Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

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If you are looking for a dynamic, exciting and fast-paced working environment in a career where YOU can make a difference to people's lives



Nurses lead extraordinary lives.  As a qualified nurse you could contribute not only to the profession of nursing but add value to our patients and communities every day! Providing nursing care to the young and vulnerable; to assist a patient recovering from an operation; encourage someone to live life independently in the community; or nurse victims of trauma and injury back from the verge of death. Nursing covers a range of activities that few professions can match - it is a demanding job with serious responsibility, but stimulating and intellectually challenging.

Opportunities in specialisation within nursing are unlimited. You could be the difference between life and death, illness and health, all while continuing to provide patient centred health and care and develop your knowledge and skills in an environment where no two days are ever quite the same.

There are a range of specialist fields within nursing to choose from including maternity, surgery, intensive care, paediatrics, orthopaedics, trauma, education, management  and many more – it's a career where lifelong learning becomes a way of life.

Netcare Education (Pty) Ltd has been the leading private nursing education institution in South Africa for the last three decades, and has contributed to qualifying many registered nurses, enrolled nurses and enrolled nursing auxiliaries, as well as post basic specialist nurses. Established in 1989, Netcare Education has built up a solid reputation for equipping students with the academic, clinical, practical and personal skills required for a professional career in health care across South Africa.

Our vision

Netcare Education strives to be the education, training and development provider of choice for the health care industry.

Our mission

Netcare Education believes in the constitutional assertion that all people have the right to quality education and health care.

As such, our core objective is to ensure that our students will be intellectually capable and skilled health care providers who are able to proudly offer the best evidence-based practice and patient cantered health and 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.

We espouse the following principles:

  • Life-long learning as a way of personal, professional and vocational improvement.
  • Continuous research and implementation of evidence-based best-practice, in order to uplift our health care offering to our communities, and educational services to our students.
  • Development of solid partnerships and collaborations with key public, private and regulatory stakeholders, in order to exert a positive influence in the areas of quality policy design and service delivery.
  • Quality assurance in all our conduct, as a habit to attain and retain the role of the market leader of health care education and training.
  •  Respect and accept diversity among our people, upholding human dignity as a constitutional right and a philosophy that underpins all learning activities within our institution.

The transformational role of education and training, in normalising the past inequities in education and employment practices within the health care sector, by giving priority access to historically disadvantaged South Africans.

We will develop our curricula and conduct our programmes in such a way as to produce independent thinkers, researchers and health care providers who will excel in their chosen field of professionalism and will become the leaders of tomorrow's health care industry.

By doing so, we strive to be recognised as the health care industry's education, training and development provider of choice.

Who we are

Netcare Education (Pty) Ltd, Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH), a division of Netcare Limited, is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and skills of nursing and health care-related professionals.

Netcare and Netcare Education embrace the principle of life-long learning. We provide formal and short courses; basic and post-basic education and training for enrolled nurses (EN) and registered nurses (RN), as well as informal programmes for ancillary health care practitioners. This ensures that nursing and ancillary health care practitioners can be developed in their areas of practice. We endeavour to grow our people personally and professionally as a critical factor to improve the South African economy.

A holistic approach is taken, combining theory with Work Integrated Learning (WIL) in hospitals, so as to provide the best learning opportunities for developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values, as well as enabling qualified health care professionals to remain up to date with the current practice.

Our programmes will provide the practical acumen and relevant theory of nursing and health care in the chosen field of specialisation, thereby equipping individuals to operate with confidence as respected members of the health care team. Along with enormous intellectual and emotional growth, students will benefit from many more avenues of opportunity through which to realise their individual potential.

Accreditation and registration credentials

Students are subject to the Nursing Act (Act 33 of 2005), their registration in terms of this Act being mandatory for their studies at Netcare Education, and any rights or recourse contained therein are available to them.

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National Qualifications Framework alignment

Formal nursing programmes are aligned to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). As such, they reflect the respective NQF level, number of credits, outcomes and assessment criteria. This ensures that the credits earned by successful candidates could count towards national South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered qualifications, and might be considered for recognition of prior learning (RPL), thereby opening opportunities for further learning.

Language of instruction

All education and training programmes offered are presented in English, and students are required to have English language competence at NQF level 4 (four).


Follow links below for the latest fees for the various programmes, or contact your nearest campus for information.
Tuition Fees for 2024 for Self-Funding Students – Undergraduate Nursing Qualification Programmes and Short Courses

Applicant information

Click here to download application, selection and admission Information for 2025 Intakes