Postgraduate Nursing Courses in South Africa


If you have started your studies in nursing then you may be wondering what postgraduate courses are offered in this field. Here is all you need to know about postgraduate nursing courses available in South Africa. 


If you are a person who is passionate about taking care of others then you may have chosen to pursue studies in the nursing field. There are many institutions across the country where one can obtain a nursing qualification. 

Once you have completed undergraduate studies in nursing you may want to continue your studies by pursuing postgraduate studies in nursing. 

So you may be wondering what postgraduate nursing courses are available in South Africa. 

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has approved the following postgraduate nursing courses: 


  • Child Nursing
  • Community Health Nursing
  • Critical Care Nursing (Adult)
  • Critical Care Nursing (Child)
  • Emergency Nursing
  • Forensic Nursing
  • Infection Prevention and Control Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Midwifery 
  • Nephrology Nursing
  • Occupational Health Nursing
  • Oncology and Palliative Nursing
  • Ophthalmic Nursing
  • Orthopaedic Nursing
  • Perioperative Nursing
  • Primary Care Nursing


  • Health Services Management
  • Nursing Education

Institutions offering nursing at a postgraduate level will offer their postgraduate nursing courses in line with the courses approved by SANC. 

For more information on where to study Nursing courses in South Africa, click here. 





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