West African College of Nursing (WACN)

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1980-10-24 Accra Ghana


24 Oct 1980, Accra (Ghana), on signature of constitution following decision, 24 Oct 1978, Lagos (Nigeria), at 9th Session of the Assembly of West African Health Ministers, within the framework of H-XD4575 - West African Health Community (WAHC) and recommendations, 1977, Benin City (Nigeria), of 'Special Committee on Nursing Education in West Africa'. Provisional Council (3 committees) carried out preparatory work 1978-1980. Officially inaugurated, 1981, Banjul (Gambia).


Promote excellence in nursing education, at both basic and post-basic levels; maintain standards of nursing within the West African Health Community; accredit institutions for programmes of the college; design and provide facilities for educational and training programmes; establish Code of Ethics; influence government policy decisions.


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General Meeting (every 2 years). Officers: President, Vice-President and other officers elected from among the members (Fellows) of 5 constituent faculties. Council, including representatives of WHO and WAHC. Finance and General Purpose Committee; Joint Committee on Higher Professional Nursing Education.


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GOAL 3: Good Health and Well-beingGOAL 4: Quality Education



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