Officials from GCNM Confer with Vice-Chancellor
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.
To this end, the president said the University and GCNM should be able to determine the duration of the programmes and map out the modalities for students of the College who were ready to pursue either Master's degree or Ph. D, taking cognizance of their area of specialty.
Dr. Dennis-Antwi noted that the curriculum of the College would be designed to suit the academic calendar of the University. "So we believe that we'll prepare the people(Students) and you(UCC) will come in and add value to them," she said. she added that "there is the need to synergize education for specialisation or vice-versa".
Receiving the delegation, Prof. Joseph Ghartey Ampiah lauded the idea and added that in the long run, the University would benefit from professionals of the College. "It will be win-win situation, we will train your people as professionals academically, as well as professionally qualified to be in the University," he pointed out.
The Vice-Chancellor suggested that a committee comprising members from the College of Health and Allied Sciences and the GCNM should be set-up to look at the roadmap for the collaborations. The committee, he noted, should submit a report on its findings which would culminate into the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the GCNM.
GCNM is a statutory professional college, established to promote specialist education, continuous professional development, and postgraduate nursing, midwifery and related programmes. It also contributes to the formulation of policies to improve the provision of quality health care in Ghana.
The delegation included the Rector of GCNM, Mrs. Hannah A. O Acquah and the Vice-president of GCNM, Mrs. Doris Richardson.
The Registrar, Mr. John Kofi Nyan; the Director of Academic Affairs, Mr. Jeff Onyame; the Provost of the College of Health and Allied Sciences, Prof. Harold Amonoo -Kuofi; the Dean of the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Prof. Alexander Pappoe; the Acting Director of Public Affairs, Major (Rtd) Kofi Baah-Bentum and the Assistant Registrar of the Institutional Affiliation Office, Mr. Justice Boateng, were present during the meeting.