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General Nursing Salary In Ghana

General Nursing Salary In Ghana

The average salary of a  registered Nurse in Ghana is GHS 4,400 per month and also with an average salary of GHS 2,000 per month. This amount of salary is the representation of the median of the salary, which is the midpoint of the ranges from our proprietary Total Pay Estimate model and is based on salaries collected from our users. The calculated additional pay is GHS 2,400 for a month. In addition, general Nurses also receive cash bonuses, commissions, tips, and profit sharing. The “Most Likely Range” shows values that exist within the 25th and 75th percentile of all pay data available for this role.

Salary structure of Nurses in Ghana

On average, registered nurses are paid between $3,600 and $4,800 annually. This means a monthly salary of between $300 – $400. Of course, this shows that unregistered nurses do not earn this much.

This amount of money as a salary for nurses, considering the work they do is hardly sufficient due to the steady rise in the cost of living in Ghana. As a result, Nurses are forced to take a second job to make ends meet, despite spending hectic fifteen to eighteen hours at work.

Nurses who have done a diploma course earn upwards of Ksh70,000. Kenyatta National Hospital (KNH) nurses earn an average salary of Ksh68,000. Nurses also enjoy the following allowance benefits: House allowances of Ksh


Registered General Nurses i.e. those who have undergone a three–year (Diploma) or four years (Degree) course in nursing in accredited institutions. Registered Midwives i.e. those who have completed a three-year course on midwifery in accredited institutions.


Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Salary. Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists earn a median salary of $195,610 per year according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, making it the top-paying nursing specialty.





Admissions Requirements for students who want to read B.SC General Nursing 

  1. Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSSCE): Compulsory Subjects – Grade D or better in three (3) core subjects, including English and Mathematics (Core) and Elective Subjects – Grade D or better in three (3) elective subjects.  The electives could be any of the following: Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology, and elective Mathematics) or General Arts, Home Economics, and Agricultural Science.
  2. West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE): Compulsory Subjects – Grade C6 or better in three (3) core subjects (mathematics, integrated Science, and English) and Elective Subjects – Grade C6 or better in three (3) elective subjects in Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Mathematics) or General Arts, Home Economics and Agricultural Science.
  3. International Students having equivalent qualifications as stated in (1) or (2) may apply for admission.  Foreign Certificates must receive authentication and equivalencies from the Ghana National Accreditation Board. Foreign students must have their high school certificates/diplomas translated into English if they are not written in English.  Evidence of proficiency in the English language for non-English speaking countries will be needed.
  4. Diploma/Registered General Nurses/Midwives/Mental Health Nurses and applicants with SRN certificates would also be considered for a three (3) year BSN.


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