Circular 17/2001 ECSACON announcement and invitation to submit abstracts for paper and poster presentations

Circular 17/2001 ECSACON announcement and invitation to submit abstracts for paper and poster presentations

12 October 2001

To all Nursing Education Institutions, Non-training Institutions and Stakeholders

The East, Central and Southern African College of Nursing (ECSACON) 1st Quadrennial Meeting and 6th Scientific Conference, 6-10 August 2002

Copies of a pamphlet announcing the above event and inviting abstracts for paper and poster presentations on the theme “Nurses and Midwives Responding to the Health Challenges in the 21st Century” was circulated.

The Council has been unable to obtain copies of the pamphlet in electronic form at this stage and can therefore not include it on this web site.

Anyone who requires additional information can contact ECSACON directly.  The contact details are:

The Regional Secretary
Attention: The Coordinator
Human Resources Development and Capacity Building Programme
Commonwealth Regional Health Community Secretariat
P O Box 1009,
Arusha
Tanzania

Tel: 255 27 250-4105/6

Fax: 255 27 250-4124

E-mail: hrdcb@crhcs.or.tz

Circular 12/2001 Amendment to Circular 18/99 dated 13 Dec 1999

Circular 12/2001 Amendment to Circular 18/99 dated 13 Dec 1999

12 October 2001

To all Nursing Education Institutions, Non Training Institutions and Stakeholders

Amendment to Circular 18/99 dated 13 December 1999

Transformation of Nursing Education and Training in South Africa

Section 1 of the above circular is hereby replaced by the following paragraphs:

 

1(a)   CONTINUATION OF ENROLLED NURSE TRAINING

The education and training of the enrolled nurses and enrolled auxiliary nurses categories should continue in order to meet the health needs of the population of South Africa.

 

1(b)   INCREASING ACCESS, MOBILITY AND CAREER PATHING WITHIN NURSING EDUCATION

Requirements for entry into nursing programmes

The present enrolled nurses and enrolled nursing auxiliaries should have access into the 4 year comprehensive diploma/degree programme and any other programme leading to registration as a nurse by applying the principles of recognition of prior learning (RPL).
The Standard 10 certificate or its equivalent should not be the only requirement for entering into the basic nursing education training programmes.  Recognition of Prior Learning should be implemented to access candidates to education and training.

Yours sincerely

 

Signed
Dr G Ramadi
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer

Circular 13/2001 SANC accreditation as an ETQA body

Circular 13/2001 SANC accreditation as an ETQA body

 
  

To all Nursing Education Institutions, Non-Training Institutions and Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council Accreditation as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body

The South African Nursing Council a statutory body constituted in accordance with and governed by the Nursing Act No. 50 of 1978 (as amended) is charged with the responsibility for the regulating of nursing education, training and practice.

The South African Nursing Council has since 20 November 2000 been accredited as an Education and Training Quality Assurance Body (ETQA) in terms of 5(1)(a)(ii) of the South African Qualifications Authority Act No. 58 of 1995.  As an ETQA the South African Nursing Council is responsible for monitoring and auditing achievements in terms of the national standards or qualifications in nursing.

The accreditation of the South African Nursing Council as an ETQA compliments the Councils existing statutory obligation and does not replace its existing role and function.

The reason the South African Nursing Council has applied for accreditation, as an ETQA, is to bring nursing education in line with the National Qualifications Framework.  The functions of an ETQA are functions that the South African Nursing Council has always been responsible for.  The functions highlighted in bold/blue are additional functions that the South African Nursing Council will execute as an ETQA:

Accredit providers of nursing programmes;
Promote quality amongst constituent providers;
Monitoring of nursing programmes;
Evaluating assessment and facilitating moderation amongst constituent providers;
Registering assessors;
The certification of learners;
Co-operating with relevant moderating bodies;
Recommending new standards or qualifications to National Standards Bodies or modifications to existing standards and qualifications;
Maintaining a database;
Submitting reports to SAQA

The South African Nursing Council will keep you informed of any new procedures or requirements that will be put in place to meet the above obligation.

Your co-operation and assistance in this regard will be appreciated.

