Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing

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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: Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
Programme Code: E9PC1Q
Medium of Facilitation: Part-time
NQF Level: 8
NQF Credits: 120
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Application Start Date: 
Application End Date: Apr 1, 2022

Purpose

The Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing is specifically designed to&%2358; Strengthen and deepen students’ knowledge and skills in Primary Care nursing. Develop the student’s skills based on current thinking, practice, and research methods in the field of primary care nursing. Empower students 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 work in primary care nursing. This includes prevention of disease, injury, complications, screening, appropriate management, and prompt referral of patients with specific and complex health problems in the primary care nursing health settings.

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing allows for registration as a Primary Care Nurse Specialist with the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

Curriculum

Admission Requirements

Selection Process

A Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (R.174), alternatively a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (R425), a Diploma in Nursing&%2358; General Nurse (R.171) with Advanced Diploma in Midwifery (R.1497). A minimum two (2) years' experience (inclusive of community service), after registration by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. The two (2) years post basic experience as a professional nurse must be in the field of primary care nursing.
? Proof of registration with the SANC as a Professional Nurse or General Nurse and Midwife. Proof of Employment detailing primary care nursing experience in years. Approval from Nursing Service Manager (NSM) to register for the programme. The prospective student should remain employed at the institution where the permission has been granted by the NSM for the duration of training.

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