Kwazulu-Natal College Of Nursing (KZNCN) Requirements
The KWAZULU-NATAL COLLEGE OF NURSING (KZNCN) is a public nursing college that is offering programmes accredited by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and Council on Higher Education (CHE) and registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).
The College is administered under the Department of Health in KwaZulu-Natal. The KZNCN is a single nursing college instituted by eleven Campuses vastly located across the various districts within the Province.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION TO 3-YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR PRE-2008 MATRICULANTS
- Grade 12 (Std 10) – Minimum 25 points
- English: “E” Higher Grade or “D” Standard Grade
- Biology / Physics / Chemistry / Physiology: “E” Higher Grade or “D” Standard Grade
- Mathematics: “E” Higher Grade or “D” Standard Grade
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO BE CONSIDERED FOR SELECTION TO 3 YEAR TRAINING PROGRAMME FOR POST-2008 MATRICULANTS
- National Senior Certificate: Diploma
- Minimum 25 points (NB: Life Orientation is not scored)
- English L4
- Home Language / First Additional Language L3
- Maths L3 / Maths Literacy L5
- Life Science / Physical Science L4
- Life Orientation L4
- Any other 2 subjects
IMPORTANT POINTS TO REMEMBER
- 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 theform 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).