University of Western Cape UWC Nursing Application 2020

University of Western Cape UWC Nursing Application 2020, 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


Undergraduate Application Enquiries: Ms. Emerancia Bostander

 (Tel: +27 21 959 2794)

Postgraduate Application Enquiries:Ms. Nicolette Johannes

(Tel: +27 21 959 3482)


 Aim and goals of the School

  • The School of Nursing, UWC aims to position itself as an innovative School of Nursing and Midwifery in the county in line with the Minister of Education’s restructuring proposal in 2003 to position the University of the Western Cape as the one of two enrolling institutions for undergraduate nursing in the province along with the postgraduate programme.
  • The School of Nursing believes that the process of producing a professional nurse is best achieved through a community, problem and competency based curriculum. We believe that the professional nurse is a community orientated, generalist nurse who is competent in meta-cognitive, problem-solving, partnership-building and self-directed learning skills, as well as the attributes of a caring person.
  • The School believes education does not mean the transmission of information and skills, but aims much more broadly at developing self- learning and personal development in the student. In order to reach these goals, the Nursing programme should use teaching and learning strategies that promote active learning.

The School of Nursing at the University of the Western Cape focuses on  excellent performance by:

  • Developing  competent Nursing practitioners who value and implement a primary health care approach in dealing with individuals, groups and communities:
  • Developing  competency through a process and student based curriculum with the emphasis on problem solving, critical thinking and partnership building skill;
  • Operationalising the value of good quality of life (health), for all equal and just, within the framework of respect for uniqueness, dignity and freedom of every human being.
  • Being committed to, and honour the service of mankind through scientifically sound, sensitive and behaviour.

 Sigma Theta Tau International (STTI)

The STTI was founded in 1922, with members in 85 countries. The organisation supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses making a difference in global health.

Visit the Honour Society of Nursing website