Ghana Registered Nurses’ and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA)

Ghana Registered Nurses’ and Midwives’ Association (GRNMA), formerly Ghana Registered Nurses’ Association (GRNA) is a Professional Association for all categories of Nurses in Ghana. The Association was founded in March 1960 as a result of a merger of two professional nursing Associations the Qualified Nurses Association headed by Mr. Mettle-Nunoo and the State Registered Nurses Association led by Dr. Docial Kisseih with the mission to provide a central organization that would advance the interest of the nursing profession in Ghana and internationally. The purpose of the merger was the need for Ghana to present on Nursing/Midwifery Association to represent the country at the International Council of Nurses. As a result of the merger Dr. Docia Kisseih became the first president and Mr. Mettle Nunoo became the first general secretary. It is a Professional Association independent and non-partisan in nature. The GRNMA is the exclusive mouthpiece for all nurses in matters affecting them.

The Association exist as a professional body as incorporated under the NRC Decree 143. (Professional Bodies Registration) with Registration number PB-13. Its headquarters is at Accra with branches all over the country. The motto of the GRNMA is “unity is strength”.



To become leaders of frontline health service providers and formidable team players in the healthcare continuum.



To develop the nurse professionally to cope with contemporary challenges of the profession towards the promotion of the health of our clientele and their socio-economic status.

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