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UCC NURSING TOP UP COURSES

A Top-up degree is equivalent to the final year of an undergraduate degree. These courses are aimed at students who have previously completed a related foundation level degree (or equivalent, e.g. an HND) and they provide a route for students to achieve a Bachelors degree.

NURSING TOP UP COURSES

Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science

Department: 

Department of Adult Nursing

Program Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Program : 

Objectives of the Programme

The B.Sc. Nursing programme is expected to achieve the following:

  1. Prepare a cadre of nurses employable for delivery of quality nursing service to all age group.
  2. Prepare a polyvalent nurse with a comprehensive academic education in nursing.
  3. Strengthen nursing practice at the community and at the health institutional levels.
  4. Develop nursing research capacity among nurses in Ghana.
  5. Prepare graduates for admission to General Nursing Register of the Nursing and Midwifer Council of Ghana.

Entry Requirements: 

WASSCE/SSSCE Applicants

Applicants must have passes in all core subjects including, English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, candidates must have obtained good aggregate in Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Mathematics.

Diploma Holders

Professionals with Nursing Diploma in addition to University entry requirements may be admitted into level 300 after passing an interview. Candidates must have study leave.

Other Nursing Candidates

Professionals with Nursing Certificate (SRN) with the basic University entry requirements may be admitted into level 200 after passing an interview.

Career Opportunities: 

The demand for nursing services is ever increasing in Ghana and other parts of the world. Our students are employed in public and private health facilities like hospitals, clinics, home health care services, schools, military and police health facilities in Ghana and other countries.

Other employment avenues include Nursing and other health training institutions, health research centres, public/community health delivery services and workplace health care systems.

Programme Structure

Level 100

First Semester

ASP A: AFRICAN STUDIES (CORE)BIO 101: DIVERSITY OF LIVING ORGANISMSCMS 107: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS INUR 102A: HUMAN ANATOMYNUR 104A: HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY 1

Second Semester

NUR 102B : HUMAN ANATOMY IINUR 104B : HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY IINUR 106: PSYCHOLOGY OF HUMAN GROWTH & DEVELOPMENTASP B: AFRICAN STUDIES (CORE)CMS 108: COMMUNICATIVE SKILLS II

Level 200

First Semester

NUR 219: FUNDAMENTALS OF PROFESSIONAL NURSINGNUR 221 : FUNDAMENTAL NURSING PRACTICENUR 223 : BASIC EMERGENCY AND DISASTER CARENUR 227 : BASIC COMMUNICATION SKILLS FOR NURSINGNUR 229 : MICROBIOLOGYNUR 231 : SOCIOLOGY OF HEALTH

Second Semester

NUR 202: PATHOPHYSIOLOGYNUR 220 : NURSING PRACTICE INUR 226 : TEACHING AND LEARNING HEALTH CARENUR 228 : INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNITY HEALTHNUR 230: NUTRITION AND DIETETICSNUR 232: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE I

Level 300

First Semester

NUR 319: CRISIS INTERVENTION IINUR 321: NURSING PRACTICE IINUR 323: FAMILY HEALTH NURSINGNUR 325: INTRODUCTION TO PUBLIC HEALTHNUR 327 : BASIC PHARMACOLOGYNUR 330: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE II 

Second Semester

NUR 307: CRISIS INTERVENTION IIINUR 311: BIOSTATISTICSNUR 315: BASIC COMPUTING FOR BIOLOGISTSNUR 322: NURSING PRACTICE IIINUR 324: PAEDIATRIC NURSINGNUR 326: PAEDIATRIC NURSING PRACTICENUR 331: CLINICAL NURSING PRACTICE IIINUR 399: NURSING RESEARCH METHODOLOGY

Level 400

First Semester

NUR 411: PATIENT/FAMILY CARE STUDYNUR 418: COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTH PRACTICENUR 419: CRISIS INTERVENTION IVNUR 420: HEALTH CARE POLICYNUR 421: NURSING PRACTICE IVNUR 423: OBSTETRIC NURSINGNUR 427: MENTAL HEALTH NURSING

Second Semester

NUR 412: NURSING SERVICE ADMINISTRATIONNUR 416: ADVANCED COMMUNITY/PUBLIC HEALTHNUR 425: OBSTETRIC NURSING PRACTICENUR 429: MENTAL HEALTH NURSING PRACTICENUR 431: RESEARCH PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENTNUR 499: RESEARCH PROJECT

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