The Nursing Students Association (NUSA) of UCC as part of their week celebration has embarked on a health outreach to the Bronyibima community near Elmina.
The Bronyibima community was selected by the association to ascertain whether diseases and disease-causing agents there were similar to conditions in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The outreach programme, which was organised in conjunction with visiting students and faculty from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in the United States of America, was aimed at providing education, counseling and screening for some medical conditions to the community.
The University Hospital has hosted some faculty and nursing students from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU), United States of America.
The faculty and students from GVSU are currently embarking on Community Health Nursing in Ghana as part of their collaboration with the UCC School of Nursing and Midwifery.
Interacting with the team from GVSU, the Administrator of the Hospital, Mr. Atta Yeboah- Sarpong introduced them to various departments in the hospital and how each functions. He also explained the role of the National Insurance Scheme in terms of access to health care in the Hospital.
The team also had the opportunity to visit the various departments and units of the Hospital.
A team of 26 students and four faculty members from the Grand Valley State University (GVSU) in the United States are currently undertaking a Study Abroad programme at the University of Cape Coast.
The Study Abroad Programme which forms part of UCC-GVSU collaboration is an initiative between the Department of Public Health of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC and Public Health Nursing, GVSU. It began in 2013 with the aim of establishing and improving links and partnership with local and international collaborators in the area of Public Health.
A three-member delegation from the Ghana College of Nurses and Midwives (GCNM) has paid a courtesy call on the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah, at the Council Chamber.
Dr. Jemima Dennis-Antwi, the President of the College, who led the delegation, said the visit was to seek collaborations with the University in order to train and equip nursing students with clinical practice, as well as the academic component of the discipline. In this regard, nursing students could pursue Masters up to Ph. D levels and still have solid grasp of the clinical aspect of the profession.
The University of Cape Coast has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ministry of Health to mentor all Specialised Nursing Training Schools in the country.
Hitherto, the specialised training schools awarded Advanced Diploma certificates to the Ministry of Health Nurses who specialised in specific fields in the nursing profession. With the current arrangement, UCC will now award bachelor degree certificates to students of these specialised training schools.
As part of preparations to award degrees to these training institutions, a team of assessors from UCC has embarked on an institutional visit to each of the training schools to assist them to put the necessary structures in place.