University of Western Cape Nursing requirements for 2023.

Requirements to Study Nursing at UWC

Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates will be required to meet the following criteria to be enrolled for the degree: Bachelor of Nursing – BNursing:

Admission requirements for applicants who matriculated from 2008

 The National Senior Certificate for Bachelor’s Degree study plus an APS score of no less than 30 points calculated according to the university’s approved points system, as well as the following specific subject requirements:

  • Level 4 (50-59%) in English (home or first additional language) and
  • Level 3 (40-49%) in another Language (home or first additional language) and
  • Level 4 (50-59%) in Life Sciences and
  • Level 4 (50-59%) in Mathematics or
  • Level 6 (70-79%) in Mathematical Literacy

Reasons to study Nursing at UWC

The University of Western Cape is one of the best places to study your nursing qualification after your matric.

  • The four-year Bachelor of Nursing (B Nursing) qualification at UWC entitles you to practice as a general nurse and midwife after registration with the South African Nursing Council.
  • Professional nurses who have qualified, provide a broad range of services in the clinical field, but may also follow careers in non-clinical areas. They work with a broad range of people across the lifespan (from infancy, and adulthood to the elderly), and across a wide range of activities, from the care of the critically ill to the delivery of healthy infants. There are career opportunities for appropriately qualified nurses worldwide, with great demand both locally and internationally.

List of Nursing Qualifications offered at UWC for 2023

Below are the Nursing qualifications and programmes offered at UWC (undergraduate and postgraduate):

  • Bachelor of Nursing 
  • Postgraduate Diploma Midwifery (2022 onwards)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Mental Health Nursing (2023 onwards)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Nursing Education (2022 onwards)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Health Services Management (2022 onwards)
  • Master’s of Nursing (MNur)
  • Doctor Philosophy (PhD) 

About the Nursing Qualification at UWC

The Bachelor of Nursing Programme

  • The B Nursing programme is a full-time, structured programme with prescribed modules offered over four years. In addition, registered students are placed in clinical facilities, such as hospitals, for compulsory clinical learning and are expected to fulfil the clinical requirements set out in the programme as directed by the South African Nursing Council according to R.174. 
  • Note: this is the new four-year Bachelor of Nursing which commenced in 2020 as per SANC requirements

Watch: UWC School of Nursing Pledge Ceremony

How to Apply for 2023 Studies

If you have decided to enroll at UWC for your 2023 studies, click this link and apply from the UWC website.