TUT Nursing Requirements
TUT Nursing Requirements, below is the information on the TUT Nursing Requirements.
Admission requirement(s) and selection criteria:
• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A SENIOR CERTIFICATE BEFORE 2008:
A Senior Certificate or an equivalent qualification with a pass on Higher Grade in English and
Biology or Physical Science. Alternative and international qualifications will be assessed on the equivalent issued by the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) with their application forms for admission. Please note that the minimum requirements for registration at the South African Nursing Council as a learner nurse is an A-level or a Senior Certificate.
Selection is done in accordance with the South African Nursing Council. Applicants who
meet the minimum requirements will be considered for admission to the qualification or to the
foundation programme and will be invited for an interview with the departmental selection panel.
Successful candidates in the interview will then be invited to write an academic placement test
in January, which will determine for which programme they will be registered.
• FOR APPLICANTS WHO OBTAINED A NATIONAL SENIOR CERTIFICATE IN OR AFTER
A National Senior Certificate with a bachelor’s degree endorsement (four subjects with a minimum score of 4 in each) or an equivalent qualification, with an achievement level of at least 4 for English (home language or first additional language), 4 for Mathematics and 4 for
Life Sciences or 4 for Physical Sciences. Alternative and international qualifications will be assessed on the equivalent issued by the
South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) with their application forms for admission. Please note that the minimum requirements for registration at the South African Nursing Council as a learner nurse is an A-level or a Senior Certificate.
To be considered for this qualification, applicants must have an Admission Point Score (APS) of at least 24.
Selection is done in accordance with the South African Nursing Council.
– Applicants with an APS of 27 and more will be invited for an interview with a departmental
Prospectus 2018 – Faculty of Science 2
– Applicants with an APS of 24 to 26 will be invited to write the TUT potential assessment,
and depending on the results of the assessment, will be invited for an interview.
– Successful applicants in the interview will then be invited to write an academic placement
test in January that will determine for which programme they will be registered.
b. Minimum duration:
d. Intake for the qualification:
e. Exclusion and readmission:
See Chapter 2 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
f. Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), equivalence and status:
See Chapter 30 of Students’ Rules and Regulations.
g. Work-Integrated Learning:
Attendance of the allocated Work-Integrated Learning is compulsory. An absence of morethan 12 days (96 hours) from Work-Integrated Learning, including simulated skills and service learning, will exclude the student from proceeding to the next year of study. Students in the third year of study should submit the completed midwifery register to be able to proceed to the fourth year of study. Students who do not meet the minimum required number of WorkIntegrated Learning hours at the end of the fourth academic year will have to re-register to
complete the Work-Integrated Learning. A student can only be registered with the South African Nursing Council as a nurse (general, psychiatric and community) and midwife once the required number of Work-Integrated Learning hours are completed and learning objectives are met.
h. Community Service:
After completion of this programme, graduates are required to do one year community serviceas set out in section 40 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) and in the RegulationsRelating to Performance of Community Service published in Government Notice No. 765 of
24 August 2005.
It is compulsory for students to attend 100% of the practicals, and they must pass each practical component of the Nursing Science subjects separately in order to pass the subject.
j. Exit-level outcomes:
• Applies scientific nursing and midwifery skills and technologies in rendering a comprehensive
• Maximises the utilisation of resources to improve the quality of health care and services.
• Applies the principles of research in nursing and midwifery practice.
k. Other requirements:
Textbooks and other educational material will be required. A specific uniform, safety wear and
equipment are compulsory, and a levy will be charged to enable the Department to purchase
the necessary uniforms and equipment for each student.
l. Subject credits:
Subject credits are shown in brackets after each subject.