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COMMUNITY HEALTH SCHOOLS IN GHANA.

COMMUNITY HEALTH SCHOOLS IN GHANA.

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.

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSES.

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.

COLLEGESLOCATION 
Kumasi Nurses’ Training CollegeKumasi
Navrongo Nurses Training CollegeNavrongo
Nightingale School Of NursingAdenta
Nkawkaw Nurses Training CollegeBrong Ahafo
Offinso Midwifery Training SchoolOffinso
Pantang Nurses Training CollegeAccra
Rosant Nursing Training CollegeKumasi
Sekondi Nurses’ Training CollegeAhanta West
St. Patrick’s Midwifery Training SchoolOffinso
Sunyani Nurses’ Training CollegeBrong Ahafo
Tamale Nurses’ Training CollegeTamale
Tibie Nurses Training CollegeBrong Ahafo
Winneba Community Nursing Training CollegeSenya
Agogo Nurses Training CollegeAgogo
Ankaful Nurses Training CollegeAnkaful
Bawku Nurses’ Training CollegeBawku
Berekum Nurses’ Training CollegeBerekum
Cape Coast Nurses’ Training CollegeCape Coast
Community Health Nurses’ Training CollegeEsiama
Korle-Bu Nurses’ Training CollegeKorle-Bu
Jirapa Nurses Training CollegeJirapa
Ho Nurses’ Training CollegeHo

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;

Certificate Programmes

1. Environmental Health

2. Field Technician (Community Health)

3. Health Records Management

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