Dean's Welcome Message

Ag. Dean Lydia AziatoWelcome to the School of Nursing and Midwifery, College of Health Sciences, University of Ghana. The School of Nursing is the premier nursing school in Ghana and is committed to bringing forth first class nurses through quality teaching and learning, skills acquisition, research training and knowledge dissemination. Our Nurses will continue to excel and attain international standards worldwide.

The School of Nursing was first established as a Post Basic Nursing institution in 1963 as a World Health Organisation (WHO) project at request of the Ministry of Health. It then focused on preparation of Diploma awarded Nurse Tutors for basic nursing training institutions. In 1980, the degree programme began and the designation of the Post-Basic Nursing Department changed to Department of Nursing with a wholly Ghanaian staff and placed under both the Faculties of Science and Social Studies. In 2003 the Department was upgraded into a School and made a constituent of the College of Health Sciences with five departments: Mental Health, Community Health, Maternal and Child Health, Adult Health and Research, Education and Administration. The graduate programme began as a collaboration between the School and its counterpart at the University of Alberta, Canada in 2000. Beginning from the 2010/2011 Academic Year, the School has introduced specialty options into its BSc programme.

The School now has 741 undergraduate and graduate students.

Within the past five years, most of the faculty of the School had to embark on PhD programmes. It is the wish of the School that as more faculty obtain PhD degrees, it will be equipped to embark on aggressive research and project activities.

The school is currently in collaboration with some sister institutions from foreign Universities. During the period, some of the faculty members have in their individual capacities been able to undertake some research activities.

It is our hope to bring good quality health, comfort and happiness to all through the production of highly qualified and competent Nurses who will provide promotive, preventive and creative services to meet all health needs of the nation and the global community at large.

Long Live School of Nursing (SON),

Long Live College of Health Sciences (CHS),

Long Live the University of Ghana!