Undergraduate Programmes

Bachelor of Nursing

CHS – NURS 1 Eligibility; Bachelor of Nursing

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing provided they have

  1. a) An NSC degree pass with English (HL/FAL) and Life Orientation 4 and Mathematics/Maths Literacy 3 and Life Sciences Level 4
  2. b) 30 points excluding Life Orientation.

CHS – NURS 2 Professional Indemnity

For all work-based or clinical learning, students are required to provide proof of professional indemnity before being allowed to enter the work-based or clinical learning area.

CHS – NURS 3 Exam Subminimum

A subminimum of 50% shall apply to all practical examinations which are part of nursing modules.

CHS – NURS 4 Statutory Body Requirements

No student shall be allowed to graduate unless the minimum hours of clinical work for the programme, as prescribed by the South African Nursing Council, have been completed.

CHS – NURS 5 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing

  1. a) The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing as approved by the CAAB shall extend over eight semesters or four years of full-time study.
  2. b) Students shall obtain at least 512 credits (including all prescribed modules) to qualify with a BN degree.

CHS – NURS 6 IsiZulu Language Requirement

Students whose home language is not from the Nguni group of languages shall be required to complete one 16 credit module of isiZulu, as one of the non-nursing electives.

CHS – NURS 7 Progression

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid either warning for slow academic progress or exclusion from the University, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below.

Number Semesters

registered

Min. Progression

requirements

“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
1324864
26496128
396144192
4144192256
5176240320
6224288384
7256336448
8344384512
9392448 
10440512 
11472  
12512  

 

Bachelor of Nursing (B-NUR)

 
Module codeName of ModuleCreditsSemester
NURS100Fundamental Nursing32Year
ANAT113Human Anatomy32Year
HPHS1NUIntroductory Physiology for nursing162
CHEM100Special Science161
 Elective 1 (Soc Sc)16 
 Elective 2 (Soc Sc)16 
 Elective 3 (Soc Sc)*16 
    
    

 

Level 2

   
NURS230Preventive & Promotive Health32Year
HPHS2NUPhysiology themes for nursing161
 Elective 3 (Soc Sc)*16 
 Elective 4 (Soc Sc)16 
 Elective 5 (Soc Sc)16 
 Elective 6 (Soc Sc)16 
 Elective 7 (Soc Sc) level 200a16 
 Elective 8 (Soc Sc)level 200b16 
 Total credits: level 2128/144 

 

Level 3

NURS301Nursing 301: General Nursing481
NURS313Administration in Nursing Units82
NURS331 Nursing 302: General Nursing402
NURS308Research in Nursing16

2

TAMM21NPharmacology for Nurses16Year
 Total credits: level 3128 

 

Level 4

NURS401Psychiatric Nursing481 or 2
NURS403Primary Health Care162
NURS405Midwifery481 or 2
 Total credits: level 4112 
 Total credits for the degree 512 

 

Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline students only)

CHS – NURS 6 Eligibility: Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) provided they are;

  1. a) nurses who are registered or enrolled with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and who have had relevant post-registration experience if appropriate; or
  2. b) nurses who have obtained a nursing qualification from another country and who are not registered or are not register-able by the SANC, but who, in the opinion of the Senate, hold qualifications equivalent to those demanded from general nurses in the Republic of South Africa, and
  3. c) have met the University’s requirements for undergraduate study, and
  4. d) have qualified to enter the stream of their choice as spelt out below.

The additional requirements for entering the individual streams are;

       Advanced Clinical programmes:

The applicant must have completed a minimum of 6 (six) months of clinical experience in the selected field of study.

       Non-clinical Programmes:

The applicant must be currently working or have previously worked for a minimum period of one year.

              Comprehensive Clinical Programmes:

The applicant must have registration or a qualification as a nurse or midwife.

