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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING PROGRAMMES – Ministry of Health (MOH)

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ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR NURSING PROGRAMMES
AUXILIARY PROGRAMMES
  1. Community Health Nursing (CHN)
  2. Health Assistant Clinical (HAC)
Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes
  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  WASSCE SSSCE
AGE 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cut off aggregate score of Forty-Eight (48) or better in six subjects, comprising 3 core and 3 elective A cut-off aggregate score of Thirty (30) or better in 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.e. English, 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
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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
Requirements for Basic Nursing Programmes
  ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
  WASSCE SSSCE
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 better in 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.
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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

 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

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