University of Western Cape Nursing Requirements; The School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape is located in the Community and Health Science faculty. The School offers education and training in both under and post graduate levels.
All programs offered by the School are recognized by the South African Nursing Council for registration and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA). The School of Nursing is the largest residential nursing school in the country and offers the Bachelor of Nursing (BNurs) as its core undergraduate programme.
The School further offers the Master of Nursing (MNur) and Doctor Philosophy (PhD.) as part of its postgraduate program
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 fulfill the clinical requirements set out in the programme as directed by the South African Nursing Council.
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The School of Nursing offers three structured masters courses:
M Nursing (Midwifery and Neonatology) M Nursing (Advanced Psychiatry)M Nursing (Nursing Education)
The course work average and mini-thesis each accounts for 50% towards the completion of the degree. Each specialisation has its own prescibed admnission requirements and recommendations for prospective students. These are set out under each course.
- 4 year BNur
- One year relevant clinical experience or in an area of specialisation
- Proof of registration with the South African Nursing Council as a Nurse or Midwife
Registration and orientation
The University registration period opens early January and students are to ensure that they consult the General calendar for schedule and registration rules.
In addition to the orientation provided by the University, the school will present its own orientation for Nursing postgraduate students. Students will be notified via email with regards to the programme or may check the website for details.
The course cannot be done via correspondence and attendance of lectures is required. As full and part time share the same lecture periods, one Tuesday every two weeks have been set aside for PG class attendance
The course fees for each year of enrolment is determined by the combined cost of the total number of modules registered per enrolment. Detailed information regarding programme costs and payment rules and options can be found in the University fees booklet available for download from the UWC website.