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Emmanuel is registered and accredited with the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) 2018/HE07/005, the Council for Higher Education (CHE) and the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to offer the following course(s):

Auxiliary Nurses are capable of delivering essential, skilled basic nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings. They combine nursing care with prevention and promotion – which makes this first-level nurse’s role that of a strong primary healthcare worker. This qualification signifies that the learner has attained a basic level of higher education knowledge and competence in nursing and is capable of applying such knowledge and competence in the workplace.

The nurse who completes this qualification will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of theory and practice of basic nursing care
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate basic nursing care for individuals and groups throughout the life span
  • Demonstrate professionalism when rendering basic nursing care

On successful completion of this qualification, the graduate is eligible for registration with the South African Nursing Council as an Auxiliary Nurse. The Auxiliary Nurse works under the supervision of a nurse with a National Diploma or Degree in Nursing within their applicable scope of practice. This basic knowledge, affective-, cognitive- and conceptual tools and practical skills obtained as part of this qualification prepares the Auxiliary nurse for additional higher education studies in nursing.

Learning assumed to be in place:

Access to this qualification is subject to holding a National Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification at exit level 4, which includes:

  • Communication level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Life Sciences level 4
  • Computer Literacy level 3

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

Should a learner wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for access to this qualification or credit-bearing exemptions, an application must be submitted to Emmanuel Verpleegskool for individual assessment. No more than 50% of programme content will be accredited through the RPL policy as per CHE/SANC guidelines.

Minimum admission requirements:

Access to this qualification is a National Senior Certificate with exemption to Higher Certificate studies with the appropriate selection of subjects, preferably:

  • Biology/Life Sciences (at least D symbol / 50%)
  • English Home Language or First Additional Language (at least D symbol / 50%)
  • Maths literacy (at least D symbol / 50%) or Maths (at least E symbol / 40%)
  • A score of at least 16 points on the scoring scale set out below as achieved in the National Senior Certificate (thus APS ≥ 16) in the applicant’s best 6 (six) subjects (excluding Life Orientation)

The outcomes of the programme as set out by the South African Nursing Council are:

  • Apply basic knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biophysics, pharmacology and microbiology in the provision of nursing care
  • Communicate effectively in various ways in the nursing context
  • Use the scientific nursing approach to address the basic needs of individuals and groups in various healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with individuals from diverse backgrounds
  • Maintain professionalism in nursing practice within the ethico-legal framework
  • Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community

R169 consists of the following modules:

  • Biomedical Sciences & Pharmacology (BMP 100)
  • Basic Nursing Care (BNC100)
  • Transcultural Nursing, Communication, Professionalism and Ethics (PP100)
  • Community Health Nursing (CHS100)

The course consists of 120 credits, of which 72 credits must be acquired in accredited clinical facilities. Of your clinically acquired credits, 70% are supervised and mentored by registered nurses and/or clinical facilitators. Integrated learning will comprise 720 hours’ work done in a clinical skills laboratory or other work-based clinical experience. 1 credit = 10 notional hours.

General Nurses function as clinically focused, service orientated, independent healthcare providers. The practice of the General Nurse is evidence-based and focusses on quality service delivery within a broad spectrum of health services in a variety of settings, including community settings.

This qualification provides a basis for decision-making about what is within and beyond the defined scope of practice, as well as an understanding of the referral system in place for anything outside of the scope of practice.

The nurse who completes this qualification will be able to:

  • Maintain professionalism
  • Apply knowledge of biomedical, biotechnological and psycho-social sciences to the practice of nursing
  • Develop, implement and evaluate population-based health care
  • Assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing care for individuals and groups with stable, uncomplicated health problems based on thorough assessment
  • Deliver nursing care to sick or disabled individuals and groups with stable uncomplicated health problems
  • Promote rehabilitation of individuals and groups with disabilities
  • Diagnose and treat minor ailments
  • Deliver safe maternal care
  • Manage a health care unit
  • Utilise principles of science and methodology in investigating nursing and health-related problems

Learning assumed to be in place:

  • Communication skills level 4
  • Mathematical Literacy level 4
  • Life Sciences level 4
  • Computer Literacy level 3

Recognition of prior learning (RPL):

Should a learner wish to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for access to this qualification or credit-bearing exemptions, an application must be submitted to Emmanuel Verpleegskool for individual assessment. No more than 50% of programme content will be accredited through the RPL policy as per CHE/SANC guidelines.

Minimum admission requirements:

Access to this qualification is a National Senior Certificate with exemption to Higher Certificate studies with the appropriate selection of subjects, preferably:

  • Biology/Life Sciences (at least D symbol / 50%)
  • English Home Language or First Additional Language (at least D symbol / 50%)
  • Maths literacy (at least D symbol / 50%) or Maths (at least E symbol / 40%)
  • A score of at least 19 points on the scoring scale set out below as achieved in the National Senior Certificate (thus APS ≥ 19) in the applicant’s best 6 (six) subjects (excluding Life Orientation)

Outcomes of the programme as set out by the South African Nursing Council:

  • Provide nursing care throughout the lifespan in various healthcare settings
  • Render nursing care within a legal and ethical framework
  • Apply knowledge of natural and biological sciences in the practice of nursing
  • Apply knowledge of psycho-social sciences in the practice of nursing
  • Apply knowledge of pharmacology in nursing practice
  • Use and maintain healthcare information systems for nursing practice
  • Manage a healthcare unit by implementing the management process
  • Provide reproductive healthcare to promote and maintain optimum health of individuals and families

