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.


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