Durban University of Technology Nursing Courses

The following are the nursing programmes and courses available at the health department of Durban University of Technology.

Programmes offered by the Nursing department

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nursing Science
BTech: Nursing Occupational Health
BTech: Nursing Primary Health Care
BTech: Nursing Nursing Management
MTech: Nursing
DTech: Nursing

Nursing Management: This Programme will provide professional nurses with comprehensive health service management that critically reflects and addresses complex health service problems within the ethical/legal framework of the nursing profession.

Nursing management is a branch of the nursing profession which focuses on managing nurses and patient care standards in a healthcare setting.
The Nursing Management programme is designed to help professional nurses to supervise entire facilities and to delegate duties to individuals.

Nursing management programme addresses specific issues such as dealing with employees, setting behavioural standards, and handling the legal issues associated with supervising people at work in a healthcare environment.

This programme encourages nurse managers to be responsible for the activities of the nurses under their supervision, and encourages the need for interaction with patients, families, communities and other healthcare professionals in a wide variety of situations.

Occupational Health Nursing: Students learn to protect worker health, provide a safe and healthy work environment with an emphasis on health promotion, research-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, improved quality of life and programme and policy development.

Primary Health Care Nursing: This programme prepares nurses to function effectively in a variety of settings where the holistic health needs of communities and families are coupled with economic and social development as a component. The primary health care framework includes acute care services, and health promotion and education. Nurses are equipped to deal with acute and common afflictions in both urban and rural communities.

Head of Department: Dr TSP Ngxongo
Tel: 031 373 2606
Fax: 031 373 2039
Location: Ritson Campus

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