The University of Cape Coast recognizing the need to prepare professional nurses to meet the challenges of increasingly complex health care and rapidly expanding clinical knowledge, established the Department of Nursing during 2005-2006 academic year. The B.Sc. Nursing Programme also addresses the serious shortfall in the number of practicing registered nurses to meet the health care needs of the country. The first group of students was officially admitted in August 2005 and successfully completed the programme in May 2009. The Programme has been fully accredited by both the National Accreditation Board and the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana and has enjoyed an increasing enrollment each year.
Rational And Objectives The goals of the Department of Nursing are to:
Increase human capacity of professional nurses to meet the nursing service national manpower requirement. Enhance the quality of professional nursing practice. Promote leadership development to enhance nursing and health care delivery. The objectives and expected outcomes of the Bachelor of Science Programme in Nursing are to: Produce graduates eligible for admission to the General Nursing Register of the Nurses and Midwives Council for Ghana. Prepare a cadre of nurses to provide quality evidence-based nursing care in diverse health care settings for clients at any stage of the lifespan. Prepare a polyvalent nurse, through a comprehensive academic education in nursing, who can assume leadership roles in nursing and health care delivery. Strengthen nursing practice at the local, national and global levels. Develop the nursing research capacity among nurses in Ghana.
Admission Requirements- Dept of nursing:
1. Candidates must have passes in all core subjects including English, Mathematics and Science.
2. In addition, candidates must have obtained good aggregates in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.
3. Candidates must have obtained aggregate 10 or better in the following three elective subjects: Biology, Chemistry and Physics with grades not lower than D in Biology and one other Science subject.