Circular 5/2009 SANC Examination Schedule


1 December 2009

TO:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council
Examination Schedule – 2010


Click here to see the Examination Schedule for 2010.


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 candidates writing the Admission Examination for Enrolled Nursing or the Admission Examination for Foreign Nurses, or to Refugee Nurses writing any Council examination).

  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 Nursing Education Institution (NEI) (group payment) and not by individual students/pupils.  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:NEI Reference number MUST APPEAR ON ALL DEPOSITS!

 c)    All the required documentation to be included.

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

  2. All practical MARK SHEETS must be submitted to Council by Registered Mail by the end of the month in which the examination is written. Examination results will be published without the practical marks if the PRACTICAL MARK SHEETS as per SANC format are not submitted on time, the results will be incomplete as such disadvantages the candidate.

  3. The SANC requests the NEIs not to coerce 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.

  5. The SANC requests the NEIs to inform all their learners of the outcome of the examination results once published.  Learners to refrain from contacting the Council to enquire about examination results.  No examination results will be given to NEIs electronically.

  6. In respect of the Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as Nurse, the NEI has a responsibility to identify a learner/s who cannot be admitted into the second year of the Course Leading to Enrolment as 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 either the First Year examination R.2175, the Auxiliary examination R.2176, or the Admission examination for R.2175.



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