Circular 3/2011 Extension of date for Nursing Education Institutions to offer legacy nursing qualifications


7 July 2011

TO:All Nursing Education Institutions
 National Department of Health
 Provincial Departments of Health
 Nursing Stakeholders

Extension of date for Nursing Education Institutions to offer Legacy Nursing Qualifications


Circular 3/2010 has reference.


The Council has in its meeting of 28th and 29th June 2011, resolved to extend the date of offering Legacy Nursing Qualifications to 30 June 2013.  The implications of this resolution is that the last intake of Legacy Nursing Qualifications is therefore extended from 30 June 2012 to 30 June 2013.  The rationale for this extension is to allow adequate time for Nursing Education Institutions (NEI’s) to develop plans of phasing out legacy nursing qualifications while phasing in New Nursing Qualifications that are aligned to National Qualifications Framework (NQF).

The process of registering the New Nursing Qualifications with South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) and promulgation of the related regulations by the National Department of Health is under way.  Nursing Education Institutions shall be informed of further developments in this regard in due course.

Enquiries may be directed to the Senior Manager Nursing Education and Training:

Dr S Mkhize email, tel 012 420 1022.


Tendani Mabuda (Mr)
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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