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					 NURSES AND MIDWIVES
  COUNCIL OF GHANA

    VERONICA DARKO (REV)
REGISTRAR/CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
OUTLINE OF PRESENTATION
1.  MANDATE, MISSION, VISION
2.  FUNCTIONS
3.  PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES
4.  ACHIEVEMENTS
5.  CHALLENGES
6.  STRATEGIES FOR OVERCOMING CONSTRAINTS
7.  AVAILABLE RESOURCES
8.  NMCs CONTRIBUTIONS TO MOH’S STRATEGIC
    OBJECTIVES
9. FINANCIAL PERFOMANCE
10. WAYFORWARD
                 MANDATE
• The Nurses and Midwives Council of
  Ghana is mandated by NRCD 117 of 1972 and
  LI 683 of 1971(UNDER REVIEW)

• NRCD 117 of 1972 mandates the Council to be
  concerned with the nursing and midwifery
  professions and in particular, with the
  organization of the training and education of
  nurses and midwives, and the maintenance and
  promotion of standards of professional conduct
  and efficiency.
 VISION STATEMENT


‘A globally acclaimed nursing
  and midwifery regulatory
    body of national pride’
                   MISSION

• The NMC exists to:
  – secure in the public interest the highest standards of
    training and practice of nursing and midwifery through
    regulation.
  – Be a results-oriented corporate body;
  – Improve knowledge skills and attitude (KSAs) in
    nursing and midwifery practice;
  – Provide credible and up-to-date register of nursing
    and midwifery practitioner;
  – Provide a repository for nurses and midwives;
  – Accredit and reaccredit professional nursing and
    midwifery programmes;
                     FUNCTIONS

• The Council is responsible for:
   – Prescribing the conditions of registration of nurses and
     midwives and of the granting of certificates and badges to
     nurses and midwives
   – The establishment of a system of training of nurses and
     midwives
   – The selection of subjects in which persons seeking to
     qualify as nurses or midwives may be examined
   – The establishment of courses of instruction for student
     nurses and midwives
   – The admission subject to such conditions as the Council
     may prescribe, of students to pursue courses of instruction
     leading to qualification as nurses and midwives
   – The examination of student nurses and midwives
               FUNCTIONS - 2

• Registers qualified persons to practice as
  Nurses and Midwives
• Issues license to practice (PIN)
• Conduct continuing professional development
  programmes for practitioners.
  – Ethico-legal issues in nursing
  – Enhancing the image of nursing and midwifery
  – Other topical issues
                FUNCTIONS - 3


• Disciplinary measures
  – Update in skills
  – Suspension of license to practice
  – Withdrawal of license to practice.
    2008 PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES

1. Recruit more staff to augment the exiting
2. Update the knowledge of nursing and
   midwifery educators and practitioners on
   current trends in the professions
3. Conduct support supervisory visits with
   the view of enforcing standards of
   professional practice at all health
   institutions
2008 PROGRAMMED ACTIVITIES CONT’D

5. Prepare curricula for new post basic
   nursing programmes like Paediatrics
   Nursing, Accidents and Emergency
   Nursing, Community Psychiatry Nursing
6. Conduct licensing Examinations
7. Decentralize activities of the Council by
   establishing two zonal offices in Ashanti
   and Eastern Region
           ACTUAL RESULTS
1.   5 out of 20 recruited
2.   7 newly qualified graduates posted to the Council
3.   7 separate workshops to train 375 practical nursing
     and midwifery examiners on current trends in licensing
     examinations
4.   A total of 43 supervisory visits undertaken
5.   Public Health Nursing curriculum reviewed
6.   Overall students performance improved/Results
     released according to charter
7.   Ashanti and Eastern zonal offices established, yet to
     be inaugurated
8.   Conducted 2 licensing examinations
     HUMAN RESOURCE

