Circular 4/2013 SANC – Easter holiday closure

Circular 4/2013 SANC – Easter holiday closure

 
  

20 March 2013

TO ALL:Nursing Education Institutions
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council – Easter Holidays Closure
28th March 2013 – 2nd April 2013

 

Please be informed that the South African Nursing Council (SANC) offices will be closing at 13: 00 on 28th March 2013 in preparation for Easter holidays, and re-opening on 2nd April 2013 at 08: 00.

Kindly inform all persons in your institutions so that they are aware in advance of the dates the Council will be closed.

We wish you safe Easter holidays.

 

(Signed)

Mr Tendani Mabuda
Registrar & CEO
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 3/2013 SANC – Database for post basic programmes

Circular 3/2013 Database for post basic programmes

 
  

19 March 2013

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

Data-base for Post Basic Programmes

 

In accordance with Chapter 2 of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a regulatory body is responsible for regulating the provisioning of Nursing Education, Training and Practice thereby registering both practitioners (in prescribed categories) and learners (as learner nurse or learner midwife). The changing disease burden, health policies and nursing education and practice landscape has resulted in a constant need for nurses being trained as specialists in a number of Advance Nursing Practice areas and other health related fields. In an attempt to determine the feasibility of developing appropriate nursing education programmes and subsequent registers for Advance Practice Nurses in such fields, information is required that will assist the SANC to make informed and evidence based decisions in this regard. 

You are therefore kindly requested to:

  1. Identify priorities for fields of specialisation, keeping in mind the national health priorities.
  2. Provide the rationale for the specific field of specialisation.  Base the motivation on statistics and other evidence.
  3. Identify and explain the unique skills and competencies that will be required from a specialist nurse in the specific field.
  4. Develop the exit level outcomes of a possible qualification in such a field in line with the requirements of the National Qualifications Act, No 67, 2008. Take into consideration the types of qualifications, the admission requirements set out in this Act, the credits available to complete such qualification and the nature and level of exit level outcomes. 
  5. Present the information described in items 1- 4 above in a tabular form, using the template below.
  6. Submit this information as soon as possible to the Senior Manager: Education and Training. Dr S Mkhize: smkhize@sanc.co.za 

 

TEMPLATE FOR POSSIBLE NEW FIELDS OF SPECIALISATION

Field of specialisation (e.g. Forensic Nursing)
Originator and contributors to the document (e.g. Department of Health; Interest group; Individuals)

(Provide original signatures of as many of the persons involved in compiling the document)

Motivation for the training of nurses in this field of specialisation
Unique skills and competencies attached to the field of specialisation (These skills and competencies should distinguish the specialist nurse from a specialist nurse in any other field)
Exit level outcomes as applied to this field of specialisation
Existing and/or potential training institutions to offer training in the specialist field
Articulation of a specialist nurse in this field in terms of career pathing
Date of submission; contact details of responsible person(s)

 

The closing date for submission is 30 April 2013.

 

Yours Sincerely

 

(Signed)

Mr. T. Mabuda
Registrar and CEO:
South African Nursing Council

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Circular 2/2013 New and amended Regulations under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005)

Circular 2/2013 New and amended Regulations under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005)

 
  

19 March 2013

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

New and Amended Regulations under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005)

 

Attached please find copies of the new and amendment regulations made in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) and published by notice in the Gazette on 8 March 2013.

(These documents are also available on the Council’s website – www.sanc.co.za )

New Regulations

Regulation No.DateDescription
R. 1698 March 2013Regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a learner leading to registration in the category Auxiliary Nurse
R. 1708 March 2013Regulations relating to the fees and fines payable to the South African Nursing Council
R. 1718 March 2013Regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a learner leading to registration in the category Staff Nurse
R. 1738 March 2013Regulations relating to the accreditation of institutions as Nursing Education Institutions
R. 1748 March 2013Regulations relating to the approval of and the minimum requirements for the education and training of a learner leading to registration in the categories Professional Nurse and Midwife

 

Amendment Regulation

Regulation No.DateDescription
R. 1758 March 2013Regulations relating to the particulars to be furnished to the Council for keeping the register for nursing practitioners; the manner of effecting alterations to the register; and certificates that may be issued by the Council: Amendment

(These amendments affect the transitional arrangements in the regulations published by Government notice No. 195 of 19 February 2008)

 

Government Notice

Notice No.DateDescription
R. 1768 March 2013Notice regarding the creation of categories of practitioners in terms of section 31(2) of the Nursing Act, 2005

{This notice creates the category staff nurse (enrolled nursing) required to implement the transitional arrangements mentioned in R. 175 of 8 March 2013}

 

It is important that these regulations are communicated as broadly as possible and your assistance in this regard will be greatly appreciated. Please help ensure that every nursing and midwifery practitioner, educator or administrator to whom these regulations apply becomes familiar with the contents of the regulations.

Please note that unless indicated otherwise in the regulations, these regulations became effective on the date of publication in the Gazette (i.e. 8 March 2013).

Further details about the implementation plans and the implementation of these regulations will be communicated to you shortly.

Any queries regarding this circular must be directed to:

Ms P Moloi     (Manager: Communications and Marketing)
Tel.012 426-9542
Emailpmoloi@sanc.co.za

 

(Signed)

Mr Tendani Mabuda
Registrar and CEO
South African Nursing Council

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