The access course is designed to replace the West African Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) for candidates who did not meet the requirement to enter the Diploma RGN programme and did auxiliary nursing under the Ministry of Health/Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana and Obtained the Registered Nursing Assistant Clinical (RNAC) or Registered Nursing Assistant Preventive (RNAP) or Health Assistant Clinical (HAC) or Health Assistant Preventive (HAP) or Enrolled Nursing (EN) or Community Health Nursing (CHN).Certificate.
It is also designed to make up for level 100 courses for students who would enter at level 200.
Candidates with auxiliary qualification (Certificate) in RNAC, RNAP, HAC, HAP, EN, CHN from Ministry of Health Training Institutions and with a minimum of 3 years of practice, who have credits (at least Grade A1-D7) in WASSCE and (A-E) in SSSCE in English and Core Mathematics, may be considered for admission. Such candidates shall write an entrance examination and attend a selection interview.
Point of Entry
Candidates with auxiliary qualifications who obtain 40 – 59 average marks in the Access Course shall enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme at Level 100.
Candidates with auxiliary qualifications who obtain 60+ average marks in the Access Course shall enter the Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme at Level 200.
Candidates who score less than 40 marks in a course will repeat the course and if they pass, will enter the programme at the point they qualify to enter.
Length of Access Course
The Access course will last for a period of eight (8) weeks. Lectures will be delivered for six (6) weeks and one (1) week will be used for revision and one (1) week for examinations.