Trauma and Emergency nursing course in South Africa

By | August 24, 2020

BCur Clinical Nursing Science Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care: Trauma and Emergency

Programme information
The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Education and Administration) [BCur(I et A)] provides professional nurses
registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC), with the opportunity of obtaining post-basic,
professional qualifications in any of the following areas of specialisation (major speciality):
i. Nursing Management
ii. Nursing Education
iii. Community Nursing Science
iv. Clinical Nursing Science, with a selected subspeciality in the second year of study, namely:
● Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science
● Neonatal Nursing Science
● Child Nursing Science
● Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General
● Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing:
● Paediatric
● Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Trauma and Emergency Nursing
● Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Operating Theatre Nursing
● Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care.
Successful completion of the degree programme will also provide graduates with the opportunity to further their studies, in their chosen fields of specialisation at postgraduate level, provided there are sufficient applications.

Forensic nursing

(ii) Poisons

(iii) Drugs of abuse in elderly

(iv) Bariatric nursing

(v) Psychiatric emergencies

(vi) The mechanisms of injury, including triage

(vii) Trauma management

(viii) Pulmonary

(ix) Cardiovascular and neurological emergencies

(x) Shock; maxilla-facial injuries, spinal injuries, musculoskeletal and integumentary emergencies

(xi) Gastro-intestinal and genito-urinary emergencies

(xii) Obstetric

(xiii) Paediatric and endocrine emergencies

(xiv) Sexually assaulted patients


Candidates who comply with the admission requirements must compile a suitable curriculum in the selected area of specialisation, in consultation with the head of department. The curriculum mentioned in iii above, must be reviewed on an annual basis in consultation with the head of
department.
Conferment of the degree
The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Education and Administration) [BCur(I et A)] is conferred on students who
comply with all the requirements for the degree programme and who have completed all required practical
and/or clinical training.
The degree certificate will be endorsed with the specific area of specialisation (and the relevant subspeciality, in
the case of Clinical Nursing).

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Admission requirements
Registration as a nurse with two years’ experience
Please note that Grade 12 learners cannot apply for these programmes.
Adiitional requirements:
● At least one year of appropriate experience in the workplace, relevant to the area of specialisation and
approved by the head of department; excluding other nursing-related coursework.
● Students must have access, at least on a part-time basis, to clinical training facilities which are suitable for the
proposed area of specialisation and approved by the head of department.
● With the exception of the subspecialities Critical Care Nursing – General; Trauma and Emergency Nursing and
Operating Theatre Nursing, students must also be registered with the South African Nursing Council as
Midwife/Accoucheur.
Additional requirements
Proof of registration with the South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse.
i. Candidates who intend following Community Nursing Science must also be registered with the South African
Nursing Council as Midwife/Accoucheur.
ii. At least two years of appropriate experience in the workplace as registered nurse (excluding other nursingrelated coursework) for Nursing Management and Nursing Education.
Additional admission requirements for Clinical Nursing Science
i. At least one year of appropriate experience in the workplace, relevant to the area of specialisation and
approved by the head of department; excluding other nursing-related coursework.
ii. Students must have access, at least on a part-time basis, to clinical training facilities which are suitable for
the proposed area of specialisation and approved by the head of department.
iii. With the exception of the subspecialities Critical Care Nursing – General; Trauma and Emergency Nursing and
Operating Theatre Nursing, students must also be registered with the South African Nursing Council as
Midwife/Accoucheur.
Other programme-specific information
A minimum of 360 credits is required, subject to:
i. The successful completion, at 100, 200 and 300 level, of two approved major subjects (core modules) within a
given area of specialisation.
ii. Successful completion of all prescribed fundamental modules.
iii. Satisfactory performance and successful completion of the required practical work and/or clinical training
specified for the field of specialisation in question.
iv. Successful completion of an approved curriculum (degree programme) compiled of modules equivalent to ten
year modules.

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