Circular 4/2008 SANC Examination Schedule 2009


17 November 2008

TO ALL:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council
Examination Schedule – 2009


Click here to see the Examination Schedule for 2009.


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 for entry into the Council examinations that meet the following requirements:

a)    submitted on the Council’s Application for Examination Form which is completed in full and signed by the relevant person(s).  (The name/s and surname as appearing in the identity document.)

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 school (group payment) and not by individual students.  The latter delays processing of applications as some payments are outstanding at the time of processing:  Banking details are as follows: 

Name of bank:First National Bank
Account number:51425166282 (Current Account)
Branch:Pretoria Branch Corporate Core Services
Branch code:251445 253145
Reference: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 as per the SANC format are not submitted on time.

  3. The SANC requests the NEIs not to coerse the invigilator/s to enclose the practical mark sheet or any other document with the Examination package.

  4. The Council reserves the right to cancel an examination reflected on the schedule if there are insufficient candidates for such an examination(s).

  5. The SANC requests the NEIs to inform all learners to refrain from individually contacting the Council to enquire about examination results.

  6. In respect of the Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse, the school has a responsibility to identify a learner(s) who cannot be admitted into the second year of the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse (R.2175) before the learner has written and successfully passed the admission examination for the R.2175 course.  No learner(s) shall be allowed to write the final year examination of the R.2175 course before they have passed the Admission examination.



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