Schedule: 
Regular
Campus: 
Abuakwa Campus

The philosophy of the program me is premised on the value and principles from which health service policies are derived. The current advances and innovations in medical technology and changing trends in disease patterns have resulted in the movement to train health care professional at high levels of education to ensure the best quality of care for patients. Thus the basic qualification of health professionals has now shifted from certificate and diplomas to bachelor degrees and beyond.

Against this background the GBUC believes in producing a professional nurse who is capable to integrate Christian faith and academic learning in order to achieve efficiency and forming ethical relationships and empathic attitudes that contribute to the welfare and well-being of clients.

The programme is intended to equip the nursing student with the skills, knowledge and attitudes necessary for the development of a successful professional career. It is therefore designed to help the student develop and increase in knowledge of relevant biological, physical and medical sciences and demonstrate the application of the research findings to nursing practices and patient management.

The nursing degree programme is essentially skills and competency based. The curriculum is multi-disciplinary and aims to provide the leaners with opportunities for intellectual and professional development .on completion, the nurse would have developed the habit of self – education that will foster a life-long practice of continuing self – professional development and growth and to be able to undertake research into health problems.

The nurse having received such training would then be in a unique position of playing the role of a teacher, leader, counselor, manager, researcher resource person as well as a care giver in the health delivery system.

Mission

The mission of the school of Nursing is to advance health and wellbeing and improve the quality of life of all manner of persons irrespective of race, creed, religious belief or social standing through quality nursing education and practices, research scholarship and creative activity.

Vision

The School of Nursing seeks to become a leading center of excellence and creation nursing education fully accredited and recognized for its research and innovation, scholarly activity and production of professionally competent and compassionate nurses.

Entry Requirements

  1. Post – Senior High School Leavers :
  1. Pure Science Candidate :

Grades A-D (SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) in three (3) core subjects i.e. Math, English and Integrated Science. Plus grades A – D (SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) in three (3) elective subjects i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Math

 

  1. General Arts Candidate :

Grade B (SSSCE) or B2(WASSCE) in Integrated science and A-D (SSACE) or A1 –C6(WASSCE) in core English and Maths . Plus grades (A-D) (SSSCE) or A1- C6 (WASSCE) in any three of elective general arts subjects.

 

  1. Home Economics Candidate:

Grades A-D (SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) in three(3) core subjects namely, English, Maths and Intergrated Science plus grades A-D(SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) in three(3) elective subjects namely , Food& Nutrition, Management in living , General Knowledge in Art.

 

  1. General Agriculture Candidate:

Grades A-D(SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) in three (3) core subjects namely English, Maths and Integrated science, plus grades A-D (SSSCE) or A1 – C6 (WASSCE) inthree (3) elective subjects namely General Agric , Chemistry, Physics

 

  1. Top – up for Diploma Holder

Registered general Nurses (RGN) who holds a diploma certificate awarded by institutions recognized by National Accreditation and Nursing and Midwifery council and have a minimum of three (3) years post qualification working experience shall be required to pass an entrance examination and a selection interview. Successful applicants’ will be admitted to level 300. The programme will be run over the weekend, From Friday to Sunday.

 

  1. Mature Students

This is restricted to State Registered Nurses (SRN) who have worked over three years and are 25 years and above. They shall be required to pass an entrance examination and a selection interview. Successful applicants will be admitted to level 200.

