Auxiliary Nursing Course At UNISA Requirements (2023)

The Department of Nursing and Midwifery offers a Bachelor of Nursing Degree (Honours) in three specialisations: Adult, Maternal Child Health and Mental Health/Addictions.

The degree is designed to prepare graduates for professional practice as registered nurses. It focuses on the development of clinical skills and professional knowledge that are required to meet the demands placed on registered nurses.

Auxiliary Nursing Course At UNISA Requirements

To be eligible to apply for the Auxiliary Nursing course at UNISA, you must have completed:

National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of teaching and learning, or

A Level 4 National Certificate (Vocational) in a health-related field, or

To be eligible for admission to the Auxiliary Nursing Course at UNISA you need to have a National Senior Certificate (NSC) with a minimum of 30% in the language of teaching and learning, or

A National Diploma with a minimum of 50% in the language of teaching and learning, or

A Baccalaureus degree with a minimum of 50% in the language of teaching and learning.

The language of teaching and learning can be English or Afrikaans.

The National Senior Certificate is issued by education authorities throughout South Africa as proof that you have successfully completed your secondary education (high school). The qualification has been designed as part of an integrated approach to preparing learners for further training and employment opportunities after leaving high school.

Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on the basis of mature age entry. In such instances applicants must demonstrate that they possess the appropriate aptitude to complete the programme successfully and must undergo an interview process following which they will be recommended to the Academic Board for consideration.

To be eligible for admission to this course, you must hold a minimum of Std. 10 or Grade 12, or equivalent NQF level 4 qualification and one year’s relevant experience in a health-related field.

If you do not meet these requirements, please contact us at [email protected] and we will assist you with the application process.

If you’re not in possession of a NQF level 2 qualification, you can still apply for the course. However, you will need at least three years of relevant experience in a health-related field. This could include working in a hospital or nursing home as a nurse’s aide or assistant.

You can also apply if you have Std. 8 or Grade 10, or equivalent NQF level 2 qualification and three years’ relevant experience in a health-related field, or more than five years’ experience as an auxiliary nurse/nurse‚Äôs aide at any level of care within the public sector (e.g., hospitals).

Mature age entry (aged 23 years and older): Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements may be considered on the basis of mature age entry. In such instances applicants must demonstrate that they possess the appropriate aptitude to complete the programme successfully and must undergo an interview process following which they will be recommended to the Academic Board for consideration.

The applicant must have completed a minimum of Std 8 or Grade 10, or equivalent NQF level 2 qualification and three years’ relevant experience in a health-related field.

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