Training of all Clinical and Preventive nursing assistant would be suspended effective 2019/2020 academic year, the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) has announced.
A letter dated June 29, 2018 to all deans, heads and principals at Nursing and Midwifery Training Institutions by the Registrar of the Council, Felix Nyante, says the suspension was aimed at strengthening the degree and diploma awarding programmes in Nursing and Midwifery to improve the standard of practice of nursing and midwifery.
The decision was taken in consultation with the Ministry of Health (MoH) following a desk review meeting involving all the stakeholders.
“The statistics shows that there are adequate numbers of NAC/NAP Practitioners for the health sector. This was affirmed during a Human Resource Forum held by the Ministry of Health early this year at the Capital View Hotel in Koforidua to review the Country’s Human Resource needs for the various cadre of Nurses and Midwives in the Country among others,” the letter explained.
It further stated that it was in this regard that quotas for admissions of these programmes have been reducing since last academic year.
“The aim of this regulatory policy is to streamline and strengthen the Degree and Diploma awarding Programmes in Nursing and Midwifery in order to improve the standard of practice of nursing and midwifery,” it remarked.