Colleges and Universities Offering Diploma in Nursing in South Africa

  • Course Name: Diploma in Nursing(Nursing)
  • Major Subject: Nursing
  • Course Category: Diploma Courses

Institutions Offering Diploma in Nursing

  •  Chatsmed Candlelight Nursing School, Durban  
    Course content:

    (i) Digestive System

    (ii) Respiratory System

    (iii) Operating Theatre and Anaesthetics

    (iv) Paediatrics

    (v) Ear Nose and Throat

    (vi) Ethos and Ward Admin

    (vii) Haematology

    (viii) Peripheral Vascular Diseases

    (ix) Urinary System (Male and Female)

    (x) Oncology

    (xi) Immunology

    (xii) Social Sciences 1

    (xiii) Reproductive System and Breast

    (xiv) Genetics

    (xv) Cardio Vascular System

    (xvi) Ethos of Nursing

    (xvii) Social Sciences 2

    (xviii) Communicable Diseases

    (xix) Ward Admin and Disaster Nursing

    (xx) Dermatology

    (xxi)Introduction to Midwifery and Family Planning

    (xxii) Endocrine System

    (xxiii) Orthopaedics

    (xxiv) Nervous System

    After graduation graduates may work in:

    (i) Private Homes

    (ii) Occupational Setting Clinics

    (iii) Public & Private Hospitals

    Course duration: Two years
  •  KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing, Pietermaritzburg  
    Specialization options:

    (i) Operating Theatre

    (ii) Ophthalmology Nursing Science

    (iii) Orthopaedic Nursing Science

    (iv) Child Nursing Science

    (v) Critical Care

    (vi) Emergency Nursing

    (vii) Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science

    (a) Entry requirements for Pre-2008 applicants:

    All applicants must be in possession of a matric certificate with a minimum of 25 points and with the following subjects:
    (i) English

    (ii) Biology or any other Natural Science (Physical Science, Mathematics, Physiology, Chemistry)

    (b) Minimum entry requirements for post-2008 applicants

    All applicants must be in possession of a senior certificate with a minimum of 25 points and the following subjects:
    (i) English

    (ii) Maths / Maths Literacy

    (iii) Physical Science / Life Science

    (iv) Life Orientation

    Course duration: Four years
  •  Lilitha College of Nursing, East London  
    Course content:

    (i) Ethos and Professional Practice 1

    (ii) Psychology

    (iii) Bio-Sciences: Anatomy, applied biophysics

    (iv) Integrated General Nursing Science 1

    (v) Primary Health Care

    (vi) Theory and work based learning

    (vii) Ethos and Professional Practice 1

    (viii) Sociology

    (ix) Bio-Sciences: Physiology and Applied

    (x) Integrated General Nursing Science 2

    (xi) Primary Health Care

    (xii) Theory and work based learning

    Course duration: Two years

    Course duration: Four years
  •  Ukwazi School Of Nursing, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 3 years

    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. National senior Certificate pass certified by UMALUSI and endorsed with admission to higher education(Diploma or degree)
    2. 40% or more(NSC Level 3) in English as home language or first additional language
    3. 60% or more(NSC Level 5) in life sciences/ Biology which is a compulsory subject
    4. A score of at least 19 points on the scoring scale set out above as achieved in the NSC
  •  Mpilo Royal College of Health Education, Johannesburg  
    Minimum entry requirement:
    1. National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification at exit level 3 and 4
    2. Required Subjects:
    -Communication Skills at NQF Level 4
    -Mathematical Literacy at NQF Level 4
    -Computer Literacy at NQF Level 3
    -Life Science at NQF level 4
  •  Life College of Learning, Northlands  
    Diploma in General Nursing

    Duration: Two years

    Admission requirements:

    -Grade 12 (Standard 10) or equivalent qualification.
    -Current enrollment as a nurse with the South African Nursing Council.
    -At least six months recent experience in general wards.
  •  Whitestone College, Johannesburg  
    Duration: 1 year

    Minimum entry requirement:
    -Grade 11 / Matric an added advantage.
  •  Watersrand College , Pretoria  
    Course duration: 18 months
  •  Western Cape College of Emergency Care, Cape Town  
    Course duration: 3 years
  •  Letjhabile Libalele Nursing College, Johannesburg  
    Course duration: 2 years
  •  Khanyisa Nursing School, Johannesburg  
  •  St Mary’s Nursing College, KwaZulu Natal  
  •  Netcare Education, Sandton  

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