Nursing is one of the most respected professions in the health care sector. If you’re interested in becoming a nurse the first step would be to obtain the necessary training and qualifications.
Nursing is profession that assumes responsibility for the continuous care of the sick, the injured, the disabled, and the dying.
There are many opportunities for nurses in South Africa, with several colleges, hospitals and other learning institutions that offer courses and study programmes.
Some of the most common nursing study programmes include certificates in Nursing Auxilliary, Bachelor in Nursing Sciences, Diploma in Nursing, Diploma in Midwifery and Diploma in Community Nursing Science.
These nursing colleges are currently taking applications
- Henrietta Stockdale Nursing College – Closes on 24 November
- Lilitha College of Nursing – Closes at the end of November
- Nursing Short Course With Empilweni Education
Becoming A Nurse
It is important to note that once you have completed your nursing qualification, you will then need to a year of mandatory community service, and you have to register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) which involves doing an exam.
Graduates with a degree or qualification in nursing then go on to pursue a variety of careers. Whether it be to work in hospitals, clinics, schools, physicians’ offices, home healthcare services, or nursing care facilities.