• PERMANENT           -   38
• OTHERS              -   18
 – NATIONAL SERVICE   -   4
 – SECONDMENT         -   12
 – CONTRACT           -   2
          INFORMATION SYSTEMS
1. Registered General Nursing (RGN)
      -   Diploma -17 institutions
      -   Degree - 7 institutions
2.    Registered Midwifery (RM)- 12 institutions
3.    Registered Mental Nursing (RMN) -2 institutions
4.    Registered Community Nursing (RCN) -2 institutions
5.    State Registered Nursing (SRN)-
6.    Ear, Nose and Throat (E.NT) - 1- institution
7.    Critical Care Nursing (CCN) -1- institution
8.    Peri-operative Nursing (PON) -1- institution
9.    Public Health Nursing (PHN)- 1- institution
10.   Ophthalmic Nursing (ON) -1- institution
• AUXILIARY PROGRAMMES
 – Community Health Nursing (CHN)-9 insts.
 – Health Assistant Clinical (HAC)-27 inst.
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• GREATER ACCRA- 22
 – NURSING - 4
 – MIDWIFERY- 2
 – MENTAL HEALTH- 1
 – HAC -8
 – UNIVERSITIES-3
 – POST BASIC
   NURSING(PH,CCN/PON,OPHTH-1 EACH)
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• ASHANTI REGION
 – NURSING- 4
 – MIDWIFERY – 3
 – CHN -1
 – HAC- 3
 – UNIVERSITIES – 3
 – POST BASIC(E.N.T)
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• EASTERN REGION-7
 – NURSING – 2
 – MIDWIFERY -2
 – CHN – 1
 – HAC – 1
 – RCN- 1
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• WESTERN REGION- 7
 – NURSING- 1
 – MIDWIFERY – 1
 – CHN- 1
 – HAC -4
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• CENTRAL REGION- 7
 – NURSING -1
 – MIDWIFERY- 1
 – MENTAL HEALTH -1
 – CHN-1
 – RCN-1
 – HAC-1
 – UNIVERSITY- 1
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• NORTHERN REGION-7
 – NURSING -1
 – CHN-1
 – HAC-5
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• BRONG AHAFO REGION-5
 – NURSING -2
 – MIDWIFERY-1
 – CHN-1
 – HAC-2
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• UPPER WEST REGION-4
 – NURSING – 1
 – MIDWIFERY- 1
 – CHN-1
 – HAC-1
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• UPPER EAST REGION-5
 – NURSING -2
 – MIDWIFERY-1
 – CHN- 1
 – HAC-1
REGIONAL DISTRIBUTION OF SCHOOLS

• VOLTA REGION-4
 – NURSING – 1
 – MIDWIFERY- 1
 – CHN-1
 – HAC-1
          INSTITUTIONS TO COMPLETE
           ACCREDITATION PROCESS

•   UDS-TAMALE
•   City of London Business college, Adenta
•   Nightingale School of Nursing,Madina
•   St. Karol University College,Kasoa
•   Midwifery Training College,Tarkwa
       EXAMINATION OF STUDENT
    NURSES AND MIDWIVES (TRAINING)


• The Council conducted two licensing
  examinations during the year under
  review.
• The results of the first exam was published
  in April 2008. The details are as follows;
     LICENSING EXAMINATION
       RESULTS- APRIL 2008
NO   NURSING                      NO. OF    NO. OF       % OF
     PROGRAMMES                   SCHOOLS   CANDIDATES   SUCCESSFUL
                                                         CANDIDATES
1    Registered General               21        2851
     Nursing
2    Registered midwifery (Post       10        322
     Basic)
3    Registered Midwifery              5        357

4    Registered Mental Nursing         2        469

5    Peri-Operative Nursing            1         22

6    Critical Care Nursing             1         23

7    Public Health Nursing             1         41

8    Ear Nose and Throat               1         30
     Nursing
      LICENSING EXAMINATION
        RESULTS- APRIL 2008
9    Ophthalmic Nursing         1    38



10   Community Health Nursing   9    1480



11   State Registered Nursing   2    21




     TOTAL                      54   4179
      LICENSING EXAMINATION
     NOVEMBER 08-JANUARY 09
NO   NURSING PROGRAMMES           NO. OF    NO. OF       REMARKS
                                  SCHOOLS   CANDIDATES

1    Registered General Nursing        21       2,851     YET TO BE
                                                          PUBLISHED
2    Registered midwifery (Post        10        322      YET TO BE
     Basic)                                               PUBLISHED
3    Registered Midwifery              6         358      YET TO BE
                                                          PUBLISHED
4    Registered Mental Nursing         2         469      YET TO BE
                                                          PUBLISHED
5    Peri-Operative Nursing            1         22       PUBLISHED

6    Critical Care Nursing             1         23       PUBLISHED

7    Public Health Nursing             1         41       PUBLISHED

8    Ear Nose and Throat               1         29       PUBLISHED
     Nursing
      LICENSING EXAMINATION
     NOVEMBER 08-JANUARY 09
9    Ophthalmic Nursing            1     38     PUBLISHED



