Nelson Mandela University Nursing Requirements

Nelson Mandela University Nursing Requirements; Your admission to Nelson Mandela University is dependent on you meeting the specific admission requirements / APS for your chosen qualification.

If you don’t meet these requirements for Bachelor of Nursing Science, you may want to consider alternative qualifications or possibly, if you qualify, an extended programme (refer to the college admission requirements), enabling you to register for limited modules in your first year.

Here are the Nelson Mandela University Bachelor of Nursing Science Admission Requirements:

Pass NSC with: A minimum of 30% in the language of learning and teaching of the higher education institution, coupled with an achievement rating of 4 (50–59%) or better in four recognized 20-credit NSC subjects (this excludes LO which is 10-credits), together with any other university requirements.

The Bachelor of Nursing Science degree will prepare you to meet the unique needs of individual patients, families, and communities as a professional nurse and midwife. Practical work is an integral part of this programme, which will equip you to take up your place alongside other professional people in the multidisciplinary team.

Candidates who hold this degree qualify for registration as nurses and midwives with the South African Nursing Council.

Candidates shall complete a prescribed clinical practical programme at an approved hospital and in approved community settings.

Admission requirements

  • Admission point score of 36
  • Minimum NSC requirements for the degree entry must be met
  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (Home Language or First additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%)
  • Mathematics on at least level 3 (40-49%) or Mathematical literacy on at least level 4 (50-59%)
  • Physical Science and Life Sciences on at least level 3 (40-49%)

Applicants with an admission point score between 26-35 may be referred to write the access assessment battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the programme.

Students must submit a satisfactory medical report, on the prescribed form, before registration.

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