There is a great demand of registered nurses worldwide. Registered nurses assist in relieving workload in most health care settings at hospitals, as well as in the communities. They are also instrumental in managing psychiatric condition, in all mental health settings, including specialized care. Other career opportunities include Primary Health Care provision, Maternity, Health Service Management. Nursing specialities courses like Operating Theatre Technique, Intensive Care, Oncology, Advanced Community Nursing, Nursing/Health Service Education, Emergency Nursing and Nurse Researcher can be pursued after programme completion.
List of Nursing Courses offered and entry requirements at Vaal University of Technology
Bachelor of Nursing at Vaal University Course Requirements:
|Any other two subjects||2 x 3 = 6 e.g. History, Geography|
|Minimum points for admission||26|
|Mathematics||D ( HG ) C ( SG )|
|Biology||D ( HG ) C ( SG )|
|Physical Science||D ( HG ) C ( SG )|
|English||D ( HG ) C ( SG )|
|Any other two||3 X 3 = 9 e.g. History, Geography|
|Minimum points for admission||25|
Four years of full time study at Vaal University of Technology.
Clinical learning is achieved by placement in health care facilities accredited by the South African Nursing Council, for General Nursing, Community Health, Psychiatry and Midwifery.
Membership to the South African Nursing Council is mandatory and proof of indemnity is required for all nursing students.
National Higher Diploma in Community Nursing and BTech Community Nursing requirements
NB!!! These postgraduate programmes are offered to Professional Nurses who meet the below mentioned criteria for admission
|NATIONAL HIGHER DIPLOMA||BACCALAUREUS TECHNOLOGIAE|
|Matric Certificate/STD 10||Matric Certificate/STD 10|
|Diploma in General Nursing||Diploma in General Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery/Psychiatry and Diploma in Community Nursing OR|
|Diploma in Midwifery or Diploma in Psychiatry||Diploma in Nursing (General, Community Health and Psychiatry) and Midwifery|
An average of 60% is required in General Nursing, Midwifery/Psychiatry and Community Nursing to enter the Baccalaureus Technologiae