Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education

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Faculty Website:   Faculty of Health Sciences
Department: Department of Nursing
Programme Level: Postgraduate
Programme Name: Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education
Programme Code: E9ED1Q

Medium of Facilitation: part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
SAQA: 119205

Senate Approval: S189/2019

Application Start Date: 1 April 2023
Application End Date: 20 November 2023

Campus: Doornfontein

Contacts: UJ Call Centre 011 559-4555

Duration of Study: 2 Years

Programme Fees


The purpose of Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education is to strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in the field of nursing education. It is designed to develop student’s skills based on current thinking, practice, and research methods in the field of nursing education. The aim is to empower nursing education specialists with high level of theoretical engagement and intellectual independence to acquire the ability to relate knowledge to a range of contexts, to undertake professional and highly skilled teaching ability in nursing education. .

Career Opportunities

Succesful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Nursing Education allows for: Registration as a Nursing Education Specialist with the South African Nursing Council (SANC). Vertically, graduates may articulate into any relevant degree at NQF level 9 in health, for example a Master’s in Public Health. Horizontally, articulation is possible to the newly regulated postgraduate diplomas within nursing and other fields in Health Science at NQF level 8.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (R.174), alternatively a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (R.425). A Diploma in Nursing; General Nurse (R.171) with Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (R.1497). 4 Year Diploma in Nursing and Midwifery offered under Regulation 45 of 22 February 1985 as ammended. 2 Year Diploma (Bridging course) leading to registration as General or Psychiatric Nurse offered under Regulation 683 of 14 April 1989 as amended, followed by 1-year Diploma in Midwifery offered under Regulation 254 of 14 February 1975 as amended. A minimum of two (2) years’ experience, (inclusive of a year of community service), after registration by the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. Proof of registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. Approval from your Nursing Service Manager (NSM) to register for the programme.

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