The Narh-bita School of Nursing is private tertiary health institution in Tema in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Established in the year 2008, the college can be traced to the Narh-Bita Clinic which was opened in 1979. As the clinic developed to take on greater responsibilities, it was upgraded to the status of a hospital and named the Narh-Bita Hospital in 1987. The problem of shortage of health-workers, including nurses, moved the proprietors of the hospital to establish a School of Nursing to feed Narh-Bita and other health institutions.
The academic programme of the School is directed and supervised by the Nurses’ and Midwives’ Council for Ghana, while the University of Ghana is the mentor University. The need to run more programmes in the health sector caused the change of name from School of Nursing to Narh-Bita College. The School of Nursing continues to function as a component part of the College. Under the umbrella of the College, the following programmes are featured: Diploma in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technology, Advanced Diploma in Medical Assistantship and Certificate for Health Assistant Clinical (HAC).
“The College has satisfied the operational conditions and therefore has been duly registered and accredited by the Registrar General’s Department and the National Accreditation Board respectively.”
Genealogically, the Clinic gave birth to the Hospital out of which came the School of Nursing, then finally the College emerged as a “great-grand child” of the Clinic. Analysing the whole matter it can be said that the desire to support solve the problem of shortage of health workers is the reason for the establishment of the College. It is interesting to note that the various phases in the development of the institutions are the brain-child of Dr. and Mrs. Narh and a few well-wishers, who always assert that the innovations are the outcome of divine inspiration.
The College has able administrators, hard-working staff, both teaching and non-teaching, an up-to-date library, a computer laboratory and adequate equipment. Available facilities at the College enhance teaching and learning, as students also enjoy opportunities that promote successful training career. The college is in the Tema Metropolitan Assembly. The activities of the institution is supervised by the Ministry of Education. The University of Ghana awards a Diploma in Nursing after students from the institution have successfully completed a three year nursing training programme. The institution is accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the regulates the activities, curriculum and examination of the. The Council’s mandate Is enshrined under section 4(1) of N.R.C.D 117.
The Nursing curricula is regulated by the Nurses and Midwives Council (NMO). The Academic Board shall in consultation with the affiliated Universities, Ministry of health (MOH) and the Nurses and Midwives Council for Ghana implement and review the curricula and also award certificates and diplomas to students who satisfy the examination requirements.More about the MA program / Applications
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THE Narh-Bita College of Nursing, in the port city of Tema, has held its seventh joint matriculation and graduation ceremony with a renewed pledge by the College Board to make the institution a centre of excellence in West Africa for the training of nurses.
The college was the first private nursing training institution in Ghana to be accredited by the National Accreditation Board.
It runs the three-year Registered General Nursing Diploma, the Health Assistants Clinical certificate and the Medical Laboratory Technicians certificate programmes.
The college is engaged in tropical nursing research collaboration and student and staff exchange programmes with Crest University, Pennsylvania, USA, Teesside University, Middlesborough, UK, Harstead University in Norway and the Metropolitan University College, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Students of the college have access to practical training in government hospitals but the Narh-Bita Hospital, which provides services to over 80,000 patients in the Tema metropolis annually and which serves more than 60 corporate clients in the port city, provides additional excellent facilities for the practical training of students of the college.
The hospital also runs the only private neurosurgical centre in the country, where spine and brain surgery are performed in addition to diagnosis, treatment and research into neurotic diseases.
In recognition of its performance, the medical facility received accreditation from the West Africa College of Physicians in 1998, making it the first private hospital in Ghana to provide postgraduate training for doctors in Family Practice.
Several rural communities have benefited from the annual Students and Staff Medical Outreach Programme of the Narh-Bita College of Nursing. Communities which benefit from medical aid under the college’s outreach programme are typically poor communities lacking basic amenities such as schools, potable water supply and health facilities.
Under the programme, teams of medical staff and students from the school treat the people of such communities for malaria, anaemia, bilharzia, scabies, intestinal worm infestations, eye diseases and other medical conditions prevalent in rural communities. Cases requiring specialist consultations are referred to hospitals.
The hospital is affiliated to several local and international organisations in a bid to keep abreast of the current and emerging trends in medical practice. These have impacted positively on the quality of training students of the nursing college receive.
The college has a well-stocked library with titles covering subjects like anatomy, physiology, medical and surgical nursing, with supplementary teaching and learning materials in the form of CD-ROMS and video tapes. All computers of the college are connected to the Internet.
Admissions at Narhbita Nursing Training College
The College programmes for Diploma and Certificate are:
a) The Registered General Nursing (Diploma), a three (3) year programme approved by the Ministry of Health (MOH) has been accredited by both Nurses and Midwives Council for Ghana (NMC) and the National Accreditation Board. The programme is being mentored by the University of Ghana, Legon.
b) The Medical Assistantship (Advance Diploma), a three (3) year direct programme, has been approved by the Ministry of Health and has also received accreditation from the National Accreditation Board to operate from 1st January, 2009. All formalities have been completed with regards to affiliation with the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi.
c) The Certificate programme for Health Assistant Clinical (HAC) and the Medical Laboratory Technicians have the approval of the Ministry of Health.
Admission forms can be bought at the the school premises.
After submitting the forms, you will have to wait to be called for interview. After successfully passing the interview, you will be admitted successfully.