Wisconsin University Inaugurates Nursing School

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By Cecil Mensah

The Governing Board of Wisconsin International University College (WIUC),has inaugurated a nursing training school affiliated to the University of Cape Coast (UCC) to train nurses in Bachelor of Science degreeto help improve upon health care delivery in the country.

The school accredited by the National Accreditations Board (NAB) and approved by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana (NWC) has begun admissions for the summer programme.

Eligible applicants include, senior secondary school leavers, healthcare assistants, holders of diploma in nursing, professional nurses,registered nurses and community nurses.

Inaugurating the facilities; the Dean of the Nursing Department of UCC, Prof. Ahmed Adu-Oppong, said when he came back from the United States of America to start the nursing school at UCC, facilities there, was nowhere near the facilities at WIUC.

According to him, nurses trained at the university, would be extremely fortunate as they will get the exposure to the many tenets of learning science.

He said, the university’s vision was to develop a nursing educational centre of excellence in training exceptional professional nurses, who would be marketable globally.

He explained that so far twenty five universities are affiliated to UCC but Wisconsin stands tall among them.

He said, UCC has a set of standards and the university continues to meet these standards in the mentoring exercise.

He noted that the university established in 1998 was one of the first private universities in the country accredited by NAB.

He said, since then the university, has changed the face of tertiary education in the country by chalking so many successes in the sector.

The Dean of the Nursing Department of WIUC, Dr. Carlos Arrow said leadership through empowerment would be his approach to running the school of Nursing and training of students.

Dr. Arrow, said the school has arrived with a new milestone in education in the training of the youth.

He added that the school will endeavor to change the nursing education sector by empowering nurses to transform healthcare in the country and beyond.

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