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FMHS to offer undergraduate Nursing programme in 2019

From 2019, the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences (FMHS) of Stellenbosch University will offer a Bachelor of Nursing programme and applications are now open. 

The Department of Nursing and Midwifery is known for its postgraduate and specialist programmes, and welcomes this innovative undergraduate programme to its portfolio.

The purpose of this programme is to educate and guide a student in becoming a professional nurse and midwife. Through learning experiences on campus, within communities and in various healthcare facilities, students will develop the behaviours, skills and capabilities they need to become and be practitioners and leaders who value diversity and bring careful thought and innovation to their caring practices.

This is a four-year programme offered on the Tygerberg campus and its associated distributed clinical training platform. The clinical practice context is very diverse, ranging from the public sector health care service settings, private health care sector to relevant learning experiences in for example schools, social services, rehabilitation facilities, non-governmental and non-profit organisations.

Students will learn how to craft person-centred, holistic, contemporary, evidence-informed and resource-sensitive caring practice to support the healthcare and wellbeing of individuals, groups and communities. 

Application form
Nursing non-academic form

Application closing dates are as follows:

30 September 2018: Applications close

·         Category B1 - Current learners (grade 12) and applicants who have completed school

·         Category B2 – Current SU applicants with motivational letters for postgraduate applicants

·         Category B3 - Applicants with tertiary qualifications and/or work experience.

Bursary and Loan applications close (apply for funding on once the application has been finalised)

30 September  2018   Last date to write National Benchmarking Test (NBT) results and Non-Academic Merit (NAM) forms for category B1 applicants

Last date to submit Motivational Letters for category B3 applicants

Enquiries can be directed to or 021 808 9111.

Admission Requirements

·         Write the NBTs AQL and MAT by the end of September

·         For the National Senior Certificate an aggregate of at least 50% (calculated without Life Orientation)

·         Mathematics at least 40%

·         Life Sciences at least 50%

About 50 candidates are selected in the year preceding study​