Doctor of Nursing Science: Community Nursing Science

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Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences
Faculty: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Doctor of Nursing Science: Community Nursing Science
Programme Code: P9N01Q
Medium of Facilitation:
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
SAQA: 73887

Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022


The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide the qualifying student with
advanced critical, analytical, problem-solving and reflective competencies as a nursing
specialist to act as a leader and consultant in health services and to make an original
contribution to the knowledge content of the discipline through independent research.
The qualifying student should display insight into the module discipline, as well as into
research. This should include competence in the oral and written communication of the
research process and findings.

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Admission Requirements

30 November 2022

Selection Process

1. An appropriate master’s degree qualification in Nursing Science/Professional
114 Rules and Regulations 2022
Faculty of Health Sciences
Practice. A student intending to enroll for a doctorate degree must have obtained
a minimum of 65% in the completed master’s degree programme.
2. Requirements for continued registration (usually during the second and third year
of study)&%2358; the student must demonstrate satisfactory progress with the thesis, as
required by die Faculty Higher Degrees Committee of the University.
3. Registration as a Community Health Nurse with SANC.

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