Ghana’s Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) has encouraged various health training institutions in the country still offering certificate and diploma programmes to upgrade to offer degree programmes as well.
The Registrar of the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC), Mr Felix Nyante made this passionate appeal in his address at a credentialing forum for two Nursing and Midwifery training institutions.
Mr Felix Nyante noted that health training institutions upgrading to offer degree programmes would show the quality and standard of their students (nurses and midwives).
“The quality of health care given to patients depends on the quality of training received by health care professionals,” He stated.
His advice comes after the Nursing and Midwifery Council (N&MC) at the credentialing forum announced it will soon rank the nursing and midwifery institutions from A to F base on students performance.
According to the Registrar, poor performance would mean that a health institution does not have the requisite human and material resources to trained nurses and midwives to deliver quality service to their clients.
Mr Nyante following the new development urged Management of the various health training institutions to employ competent and qualified tutors for the courses they are offering.