FAQs2018-05-10T21:16:02+00:00

FAQs: THE TRUTH ABOUT NURSING IN SOUTH AFRICA

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What are the various nursing qualifications in South Africa?2018-05-09T16:06:04+00:00

See The South African Nursing Council website: Education and Training.

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What are the academic requirements – subjects and points required?2018-05-09T16:07:30+00:00

A Matric Certificate with 60% or more, in English, Maths Literacy and Biology or Life Science.

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A diploma or degree from any other registered Tertiary Institution.

Where are places to enrol – Nursing Colleges and Universities?2018-05-11T15:49:24+00:00

See The South African Nursing Council website: Education Institutions.

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What are the costs of studies for various colleges and universities?2018-05-09T16:09:12+00:00

For the Degree and/or Diploma. Tuition fees range from R30 000 – R 38 000 per annum, depending on the individual College or University.

What is the salary potential for each nursing qualification?2018-05-11T15:48:28+00:00

Auxilliary Nurse: 1 year Certificate/Diploma.   Starting salary R35 per hour, R 6 000 per month, depending on the place of employment, and years of experience.

Enrolled Staff Nurse: 2 year Diploma.   Starting salary R50 – R60 per hour, R 9 500 per month, depending on the place of employment, and years of experience.

Professional Nurse:
4 year Diploma. Starting from R95 – R110 per hour, R 17 000 per month, depending on the place of employment and years of experience.
4 year Degree with 1 year Community Service. Starting from R95 – R110 per hour, R 18 500 per month, depending on the place of employment and years of experience.

National Department of Health information: Working hours, pension, medical aid, leave, etc.2018-05-09T16:10:12+00:00

Working hours, pension, medical aid, leave, included in NDoH employment contracts for each employee.

What are the various disciplines – post grad courses (ICU, theatre, paediatrics etc) for specialty nurses?2018-05-09T16:11:06+00:00

See The South African Nursing Council website.

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How do I apply for Masters and Doctorate programs at Universities?2018-05-09T16:11:41+00:00

Apply at Universities with a Health Science Faculty:  
University of the Western Cape, Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Kwazulu Natal University, Bloemfontein University, Pretoria University, University of the Witswatersrand, Nelson Mandela University.

(References for the above info from SANC)

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