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A Complete List of Nursing Colleges in South Africa

Updated Jan 13, 2020

by Staff Writer


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This is a complete list of colleges and universities accredited to offer nursing education in South Africa 2020.

Nursing plays the most important role in the health sector of our country. So, nurses must undergo necessary training before practicing at a hospital or clinic.

Accredited Nursing Education Institutions: The Complete List

Before you enroll at a college or university, kindly verify if the institution is accredited by the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

Avoid illegal nursing colleges that claim to offer education and training.

Check out these full lists of nursing institutions in South Africa categorized by country.

Universities

These are universities accredited to offer new nursing education programmes.

Name Provice Contact
Tshwane University of Technology Gauteng 012 382 5197/5282
University of Pretoria Gauteng 012 356 3179
University of Johannesburg Gauteng 011 559 6995
University of Stellenbosch Western Cape 021 938 9533
Cape Peninsula University of Technology Western Cape 021 953 8426/ 6921
University of Western Cape Western Cape 021 959 3445/ 2271
Nelson Mandela University Eastern Cape 041 504 2960/2112
University of Free State Free State 051 401 2246
North West University North West
Potchefstroom Campus North West 018 299 1717
Mafikeng Campus North West 018 398 2364

Colleges

These are public colleges accredited to offer new nursing education programmes.

Name Provice Contact
Free State School of Nursing Free State 051 403 9873/9831
Northern Campus Free State 057 396 3710
Eastern Campus Free State 058 718 3261
Southern Campus Free State 051 403 9873/9831
Gauteng College of Nursing Gauteng 011 644 8900
Ann Latsky Campus Gauteng 011 644 8900/24
Bonalesedi Campus Gauteng 011 696 8301/00
Chris Hani Baragwanath Campus Gauteng 011 983 3000
SG Lourens Campus Gauteng 012 319 5600
South African Military Health Service Nursing College Gauteng 012 674 6267
Giyani Campus Limpopo 015 812 0123
Sekhukhune Campus Limpopo 015 964 1516
Sovenga Campus Limpopo 015 2671 114
Thohoyandou Campus Limpopo 015 964 1516
Waterberg Campus Limpopo 015 483 8910
KwaZulu – Natal College of Nursing KwaZulu Natal 086 773 5125
Addington Campus KwaZulu Natal 031 327 2999
Benedictine Campus KwaZulu Natal 035 831 7107
Charles Johnson Memorial Campus KwaZulu Natal 034 271 6528
Edendale Campus KwaZulu Natal 033 392 7566
Grey's Campus KwaZulu Natal 033 897 3508
Madadeni Campus KwaZulu Natal 034 314 4617
Ngwelezane Campus KwaZulu Natal 035 794 2570
Prince Mshiyeni Memorial Campus KwaZulu Natal 031 907 8314
Port Shepstone Campus KwaZulu Natal 039 315 5324
R K Khan Campus KwaZulu Natal 031 459 6069
Mpumalanga College of Nursing Mpumalanga 0137961352
Rob Ferreira Nursing Campus Mpumalanga 013 741 6351
North West Nursing College North West 018 391 4284
Mafikeng Campus North West 018 391 4284
Klerksdorp Campus North West 018 406 8600/8613
Western Cape College of Nursing Western Cape
Boland Overberg Campus Western Cape 023 347 0732
Metro West Campus Western Cape 021 684 1211
Southern Cape Karoo Campus Western Cape 044 803 1771

Requirements for a nursing course in South Africa

There are various types of qualifications for nursing, each with different acceptance criteria.

Bachelor of Nursing

Rquirements:

  • National Senior Certificate
  • NQF LEVEL: Eight (08)

Major Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Physical Sciences
  • Life Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • First additional or home language

Term:

  • Four (4) years

Diploma in Nursing

Rquirements:

  • National Senior Certificate
  • NQF LEVEL: Six (06)

Major Subjects:

  • Mathematics
  • Life Sciences
  • Life Orientation
  • First additional or home language

Term:

  • Three (3) years