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.|
Dr G Ramadi
for Registrar and Chief Executive Officer