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St Karol School of Nursing (St Karol) is a tertiary co-educational outfit offering degrees of world class standard, which incorporates bi-lingual ability and vehicle driving skills that is relevant and cost effective for individuals who wish to prepare themselves for a fulfilling career in nursing to meet the rapidly changing demands of the health care system.
St. Karol School of Nursing has private ownership – limited liability company
St. Karol School of Nursing is owned and run by Catholic faithfuls but is not owned by the Catholic Church.
Yes, St. Karol School of Nursing is the only University in West Africa focused solely on Nursing.
Yes, St. Karol School of Nursing is accredited by the National Accreditation Board (NAB) & the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) of Ghana
The St. Karol School of Nursing is affiliated to Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi-Ghana.
An academic and professional certificates
Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSc. Nursing) Jointly by KNUST & ST. KAROL
A license to practice nursing certificate issued by the NMC
Yes, one would need to write and pass the licensure examinations conducted by the NMC.
A licensed, a PIN – Personal Identification Number the affirms your status as a professional nurse, this is the certificate issued by the NMC.
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Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSc. Degree) would be awarded but one cannot practice and remains a student nurse until one rewrites and passes the licensure examinations conducted by the NMC.
All who are indexed with the NMC at the beginning of their studies, indexation in November every year
It is the process of ascertaining the correctness of results. All WASSCE result are verified with the West Africa Examinations Council to ascertain correctness prior forwarding details of all student nurses to the NMC for indexation.
No, our graduates are awarded joint certificates by St. Karol School of Nursing and KNUST.
Senior High School graduates with General Science, Home Economics or General Arts with C6 or better in all grades.
A credit (C6) in all six wassce subjects or better (English, Mathematics & Integrated Science) – the accepted core subject and 3 general science or general arts elective subjects
No, conditional offers are not available, you may only apply when your results meet the admission requirements.
No, conditional offers are not offered.
Four years that is a total of 8 Semesters
SHS graduates who hold credit (C6) in all six subjects or better (English, Mathematics & Integrated Science) and 3 Elective subjects in the WAEC certificate.
Eight years that is a total of 16 Semesters
Indexation is the formal registration of your intent to be a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
An indexed student nurse status. Indexation offers the opportunity to write and pass the licensure examinations conducted by the NMC. This provides the license to practice nursing in Ghana and confers the professional nursing status.
No, only WAEC confirmed results as above allow indexation in November once a year.
Be enrolled in the St. Karol with C6 or better in Core English, Mathematics and Integrated Science together with 3other Electives in General Science or Arts.
No, they require passes in 3 General Science or Arts subjects.
Not really but an age on admission is 16-35years is encouraged
Please confirm with the office of the registrar
Yes, please contact the office of the registrar.
Yes, hostel facilities are available and walking distance from the school
Four students per room
No, students attend classes in their own clothes
Yes, students do.
Twice, intra-semester attachment and vacation internship
Yes, Currently Gh¢150.00 per semester (Please confirm with the office of the registrar)
Yes, when on attachment, internship on duty at a facility or as directed by School Authorities.
•Incompetence – unable to cope with the academic work
•Affordability – unable to meet financial obligations to the school
•Insubordination – unable to conform to school rules, truancy and insubordinate attitudes
•Personal decision – decision to opt out of the program
Yes, you have the choice to work with both private and public health facilities.
No, National Service or Rotation of one year is a requirement by the NMC
Yes, the school is affiliated and has internship placement arrangement with 37 Military Hospital, Ghana Police Hospital, Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Finney Hospital, several polyclinics in Accra/Tema and the Catholic Hospitals nationwide.
Admissions are conducted in March & September (Please confirm with the registry)
The school currently runs the morning session (Evening/Weekend Sessions are under consideration)
If you are motivated and committed to caring for people then nursing is the course for you and St. Karol School of Nursing is the school of choice for outstanding training. | More »
St. Karol School of Nursing has excellent facilities for students. These range from our well stocked library, modern lecture halls with multimedia facililies, state of the art computer centre and demostration theatre. | More »
Life as a student could be as challenging as it is exciting. This is why you need all the support you can get. Our academic advisers make sure that you make the best of the opportunities available at the school. | More »
Application Forms for the Bachelor's degree program may be purchased at rates prescribed for both local applicants and for applicants outside Ghana and non-Ghanaians from The Office of the Registrar. | More »