where to study nursing


Nurses make up half of the health care workers in South Africa. Naturally, with all that has been going on like the global pandemic, there will be a demand for nurses. To help increase the number of nurses, a couple of private colleges and higher education institutions offer nursing courses.

If you dream of making a difference in people's lives, maybe even saving them, and want to care for people day in and day out, maybe nursing is the perfect career for you. South Africa offers many opportunities for nurses, that goes from studying it to becoming one and actually working. Here's where to study to become a nurse.

The Gauteng Health Department has signed the statute paving the way for the establishment of a single government-operated nursing college in the province known as the Gauteng College of Nursing (GCoN).


Main campus - Roodepoort, Gauteng

Sub-campus - Potchefstroom, North West


The School is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2022 as a private Higher Education Institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997 - Registration Certificate No 2018/HE07/002.

Khanyisa's mission is to create, apply and transfer knowledge and skills of the highest standards through the provision of the highest quality and most cost-effective education while also encourage learners to pursue qualifications that will lead to job creation and self-employment. 


The Emmanuel Nursing College Oudtshoorn strives, through dedicated effectiveness, within the policy of the SA Nursing Council to train nurses of all groups in the South African population through outcomes-based education. The Emmanuel Nursing School Oudtshoorn is a nursing institution for the future where aspiring nurses are offered an equal opportunity to progress in the age-old noble profession of caring for the sick with feet in the present and the future.




Healthnicon offers learners a variety of training programmes including specific, scarce or critical skills. Our training programmes provides learners with formal qualifications that allows for recognition, further education and training opportunities as well as continued professional and personal development.

Thohoyandou Nursing School aims to provide quailty education and training, which will produce qualified nurses. They offer a variety of courses at their college. Student accommodation is available at their campus and clinical facilities.






St Mary's Nursing College is a center of excellence in nursing education, nurturing nursing professionals who make a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

Palmdene Investments provides nursing courses. Nursing is a highly sought-after career in South Africa and should you be looking for a place to study Nursing courses, Palmdene Investments will help you advance. 

Gandhi-Mandela Nursing Academy is a Nursing school in Durban. 

DT Nursing Institute offers training in association with various private and state hospitals and community facilities, whereby they gain practical experience under the guidance of educators as well as registered nurses.

The ASM Clinic has been rendering Primary Health Care (PHC) to rural people since 1990. For most of those years the Clinic functioned as a department of Africa School of Missions (ASM). However from January 2018 the Clinic has been functioning as a separate legal entity. The same competent staff and volunteers are now running the new entity known as the ASM Clinic.

Act of Grace 33 is a Private College in Western Cape, South Africa. They offer nursing courses so if you're wanting to pursue a nursing career, this could be the place for you.