South African Nursing Council Application 2023-2024
South African Nursing Council Application
About South African Nursing Council
The South African Nursing Council is responsible for setting and maintaining nursing education and practice standards in the Republic of South Africa. It is a self-governing, financially self-sufficient statutory entity that was formed by the Nursing Act of 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944) and is currently governed by the Nursing Act of 2005. (Act No. 33 of 2005).
The Nursing Council is charged with establishing, improving, and controlling conditions, standards, and quality of nursing education and training under Section 3 of the Nursing Act, 2005.
The Nursing Act’s Section 4 regulates the accreditation and inspection of nursing education institutions, as well as the monitoring of assessments done by accredited institutions, the administration of nursing examinations, and the issuance of degrees and certificates.
The Nursing Act of 2005, Section 58(1)(f), allows for the creation of regulations governing qualifications and the conditions that must be met in order for a person to be registered as a nursing practitioner (education and training regulations).
Nursing standards are monitored by the South African Nursing Council, which includes:
- Allowing nurse practitioners to practice as nurses by registering them;
- New nursing education institutions and nursing education programs are being accredited;
- Inspections of nursing schools and clinical settings;
- Nursing education and training is continually being reviewed to ensure that it meets the demands of the Republic of South Africa; and
- Providing nursing professionals with advice and information on how to execute nursing education and training policies.
Nsfas Opening Date for Fresh Applications
Nsfas Online Application Opens from the 1st of September and closes on November 30.
Schedule of Post Graduate Diploma
The following qualifiers of the Postgraduate Diploma are reflected as approved by Council:
- All applicants must submit a copy of their identification. The Department of Home Affairs will accept a temporary ID card.
- Non-SASSA applicants must submit photocopies of their parent/s, legal guardian/guardian, or spouse’s identification.
- Smart ID cards: a copy must be provided with both sides of the smart ID.
- Proof of income: applicant and/or parents/legal guardian/spouse (where applicable (non-SASSA)), UIF letter, appointment letter, retrenchment letter (applicant and/or parent(s), legal guardian/spouse)
- Persons with disabilities should fill out Disability Annexure A.
- Child Nursing
- Community Health Nursing
- Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
- Critical Care Nursing (Child)
- Emergency Nursing
- Forensic Nursing
- Infection Prevention and Control Nursing
- Mental Health Nursing
- Nephrology Nursing
- Occupational Health Nursing
- Oncology and Palliative Nursing
- Ophthalmic Nursing
- Orthopaedic Nursing
- Perioperative Nursing
- Primary Care Nursing
- Health Services Management
- Nursing Education
The Nursing Education Institutions are therefore expected to submit their programs in line with the above.
Education and Training guidelines for postgraduate diploma programs:
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How to Apply at South African Nursing Council
1) Go to https://my.nsfas.org.za/mynsfas/selfservice.html and create a myNSFAS account.
You must provide the following information when creating an account: username, password, ID number, cellphone number, and email address.
2) Then log in with the username and password you chose.
3) To complete the application form, click the “apply” button.
4) Remember that once you’ve filled in all of the required information (don’t leave any fields blank), you may upload electronic versions of your supporting documents (as listed below). Once you’ve finished uploading all of your papers, click the “submit” button to acquire your reference number.