Course Information and Fees

Bachelor: NURSING bachelor degree


Bachelor: (bachelor degree)

To prepare and develop nurse practitioners (graduate nurse and midwife) equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional values to meet the health care needs of people of all ages, and thereby contribute to the transformation of society. The graduate nurse practice will reflect an understanding of the social, cultural, and economic context of our country, while conforming to standards of professional nursing practices.

Career Information
The curriculum is designed to prepare graduate nurse- and midwifery practitioners who are equipped to meet the increasing health needs as well as health related problems, of multicultural populations in a wide variety of health care settings, while considering of the current and future social, cultural and economical contexts, of the country.

Career Opportunities
Completion of the Degree provide access to post-basic (post-graduate) qualifications offered at Universities in the field or where appropriate cognate fields as Nursing Education, Nursing management; Primary Health Care; Occupational Health Care. There are various career opportunities in the Private and Public Health Care sector. Vertical articulation possibilities with Master’s programmes by thesis or through structured Master’s programme focusing on specific specialization’s in nursing.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Career Advantage
Nursing is a profession. Nurses form part of a bigger multi-professional team interacting with the patient. Opportunities are continuous for engagement with the community, schools, private and public healthcare services. Nursing is internationally recognised as an essential service to be offered globally in all health fields.

Admission Requirements
All learner nurses entering the nursing programme will require a pass with a D (Matriculation before 2008) or Level 4 (Matriculation from 2008) aggregate in line with the WCPA bursary requirements at the Grade 12 Level (FET certificate or Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with an APS score of minimum 30 and permission as indicated on the Grade 12 certificate to register for a Bachelor degree to register for the B Tech: Nursing Science degree. Specific subjects required and achievement levels are:

English (4);
Life Sciences (4) OR Physical Sciences (4);
Mathematics (4) OR Mathematics Literacy (5).

In addition to the above requirements, you will need to provide proof of your first completed Hepatitis B immunisation schedule, SANC related indemnity and other forms, and proof of payment.

Syllabus and fees

First Year

All subjects compulsory

Compulsory subject(s):
60180 ZAR

Second Year

All subjects compulsory

Compulsory subject(s):
59880 ZAR

Third Year

All subjects compulsory

Compulsory subject(s):
59880 ZAR

Fourth Year

All subjects compulsory

Compulsory subject(s):
58790 ZAR
28 subjects over 4 years. Learning for Role Taking is part of Work integrated Learning that forms part of the practical subject.

Experiential Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) is linked to the clinical learning outcomes of the programme.

Work integrated learning (WIL) is compulsory. The purpose of creating experiential learning opportunities is to prepare the learner nurse to function effectively and competently in this field of study and to be skilled in ethical decision-making and moral reasoning by the end of the programme. WIL in the graduate programme includes clinical nursing practice activities and Skills lab activities, as well as placement in healthcare facilities. The WIL component constitutes 50% of the programme.

WIL (also called experiential learning, work-based learning or co-operative learning) focuses on the application of academic learning in a world-of-work context. The focus of experiential learning is for learner nurses to apply and develop their knowledge and skills in a work place environment. Work place practice and skills development will contribute to improved chances of employability and will assist in developing personal skills.

Offering Type and Duration
Full-Time / Four years

Course is offered on Bellville Campus.

For any queries get in touch with:

Contact: Mr Sibu Sibusiso Ningi
Telephone: 021 959 8426
Fax: N/A

Contact: Mrs Chantal Julius
Telephone: 021 959 4410
Fax: N/A

NOTE: The fees in this prospectus are for the 2021 academic year and are provided to assist you in your planning.



This information is subject to change based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications.

Admission requirements may therefore differ between the existing qualification and the HESQF aligned qualification. Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this page; however the University reserves the right at any time, if circumstances require, to make changes to any of the published details.