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Tuition Fees:$2,819 /year
Applications Begin:March 2020
Student Intake:50 Students
Final Award:Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (BNurMid)
Start Date:February 2021
Academic Unit:Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Campus:Tygerberg
Application Deadline: 30 June 2020
Programme Overview

The Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery programme educates and guides students in becoming a Professional Nurse and Midwife.

Through learning experiences on campus, within communities and in various healthcare facilities, students will develop the behaviours, skills and capabilities they need to become leaders who value diversity, and who bring careful thought and innovation to their caring practice in nursing.

You will become able to craft a person-centred, holistic, contemporary, evidence-informed and resource-sensitive caring practice to support the healthcare and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities.

Nursing caring practice ranges from seemingly simple essential care activities through to complex, sometimes highly technical, care activities – whatever is necessary to support people to meet their self-care needs, stay or become healthy, and experience well-being.

Nurses work with their healthcare colleagues across many different contexts to provide safe, quality person-centred care to people, families and communities who have multiple and varied self-care needs across the lifespan.

This is a four-year programme offered on the Tygerberg campus and its associated distributed clinical training platforms.

The clinical practice context is very diverse, ranging from the public sector health care service settings to the private health care sector, including relevant learning experience in schools, social services, rehabilitation facilities, and non-governmental and non-profit organisations.

The curriculum encompasses the study of the Nursing and Midwifery discipline theory and practice across the four years. This discipline-specific learning is complemented by modules in Anatomy, Physiology, Biophysics and Biochemistry, Psychosocial Aspects of Care, Research Methodology, Microbiology and Pharmacology.

This is followed by one year of community service after which you will be eligible to register with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse and Midwife.

Curriculum

First Year
Foundations of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences

Foundations of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences: Practice

Introduction to Biochemistry and Biophysics

Essentials of Human Anatomy

Psychosocial Aspects of Care

Applied Microbiology

Praxis of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences I

Second Year

Pharmacology and Dispensing Practice

Contextual Health and Nursing Care I

Contextual Health and Nursing Care: Practice I

Essentials of Human Physiology

Research in Context I

Praxis of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences II

Third Year
Mental Health Across the Lifespan

Mental Health Across the Lifespan: Practice

Contextual Health and Nursing Care II

Contextual Health and Nursing Care: Practice II

Maternal and Newborn Care I

Maternal and Newborn Care: Practice I

Praxis of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences III

Fourth Year
Community Health Promotion

Community Health Promotion: Practice Contextual Health and Nursing Care III

Contextual Health and Nursing Care: Practice III

Maternal and Newborn Care II Maternal and Newborn Care: Practice II Research in Context II

Praxis of Nursing and Midwifery Sciences IV

Global Health Care Sciences

Global Health Care Sciences: Practice

Admission Requirements

A National Senior Certificate (NSC) with university admission, endorsed by Umalusi or an equivalent qualification with an average of at least 50% (code 4)

Mathematics – code 3 (40% )

Life Sciences – code 4 (50%).

American High School Diploma
To obtain a certificate of foreign conditional exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires the High School Graduation Diploma accompanied by a certificate of eligibility for admission to study at any US university with a valid senior college accreditation issued by any of the following accreditation bodies: ACICS, DETC, MSA, NASC, NCA, NEASC – CIHE, SACS – CC, WASC – Sr

O/GCSE Levels:
A candidate who only holds O/GCSE-levels (only symbols A, B and C are acceptable) and no other school-leaving examination is not eligible for admission to the University, unless he/she has attained the age of 23 before or during the first year of registration and meets the subject combination and grade requirements for mature age exemption.

(Not all Faculties consider mature age applicants for admission).

A-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires two recognised A-level passes (symbols A to E are acceptable) and three O/GCSE-level passes (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in two approved A-level subjects and three approved O/GCSE–level subject credits, including English or English Language.

