Selection Criteria for admission to KZNCN Basic Programmes

Selection criteria for admission to undergraduate programme: Diploma in nursing (R171)

  • 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 the form 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).

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