Basic Entry Programmes

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 Required
Technical Officer (Health
Information
Option)
a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant
Technical Officer (Community
Health –
Disease Control& Surveillance
Option)
a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant
Technical Officer (Community
Health Nutrition Option)
a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant
Technical Officer (Health Promotion
and Social Marketing Option)
a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant
Technical Officer (Dental Surgery) a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant
Community Mental Health a. At least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National
Service
b. Two (2) years experience in a
relevant Basic area OR one (1)
year work experience upon a
request from a facility after
internship.
Certificate as a
1. Field Technician
2. Nurse Assistant
Preventive
(NAP)
3. Nurse Assistant Clinical
(NAC)
4. Health Records
Assistant

 

 

 

Sandwich Degree Applicants

Post Basic applicants with the relevant qualifications can apply to pursue a Sandwich
Degree programme in any of the following three (3) Bachelor of Science
programmes;

• BSc. Community Mental Health

• BSc. Community Health (Nutrition option)

• BSc. Health Information Management

A. Diploma/HND Holders

Entry Requirements

Interested applicants with any Professional Diploma in Technical Officer (Community
Health-Disease Control & Surveillance Option, Community Health-Nutrition Option,
Health Promotion and Social Marketing Option), Community Mental Health, Registered
Community Health Nursing, Registered Mental Nursing, and Registered General Nursing,
HND in Biostatistics from accredited institutions with at least one (1) year rotation/Internship/National Service, two(2) years working experience in a relevant basic
area or one(1) year of working experience upon a request from a facility after internship.

Successful Applicants will enroll at Level 300.

B. Certificate Holders

Entry Requirements

i. Certificate Holders with credits (C6 or better) in English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science from West Africa Examination Council (WAEC)

ii.Certificate Holders without credits (C6 or better) in English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science from the West Africa Examination Council (WAEC) will have to pass
an entrance examination based on an Access Curriculum, which will be accessible at
www.cohy.edu.gh.

Interested applicants with Certificate in Field Technician, Nurse Assistant, Preventive
(NAP), Community Health Nursing, Nurse Assistant Clinical (NAC), Health Records
Assistant and Environmental Health from accredited institutions with at least one (1) year
Rotation/Internship/National Service, two(2) years of working experience in a relevant basic area or one(1) year of working experience upon a request from a facility after an internship, will have to pass an entrance examination.

Successful Applicants will enroll at Level 200.

All Certificate Applicants should visit the College website to enroll on a learning and
assessment platform in preparation for the entrance examination.

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