Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Gushegu started as a post-basic midwifery Training School now Post Nurse Assistant Clinical/ Preventive (Post NAC/NAP) in September, 2012 with a student population of thirty-one, who enrolled to pursue the Post NAC/NAP program. It was the first tertiary institution in Gushegu district and the second Midwifery Training School in the Northern region at the time of its establishment.
However, with the introduction of the Registered Midwifery (RM) and Registered Nurse Assistant Clinical (RNAC) programs in 2014 and 2016 respectively, and the satisfaction of the National Accreditation Board’s requirements for a college status, the name of the school was changed to Nursing and Midwifery Training College, Gushegu in 2016.
The College currently runs four (4) programs: POST NAC/NAP Midwifery, Registered General Nursing, Registered Midwifery and Registered Nurse Assistant Clinical. Whiles the POST NAC/NAP Midwifery program enrolls only female serving health officers (i.e. enrolled nurses and community health nurses) who have served for at least three years, the Registered General Nursing, Registered Midwifery and the Registered Nurse Assistant Clinical enrolls SSSCE/WASSCE Certificate holders from Senior High Schools with specific requirements.
The training duration of the POST NAC/NAP and RNAC programs is two years (four semesters) leading to the award of a certificate in enrolled midwifery and registered nurse assistant clinical respectively.
The Registered Midwifery program has a training duration of three years (six semesters) plus one-year internship leading to the award of a diploma in Registered Midwifery. This program currently has eight (8) batches/classes whiles the Post NAC/NAP has two have ten (10) batches already.
The Registered General Nursing program also has a training duration of three years (six semesters) plus one-year internship leading to the award of a diploma in Registered General Nursing. The latter program is currently waiting to admit its first batch of students in the 2022/2023 admissions period.
Over the years of the College’s existence, it has successfully passed out eight (8) batches of the POST NAC/NAP program, five (5) batches of the Registered Midwifery and four (4) batches of the RNAC program.
The pass rates of these batches in the Nursing and Midwifery Council Licensing Examination has been very impressive. The rate has been ranging from 66.7% to 100%, with two batches actually recording 100% absolutely.
The College currently has a student population of four hundred and seventy-five (475), comprising of two hundred and fifty-seven (257) Registered Midwifery students, one hundred and ninety (190) Registered Nurse Assistant Clinical students and twenty-eight (28) Post NAC/NAP students.
The current staff strength of the College is fifty-four (54), comprising of Eight (11) Administrative staffs, twenty (19) Tutorial staffs, Preceptors, five (5) Part-time Tutors and twenty-four (24) Support staffs.