How to Apply

  1. Get an application form from any of the campuses, Amakom and Abuakwa all in Kumasi.
  2. Fill the application form and return to the college administration.
  3. Qualified candidates will be invited for entrance examination and interview for top – up and mature candidates.
  4. Regular student will be invited for only selection interview in due course.
  5. Academic year begins early September  and ends in June the next year.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

Year 1

Semester One

Course code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 101

English Language and Academic Writing

3

NUR 103

General Chemistry

3

NUR 105

Biology

2

NUR 107

Traditional Medicine & Practice

3

BGE 105

Introduction to Information Technology Applications

3

BTM 111

Christology

2

NUR 109

General Physics

2

 

Total

18

 

Semester Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 102

Human Biology I (Anatomy I)

3

NUR 104

Human Biology II (Physiology I)

3

NUR 106

Medical Terminology

3

NUR 108

Communication Skills and Report Writing

3

NUR 112

Health Sociology

2

NUR 114

Professional Concepts in Nursing

2

NUR 116

Foundations of Nursing I      

2

BTM 102

Introduction to Worldview

2

NUR 118

Nursing Practicum I

1

 

Total

21

 

Vacation Term One

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 200

Vacation Practicum I (8 weeks)

3

Year 2

Semester 3

Course code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 201

Human Biology III (Anatomy II)

3

NUR 203

Human Biology IV (Physiology II)

3

NUR 205

Microbiology

3

NUR 207

Psychology for Nurses

2

NUR 209

Foundations of Nursing II

2

NUR 211

General Biochemistry for Nurses

2

NUR 213

Nursing Management of Medical Conditions I

3

NUR 215

Nursing Practicum II

1

 

Total

19

 

Semester 4

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 202

General Pathology

3

NUR 204

Nursing Management of Surgical Conditions I

3

NUR 206

Advanced Nursing I

3

NUR 208

Community Health Nursing I

2

NUR 212

First Aid & Bandaging

2

NUR 214

Nutrition & Dietetics

2

NUR 216

Pharmacology & Therapeutics in Nursing I

2

NUR 218

Nursing Practicum III

1

BTM 202

Theology of Development

2

 

Total

20

 

Vacation Term Two

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 300

Vacation Practicum II (8 weeks)

3

 

Year 3

Semester 5

Course code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 301

Nursing Management of Medical Conditions II

3

NUR 303

Public Health Nursing

3

NUR 305

Obstetric Nursing I

3

NUR 307

Pharmacology & Therapeutics in Nursing II

2

NUR 309

Advanced Nursing II

3

NUR 311

Community Health Nursing II

3

NUR 313

Nursing Practicum IV

1

 

Total

18

 

Semester 6

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 302

Obstetric Nursing II

2

NUR 304

Paediatric Nursing I

2

NUR 306

Mental Health Nursing

3

NUR 308

Biostatistics

3

NUR 312

Nursing Management of Surgical Conditions II

3

NUR 314

Public Health Nursing Affiliation

3

NUR 316

Nursing Practicum V

1

NUR 318

Nursing Research

3

 

Total

20

 

Vacation Term Three

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 400

NUR 410

Vacation Practicum III

Mental Health Nursing Affiliation

3

3

 

Year 4

Semester 7

Course code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 401

Gerontology and Home Nursing

2

NUR 403

Nursing Management of Medical Conditions III

3

NUR 405

Emergency Nursing

2

NUR 409

Obstetric Nursing Affiliation

2

NUR 411

Paediatric Nursing II

2

NUR 413

Nursing Practicum VI

4

NUR 420

Dissertation

3

 

Total

18

 

Semester 8

Course Code

Course Title

Credits

NUR 402

Nursing Management of Surgical Conditions III

3

NUR 404

Management in Nursing

3

     

NUR 406

Principles and Practice of Management 

3

NUR 408

Nursing Practicum VII

2

NUR 412

Current Issues in Health

2

NUR 414

Theatre And Anaesthetic Nursing

2

NUR 420

Dissertation

3

 

Total

18

 

 

STAFFING

 

The academic staff must have a minimum qualification of a post graduate degree in their area of specialty as listed below:

            Medical sciences

            Social sciences

            Nursing

            Health Administration

 

Technical Instructors:

First degree holders will be employed as technical instructors and preceptors.  The college will liaise with selected hospitals to get nurse – clinicians who will mentor the nursing students while they are on clinical practice.

 

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