AS-Levels:
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised AS-level passes (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one O/GCSE-level pass (symbols A to C are acceptable) including English Language and an approved second language.

A foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved AS-level subjects (symbols A to D are acceptable) and one approved O/GCSE–level subject credit (symbols A to C are acceptable), including English or English Language but no second language.

Please Note: it is important to establish that the A-level, AS-level and O/GCSE-level subjects that are taken are recognised by HESA. Subjects like Psychology, Sociology, Physical Education, etc. are not recognised by HESA for matriculation exemption purposes.

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Diploma with twenty four (24) points (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable).

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has obtained the International Baccalaureate Certificate (grades 4 to 7 are acceptable) with two higher level and three standard level subject passes including English.

Namibian H- and O-levels
To obtain a certificate of complete exemption from the Matriculation Board a candidate requires four recognised Higher-level subject passes (grades 1 to 3 are required) and one Ordinary-Level pass including English Language on first or second language Higher Level, and approved Higher or Ordinary Level language on first language level (if English had been taken on the second language level) or a foreign language (if English had been taken on first language level) accompanied by pass marks in two Higher Level subjects selected from two of the following groups:

Group 3: A third language, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Physical Science or Biology

Group 4: Art, Economics, History, Geography or a subject from Group 3 excluding third languages provided offered for one group only

Group 5: Accounting, Computer Studies or Design and Technology provided the subject must be accompanied by a pass mark in Mathematics on at least OL

A certificate of foreign conditional exemption is issued to a candidate who has pass marks in four approved HL subjects and one approved OL subject credit, including English or English Language but no second language.

Application Process
Application Fees for South African Students: $6
Application Fees for International Students: $0

**You can apply quickly and easily using the e-application available on the university’s website (https://web-apps.sun.ac.za/eAansoek2/alg.jsp?Tl=1)
**Paper application forms are available on campus for those without internet access.
**Unlike South African citizens, who are charged an application fee of R100, international students are exempt from paying application fees.

Before you apply;
Make sure that you understand the University’s Admission Policy, and the admission and selection criteria of the different faculties before you apply. The policy, criteria and guidelines are available at the Undergraduate Prospective Student website at www.maties.com, or you can contact Client Service on +27 21 808 9111 or info@sun.ac.za. For postgraduate studies, please visit the Prospective Postgraduate Student website at www.sun.ac.za/pgstudies.

**Closing dates for financial assistance:
– 31 August: Applications close for Stellenbosch University financial assistance.

Closing dates for applications
– International students: Apply by 14 September of the previous year.
– South African students: Apply by 31 January of the year in which you wish to study

Career Opportunities

There are many work opportunities in healthcare once you are registered with the South African Nursing Council. Nurses and Midwives work in the public, private and non-governmental healthcare services as well as other health-related industries and academic environments. These opportunities include working in district health services, clinics, community or school health, hospitals, frail care, correctional facility healthcare and private practice, to name a few.

This degree provides the foundation from which you can then study further to become a specialist nurse in disciplines such as primary health care, occupational health, operating room nursing, emergency nursing, critical care nursing, paediatric and neonatal nursing, healthcare service management, nursing education, palliative care, oncology or advanced psychiatry. Apart from the specialist programmes, the Bachelor’s degree also provides further opportunities such as pursuing Master’s and PhD degrees

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Tuition Fees for South African Students: $2,819
Tuition Fees for International Students: $5,062

*Students from the Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries, as well as Rwanda and Namibia, pay R60000 without an international tuition fee

The SADC member countries are Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

*Students from Africa (Non-SADC) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R23940
*Students from the rest of the World (outside of Africa) pay R60000 plus international tuition fees of R50700

MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (SADC) – R60000
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Africa) – R83940
MINIMUM COMPULSORY INITIAL FEE PAYABLE BEFORE REGISTRATION (Rest of the World) – R110700

Relevant Contact

 
Prof. Portia Jordan
Executive Head
 
Carine Smalberger​
Departmental Secretary