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This programme leads to registration in the category General Nurse (GN R.171 of 8 March 2013). The Registered General Nurse with the qualification Diploma in Nursing will have the necessary knowledge and skills to render nursing care to patients with a wide range of conditions in a variety of healthcare settings and manage a nursing unit.
NVC level 4 Primary Health Students
Teaching is contact-based, using problem-solving and self-study in health care settings. Training is accompanied by professional personnel, in simulated and real-life settings. Teaching is in English and the curriculum is outcomes-based.
Applicants who do not meet the minimum admission requirements can apply for access to the programme via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). The RPL applicant has to meet the following minimum requirements:
Recognition of prior learning based on criterion-referenced assessment students with healthcare-related experience, if applicable.
The programme is available at the following registered Mediclinic Learning Centres:
2nd Floor, Quantum Building, 3rd Avenue, Bloemfontein, 9301
Tel: (051) 411 4101
Learning Centre Manager: D. Bredenkamp (Registered Nurse with Education qualification)
56A Compensatie street, Polokwane, 0699
Tel: (015) 2903815
Learning Centre Manager: M. Rapudi (Registered Nurse with Education qualification)
1 Louise Street, Sonheuwel Extension, Nelspruit, 1200
Tel: (013) 759 0690
Learning Centre Manager: H Strydom
132 Cilliers Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002
Tel: (012) 421 9100
Learning Centre Manager: F Hutchinson, (Registered Nurse with Education qualification)
Cnr Peter Place/Main Road, Bryanston, 2021
Tel: (011) 709 2366
Learning Centre Manager: E Powell (Registered Nurse with Education qualification)
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Bloemfontein, Hoogland, Welkom
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Limpopo
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Nelspruit
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Brits, Kloof, Legae, Medforum, Heart, Muelmed, Midstream
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Hospitals: Emfuleni, Morningside, Sandton, Vereeniging, Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre
Professional Practice 1
Integrated Science 1
Psychology & Sociology
Nursing Science 1
Professional Practice 2
Nursing Science 2
Professional Practice 3.1 (Management)
Professional Practice 3.2 (Management)
Nursing Science 3
Closing Date For Applications: 1 May to 30 June
Commencement of Programme: January
Visit the application portal here.
The following will be required as soon as the application system opens: required:
National senior certificate
National vocational certificate
Old senior certificate
Payment of a non-refundable application fee.
Applicants will also undergo psychometric testing, an interview and a health assessment as part of the selection process. You may have to travel to the nearest approved learning centre for theoretical instructions.
The student must provide:
Mediclinic Higher Education determines the fees annually. The fees (including uniforms) are subject to change and are published on the Mediclinic website. A registration fee of 50% of the total annual fee is required. The second payment of 50% is due by the end of June. No student will be allowed to progress to the following study year if there are any outstanding fees.
A certain number of bursaries will be allocated by Mediclinic and/or ER24 each year:
Bursary students will also be provided with a stipend to assist with living expenses, though students are expected to arrange their own accommodation and transportation to and from the various clinical facilities.
Students are responsible for the cost of any prescribed and recommended books. Other institutions requesting training for their employees will be invoiced prior to programme commencement.
Students will be expected to sign a contract with Mediclinic; bursary students will have to work back a period equal to the length of the programme on successful completion. If a bursary student does not complete the programme successfully, he/she will be liable for the programme costs and administration costs.
Student information will be shared with legislative bodies and be used for BBBEE purposes.
Code of Conduct
All students are subject to the Mediclinic grievance procedures and the disciplinary code that governs workplace conduct.
Library, computer room, simulation room, anatomy dry lab, and fitness facility.
We have an academic support system in place which assists students with study methods and provide professional counselling. We have INCON clinics in the hospitals where students are referred if professional counselling is required or assistance needed with health and wellness needs.
Complaints and disability
We have student complaint and disability policies and procedure in place to deal with student complaints and disabilities.
Our mission is:
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Private Higher Education Institution
Corporate Office: Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd Offices
Postal Address: PO Box 456, Stellenbosch, 7599
Address: 25 Du Toit Street, Stellenbosch, 7600.
Tel: +27 21 809 6500
Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd is a registered company operating in the private healthcare industry. Company registration number 1969/009218/07. Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2023 as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2008/HE07/006
The programme, Diploma in Nursing, is accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Nursing Council (SANC). Accreditation with the SANC expires 31 December 2023. The programme is registered with the Department on Higher Education and Training (DHET) and the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).