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Nursing Courses: Part-time and full-time in South Africa

Browse a list of Nursing Courses: Part-time and full-time in South Africa: A nurse can work in various hospitals and clinics in the community, or specialise in general medical and surgical nursing science, trauma nursing, theatre nursing, community nursing, psychiatric nursing, midwifery nursing, paediatric nursing, neonatal nursing, nursing management and nursing education.

What Nursing training does a university offer in South Africa?

Universities offer a basic four-year, full-time undergraduate degree (BCur) that prepares students in four career fields, namely: general nursing (caring for people in hospitals, clinics and private practices); community nursing (primary healthcare and the prevention of disease in the com-munity); psychiatric nursing (treating the mental health of individuals); midwifery nursing (caring for mothers and babies).

Clinical (practical) nursing ex-perience is obtained at hospitals and other health services during the four years of study. Universities also offer post basic qualifications at diploma, degree, masters and doctorate levels.

What training does a college of nursing offer in South Africa?

There are public and private nursing colleges and the most common courses they offer are: a four-year diploma leading to registration as a nurse (general, psychiatry, community or midwifery); a two-year bridging course; one-year courses; post basic diplomas.

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Types of Nursing Roles in South Africa

  • Registered Nurses or Nursing Sisters

They are responsible for the supervision of enrolled and enrolled auxiliary nurses as well as typical nursing responsibilities.

  • Enrolled Nurses

They perform limited nursing care.

  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries

They perform basic procedures and care for patients on a general level.

Browse a list of Nursing Courses: Part-time and full-time in South Africa: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Polokwane. Nursing Colleges

List of Nursing Courses to study in South Africa: Diplomas and Degrees

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Diploma in Nursing – Netcare Education

This three (3) year diploma programme in nursing produces nurses with a range of skills, knowledge and attitude that will enable them to make a meaningful and sustainable contributions to health services in a range of health service settings. ...