All you need to know about Auxiliary Nursing Programmes in Ghana

AC, auxilliary nursing programmes are the Community Health Nursing (CHN) and Health Assistant Clinical (HAC) programmes.


These programmes are designed to turn out health workers who are non-professionals. This cadre mainly work under the supervision of health professionals. The programmes are mainly for those who are applying with their SSSCE or WASSCE results and require no previous knowledge in any health related field.

However, previous experience in health facilities (such as Health Extension Workers, NIDs volunteering, Ward Assisting, etc.) may give the applicant an urge during the interview and selection process. Auxiliary programmes are run for 2 years, and successful completion leads to the award of Academic/Professional Certificate, depending on the programme pursued.

Requirements for admission into Auxiliary Nursing Programmes

 Auxiliary Programmes. 

We have two main auxiliary programmes

  1. Community Health Nursing (CHN)
  2. Health Assistant Clinical (HAC)

Table 5: Requirements for Auxiliary Programmes

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
WASSCE SSSCE
Age 18 – 35 years
Overall Aggregate A cutoff aggregate score of Forty Eight A cutoff aggregate score of Thirty
(48) or better in six subjects, comprising (30) or better in six subjects,
3 core and 3 elective comprising  3 core and 3 elective
Core Subjects and Minimum AT LEAST credits(A1-E8) in three core AT LEAST Passes (A-E) in three core
Grades subjects subjects
i.e. English, Mathematics and i.e English, Mathematics and
Integrated Science. Integrated Science.
Elective Subjects and Minimum AT LEAST passes (A1-E8) in three AT LEAST passes (A-E) in three
Grades Elective subjects Elective subjects

 

AUXILLIARY PROGRAMMES

CHNTS – Community Health Training School


HATS – Health Assistant Training School

Below is a list of schools that offer Auxiliary Nursing Programmes in Ghana

COMMUNITY HEALTH NURSING SCHOOLS HEALTH ASSISTANT CLINICAL SCHOOLS
CHNTS TANOSO HATS ASANKRAGUA
CHNTS AKIM ODA HATS ASANTA
CHNTS, ESIAMA HATS ZUARUNGU
CHNTS HO HATS DAMANGO
CHNTS JIRAPA HATS DUNKWA-ON-OFFIN
CHNTS KROBO ODUMASE HATS DADIESOABA
CHNTS NAVRONGO HATS KETA
CHNTS WINNEBA HATS KOKOFU
CHNTS FOMENA HATS KPEMBE
CHNTS TAMALE HATS LAWRA
CHNTS BOLE HATS MAMPONG ASH (FEMALES ONLY)
CHNTS TECHIMAN HATS NALERIGU
CHNTS KWAPONG B/A HATS SEFWI WIAWSO
HATS SUNYANI
HATS TEPA
HATS TWIFO PRASO
HATS PANTANG
HATS WA
HATS YENDI
HATS TESHIE
HATS SEIKWA
HATS OSEIM –E/R

 


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