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South African Nursing Council

Welcome to the South African Nursing Council website.  This site concentrates on all matters relating to the regulating of the nursing and midwifery professions in South Africa.  The information is intended to appeal to a wide audience - from the serious researcher to those who are considering a career in nursing.

Nursing education institutions will find information relating to the standards and other requirements for providing nursing and midwifery education and training - including all the applicable regulations and circulars ("news" items) of the Nursing Council.

Practising nurses will find the site most useful. You will be able to find the latest and most up-to-date information about your profession here - including the latest applicable practice standards.

International visitors are welcome - particularly those who are doing international nursing research, those who are considering coming to further their education, and also those wishing to work as nurses/midwives in South Africa.

Latest News from S A Nursing Council:

Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council

28 July 2014

The Nursing Council has issued a strong warning that all Nursing Education Programmes and all Nursing Education Institutions in South Africa must be accredited by the South African Nursing Council.

Any education programme or institution which is not accredited is illegal and such training will not be recognised by SANC or any other country.

Any information that you may receive which is contradictory to the above is incorrect and you are warned not to be mislead by such information.    More...

Change of the Date for Practitioners to Start Paying for the Annual Practising Certificates for the Year 2015 from 1 July to 1 August 2014

25 June 2014

The date on which practitioners can start paying Annual Fees in respect of the 2015 Annual Fee Year has changed - from 1 July 2014 to 1 August 2014.  Annual Practising Certificates for 2015 will therefore be issued at the Council offices starting from 1 August 2014.

The date on which practitioners who have not paid their Annual Fees will be removed from the register has also moved - from 1 Januray 2015 to 1 February 2015.

Clients intending to visit the Council offices are encouraged to plan accordingly.    More...

SANC Clients can now make use of the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their fees to Council

24 June 2014

SANC clients can now use the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their SANC fees and this facility is not restricted to FNB clients.  The system has several advantages over making payments at the FNB branches.

SANC will also round off all fees so that no change is required when making a payment.    More...

SANC publishes requirements regarding Deferments of Candidates already entered to write South African Nursing Council scheduled examinations

5 June 2014

SANC is tightening up the controls over which candidates can be deferred from one exam to the next due to lack of progress.  In the past far too many requests for deferment have been received immediately prior to or after the dates of the examinations.

In future, in order to eliminate fruitness and wasteful expenditure, all such requests will have to be received by Council prior to the commencement of producing and packing of exam materials.    More...

What you will find on the Council website

The following is a brief outline of what you will find on this website.

About SANC tells you all about the Nursing Council - the vision, mission and objectives of the Council, the members that make up the Council, the various committees of Council and the members that serve on each, etc.

Complaints deals with the process of investigating matters which have been reported to the Nursing Council and which may constitute "unprofessional conduct".  You can find out how to lodge a complaint (if you have one) and the process which will follow the receipt of your complaint.  If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a complaint against you, this information will help you to understand the whole process - including your own rights.

Education and Training contains documents related to the education and training of nursing and midwifery students.

Education Institutions contains a full list of all the nursing education institutions accredited by the South African Nursing Council and their contact details (arranged by province).  If you are a prospective student, this will enable you to find an institution near where you live OR in a place where you would like to study.

eRegister is a link to the Nursing Council electronic register of nurses and midwives - where you can confirm the status and qualifications of registered practitioners.

Examinations deals with those examinations which are conducted by the Nursing Council.  Here you will find the schedule of examinations to be held as well as examination results (a new feature from 2014).  If you are a  candidate who is planning to write or who has written a Council examination, you will definitely be interested in this information.

News is where you will find all the latest decisions of the Nursing Council , new policies, proposed policies and discussion documents on which the Council would like your comments. You should visit these pages if you want to keep informed and to be involved in shaping the future of Nursing and Midwifery in South Africa.

Policies contains some of the Nursing Council policies and position papers that are published for general information.

Presentations contains Nursing Council presentations delivered at various events.  Delegates may find this useful material to supplement the knowlege gained during the event.

Publications contains the full texts of official publications which are available from the Nursing Council.  These include the Nursing Act, regulations, teaching guides and teaching policies of the Council. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.

Services gives details of the services provided by the Nursing Council and how much each costs.  You can also download various official forms from these pages - this will ensure that you always use the current version of the form.  This is also the correct place for you to find out about the various options available for paying annual fees.

Statistics is for the inquisitive and the researcher.  Ever wanted to know how many nurses qualify each year?  This is where you will find all the information you need.

Supply Chain is where suppliers or prospective suppliers can download the form used to apply for registration as a supplier on the Supplier Database.  You can also find out about current bids/tenders and download necessary forms and information.

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