Nursing College Applications Now Open For 2025

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Considering a career in Nursing?  This article is your guide to 2025 application deadlines for Nursing Colleges in South Africa.

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Nurses are the backbone of healthcare, providing critical care and emotional support to patients every step of the way.  Many young people want to join the ranks of South Africa’s nurses due to their immense impact on people. 

If you want to pursue a career in nursing then this guide provides application deadlines for various nursing programs in South Africa for the 2025 academic year.

Nursing Colleges

Free State School of Nursing: Applications are open now and will close on 1 August 2024. Programmes offered by the college include a  Diploma in Nursing, Advanced Diploma in Midwifery , Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing. 

KZN College of Nursing: Applications will open on 1 August. Programmes offered at KZN College of nursing include the  National Diploma of Nursing. 

Ukwazi School of Nursing: Applications are open and will close on 30 June 2024. Programmes  offered at the school include the Higher Certificate in Nursing and Diploma in Nursing. 

Western Cape College of Nursing: Applications are set to open on 21 May 2024. They offer the Diploma in Nursing qualification. 

Gauteng College of Nursing: Application dates are yet to be confirmed. 

Universities Now Open Which Offer Nursing

Universities Offering Nursing Programmes (Applications To Be Announced)

  • Unisa - 2025 application dates yet to be release
  • Walter Sisulu University - 2025 application dates yet to be released
  • University of Fort Hare - 2025 application dates yet to be released

Requirements and programme lengths vary by institution. Be sure to research individual programmes for more details.

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