Nursing At UFH

Nursing At UFH, Our dedicated faculty, cutting edge educational technology, active learning classrooms and innovative curricula at basic and post basic levels using Problem Based Learning, Case Based Teaching and Community Based Education methodologies and these incorporate real world experiences. These methodologies position the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Fort Hare in place for the students to gain an education that will provide a future that defines and enriches their lives.

The faculty of Health Sciences has grown from a small academic initiative to a diverse multi-disciplinary faculty with a national and international reputation. Its research output has increased from national to international accredited journals. As you navigate through the various program pages, please take a look at our Faculty of Health Sciences and videos that highlights learning opportunities within both local and global communities.



The Faculty of Health Sciences endeavours to be competent, committed, vibrant and globally recognised through the provision of excellence in teaching, learning, research and community engagement.


The vision of the Faculty will be achieved through:

  • Discovering a wealth of knowledge within the domain of Health Sciences through rigorous scientific learning and research which is socially and ethically relevant.
  • Preparing future skilled health professionals for service and life-long learning through innovative curricula and individualised quality education experiences.
  • Strengthening health services to improve the health of people living in South Africa and the international community.
  • Generating financial and material resources to enhance its sustainability.

Our transformative values:

  • Excellence
  • Equity
  • Innovation
  • Professionalism


The oldest department in the faculty since 1983 with the undergraduate degrees such as B Cur and B Cur I et A, postgraduate diploma in Clinical Management of HIV/AIDS, Masters with specialities in community health, intensive care, Midwifery, Health Management & Nursing education, and Psychiatric Nursing, a pre-doctoral programme and a PhD.The department started with 4 B Cur students being situated in Cecilia Makiwane Hospital later moved to All Saints in Bisho and no 45 Commercial road in East London. It joined the East London campus community in 2011 to occupy its teaching space in the new Teaching and Leaning Centre.


Bachelor of Nursing (B Cur)

Admission Requirements
It is recommended that Mathematics, Physical Sciences and Biology be taken as Matriculation subjects. Candidates shall be admitted to the program if they have the following: Mathematics level 4 or Mathematics literacy level 5, Physical Science level 4 and Life Science level 4. 

The curriculum shall extend over a minimum period of four years of full-time study.  It entails systematic professional practice instruction, which includes laboratory and clinical training, and shall extend over the full period of the module of study.  Clinical training shall be done in general and midwifery hospitals, psychiatric hospitals, the community and community health service facilities in the Eastern Cape Province.Course Code: 84000Level of Study: UndergraduateDuration: 4 yearsDepartment: Nursing Science