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UKWAZI SCHOOL OF NURSING

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ADMISSION CRITERIA

ADMISSION AND SELECTION REQUIREMENTS

GENERAL

The decision to admit a student to higher education study is the right, responsibility and prerogative of UKWAZI SCHOOL OF NURSING (the SCHOOL”) in terms of section 37 (1) of the Higher Education Act, 1997. 

ADMISSION POINTS SCORE (“APS”)

Each learning programme (qualification) offered by the SCHOOL requires a minimum APS (apart from programme specific requirements) for an applicant to become eligible for selection to that programme.  Applicants with the highest APS receive preference in the selection process.

The table below contains the APS points for subjects achieved in the various SCHOOL leaving certificates and for converting non- National Senior Certificate (“NSC”) qualifications to NSC achievement levels:

                        *          Independent Examinations Board

                        **         National Certificate (Vocational)

An APS is calculated by adding up the points for an applicant’s best 6 (six) subjects as reflected in the applicant’s SCHOOL leaving certificate.  Life Orientation is excluded for purposes of the calculation of an APS (and thus does not form part of an applicant’s 6 (six) best subjects).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN AUXILIARY NURSING

The following are the admission criteria for the HIGHER CERTIFICATE:

An applicant without Life Sciences / Biology in matric or whose mark is below the minimum achievement level of NSC 4 can still achieve eligibility by successfully completing the SCHOOL’s bridging course (currently the HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT COURSE offered by UKWAZI SKILLS CAMPUS)

  • with an average mark of 75%; and
  • with a minimum mark of 50% (fifty percent) in the ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY module thereof.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN NURSING (STAFF NURSE)

The minimum requirements for holders of a National Senior Certificate to become eligible for selection for admission to the Diploma in Nursing (Staff Nurse) are as follows:

An applicant without Life Sciences / Biology in matric or whose mark is below the minimum achievement level of NSC 5 can still achieve eligibility by successfully completing the SCHOOL’s bridging course

·         with an average mark of 80%; and

·         with a minimum mark of 60% (sixty percent) in the ANATOMY and PHYSIOLOGY module thereof.

SELECTION

An applicant who meets the admission criteria for a qualification is entered into a selection process.  The selection process is aimed at admitting the best candidates to the SCHOOL’s learning programmes. 

The selection process consists of selecting those candidates  

      i.        with the highest APS for the qualification

     ii.        who meet the admission criteria of the qualification as prescribed by the rules of the qualification, by legislation and by                 the School’s internal admission criteria

    iii.        whose admission is supported the School’s selection panel based on an interview conducted with the candidate

    iv.        who have previously undergone health care or similar education and training at the School.

The SCHOOL is entitled to change its selection criteria at any given time e.g. SCHOOL might consider introducing the National Benchmark Tests as a selection tool in future.      

(PLEASE OBTAIN A COPY OF THE FULL ADMISSION CRITERIA FROM THE SCHOOL)     

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