R171 consists of the following modules:

  • Biomedical Sciences (BMS 100, BMS 200)
  • Psycho-social Sciences: Sociology (PSS 100, PSS 200)
  • Pharmacology (PHAR 100, PHAR 200)
  • Basic Nursing Care (BNC 100, BNC 200, BNC 300)
  • Community Health Nursing (CHN 100, CHN 200)
  • Nursing Dynamics (NDY 100, NDY 200)
  • Reproductive Health Care (RHC 100, RHC 200, RHC 300)
  • Nursing Management (NM 200, NM 300)
  • Health Information Systems (HIS 200, HIS 300)

The duration of the programme is three (3) academic years. One academic year consists of at least 44 weeks of full-time study.

The course consists of 364 credits, of which 200 credits must be acquired in accredited clinical facilities. Of your clinically acquired credits, 70% are supervised and mentored by registered nurses and/or clinical facilitators.

Integrated learning will comprise 2000 hours’ work done in a clinical skills laboratory or other work-based clinical experience. 1 credit = 10 notional hours.

Learners need to successfully complete each year to be able to progress to the next year and must complete the whole program to obtain the qualification of General Nurse. Fundamental subjects can be carried to the next year, but core subjects must all be passed.

The learner develops personally and professionally and on completion of the course, should be able to:

  • Recognise and respect people’s values and needs.
  • Realise that social and cultural influences and physical situations are connected to human behaviour and health.
  • Know and apply applicable laws and legal aspects of nursing.
  • Accept the ethical and moral rules of nursing.
  • Accept that nursing is involved with all stages of the human life.
  • Help individuals and groups with nursing care as part of a nursing regimen.
  • Know the place of the nurse in the interprofessional team when providing healthcare.
  • Know their responsibility regarding the promotion of bodily and emotional needs of the human and be able to practically apply knowledge and skills.

Evaluation

Continuous evaluation is done through written tests, written
examinations, case studies, tasks, marking of workbooks,
procedures and practical ward rounds.

Fairness, Transparency & Professionalism

All teaching and communication is done in English.

Programme Goals

The goal of Emmanuel Verpleegskool’s programmes is to provide interested individuals the opportunity to pursue a career in nursing.  Once accepted into Emmanuel Verpleegskool, students will gain the knowledge and skills required to practise as a nurse and develop professionally. 

Important Information & Dates

  • Applications for the 1-year certificate in Auxiliary nursing is closed for the 2022 academic year
  • Application for the 3-year diploma closes 30 August for the 2022 academic year
  • Proof of non-refundable administration fee, together with the required supporting documentation must be submitted online to info@emmanuel.ac.za
  • All applications will follow a selection process.
  • No late payments are allowed. If payment schedule is not adhered to, your studies may be terminated. Prevent a delay in updating your records by ensuring that your payment is cleared before or on each payment date

Term dates

Selection Process

The selection process will be conducted in 3 Phases. 

Phase 1: Initial sifting of all applications to select potential candidates. This sifting process is based on academic scoring.

Phase 2: Candidates that were pre-selected in Phase 1 will be invited to attend a screening workshop at Emmanuel Verpleegskool. Candidates will be expected to do a practical demonstration and complete a questionnaire. This date will be communicated directly to the candidate.

Phase 3: Candidates that successfully pass Phase 2 will be interviewed by a staff member and final feedback will be given to confirm or reject the application.

All applicants will take a psychometric test arranged on their behalf by the school.

2022 Enrolment

Students commencing their studies in the 2022 academic year will be contacted and informed of the date of commencement of their studies.

TUITION FEES:

Application Fee:

When you submit your study application, you will need to pay an application fee of R650 (non-refundable). Proof of payment to accompany application form.

Screening Fee:

Potential candidates that successfully passed Phase 1, and that are invited to attend the screening workshop will be required to pay a R1000 screening fee. Proof of payment to be sent to info@emmanuel.ac.za no later than 1 week before the screening workshop commences. If you neglect to pay this amount by the due date the applicant will not go through the screening proses.

Payment Terms:

A 25% deposit is due by 30 September of the year prior to the commencement of studies for all students that are accepted to study at Emmanuel Verpleegskool. Thereafter, 8 equal, consecutive monthly instalments (Oct-May) covers the balance.

A discount of 10% applies if the full course fee is settled in one payment on or before the deposit due date. A discount of 5% applies if the course fee is settled in two payments, the first of which is on or before the deposit due date and the second by no later than the second month’s instalment date.

Payment Method:

Payment should be by direct deposit only. Please note that we are unable to accept cash payments on campus.

How to apply

Only students who meet the statutory and college-specific admission requirements can apply for courses offered at Emmanuel Verpleegskool. Interested candidates who comply with the minimum requirements are to submit the application form and supporting documents to info@emmanuel.ac.za.

Supporting Documentation

  1. Application form.

2. 2 Certified copies of your South African identity document.
3. Certified copy of your marriage / divorce certificate if applicable
4. 2 ID photos.
5. Certified copy of previous tertiary qualification(s). (if applicable)

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