Doctor of Nursing Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing ScienceHome » University Courses »
Faculty Website: Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Doctor of Nursing Science in Psychiatric Mental Health Nursing Science
Programme Code: P9N02Q
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 enroll 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 die Faculty Higher Degrees Committee of the University. Registration as a Psychiatric Nurse with SANC.