Interested in a nursing learnership in South Africa? Nursing is a noble profession. For those interested in becoming nurses, there is a training regiment that they have to follow as presecribed by the South African Nursing Council (SANC).
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is a body that has been given the mandate to set & maintain quality standards in South Africa in regards to nursing education and practice. SANC is a body that is financially independent, autonomous, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).
For one to become a nurse, they have to complete a 2 year academic course that include a two thousand hours (2000 hrs) of clinical practice.
There are a number of subjects that one will have to undertake in their year study. Below is the breakdown:-
1st Year of Study
- Nursing history and ethics
- First aid
- Elementary nutrition
- Basic nursing care
- Elementary anatomy and physiology
- Introduction to comprehensive health care
2nd Year of Study
Below are the subjects one will have to undertake in the second year of study The 2nd yr of study will include the study of scientific subjects that are important to basic nursing. Depending on the area the nursing school is allowed to teach, one of the following subjects may be taken-
- Nursing care of the aged
- General nursing care
- Community nursing care
- Psychiatric nursing care
- Nursing care of mentally retarded persons
Bachelor of Nursing Qualifications
For learners who are interested in getting this qualification, there are a number of minimum admission requirements that have been set out by the SANC. You can get more information by visiting the SANC here.
There are a number of websites out there on the internet that one can use to search for learnership opportunities and jobs in South Africa. These include:-