Degree Type: 

Bachelor of Science

Department: 

Department of Adult Nursing

Programme Duration: 

4 years (Standard Entry)

Modes of Study: 

Regular

About Programme: 

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

BIO 101: Diversity of Living Organisms
3 Credit(s)

Students are introduced to the classification of living organisms and the morphological characteristics of the following kingdoms of organisms: Prokaryotae, Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia.  The course also examines the life histories and adaptations of some selected members of the various kingdoms e.g. Bacteria and Cyanobacteria; Protozoa with particular emphasis on the Sporozoa; Zygomycota, Ascomycota and Basidiomycota; Chlorophyta and Phaeophyta; Bryophyta; Lycophyta; Filinophyta; Gymnospermophyta, Angiospermophyta; Platyhelminthes, Nematoda; Arthropoda, Amphibia, Pisces, Reptilia, Aves; and Mammalia.

NUR 102A: Human Anatomy
3 Credit(s)

This course is designed as a study of functional Human Anatomy of the normal human body as applicable to health care. The major body systems are studied with an emphasis on the concept of homeostasis and the relationship of structure and function.

NUR 104A: Human Physiology 1
3 Credit(s)

This course is designed as a study of the general function and physiological processes of the normal human body as applicable to health care. Functions of human life processes at the cellular, tissue, and organ-system levels of organization with emphasis on homeostatic mechanisms will be considered.

Second Semester

ASP B: African Studies (Core)
1 Credit(s)

This comprises a variety of Courses mounted by the Center for African and International Studies.  Each student gets to do one of these courses in the first semester and another one in the second semester of the first year.