Guidelines for Nurse Training Applicants

Guidelines for Nurse Training Applicants

Applications are invited for nurse training for the year 2025. Closing date 30 September 2016

Introduction

The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health prides itself on the high quality nurse training programmes offered by the departmental training institutions.

Twenty-four institutions offer the following accredited nurse training programmes:

Basic nurse training programmes

  • 4 year comprehensive
  • 2 year enrolled
  • 1 year enrolled auxiliary nurse
  • 2 year bridging to professional nurse (in-service staff only)

Post Registration Programmes (in-service staff only)

  • 1 year midwifery
  • 1 year psychiatric nursing
  • various post-registration programmes such as child nursing science, orthopaedic nursing, critical care nursing, operating theatre nursing science and midwifery and neonatal nursing science.

Selection of candidates for nurse training

The selection of candidates is district-based.  Some districts have been grouped in line with the nature of the training programmes offered within the district(s).  Applicants should submit their applications to the district selection committee in which they reside.

Six district selection committees have been identified as follows:

  • Ethekwini, Ilembe, Ugu (Ethekwini, DC 29 and DC21) – Ethekwini District Selection Committee
  • uMgungundlovu, Sisonke (DC22 and DC43) – uMgungundlovu district selection committee
  • Uthukela, Umzinyathi, Amajuba (DC23, DC24 and DC25) – Dundee district selection committee
  • Uthungulu (DC28) – Uthungulu district selection committee
  • Zululand (DC26) – Zululand district selection committee
  • Umkhanyakude (DC27) – Umkhanyakude district selection committee

Guidelines to applicants

  • An advertisement for nurse training posts appear in the local newspaper’s – (Ilanga, Zululand Observer, Mercury and Witness) – local hospitals and clinics in January each year – requirements of the training programme will be stipulated in the advertisement.
  • Instructions in the advert to be complied with e.g. regarding the documentation to be submitted with the application letter and catchment area.
  • It is not necessary to fill in application forms (Z 83) at this stage.
  • An application letter and certified copies of certificates must reach the address provided in the advertisement on or before the closing date.
  • Do not send applications to an address other than the one in the advertisement, no hand delivered applications will be entertained.
  • No applications are to be directed to the training institutions/hospitals or head office (Natalia), or the KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing.
  • Ensure that the advertisement is read in its entirety especially with regard to responses to applicants.
  • Due to the large number of applications received only successful applications will be responded to.
  • Please note, no waiting lists are kept.
  • Any applicant who has been in previous training in the 4 year programme and has been excluded, will  not be eligible for entry into the same programme.

For further information, contact the KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing on the following numbers


Overview of Public Universities in South Africa

Here's an overview of some public universities in South Africa, including general admissions requirements and estimated application periods. Keep in mind, specific program requirements and dates can vary significantly, so it's important to check each university's official website for the most current information.

University of Pretoria

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with minimum scores in specific subjects related to the chosen program; for international students, equivalent qualifications.
  • Application Period: Usually opens in March and closes at the end of July for most programs.

University of Cape Town

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with pass levels required for degree study; subject-specific requirements depending on the program.
  • Application Period: Application opens in April and closes at the end of July.

Stellenbosch University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required marks; some programs have additional testing.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and typically closes at the end of June.

University of the Witwatersrand

  • Admissions Requirements: Matriculation certificate with university exemption; required scores vary by faculty.
  • Application Period: Begins in March and ends on the 30th of September.

University of Johannesburg

  • Admissions Requirements: Matric exemption with a minimum APS score; specific subject requirements based on the faculty.
  • Application Period: Opens in April and generally closes by the 30th of September.

University of the Free State

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific marks for the program applied to; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Typically opens in April and closes at the end of August.

University of Venda

  • Admissions Requirements: Completion of the National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for diploma or degree studies; specific APS scores needed.
  • Application Period: Usually from May to September.

University of Fort Hare

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; certain programs may have specific requirements.
  • Application Period: Opens around May and closes at the end of September.

University of the Western Cape

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific performance levels; additional requirements for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Generally from May to September.

North-West University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with university exemption; program-specific requirements may apply.
  • Application Period: Opens in March and usually closes by the end of August.

Rhodes University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate or equivalent; minimum academic performance in certain subjects.
  • Application Period: Applications open in April and close at the end of September.

Nelson Mandela University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; portfolio or additional tests for some faculties.
  • Application Period: Opens in April, with a deadline at the end of August for most programs.

Cape Peninsula University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores; additional requirements for certain courses.
  • Application Period: Opens in May and typically closes by the end of September.

University of Limpopo

  • Admissions Requirements: Senior Certificate with endorsement for diploma or degree courses; specific APS scores for different programs.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

University of Zululand

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with an endorsement for bachelor’s degree studies; specific score requirements for various programs.
  • Application Period: Usually between April and November.

Central University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with specific scores for the chosen field of study; additional criteria for certain programs.
  • Application Period: Application period generally starts in May and ends in October.

Vaal University of Technology

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with a pass that qualifies for admission to bachelor’s degree, diploma, or higher certificate programs.
  • Application Period: Typically from May to September.

Walter Sisulu University

  • Admissions Requirements: National Senior Certificate with required scores for chosen programs; additional criteria for certain faculties.
  • Application Period: From April to September.

This list provides a starting point for understanding the admissions landscape across South Africa's diverse higher education institutions. Given the variability in programs and requirements, it's crucial to consult each university's website for the most accurate and up-to-date information.