Two hundred and thirty-five out of the 250 candidates who sat for the January 2019 Post Basic Nursing online licensing examination have passed.
The figure represents 94 per cent of the total number of candidates. The number comprises 68 Critical Care nurses; 59 Ophthalmic Nurses; 75 Peri-Operative nurses and 48 Public Health nurses.
This was announced by the Nursing and Midwifery Council of Ghana in Accra last Tuesday and said the results were accessible online.
Speaking to the Daily Graphic in Accra, the Registrar of the council, Mr Felix Nyante, said the results had been approved by the governing board of the council.
“Candidates are, therefore, requested to visit the Regional offices of the council from Wednesday April 3, 2019, to obtain a result-checking scratch card to access their results online from our website.
Mr Nyante said those who were unsuccessful would be required to join the next batch of candidates to sit for the online licensing examination in July, 2019.
He added that the online examination results of over 5,000 Nurse Assistants and Clinical and Preventive nurses were expected to be released by the middle of the month.
On the rationale for introducing the examination, Mr Nyante explained that it formed part of the digitisation agenda of the government and was to ease the laborious processes associated with the current manual system, as well as cut down on cost, with regard to paper use, printing and distribution expenses.
“It forms part of a four-year project being undertaken by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to strengthen the capacity of the council in the conduct of its licensing examination.
“It is also to strengthen the organisational capacity of the council to conduct a more efficient, effective and credible licensing examination,” he added.