The Presbyterian Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Agogo, formerly Presbyterian Nurses’ Training College is a public tertiary health institution located in Agogo Ashanti Akim in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was established by the Swiss missionaries in March 1935 in order to train nurses for the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital. The Hospital and the Nursing/Midwifery training college are all under the Presbyterian Health services. The Presbyterian Health services is also under the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). CHAG is an association of Christian Churches that have established hospitals and or medical training institutions. Since its establishment in 1935, the college has undergone several reformations until now that it is currently training students in Diploma in Midwifery alongside the Diploma in General Nursing Program.
The institution is accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the authority that regulates the activities, curriculum and examination of the College. The Council’s mandate Is enshrined under section 4(1) of N.R.C.D 117 of the constitution of Ghana. The institution is also supervised by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health of Ghana.
Nursing & Midwifery Training College, Agogo is affiliated to the University of Ghana and successful students are awarded Diploma in General Nursing or Midwifery after three years of study by the University of Ghana.
Organization and governance
Nursing & Midwifery Training College, Agogo is one of the seven constituent institutions of Ashanti-Akyem Presbyterian Health Services, headed by the General Manager. The College is headed by the Principal assisted by the Vice Principal. The Principal reports to the General Manager. Under the Area Board is the Internal Management Committee with the Head of the institution as a member and has the General Manager as the Chairperson. The Area Board meets quarterly. The Internal Management Committee meets twice a month.
The Males Hostel of the college was built with funds from E.Z.E Germany. It was renovated with funds from the Old Parish Church, Hamilton, Scotland. It was dedicated on the 8 May 1994 by Rt. Rev. Dr. James Weatherhead, Moderator of the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland.
Institution’s vision and mission
“To achieve academic excellence and effective health care rendered to the people living in Ghana”
“To train quality nurses as Ambassadors for Health”
a) To provide the nation with sufficient number of quality and well motivated nurses. b) To train ambassadors for Christ.
General Manager: Mr. Alex Nyamekesse
Principal: Mrs. Florence Gans-Lartey
Vice Principal: Mr. Charles Agyemang Prempeh
Programs of study
Diploma in Registered General Nursing
Diploma in Registered Midwifery
The Diploma in General Nursing is for both males and females. The Midwifery program is strictly a female program.