Basic nursing programmes
Important notice to prospective applicants on the opening of applications for nursing studies at Netcare Education Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)
Update 5, issued 20 August 2016
As per previous communication notifications 1-4 to prospective applicants, the basic nursing programmes, otherwise known as legacy programmes, which were previously offered by private nursing education institutions (“PNEI”), are currently in the process of being phased out.
The Pupil Enrolled Nurse (Reg 2175) and Pupil Auxiliary Nurse (Reg 2176) programmes have been discontinued by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) after the June 2015 intake, in anticipation of new nursing qualification programmes which are estimated to commence in 2017/8.
Private nursing education institutions (PNEIs) such as Netcare Education’s FNAH are therefore not permitted to accept new intakes for these legacy qualifications as we are in the process of accreditation for offering the new nursing qualifications, namely the Higher Certificate in Nursing and the Diploma in Nursing Programmes.
Please be assured that this is a critical focus area for Netcare Education and we will therefore do everything within our control to meet requirements as soon as possible. Once the relevant legislative requirements and processes have all been met and finalised, Netcare Education FNAH will then be in a position to open applications for the relevant new nursing programmes as well as the academic development programmes.
At this stage it is difficult to give an estimation of possible application dates, due to the fact that this matter still lies with the relevant legislative bodies, over whose processes and timelines we have no control or influence. Netcare Education and Open Learning Group will make every reasonable effort, within the restrictions of the campus capacity, to accommodate all applications for the selection process for nursing programmes at the next available intakes.
As a result of the situation described above, all potential applications for nursing studies at Netcare Education has to remain closed until clarity about the accreditation and commencement of programmes can be obtained.
Please be assured that once applications open, we will send out a communication to all prospective applicants, informing you of the processes and dates. Please ensure that you provide us with your full name, email address as well as a current cell phone number.
Should you require additional discussions with us regarding the above, please do not hesitate to contact the campus manager or campus head at the Netcare Education campus nearest to you. You will find their contact details under the section, Contact us, on this site.