UJ Nursing



UJ Nursing

UJ Nursing, We strive to be the Leading Nursing Department in Southern Africa and to be recognised internationally, by offering nursing programmes that advance freedom, democracy, equity and human dignity as high ideals of humanity through producing competent practitioners, distinguished scholarship, excellence in teaching, learning and assessment, reputable research and innovation and through putting intellectual capital to work.



Mission Statement
The Nursing Department will pursue its vision by:



  • Striving towards excellence in nursing education, research and community engagement in symbiotic relationship with one another and other health professionals.
  • Developing competent nursing practitioners to meet the diverse and rapidly changing health needs of the South African society. These practitioners will reflect lifelong learning skills, career management skills, and professional and personal empowerment to be internationally competitive
  • Reputable and innovative research that is guided by the priority of health needs of the South African Society. The scientific knowledge generated by the research process will firstly be integrated in the learning content of the programme and secondly, its utilisation in practice will facilitate evidence-based, best practice.
  • Developing communities through quality nursing education, research and partnerships with the community.​

​Pursuing two niche areas, namely:

  • The under- and postgraduate clinical programmes, enriched by professional nursing science in order to provide for the health needs of South Africans.
  • Distinguished scholarship (teaching of research, conducting research and disseminating research findings nationally and internationally)​

The Department of Nursing Sciences is proud to present the programmes that are described on this website. Our guarantee of academic quality lies in the fact that the academics of the University of Johannesburg constantly develop and upgrade every programme. The Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Sciences, of which this Department is part, also strives to give excellent service to every student.



The University of Johannesburg would like to make a significant contribution to the development of all South Africans. Research is constantly being carried out into the most suitable mode of presentation for every course. We use multi-mode programme presentation so as to optomise the teaching and learning process in a manner that can be to your advantage. Furthermore, you can rely on a strong system of student support that includes study letters, workshops, contact sessions, phone-in afternoons and technological support.
The Department of Nursing Sciences trusts that your studies will be pleasant and rewarding. Feel free to contact the Department about any aspect of your studies – we will gladly assist you.
Educational Approach
The School of Nursing Sciences at University of Johannesburg follows a multi-modal approach to education to meet the needs of every learner. These modes include:



  • Weekday lectures
  • Block System
  • Web


Accreditation of Programmes
All program​mes offered at the School of Nursing Sciences are approved by:

  • SA Nursing Council
  • SAQA
  • HEQC

Contact Us

Title Name Role Tel ​Office No.​
​Ms ​Irene Kearns ​HoD: Nursing ​+27 11 559 6997 ​6104A, John Orr Building​ DFC
​Ms ​Kelebogile Gwabe ​Admin Assistant ​+27 11 559 6995​​ ​6108B, John Orr Building DFC

Physical Address:
6th Floor
John Orr Building
​Doornfontein Campus
Corner of Siemert and Beit