BSc.Public Health Nursing

Description

The Public Health Nursing  programme at KAAF University College prepare prospective students to   acquired knowledge and highest integrity, irrespective of colour, belief, race, poor or rich.

The global trend in nursing and public health in the area of professionalism calls for a change in the training and career development of nurses and public health in Ghana.  It is therefore imperative that matured Nurse Assistant (Preventive)/ Community Health Nurse would be giving a professional touch so as to fit into the international best practices.

Our program, BSc  in Public Health Nursing is designed for nurses interested to gain a professional qualification in health visiting, occupational health nursing or school nursing. The program proposes registered nurses a prospect to enhance their knowledge and extend their skills to enhance health. This course is appropriate for qualified nurses with a dedication to prevention and health advancement and evidence-based practice in a civic setting. They are enabled in acquiring their knowledge and competences to enhance the provision of health care, by employing appropriate theory, research, and support, to reflect modern perceptions.

The program aims to make sure that students are trained to promote health and social well-being through the accomplishment of the standards of proficiency of dedicated public health nursing. The course also concentrates on understanding and encouraging people in building a healthy lifestyle, as well as enhancing and protecting health in the public and private sectors.

Candidates applying to the programme must meet the following entry requirements:

WASSCE I SSCE  – Six (6) credit passes (A1-C6) including English Language, Core Mathematics, Integrated Science and any three (3) relevant elective subject in General Science. General Arts or Home Economics with an overall aggregate of 36 or better.

Diploma Holders: Applicants with diploma in community health nursing from a recognized institution plus licensure examinations of the Nursing and Midwifery Council will be admitted to the third year.

Access Programme: Holders of NAC/HAC/NAP/CHNC certificates will do the six(6) weeks access course before admitting into BSc. Nursing  Programme.

Enrolled Nurse: Holders can gain admission to the six-week ACCESS programme.

Study Options:

  • Regular (day)
  • Weekend
  • Evening
  • Sandwich
Ghanaian Students
Programme Freshers GH¢ Continuing GH¢
Regular 3,100 3,100
Six Weeks Access Programme GH¢ 1,300
Top-Up for Diploma Holders (2YR) GH¢ 14,000 for the entire programme
Foreign Students
Programme Freshers USD $ Continuing USD $
Regular 2,500 2,000
Top-Up Diploma Holders (2YRS) $5,500 for the entire programme

YEAR ONE, SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KAFCC 101

Communication and academic writing  skills

KAFCC 105

French I

KAFCC 103

Introduction to Information Technology

KAFCC 107

Introduction to Sociology

KCHN 113

Introduction to Sign Language

KCHN 163

Community Health Practical

KCHN 101

Anatomy and physiology 1

KCHN 103

Basic Nursing I (Theory)

KCHN 111

Basic Nursing I (Practical)

KCHN 105

Introduction to Community Health Nursing

YEAR ONE, SEMESTER TWO

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KAFCC 106

Introduction to Psychology

KAFCC 104

French II

KCHN 116

Nursing and Midwifery Informatics

KCHN 104

First Aid (Theory)

KCHN 110

First Aid (practical)

KCHN 102

Anatomy and Physiology II

KCHN 112

Therapeutic Communication

KCHN 114

Community Study (practical)

KCHN 108

Professional Adjustment In Community health Nursing

KCHN 213

Nursing Practical I

YEAR TWO, SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KCHN 201

Psychology and Health

KCHN 203

Sociology for Health

KCHN 205

Nursing Theories

KCHN 207

Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Pharmacovigilance I

KCHN 203

Applied Chemistry

KCHN 215

Microbiology and Infection Prevention

KCHN 211

Personal and Environmental Health

KCHN 225

Medical Nursing I

KCHN 217

Nursing practical II

YEAR TWO, SEMESTER TWO

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KAFCC 202

Basic Statistics

KCHN 206

Nutrition and Dietetics

KCHN 207

Fundamentals of Surgical Nursing

KCHN 220

Community Paediatric Health Nursing

KCHN 210

Pathology

KCHN 212

Pharmacology, Therapeutics & Pharmacovigilance II

KCHN 226

Medical Nursing II

KCHN 202

Community Health practical I

KCHN 206

Health Structure and Management Systems

KCHN 208

Principles of Disease Management and Control I

KCHN 218

Nursing practical III

YEAR THREE, SEMESTER ONE

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KCHN 311

Obstetrics Nursing

KCHN 331

Principles of Disease Management and Control II

KCHN 307

Pediatric Nursing

KCHN 301

Principles and Practice of Community Health I

KCHN 303

Community Nursing Administration

KCHN 305

Occupational Health

KCHN 307

Traditional and Alternative Medicine

KCHN 309

Community Health  practical II  (District Level)

YEAR THREE, SEMESTER TWO

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KCHN 302

Principles of Community Health II

KCHN 318

Community Health Nursing Practical (Intra Semester)

KCHN 308

Research Methods

KCHN 332

Principles of Disease Management and Control III

KCHN 314

Pediatric Nursing II

KCHN 306

Obstetric and Gynaecological Nursing

KCHN 316

Nursing Practical (Obs and Gynae)

KCHN 302

Family Planning

KCHN 304

Community-Based Rehabilitation

YEAR FOUR, SEMESTER ONE

KCHN 403

Mental Health Nursing

KCHN 413

Primary Eye Care and Oral Health

KCHN 218

Supply Chain Management

KCHN 405

Tools and Methods of Teaching

KCHN 415

Physical Assessment

KCHN 419

Physical Assessment (Practical)

KCHN 417

Adolescent Health

KCHN 411

Community Health Practical III (Community Mental Health)

YEAR FOUR, SEMESTER TWO

COURSE CODE

COURSE

KCHN 414

Relationship Marketing Strategy and Entrepreneurship

KCHN 406

Principles of Curriculum Development

KCHN 408

Community Health Nursing Seminar

KCHN 404

Community Palliative Care

KCHN 402

Gerontology and Home Nursing

KCHN 410

Research Project

 

 

 

                                     

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