WHO IS A COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSE?
A community health nurse is a registered nurse who specialises in promoting health for diverse communities, infants, children, et cetera.
Wikipedia defines Community nursing as nursing care delivered outside acute hospitals. For example, in the home, within General Practice facilities, in community hospitals, in police custody, at a school or in a care home.
TYPES OF COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES.
There are several types of community nurses and they are as follows;
- Case Management
- Home Care
- Clinical Nursing
- School Nursing
- Occupational Nursing
- Pharmaceutical nursing
A community health nurse in Ghana earns an average of Gh¢1000 to Gh¢1500 on monthly basis.
The table below shows Colleges Offering Certificate in Community Health.
COLLEGES OFFERING CERTIFICATES IN COMMUNITY HEALTH.
|Kumasi Nurses’ Training College||Kumasi|
|Navrongo Nurses Training College||Navrongo|
|Nightingale School Of Nursing||Adenta|
|Nkawkaw Nurses Training College||Brong Ahafo|
|Offinso Midwifery Training School||Offinso|
|Pantang Nurses Training College||Accra|
|Rosant Nursing Training College||Kumasi|
|Sekondi Nurses’ Training College||Ahanta West|
|St. Patrick’s Midwifery Training School||Offinso|
|Sunyani Nurses’ Training College||Brong Ahafo|
|Tamale Nurses’ Training College||Tamale|
|Tibie Nurses Training College||Brong Ahafo|
|Winneba Community Nursing Training College||Senya|
|Agogo Nurses Training College||Agogo|
|Ankaful Nurses Training College||Ankaful|
|Bawku Nurses’ Training College||Bawku|
|Berekum Nurses’ Training College||Berekum|
|Cape Coast Nurses’ Training College||Cape Coast|
|Community Health Nurses’ Training College||Esiama|
|Korle-Bu Nurses’ Training College||Korle-Bu|
|Jirapa Nurses Training College||Jirapa|
|Ho Nurses’ Training College||Ho|
The following are the entry requirements to any of the institutions mentioned above;
WEST AFRICAN SENIOR SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
WASSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A1-C6) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
SENIOR SECONDARY SCHOOL CERTIFICATE EXAMINATION
SSSCE Candidates: Credit Passes (A-D) in six (6) subjects comprising three core subjects, including English Language and Mathematics, plus three (3) relevant elective subjects.
NOTE: Overall cut-off aggregate is 36 or better.
The following are the courses offered in the institutions above;
1. Environmental Health
2. Field Technician (Community Health)
3. Health Records Management
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