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Nurses are essential healthcare workers and without them, clinics and hospitals would not be able to function. They provide essential care for patients by assisting doctors and other medical professionals.
In South Africa, there are many different types of nursing careers to choose from and you can continue to specialise and study further during the course of your career. Some types of nursing careers require studying for a degree while others require shorter studies. Some examples include:
The required qualifications to be a nurse in South Africa can vary depending on the specific career path you wish to take; however, you will normally be expected to have the following:
Entry requirements may differ between the institutions. Here is a list of accredited educational institutions offering the Higher Certificate and Diplomas in nursing qualifications from the South African nursing council.
Different educational institutions may have different admission requirements; however, you will typically be required to demonstrate competency in the following subjects:
Nurses in South Africa typically study between3-4 years.
Nursing is an in-demand job in South Africa and nurses often work in the following places:
To find more information about nurses in South Africa, contact the South African Nursing Council.
Of course, you can continue studying for postgraduate degrees in nursing after completion of your Bachelor’s degree. The various educational institutions have many options for further studies.