Wisconsin has become the first tertiary institution in Accra to offer an Access to Nursing bridging programme. The course enables Nurse Assistant Clinical personnel to upgrade their qualifications to a BSc Nursing degree.

Addressing Wisconsin’s first ever Access to Nursing students at their Orientation, Supt Marufatu Essie Braimah, Director of Nursing Services at National Police Hospital, said nursing was both a calling and a sacrifice.

Supt Braimah added: “Nursing may seem to you as a single profession. But it encompasses others. You will acquire skills as an advocate, a teacher, an entrepreneur and a social worker.” 

She reminded the students that nursing demands daily constant practice, determination and passionate drive.

Those eligible for the Access Course bridging programme are Nurse Assistant Clinical personnel who have been certified by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and who have three years’ working experience.

Those who successfully complete the programme are placed at Level 200 of the BSc Nursing degree programme.

The Access to Nursing course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.

Wisconsin’s BSc Nursing degree is accredited by the University of Cape Coast.