The Presbyterian Nursing and Midwifery Training college, Agogo, formerly Presbyterian Nurses' Training College is a Public tertiary health institution located in Agogo Asante Akyem in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. It was established by the Swiss Missionaries on march 1935 in order to train nurses for the Agogo Presbyterian Hospital.  They started with a two-year practical training for nurses. The training was however interrupted during the Second World War in 1939 and was re-opened in 1945.

In 1950, it started the Qualified Registered Nursing course (QRN) in line with the standard set by the Nurses' Board of Gold Coast. The Nurses' Training College, thus the Concentrated State Registered Nursing (SRN) course started from 1966 - 1968.

The straight SRN started in 1972 and ended in 2001. The Enrolled Nursing Course was being run concurrently with these programmes from 1967 to 1983. The College is currently training students for the Diploma in General Nursing Course.

The Hospital and the Nursing & Midwifery training college are all under the Presbyterian Health services. The Presbyterian Health services is also under the Christian Health Association of Ghana (CHAG). CHAG is an association of Christian Churches that have established hospitals and or medical training institutions. Since it's establishment in 1935, the college has undergone several reformations until now that it is currently training students in Diploma in Midwifery alongside the Diploma in General Nursing Program. The institution is accredited by the National Accreditation Board. The Nurses and Midwifery Council (NMC) is the authority that regulates the activities, curriculum and examination of the College. The Council's mandate is enshrined under section 4(1) of N.R.C.D 117 of the constitution of Ghana. The institution is also supervised by the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health of Ghana.

 

AFFILIATION

The institution is affiliated to the University of Ghana and successful students are awarded Diploma in General Nursing or Midwifery after three years of study by the University of Ghana.

 

INSTITUTION'S VISION

"Achieve academic excellence and effective health care rendered to the people living in Ghana" Institutional Mission is to "Train quality nurses as Ambassadors for Health" Purpose of the institution.

a) To provide the nation with sufficient number of quality and well motivated nurses.

b) To train ambassadors for Christ.

 

ORGANIZATION AND GOVERNANCE

The College is one of the seven constituent institutions of Asante-Akyem Presbyterian Health Services, headed by the General Manager. The College is headed by the Principal assisted by the Vice Principal. The Principal reports to the General Manager. Under the Area, Board is the Internal Management Committee with the Head of the institution as a member and has the General Manager as the Chairperson. The Area Board meets Quarterly and  the Internal Management Committee meets twice a month.