Diploma in Nursing Programme
GENERAL NURSE QUALIFICATION INFORMATION FRAMEWORK
QUALIFICATION TITLE Diploma in Nursing
SANC REGULATION R171
NQF LEVEL Level 6
QUAL CLASS Whole Qualification, Full Time
PURPOSE OF THE QUALIFICATION
The purpose of the Diploma in Nursing programme is to develop a generalist nurse who can demonstrate focused nowledge and skills in general nursing. This programme takes into account the Primary Health Care (PHC) approach and encompasses the core competencies for disease prevention, health promotion, treatment and rehabilitation required to tacde the physical and psychosocial determinants of health, with the aim of contributing towards strengthening healthcare systems through delivery of comprehensive, high quality and safe nursing services,
Prospective students willing to register for this qualification must be in possession of a National Senior Certificate (NSC). Minimum Matric score of 25 points wil be calculated according to standardized approved point system (APS). Only a maximum of 6 subjects wil be scored and the following subjects are required:
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS - FROM 2008
> National Senior Certificate: Diploma
> Minimum: 25 points
> English L4
> Home Language/First Additional Language L3
> Maths L3/Maths Literacy L5
> Life Science/Physical Science L4
> Life Orientation L4 and
> Any other 2 subjects.
“NB: Life orientation (LO) will not be scored
Subjects required for a Matric Certificate Pre-2008 are as follows:
> English: “E” Higher Grade or “D* Standard Grade
> Biology! Physics/Chemistry/Physiology: “E” Higher Grade or “D° Standard Grade
> Mathematics: “E” Higher Grade or “D" Standard Grade
Documents to be uploaded with your application:
> Certified copy of matric certificate and identity document
> Proof of residence or affidavit
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER:
« An advertisement for nurse training posts appear in the local newspaper(s), local hospitals, clinics and KZN health website once a year - requirements of the training programme will be stipulated in the advertisement.
« Instructions in the advert are to be complied with e.g. regarding the information to be submitted and documentation to be uploaded with the application.
« It is not necessary to fil in application forms (283) at this stage.
« No hand delivered applications will be accepted or 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 anticipated, only successful applications will be responded to.
« Any applicant, who failed to complete the 4-year Diploma programme and was exduded for academic and/or any other reasons deemed so by the College Senate, will not be eligible for entry into the same programme.
« All shortlisted candidates will undergo a compulsory knowledge assessment, medical surveillance including a medical examination and verification of all documentation.
« The Kwazulu-Natal Department of Health wil offer financial assistance to successful candidates in the form of a bursary.
« Successful candidates will be required to sign an agreement with the Department of Health, will be expected to attend as a full time student, be prepared to attend lectures and participate in work integrated leaming (WIL) in shifts which shall include public holidays, weekends and nights, within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Hospital and Clinics as part of the programme requirements.
« On completion of training, students will be registered with the South African Nursing Council as General Nurses category in line with the Nursing Act (Act No. 33 of 2005).
Closing date: 31 August 2021