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  Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare
The faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare, a division of Netcare Education, is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and skills of nursing and healthcare-related professionals. If you are looking for a dynamic, exciting and fast-paced working environment in a career where YOU can make a difference to peoples’ lives…….
Your key to Nursing is Netcare Education

All programmes offered are driven by the vision to be the education, training and development provider of choice for the healthcare industry. A holistic approach is taken, combining theory with experiential learning in accredited hospitals, so as to provide the best learning opportunities for developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, as well as enabling qualified healthcare professionals to remain up to date with current practice.

Our programmes will provide the practical acumen and relevant theory of nursing and healthcare in the chosen field of specialisation, thereby equipping individuals to operate with confidence as respected members of the healthcare team. Along with enormous intellectual and emotional growth, students will benefit from many more avenues of opportunity through which to realise their individual potential.
Netcare Education is engaged in continuously developing the skills of its people through targeted training initiatives at every level of our business. We are also active in the broader healthcare sector and are working towards increasing the number of skilled healthcare and related professionals.

Our training programmes are well respected and provide a strong foundation for valued partnership with public and private sector bodies such as academic hospitals, universities and professionals.

Netcare Education believes in the constitutional assertion that all people have the right to quality education and healthcare. As such, our core objective is to ensure that our students will be intellectually capable and skilled healthcare providers who are able to proudly offer the best,   evidence based practice care to their patients.  In doing so, they will contribute to the strengthening of the South African economy, democracy and social fabric.

We will achieve this by offering excellent industry-relevant training, education and development solutions.
Our well established nursing education division operates five campuses across South Africa and coordinates the delivery of a range of formally accredited diploma and certificate programmes to a multitude of specialty, in service certificate programmes focusing on equipping our nurses with the minimum requirements for safe practice in relevant fields of nursing and ancillary healthcare.

The following diagram represents the nursing programmes offered, including the length of time to complete each programme and qualification obtained on completion. These programmes are accredited by:
  • South African Nursing Council (SANC)
  • Department of Higher Education and Training (provisional Accreditation) where applicable.

Figure1.  Netcare Education diagrammatic representation of all nursing programmes offered Ancillary healthcare

Ancillary healthcare professions have been established as an innovative solution to address the nursing skills shortage in South Africa. It involves moving non-nursing functions from nursing staff to new ancillary healthcare professionals. Ancillary healthcare is already an established profession in the United Kingdom and United States of America.

Clinical Engineering Technicians Assistant
The Clinical Equipment Technicians Assistant programme develops competencies in basic clinical equipment for first-line maintenance, support and preventative maintenance of medical equipment in the critical / high care and operating theatre environments.
Topics covered during the one year programme include:
  • Basic anatomy and physiology of all body systems
  • Basic scientific principles underlying the function of medical equipment
  • Setting up and operating medical equipment in critical / high care and operating theatre environments
  • Preventative maintenance and control of the operation of equipment


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