List of Different Nurses Uniform Styles in Ghana
There are different types of nurse uniform styles in Ghana, each serving a different purpose and also adapting to the needs of the individual nursing specialty.
Nursing in Ghana is a very attractive work and it is a field cherished by most people in the country. Nurses in Ghana wear uniforms in order for them to be recognized as health practitioners and to differentiate themselves from other field workers.
In this article, we will be talking about the different styles of Nurse uniforms in Ghana.
Who is a Nurse?
A nurse is a trained health professional with the sole aim of providing health care and health support to patients.
Role of a Nurse
- Providing the best health care to patients
- Monitoring patient’s conditions
- Administering appropriate medication
- Giving patients education about healthcare
- Maintaining medical records
- Meeting the patient’s needs with the help of other health officers.
The Nurses Uniforms
Nurses don’t wear the same uniform in Ghana. Even though they are all nurses, there are ranks and different fields that are designated with the type or color of uniform you will wear.
A degree nurse will not be wearing the name uniform as a diploma nurse. A nursing student will have some differences in her uniform compared to a graduate nurse who is working. That is how it goes.
Different Nurse’s uniform styles
|Types of Nurses||Uniform and Belt Colour|
|Director of Nursing Services||Wears mauve/red|
|Principal Nursing Officers||Wears Green|
|Senior Nursing Officers||Wears Blue|
|Nursing Officers||Wears White|
|District Director of Nursing Services||Wears white uniform|
|Senior Nursing Officers||Wears Blue Uniform|
|Degree Nurses||Wears white uniform|
|Diploma Nurses||Wears green uniform with a white collar|
|Certificate Nurses||Wears green uniform with a green collar|
|Theatre Nurses||Wear Scrubs|
|Nurse Practitioners||The attire of choice. No specific given uniform|
|Community Health Nurses||Wears brown uniform|
|Degree Midwives||Wears white uniform with a black belt|
|Diploma Midwives||Wears green uniform with a black belt|
|Degree Nursing Students||Wears white top and white pants|
|Diploma Nursing Students||Wears green uniform with white arm stripes|
The above is the approved and known attire for Nurses in Ghana. However, some nursing facilities, mostly private ones choose to wear different colors and styles to differentiate themselves.
Types of Nursing roles
- Nurse midwife
- Clinical nurse
- Registered nurse
- Nursing research
- Licensed practical nurse
- Oncology nurse
- Intensive care unit nurse
- Neonatal nurse
- Orthopedic nurse
- Emergency room nurse
- Operating room nurse
- Psychiatric nurse
- Travel Nurse
- Public health nurse
- Nutrition and fitness nurse
- Flight nurse
- Geriatric nurse
- Pediatric nurse
What is the head Nurse called?
In most countries, the head nurse is called the Chief Nursing Officer. She is the highest-ranked nurse. Their job is mostly administrative and supervisory.
Why do Nurses wear white?
The color white has a positive significance and meaning. White stands for purity, innocence, cleanliness, honesty, and faith. As a health officer who has the lives of others in your hands, all these qualities must in instilled in you and that can be a reason why the color white goes for nurses and doctors.
It might not be important but it is mild necessary to know the nurses, their ranks and uniform types in order to know how to address them whenever you spot one and I am sure this article can be your best guide.