Nurse Assistant Preventive: Entry Requirements, Duty, Salary and Uniform

The nurse assistant preventive program goes on for only two years. While at it, you will acquire the knowledge and skills to help improve the health of your patients and encourage them to receive preventive services.

The nurse assistant preventive does not work on sick people; their duty is to help people prevent sicknesses.

Before we get into what assistant preventive nurses do, check out the entry requirements below. Be sure to meet these requirements before applying to any health training schools.

Requirements For Nurse Assistant Programme ( Assistant Preventive)

AGE18-35 Years18-35 Years
OVERALL AGGREGATESA cut aggregate score of 48 or better in six subjects which include three core and three electivesA cut off aggregate score of 30 or better in six subjects which include three core three electives
CORE SUBJECTS AND MINIMUM GRADESAt least passes (A1 – E8) in three core, thus English, Science and MathsAt least passes (A-E) in three core subjects thus English, Science and Maths
ELECTIVE SUBJECTS AND MINIMUM GRADESAt least A1- E8 in three elective SubjectsAt least A – E in three elective Subjects

Difference Between the Nurse Assistant Jobs

There are two nurse assistant jobs. The assistant clinical and preventive. The nurse clinicians work on patients who are already ill by caring for them while at the hospital.

Preventive nurse jobs are geared toward the community. They must educate the community about their health in a way that will help them prevent sicknesses.

Duties of Nurse Assistant Preventive

The duties of nurse assistant preventive include the following;

  • Assistant preventive nurses take on public health education
  • They access the physical and mental needs of individuals
  • They are supposed to provide first aid in case of an injury
  • They collect and analyze routine data on health problems in the community
  • They carry out home visits
  • They check vital signs, immunize and facilitate health screening.

Uniform Worn by Assistant Preventive Nurses

For identification purposes, nurse assistants wear the green uniform with a green collar, unlike the diploma nurses who also wear the green but white collar.

When they are in school, they wear the same thing, but their level is indicated on the short sleeve. This means there are two small white bands on the sleeve if the nurse is in her second year of study and one small band if she is in her first year.

The males also wear white short sleeves and khaki trousers in school.

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Salary Of Nurse Assistant Preventive

Including taxes and other deductions, below are the salaries received by nurse assistant preventive at the end of every month here in Ghana;

Between GHS 1200 and GHS 1,500


All the health training schools offer this certificate course. It only takes two years; after that, you can get a job as a preventive nurse.

All you need to do is first meet the requirements. If you want to get a degree or diploma in the future, you can start here, and after a few years, you can top up at any of the institutions.

The job of a nurse assistant preventive is similar to that of a community health nurse, so when you think about furthering, you can consider furthering as a community health nurse.

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