Nursing professionals are responsible for a number of duties which may include:
Performing physical examinations on patients.
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Promoting health education and counselling
Analysing patient health history and electronic graphics on monitoring equipment,
Administering injections, caring for wounds and performing personal patient interventions,
Interpretation of patient information and issuing medication,
performing administrative duties working in collaboration with other health professionals such as doctors, and
Monitoring healthcare trends and contribute to improved practices.
Career Options For nurses Other Than Hospitals
There are a number of options available to nurses as healthcare is often required in facilities other than hospitals and clinics, these may include:
- schools and universities,
- correctional facilities,
- sporting events,
- corporate companies,
- shopping malls,
- shelters for homeless persons, and
- war zone camps and at sea.
Where Can I Study Nursing In South Africa ?
Nursing24.co.za has a long list of nursing schools, institutes, colleges and universities offering different types of nursing courses across the South Africa. Find the list of all nursing universities, colleges and schools in South Africa
When should I Apply For Nursing ?
Every nursing institution has its application period. Find the application process and period for all the nursing schools in south Africa.
Can i get bursaries, Scholarships or funds to help me complete my nursing studies ?
Yes . There are various bursary options for student who want to study nursing.
What Qualifications Do I Need To Apply For Nursing ?
To pursue nursing make sure you have the necessary tertiary qualifications:
Matriculants from 2008 (compulsory subjects) and minimum rating scale:
- First Additional language: English code 4.
- Home Language code 4.
- Mathematics code 3 or Mathematical Literacy code 4.
- Life Science code 4.
- A minimum total score of 28.
Minimum matriculation endorsement/Diploma Matriculants (Prior 2008)
- Biology HG: E or SG: D.
- English HG: E or SG: D.
- Mathematics HG: E or SG: D.
- Or Minimum total score of 28.