No matter how the world changes there will always be a need for nurses. Studying to become a nurse will include classroom work and clinical experience. There are different nurse types that work in a hospital. The different nursing types are determined by experience level and qualifications.
The three types of nurses:
- Registered Nurses who supervise other nurses and carry out nurse duties
- Enrolled Nurses who perform limited nursing care
- Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries who perform basic procedures and care for patients.
Not all nurses work in hospitals as some nurses could end up working for big corporations or sports clubs. Private colleges and higher education institutions offer nursing courses in South Africa to help increase the number of nurses.
To qualify to become a nurse, you can do the following:
- A four-year bachelor's degree in nursing (BCur– Bachelor of Nursing Science, Education & Administration)
- A three-year diploma
- A one-year higher certificate in auxiliary nursing
- One-year postgraduate advanced diploma in nursing and midwifery on top of your degree or diploma.
Here is a list of Private Institutions that offer nursing courses:
- Netcare Education
- Medi-Clinic Learning Centre
- Life College
- Keobakile Nursing
- Thulaganyo Nursing
- Africa Healthcare Nursing College (PTY) LTD
- Nelspruit Medi-Clinic
- Amplats Medical Services
- Khanyisa Nursing School
- St Mary’s Marianhill Nursing School
- Mpumalanga Institute of Nursing
- Bloemfontein MediClinic
- ABH Nursing School
- Chatsmed Candlelight Nursing School
- Worcester Nursing School
- Western Cape College of Nursing –Metro West Campus
Once you get your nursing qualification, you will then need to do a year of mandatory community service as well as register with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) which involves completing an examination.