10   Community Health Nursing      9    1715    PUBLISHED



11   State Registered Nursing      1     1      PUBLISHED




12   Registered Community Health   2     25     PUBLISHED
     Nursing


13   Health Assistant Clinical     10   587     PUBLISHED
     Programme


     TOTAL                         66   6,485
          REGISTRATION 2008
     PROGRAMME                 YEAR

NO   BASIC       2004   2005   2006   2007   2008

01   RGN         502    552    668    994    922

02   RMN         13     37      23     58     61

03   RM                  4      15     47    145

04   CHN         413    392    418    452    919
        REGISTRATION CONT’D
01      MIDWIFERY    360    317    273    304
02      RMN          14     12      2      2
03      SRN          29     72     67     37
04      ENT                 31     15     15
05      CCN          14     10     10     14
06      PON           9     20     19     14
07      OPHTH        22     26     22     20
08      SRPHN        46     25     35     37
        ALL
TOTAL   PROGRAMMES   1422   1498   1567   1994
        INDEXING (2007/2008)
PROGRAMME    NO. INDEXED   PROG/
                           NO.INDEXED
RGN              2589      PHN – 24
RCN               53       OPHTHALMIC -34
CHN              1850      TOTAL – 7,780
RM                645
RMN               356
HATS             2159
PON               21
CCN               21
E.N.T             28
SUPERVISION (MAINTENANCE OF STANDARDS)
• Supervisory visits were undertaken to the
  following institutions with a view to granting them
  Professional Accreditation:
• Private
   –   Presbyterian University College, Agogo
   –   Nyaniba Health Assistant Training School
   –   Health Assistant Training School, Teshie
   –   Health Assistant Training School,Family Health
       Hospital
   –   City of London Business College
   –   Baltimore school, Tema
   –   ASEC School
   –   Nightingale School of Nursing,Madina
                    PUBLIC
•   Health Assistant Training School, Asankragua
•   Midwifery Training School, Jirapa
•   Midwifery Training School, Bolga
•   University of Cape Coast
•   Health Assistant Training School, Nalerigu
•   Health Assistant Training School, Kpembe
•   Health Assistant Training School, Damongo
•   Health Assistant Training Sefwi Wiawso
 REVISED PRIORITIES FOR 2009
• Develop a professional code of conduct and standards for
  Midwifery practice
• Collaborate with the MOH/GHS on the establishment of a
  Midwifery Training School in the Northern Region
• Introduce training programmes in Accidents and
  Emergency, Community Psychiatry and Paediatric
  Nursing
• Develop a curriculum on regenerative and healthy
  lifestyles
• Conduct support supervisory visits with the view of
  enforcing standards of professional practice at all health
  institutions and facilities
 NMC’S CONTRIBUTIONS TO MOH
         OBJECTIVES
• Helped to establish Nursing and Midwifery
  Training Schools
• Implemented measures to reduce
  maternal mortality
• Updated skills of practitioners for quality
  health care
• Ensured maintenance of professional
  standards
              ACHIEVEMENTS
• Development and launching of a 5-Year Strategic Plan
• Half-year and Annual performance review workshops
• Creation of Zonal Offices
• Improvement in operations
   – New PIN
   – Training of examiners
   – Two licensing examinations a year
   – Production of badges for nurses and midwives
   – CP/CPE programmes for nurses and midwives
• Development of service charter
• Development of website
• Effective collaboration with health facilities such that they
  report about malpractices on the part of nurses and midwives
                    CHALLENGES
1.    Non-existence of a Governing Board
2.    Increased number of training schools- 81
3.    No updated conditions of service
4.    Non-involvement in processes leading to development of a single
      spine salary
5.    Inappropriate office accommodation
6.    Fellowship awards
7.    Non-reporting of professional malpractices on the part of nurses
      and midwives by hospital managers
8.    No financial clearance from MOFEP for 2008
9.    Inadequate staff
10.   Increased intake of students into the training schools
11.   Foreign trained nurses and midwives working in health facilities
      without being registered
12.   Need to strengthen collaboration between MOH and regulatory
      bodies and all other agencies
13.   Centralized operations in Accra-zonal offices
GOD BLESS US AND GHANA
THANK YOU

				
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