There is currently a brain drain of professional nurses and midwives to other countries where the remuneration is better. Other attractions include better working conditions, more specialty choices and graduate study opportunities conducive to personal and professional growth and development. There is, therefore, a great need for the development of more highly skilled professional nurses and midwives for the provision of a high standard of nursing/midwifery care and management including ambulatory care to meet the health needs of this country.  It is therefore important that at this crucial time we prepare nurses and midwives to meet present and future needs.

The need for nurses and midwives is particularly felt in the rural communities of Ghana. Bachelor of Science prepared Christian nurses and midwives from Valley View University will function as change agents by providing leadership and clinical expertise to improve health care outcomes for individuals, families, and communities in diverse settings of Ghana and globally.