CINOP was represented because of the implementation of the project NICHE/GHA/261, titled : “Strengthening the examination capacity of the Nurses and Midwives Council of Ghana” The project got the opportunity to present the first results at the conference in the subworkshop ”e-assessment”. The main question was: How do we overcome the Challenge of organizing Paper-based Licensing Examinations throughout the year for:
22 Nursing and Midwifery programmes;
Over 18,000 Students;
88 Nursing & Midwifery Training Schools in Ghana.
After almost 2 years of analyzing, developing the architecture, the procedures, the acquisition of hardware (servers, tablets, etc..), stakeholder engagement, training of the teachers and students the first online examination was organized between 5 – 7 September for three (3) Registered Mental Nursing schools and about 374 students of which 296 students passed (79%).
Most important benefits are the reduction of cost (organizing paper based exams) and most of all time. Normally it takes about 70 days to deliver the results but this time it took only 10 days.
Next challenges are the exams in December for the specialized programs and the Registered Community Nursing 2019.