Where Can I Study Nursing?

There are many institutions where you can study Nursing, such as: 

  • North West University
  • University of Cape Town
  • University of Johannesburg
  • University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • University of Pretoria
  • University of South Africa
  • University of Stellenbosch 
  • University of the Western Cape
  • University of Witwatersrand
  • University of Zululand
  • Durban University of Technology
  • Tshwane University of Technology

These institutions all offer courses in Nursing, and there are many more institutions that also offer Nursing courses. 

Many hospitals also offer their own Nursing programmes, so you can contact your local hospitals to find out if they offer courses in Nursing, and what the entry requirements are. 

How Many Points Do I Need To Study Nursing?

This depends on where you want to study Nursing, but the usual APS requirement for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing ranges from 27 to 30. 

Can You Study Nursing Part Time In South Africa?

Yes, there are many institutions that offer Nursing courses part-time. One of these institutions is UNISA. 

Is It Possible To Study Nursing Online In South Africa?

Yes, you can study Nursing online through distance learning. Many universities now offer this option. UNISA is a fully distance-learning-based university, and all UNISA courses are offered online. 

Can I Study Nursing With Grade 11?

Yes, you can, but it will take longer. You can study a Health course through a TVET college if you do not have Matric. 

However, this will not qualify you to be a Nurse. Once you have completed your TVET Health course, you can use that to apply to study for a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing. 

Does NSFAS Pay For Nursing Courses?

This depends on where you study, and the level you study at. If you study for a Diploma or Bachelor’s Degree at a public South African university, you can qualify to apply for NSFAS funding. However, if you study at a private institution, NSFAS will not fund your studies. 

Can I Do Nursing With Maths Literacy?

Yes, you can study Nursing with Maths Literacy. Not all universities will accept it, so check with the university you are applying to about whether they accept Maths Literacy for Nursing. Those that do accept Maths Literacy usually require a minimum pass mark of 60%. 

How Many Types Of Nurses Are There?

There are many types of nurses, but they are usually categorised as follows: 

  • Registered Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Certified Nurse Midwife
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Administrator 
  • Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Certified Registered Nurse Anaesthetist

However, each type of Nurse also has many fields of specialisation. This means that each nurse can specialise in many areas.

What Have We Learned?

  • There are many universities where you can study Nursing
  • The APS requirement for Nursing usually ranges between 27 and 30
  • You can study Nursing part-time
  • You can study Nursing online
  • NSFAS will fund undergraduate Nursing courses done at public South African universities
  • You can do Nursing with Maths Literacy, but not at all universities
  • There are many types of nurses, and many specialisations

Author: Chloe Bydawell
Editor: Razeen Dollie
Date: July 14, 2022