Good news for KZN nursing hopefuls

Netcare Education KwaZulu-Natal campus achieves accreditation

Monday, February 12 2024

There’s good news for those wanting to study towards a career in nursing in KwaZulu-Natal.  

Toy Vermaak, Manager of Netcare Education’s Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH), shared this week that the KwaZulu-Natal campus has been granted full accreditation from the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to start offering the much sought-after new one-year Higher Certificate in Nursing (R169) leading to registration as an Auxiliary Nurse and the three-year Diploma in Nursing (R171) leading to registration as a General Nurse.

“Once again, we are in a position to continue to teach, develop, and grow a new generation of nursing professionals to deliver high quality patient care, in line with what we have been doing since 1989,” Vermaak says.

In terms of the Nursing Act 2005, only institutions and programmes accredited by the South African Nursing Council can provide education or training for nurses in South Africa.

Netcare Education is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and skills of nursing, combining theory with work integrated learning in clinical settings in hospitals and clinics, so as to provide the best learning opportunities for developing knowledge, skills, attitudes and values required for nursing.

“In line with regulating body specifications, spaces are limited and only 40 Higher Certificate in Nursing and 20 Diploma in Nursing students can be accommodated at the Netcare Education KwaZulu-Natal Campus at present.”

Successful applicants will commence studies on 26 February at the Netcare Education KwaZulu-Natal campus in Durban North. Vermaak stresses that placements will be awarded on merit and according to a first-come first-serve principle and compliance with regulatory and institutional requirements. These undergraduate nursing programmes are offered on a full-time basis only, as it comprises theoretical and work integrated learning components.

Interested KwaZulu-Natal applicants must go to to complete their online applications. KR Education is Netcare Education’s logistics partner which manages the nursing application and pre-selection process on behalf of Netcare Education. Any enquiries in this regard can be addressed to [email protected].
Vermaak warns prospective nurses that every year numerous scams arise which promise fake Netcare Education opportunities to prospective applicants. To verify whether a training opportunity is legitimate, contact the Netcare Education campus nearest to you or enquire on the site.”
Alternatively, candidates can contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547.


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