Doctor of Nursing Science in Community Health Nursing Science: Primary Health CareHome » University Courses »
Faculty Website: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Doctor of Nursing Science in Community Health Nursing Science: Primary Health Care
Programme Code: P9N08Q
Medium of Facilitation: part-time, Full-Time
NQF Level: 10
NQF Credits: 360
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.
An appropriate master’s degree qualification in Nursing Science/Professional Practice. A student intending to enrol for a doctorate degree must have obtained a minimum of 65% in the completed master’s degree programme. Requirements for continued registration (usually during the second and third year of study) the student must demonstrate satisfactory progress with the thesis, as required by the Faculty Higher Degrees Committee of the University. Registration as a Primary Health Care Nurse with SANC.