MSc Nursing


The Master of Science in Nursing programme is a one year programme that uses emerging technologies and skills in teaching and learning to train qualified nurse leaders, policy consultants and educators who will incorporate evidence based practice in the nursing care of clients seeking their services throughout the nursing hierarchy who will improve on the quality of nursing through effective leadership, teaching, consultation and administration in Ghana and the world at large. The School of Nursing and Midwifery at WIUC-GH identifies with the fact that, nursing is a science and therefore dynamic. Therefore, it requires prompt updating of skills for learners to keep pace with the ever changing profession. Therefore, there is an alignment with the mandate of WIUC with regards to this programme which is to provide top notch university education to the society at large.



On successful completion of the MSc Nursing programme, the graduate should be able to:

  1. function as a nurse administrator in any healthcare setting;
  2. conduct cutting edge research that can solve existing and emerging problems in the health sector;
  3. demonstrate critical thinking and problem solving abilities in the provision of care to individuals, families and communities;
  4. demonstrate leadership qualities and decision making abilities;
  5. mentor and support novice nurses and junior colleagues in their professional development;


Entry Requirements

  1. The minimum academic qualification needed to be eligible to enter this programme is a good bachelor’s degree in nursing or midwifery from an accredited institution.
  2. A candidate must be a registered nurse, or a midwife registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana.
  3. The candidate should have a minimum of two years of experience after the BA/BSc degree in nursing or midwifery.
  4. The candidate shall be medically fit.
  5. All applicants for the MSc programme must pass a selection interview with a pass mark of at least 50%.



The course duration is one academic year

  • Year One: Course work/dissertation


Target Market/Employability

The MSc Nursing programme is designed for registered nurses and midwives with at least a first degree in nursing or midwifery from a recognized institution. Graduates can be employed in any of the following sectors:

  1. Nursing and Midwifery training institutions including universities (both public and private)
  2. Hospitals (Public and private)
  3. National and international health agencies (Ghana health Service, United Nations agencies, etc)
  4. Non-governmental organizations
  5. Health related institutions



The courses within the programme include legal issues, leadership, academic writing, instructional methodologies, research methods, pathophysiology  etc.


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