DENOSA Bursary Application 2023-2024
DENOSA Bursary Application
- The Democratic Nursing Organisation of South Africa (DENOSA) was founded on December 5, 1996, in its current form.
- Following the democratic transition, the organization was created by political consensus and was mandated by its members to represent and unite the nursing profession. Prior to this, all nurses were required to join the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and the South African Nurses Association (SANA). After the democratic transition, it was also critical to include nurses from the homelands who had been compelled to leave SANA and form separate professional groups under the previous political regime.
- When the country’s nurses (then 10 distinct organizations) united immediately after the National Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) talks and transition to democracy in 1994, the shift to a unified nursing union was implemented. DENOSA has established itself as a well-organized institution that operates on behalf of its members — the country’s largest union completely dedicated to the interests of nurses – after sixteen years.
- DENOSA has a structure that comprises elected leaders as well as full-time staff. It has a presence in each of the country’s nine provinces and represents nurses all throughout the country.
- With over 84 000 members, DENOSA is the largest nurses’ trade union in the country. It focuses on both trade union and professional growth, and it provides both.
- Although DENOSA’s roots are in unionism and supporting members’ labor rights, the organization recognized a global trend among nursing unions to include professional development as part of their fundamental mission. In order to do this, the DENOSA Congress of 2007 decided to reintroduce professional development programs as part of the DENOSA offering.
- In September 2009, the DENOSA Professional Institute (DPI) was established with generous funding from Atlantic Philanthropies, which supplemented the program’s internal DENOSA funding.
About DENOSA Bursary
- The DENOSA STUDY FUND COMMITTEE administers bursaries that are one-time donations that are not automatically renewed. To put it another way, if you require more financial aid, you must apply for a new bursary each year using the specified application form.
- THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS JANUARY 31. APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED. PLEASE BE ADVISED that the bursaries are SMALL and that if one is given, it will only cover a fraction of the expenditures.
Fields of study the bursary covers
DENOSA award bursaries for the following courses:
- Bridging courses and short courses
- Community nursing science
- Community health nursing, psychiatric nursing, and geriatric nursing
- Postgraduate studies (at a University or Technikon)
- Clinical Master’s degree program
NOTE: Because the bursary award will only cover a percentage of a student’s tertiary fees, pupils must have additional money.
- ID document (certified copy)
- Proof of tertiary registration
- Post-basic undergraduate courses: proof of completed courses (on tertiary letterhead)
- Full academic record (from tertiary institution)
- Motivational letter explaining how you plan to assist DENOSA once you have completed your studies (1 page)
- Proof of paid-up DENOSA membership
- Citizen of South Africa
- For at least the last two years, you have been a fully paid-up member of DENOSA.
- A fully paid-up member of DENOSA for the upcoming academic year (in which the bursary will be awarded
- For the period of the bursary grant, you must remain a fully paid-up member of DENOSA.
- Registered nurse/midwife
- Approved post-basic work completed
- In South Africa, you must be registered and admitted to study at a recognized university/technikon/college.
- Completed a minimum of half of the post-basic undergraduate courses (at Technikon/ University)
- Completion of at least half of the post-basic diploma courses (for the course of more than 1 year)
- Short courses: registered with the South African Nursing Council OR can demonstrate how this course will benefit their nursing profession (if not registered with the SA Nursing Council).
How to apply for the bursary
Application forms can be obtained at any of the provincial offices of DENOSA listed below:
- Head Office: 605 Stanza Bopape Street, Pretoria, 0001
- Eastern Cape office: 5 Geard Street, North End, Port Elizabeth 6001
- Free State office: 25A Milner Road, Wavelley, Bloemfontein 9301
- Gauteng office: 6 Berkswell Street, Gresswold, Johannesburg, 2090
- KwaZulu Natal office: 1320 Durdoc Centre, 460 Smith Street, Durban, 4001
- North West office: 0137 Provident Street, A.N. Lekgetha Building, Mmabatho, 2735
- Limpopo office: 96 Biccard Street, Polokwane, 0700
- Mpumalanga office: 23a Steak Street, Nelspruit, 1200
- Northern Cape office: Permanent Bldg. Cnr. Jones & Du Toitspan ST 2nd floor, Room 204 Kimberly 8301
- Western Cape office: 2 First Avenue, Bellville, 7530