Circular 6/2006: SANC Examination Schedule for 2007


20 November 2006

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders


South African Nursing Council Examination Schedule – 2007


Click here to see the Examination Schedule for 2007.


Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council examinations. 

  1. The closing date for examination should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates. 

  2. Only registered students/pupils will be eligible to enter for an examination, the head of the nursing education institution must ensure that all students/pupils are registered with the Council within the prescribed period (this does not apply to the Admission Examination for Enrolled Nursing or to the Admission Examination for Foreign Nurses).

  3. The Council will only process examination applications that meet the following requirements:

a)    submitted on the Council’s official Application Form for Examination which is completed in full and signed by the relevant persons.

b)    accompanied by the prescribed fee or proof of payment of the fee into the Council’s bank account, such payment should be done by the nursing education institution (group payment) and not by individual students – the latter delays processing of applications as some payments may be outstanding at the time of processing. Banking details for direct deposits are as follows: 

Name of bank:FNB
Account number:51425166282 (Current Account)
Branch:Pretoria Branch Corporate Core Services
Branch code:251445 253145
Reference:NEI reference number must appear on all deposits!

 c)    includes all the required documentation.

  1. Only those students/pupils that have been issued an examination number will be eligible to write Council examination.

  2. All practical Mark Sheets must be submitted to Council by the end of the month in which the examination is written. Examination results cannot be processed if practical mark sheets are not submitted on time or if the practical mark sheets are incorrectly filled in. Please note that if you wish to submit computer generated practical mark sheets, the layout and content must correspond with the format of the official practical mark sheets supplied by SANC.

  3. The Council reserves the right to cancel a scheduled examination if there are insufficient candidates for such an examination.

  4. Examination results will be sent to the nursing education institution through which the candidate registered for the examination. No individual results will be communicated to candidates telephonically. Institutions must inform learners that they should refrain from telephoning the Council to enquire about their examination results.

  5. Requirements for the Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse:

a)    This exam is a pre-requisite examination for enrolled nursing auxiliaries who want to access the course leading to Enrolment as a Nurse but who did not qualify as an enrolled nursing auxiliary under the course leading to Enrolment as a Nursing Auxiliary prescribed by the regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 2176 of 19 November 1993 (as amended).

b)    An enrolled nursing auxiliary who did not qualified as an enrolled nursing auxiliary under the R. 2176 regulations and who has not successfully completed the Admission Examination will NOT be eligible for any exemptions in terms of the regulations for the course leading to Enrolment as a Nurse as prescribed in the regulations published by Government Notice No. R. 2175 of 19 November 1993 (as amended).

c)    The providers of nursing education and training are responsible for identifying learners who need to sit for this examination.