Wisconsin has received accreditation to offer a Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme.
The programme will be officially launched at an Inauguration Ceremony on 9th May, 2016 at the University's Main Campus in North Legon, Accra.
The University’s vision is to develop a Nursing Educational Center of Excellence providing exceptional professional nurses who are marketable globally.
Wisconsin was granted accreditation by the National Accreditation Board to offer the Nursing degree programme on 29th March, 2016. The programme is affiliated to the University of Cape Coast.
The Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana, the professional body responsible for the training and regulation of nurses and midwives in the country, has also given its stamp of approval to the programme, the institution’s facilities and its lecturers.
Wisconsin’s student nurses will benefit from:
• a fully-equipped skills laboratory that simulates a real-life ward
• a well-stocked library and access to leading electronic databases
• modern, air-conditioned classrooms with cutting-edge technology and visual teaching aids
• IT skills
• a low student-to-instructor ratio
• disabled access to classrooms and the skills laboratory
• an on-site physician on call
• an on-site Sick Bay
Dr Carl R. Arrow, Dean of the School of Nursing, said: “Wisconsin’s Department of Nursing’s mission is to produce professional nurses with broad-based knowledge and expertise for the management of contemporary health problems.
“Nurses trained at Wisconsin will be able to provide the highest level of preventive, curative, promotive and rehabilitative nursing care at all levels of the healthcare system to individuals, families and communities.”
Admissions are currently underway for the Summer Semester, which starts on 11th May, 2016.
Eligible applicants include Senior Secondary School leavers, healthcare assistants, community or enrolled nurses, who will enter the programme at level 100.
Holders of a Diploma in Nursing, professional nurses and state-registered nurses will be placed at level 200 or higher.
Mature applicants who are non-nursing professionals can also apply, provided they meet the minimum entry requirements.