CHS – NURS 7 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)

  1. a) The curriculum for the qualification of Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice), comprising modules with a total credit value of 384 credits as approved by the School, shall extend over six semesters of full-time study or not less than ten semesters of part-time study.
  2. b) Students shall choose one of eight specialist streams and follow the approved curriculum for that stream. The specialisation modules, which are not common to all eight streams at any Level, shall total at least 64 credits in every specialised stream. They must all be passed in order to obtain a qualification in that stream

CHS – NURS 8 Progression

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid receipt of warning of slow academic progress and potential exclusion from the College, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below

Number Semesters

registered

Min. Progression

requirements

“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
1164872
25696128
396120168
4136192256
5176232312
6216288384
7256336 
8288384 
9336  
10384  

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)(Pipeline)

Stream 2: Nursing Management

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem
Level 1
NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS130Nursing Management 1321
 Elective from inside or outside the school32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

 

Level 3

NURS240Nursing Management 2322
NURS341Managing Learning Organisations161
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS342Evaluation of Health care programmes162
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline Students Only)

Stream 1: Nursing Education (BN-ADP)

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem
Level 1
NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS102Principles & Methods of Teaching & Evaluation162
NURS103Theories of Learning for Health Professional161
 Elective from inside or outside the school32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

 

Level 3

NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
    
NURS319Nursing Research Project32Year
NURS307Facilitation of Recognition of Prior Learning162
NURS221Curriculum Development161
NURS224Issues in Health professional Education162
NURS341Managing Learning Organisations161
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 
       

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 3: Comprehensive Practice

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

 

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 

Elective 4

16

 
 Total credits: level 1128 

 

Level 2

NURS120Mental Health Nursing 1321
NURS262Community Health Nursing 1321
NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3
NURS200Mental Health Nursing 2322
NURS263Community Health Nursing 2322
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 4: Advanced Mental Health

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem
Level 1
NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS250Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1321
 Elective from inside or outside the school32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3

NURS310Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2322
NURS341Managing Learning Organisations161
NURS342Evaluation of Health Programmes162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS219Nursing Philosophy161
NURS319Nursing Research Project32Year
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 5: Oncology and Palliative Care

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS205Foundations of Oncology161
NURS204Oncological Conditions162
 Elective from inside or outside Nursing32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3

NURS330Oncological and Palliative Nursing321
NURS342Evaluation of Health Care Programmes162
NURS341Managing Learning Organizations161
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 6: Advanced Midwifery & Neonatal Intensive-Care Nursing

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

 

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS233Foundations of Neonatology161
NURS235Neonatal Nursing162
 Elective from inside or outside Nursing32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3

NURS300Advanced Midwifery32year
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS342Evaluation of Health Services162
NURS341Managing Learning Organizations161
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 7: Critical Care and Trauma

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

 

 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS234Trauma Nursing162
NURS211Critical Care Nursing A241
 Elective from inside or outside Nursing32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3

NURS212Critical Care Nursing B242
NURS303Issues in Critical Care Nursing162
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
NURS341Managing Learning Organizations161
NURS342Evaluation of Health Systems162
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 8: Primary Health Care Nursing

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

Level 2

NURS260General Nursing 2a32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b32Year
NURS231Primary Care 1321
 Elective from inside or outside nursing32 
 Total credits: level 2128 

Level 3

NURS232Primary Care 2322
NURS341Managing Learning Organizations161
NURS342Evaluation of Health Systems162
NURS219Nursing Philosophy162
NURS217Nursing Research Theory162
NURS319Nursing Research Project32year
 Total credits: level 3128 
 Total credits for the degree 384 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Specialization Choice Stream

CodeName of ModuleCreditsSem

Level 1

NURS110General Nursing 1a (Exemption with credit)32Year
NURS110General Nursing 1b (Exemption with credit)32Year
 Elective 116 
 Elective 216 
 Elective 316 
 Elective 416 
 Total credits: level 1128 

Level 2

   
NURS260General Nursing 2a (Exemption with credit)32Year
NURS260General Nursing 2b (Exemption with credit)32Year
NURS219Nursing Philosophy161 & 2
 3 x 16 credit electives48 
 Total credits : 2128 

 

Level 3

   
 Elective 116 
NURS217Nursing Research Theory161 & 2
NURS319Nursing Research Project322
 Elective 2x 32 credits from within or outside the School of Nursing within UKZN32 
NURS341Managing Learning Organizations161
NURS342Evaluation of Health Care Programmes162
 Total credits :Level 3128 
 Total overall credits for BNAP degree384