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. Our own students (having studied with us previously) receive preference in the selection and admission process.

          ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR HIGHER CERTIFICATE IN NURSING – 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 (50%) can still achieve eligibility through the recognition of prior learning  (e.g. succesfully completing the HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT COURSE).

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR DIPLOMA IN NURSING – general nurse

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

An applicant without Life Sciences / Biology in matric or whose mark is below the minimum achievement level of NSC 4 (50%) can also achieve eligibility through the recognition of prior learning (e.g. by completing the HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT COURSE). 

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  

  • A Paper Selection of all applicants in which the applicants’ matric subjects and pass marks / other qualifications / HEALTH CARE      ASSISTANT COURSE marks are assessed 
  • Applicants who best meet the admission criteria as identified in the Paper Selection are thereafter invited to submit to Psychometric Testing at the School
  • Interviews are then held with those applicants who achieved the highest outcomes in the psychometric tests
  • The School lastly compiles a short list of applicants who best meet all of the aforegoing criteria and admission is offered to them 

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. 

ALSO NOTE THAT OUR OWN BODY OF STUDENTS (THOSE WHO SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED THE HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT COURSE) IS GIVEN PREFERENCE IN EVERY STAGE OF THE SELECTION PROCESS.     

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

APPLICATION FOR ADMISSION

         An Application Form for admission can be downloaded here.

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