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KZN Nursing Colleges Programmes & Selection Criterias

KZN Nursing Colleges. The KZNCN is a public nursing college that is offering programmes accredited by the South African Nursing Council and Council on Higher Education and administered under the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal. The KZNCN is a single nursing college instituted by eleven (11) Campuses and four (4) Sub-Campuses vastly located across the various districts within the Province.

KZNCN programmes address the needs of KZN province with a focus on professional, legal and ethical foundations of nursing. Students are guided by passionate academic staff to become competent nurse practitioners with scientific background.

Our programs are comprised of theoretical and clinical component and students are placed in clinical facilities across KZN province for clinical learning experiences as directed by the South African Nursing Council (SANC). The KZNCN is affiliated with the University of KwaZulu-Natal and the University of Zululand.

Programmes Offered by KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing | KZN Nursing Colleges

New Nursing Programmes

Diploma in Nursing is a full time programme offered over a duration of three (3) years. It follows a block system for theory and work integrated learning for integration of theory and practice.

Basic Programmes

Diploma in Nursing (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwifery (R425)

Duration of the programme is 4 years. The Diploma in Nursing (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwifery is a full time structured programme offered over the duration of 4 years. It follows a block system for theory and work integrated learning for integration of theory and practice according to prescripts of the South African Nursing Council

Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care (R48)

The Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care is a full time structured programme offered over a duration of 1 year to 18 months with decentralised clinical placement

Selection Criteria for admission to KZNCN Basic Programmes | KZN Nursing Colleges

Selection criteria for admission to undergraduate programme: Diploma in nursing (R171)

  • An advertisement for nurse training posts appear in the local newspaper(s), local hospitals, clinics and KZN health website once a year – requirements of the training programme will be stipulated in the advertisement.
  • Instructions in the advert are to be complied with e.g. regarding the information to be submitted and documentation to be uploaded with the application.
  • It is not necessary to fill in application forms (Z83) at this stage.
  • No hand delivered applications will be accepted or entertained.
  • No applications are to be directed to the training institutions/hospitals or head office (Natalia), or the KwaZulu-Natal College of Nursing.
  • Ensure that the advertisement is read in its entirety especially with regard to responses to applicants.
  • Due to the large number of applications anticipated, only successful applications will be responded to.
  • All shortlisted candidates will undergo a compulsory knowledge assessment, medical surveillance including a medical examination and verification of all documentation.
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health will offer financial assistance to successful candidates in the form of a bursary.
  • Any applicant who have previously benefited from the Department of Health’s financial assistance for training will not be eligible for entry into the programme.
  • Successful candidates will be required to sign an agreement with the Department of Health, will be expected to attend as a full time student, be prepared to attend lectures and participate in work integrated learning (WIL) in shifts which shall include public holidays, weekends and nights, within the KwaZulu-Natal Department of Health Hospital and Clinics as part of the programme requirements.
  • On completion of training, students will be registered with the South African Nursing Council as General Nurses category in line with the Nursing Act (Act No. 33 of 2005).
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