 

Signed
Hasina Subedar
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer

Notes:

  1. A copy of Board Notice 86 of 2014 was attached to the circular
  2. You will also qualify for the reduced restoration fee if you are 60 years of age or older on 1 Januray 2015.

© 2004 - 2020 South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)

Disclaimer

Circular 16/2001 Approved examination centres for foreign applicants

Circular 16/2001 Approved examination centres for foreign applicants

12 October 2001

To all Nursing Schools

Arrangements for Examinations for Foreign Applicants

The foreign applicants who wish to be registered or enrolled with the South African Nursing Council are required to write an examination in Ethos and Professional Practice.

The examination for registered nurses was previously conducted by appointed colleges. These examinations are currently conducted by the Council.

Candidates who have attained entry to this examination may write the examination at an approved examination centre (See Annexure A) of the Council, on the dates set out by the Council.

Arrangements are to be made with the Council, the candidate and the specific examination centre.

Examination dates for foreign candidates will coincide with the scheduled dates for 2002, as reflected in the examination timetable for 2002.

NB    Foreign candidates who wish to write this examination in their country of origin, must stipulate this in their application. Such request will only be accommodated, if the candidate bears the total costs incurred, prior to the examination.

 

Signed
Mrs E Kaye-Petersen
Senior Manager: Professional Development Section
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer

Circular 15/2001 New format of SANC examination papers

Circular 15/2001 New format of SANC examination papers

11 October 2001

To all Nursing Education Institutions

New Format of South African Nursing Council Examination Papers

The Council has decided to use a new A4 format for its examination question papers.  An example can be downloaded for your information.

 

Signed
G Ramadi (Dr)
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer

To view the example exam paper (in PDF format), click on the above link

 

 ™    Download a copy of the example examination paper  

Download Acrobat Reader to view our forms ™

The example examination paper on this web is only available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print it. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free from Adobe.

The above trademarks™ are used by kind permission of the trademark owner – Adobe Systems Incorporated of 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704.

Circular 14/2001 Errors in the submission of Notification of Termination of Course and the Notification of Completion of Training

Circular 14/2001 Errors in the submission of the Notification of Termination of Course and the Notification of Completion of Training

 
  

To all Nursing Education Institutions, Non Training Institutions and Stakeholders

Errors in the Submission of Notification of Termination of Course and Notification of Completion of Training

During the past 3 years it has been observed that approximately 5% of documents submitted to Council for either Termination of course or Completion of Training have errors and inaccurate entries.

Termination of Training is sometimes used interchangeably with Completion of Training.  This has serious consequences for the student as well as the registering body.  These errors also lead to delays in registering/enrolling successful candidates thus resulting in frustration and inconvenience to persons applying for employment.

TERMINATION OF TRAINING

refers to discontinuation of training before the requirements for the course have been met.

COMPLETION OF TRAINING

occurs when all the requirements for the course have been met.

NURSING EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS ARE THEREFORE URGED TO PROVIDE THE COUNCIL WITH ACCURATE AND COMPLETE DOCUMENTATION

Your co-operation in this regard will be highly appreciated.

Yours sincerely

Signed
Dr G Ramadi
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer

To view the correct forms (in PDF format), click on the above links

 

 ™    Download a copy of the termination of training form  

 ™    Download a copy of the completion of training form  

Download Acrobat Reader to view our forms ™

The forms on this web is only available in PDF format. You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view and print forms. If you do not have Acrobat Reader, you can download it for free from Adobe.

The above trademarks™ are used by kind permission of the trademark owner – Adobe Systems Incorporated of 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704

© 2004 - 2020 South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)

Disclaimer

Circular 11/2001 Notice of closure of SANC offices – 21 Dec to 2 Jan

Circular 11/2001 Notice of closure of SANC offices 21 Dec to 2 Jan

8 October 2001

To all Training Institutions, Nursing Colleges, Technikons, Universities and Stakeholders

Notice: Closure of South African Nursing Council Offices 21 December 2001 to 2 January 2002

Notice is hereby given that South African Nursing Council offices will be closed for the following period:

Close:              21 December 2001 at 13:00

Re-open:          2 January 2002 at 08:00

 

Signed
H Subedar (Ms)
Registrar and Chief Executive Officer