Circular 15/2014 Update: Schedule of SANC Exams for 2015

Circular 15/2014 Schedule of SANC exams for 2015

 
  

22 October 2014

To:Principals of Nursing Education Institutions
 National Department of Health
 Provincial Departments of Health
 Nursing Stakeholders

South African Nursing Council ‘s Examination Schedule – 2015

Attached herewith, find the Examination Schedule for the year 2015.

Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council’s Examinations:

  1. The closing date for the examinations 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 for an examination: The Head of the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) must ensure that all students/pupils are registered with the Council within the prescribed period (this does not apply to candidates writing the Admission Examinations for Enrolled Nurses, Foreign Nurses and Refugees Nurses)

  3. Council reference numbers are needed in the application form submitted by the NEI. Candidates will not be registered for an examination with an identity number.  Please follow up with the Council’s Registration Department first, if students/pupils are not registered for the course before registering students/pupils for an examination

  4. The Council will only process applications for entry into the Council’s Examination that meet the following requirements:

    1. The Examination Application Form is filled accurately, complete and signed by the relevant person/s.  The surname and given names must be those appearing in the identity document.

    2. All the required documents are included.

    3. There is proof of payment of the prescribed examination fees into the Council’s bank account; such payment must be done by the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) (group payment) and not by individual students/pupils.

Banking details are as follows:

Name of Bank:First National Bank
Account number:51425166282 (Current Account)
Branch:Corporate Core Banking – Pretoria
Branch code:253 – 145
Reference:NEI S-number followed immediately by the type of fee code ‘EXAMFEE’
  
 The correct reference must appear on all deposits to expedite the processing of your payment. The code ‘EXAMFEE’ must only be used for payment in respect of Examination Fees. This code must not be used for any other types of payment. Here is an example of what a correct reference will look like for an NEI with S-number S12345:

S12345EXAMFEE

NB:    The Head of the NEI must ensure that the payment of fees by the Provincial Department or Head Office is made separately for each NEI and for each specific examination.

Provincial bulk payments without specifications create administrative challenges and cause a delay in processing of the applications.

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

  2. All practical MARK SHEETS must be submitted to the Council by registered mail/courier by the end of the month in which the examination is written.  If the PRACTICAL MARK SHEETS in SANC format are not submitted on time, the examination results will be published without the practical marks, hence qualification certificates will not be issued to the affected candidates

  3. No practical mark sheet or any other documents must be enclosed with the examination package.  Practical mark sheet must be sent directly to the Assessments Section

  4. The Council reserves the right to reschedule an examination venue if there are insufficient candidates who will be writing in such an examination venue

  5. The NEIs must inform all their students/pupils of the examination results once published.  No examination results will be given out telephonically by the Council.  However, students/pupils will receive results via text messages (SMSes) from the Council.

  6. In respect of the Admission Examination of the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse, the NEI has a responsibility to establish that the learner complies with the requirements of Regulation 7(4)(a) published by Government Notice No.R.7 of 8 January 1993 and Regulation 9(1)(b) published by Government Notice No. R.2175 of 19 November 1993 (as amended) before the learner is entered for the Admission Examination

  7. The Admission Examination for the Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nurse now only applies effectively to those Nursing Auxiliaries who are pre – 1993 followed the 100-Day Course Leading to Enrolment as a Nursing Assistant where the final examination was conducted by the institution and not by the Council

  8. No learner shall be allowed to write the final examination of the (R.2175) Course before he/she has: 

    1. passed the first year examination (R.2175);

    2. passed the Council’s Auxiliary Nursing Examination (R.2176); 

    3. passed the Admission Examination for (R.2175); or 

    4. obtained the Auxiliary Qualification on the basis of the 4-year course.

Yours sincerely

 

(Signed)

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

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Circular 16/2014 Update: Delays in postage due to industrial action at SA Post Office

Circular 16/2014 Update: Delays in postage due to industrial action at the SA Post Office

 
  

15 October 2014

To:National Department of Health
 Provincial Departments of Health
 All Stakeholders

Update:  Delays in Postage due to Industrial Action at the South African Post Office

 

The purpose of this letter is to update all SANC stakeholders regarding the unprotected industrial action at the South African Post Office and its impact on SANC services.

SANC has received another correspondence from the South African Post Office – Accounts Manager informing SANC that the industrial action by the employees of the Post Office is still continuing.  Although services have been restored to some extent in greater Johannesburg, other areas such as Tshwane Mail Centre, Polokwane Mail Centre and Bloemfontein Mail Centre are still not operational.

Due to the extent of the above disruptions, SANC postal services have also been affected.  This includes all mails that are normally sent to SANC by its clients or sent from SANC (e.g. Training Records, Qualifications Certificates and Annual Practising Certificates etc.).

In view of these challenges, SANC is delivering some parcels where possible through courier.  However, we would like to urge our clients to make arrangements for collection and delivery of urgent goods to and from the Council building whilst we are waiting for the situation at the SA Post Office to stabilize and return to normal.

We shall keep you posted regarding further developments in this regard.

Yours sincerely

(Signed)

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

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Circular 14/2014 Handling and approval of applications relating to legacy Nursing Education programmes

Circular 14/2014 Handling and approval of applications relating to legacy Nursing Education programmes

 
  

10 October 2014

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

Handling and Approval of Applications relating to the Legacy Nursing Education Programmes

Purpose

To inform all nursing stakeholders of the last date of receipt and handling of applications in respect to the Legacy Nursing Qualifications for approval of New Nursing Education Institutions, additional Clinical Facilities, increase of number of learners and relocation to new premises.

Background 

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is preparing for introduction of New Nursing Qualifications which are planned to commence in January 2015.  To provide the opportunity for SANC and the providers to adequately prepare for the implementation of the New Nursing Programmes whilst phasing out the Legacy Nursing Programmes, SANC is also scaling down resources allocated for the Legacy Nursing Programmes and ensuring that there is a maximum use of these resources in the implementation of the New Nursing Programmes.  This will also ensure that there is a smooth transition between the Legacy Nursing Programmes and the New Nursing Programmes.

In lieu of the above, the Council has in its meeting held on the 18 – 19 September 2014 resolved that the last date of receipt and handling of applications in respect to the Legacy Nursing Qualifications for approval of the following is 31 December 2014.

These are applications for:

  1. Opening New Nursing Education Institutions to offer the Legacy Nursing Qualifications
  2. Additional Clinical Facilities for placement of learners by the existing Nursing Education Institutions offering the Legacy Nursing Qualifications
  3. Increasing the number of learners by the existing Nursing Education Institutions offering the Legacy Nursing Qualifications
  4. Relocation to new premises by the existing Nursing Education Institutions offering the Legacy Nursing Qualifications

The South African Nursing Council will only process applications relating to the above matters which are received before 31 December 2014.  No applications will be accepted nor processed after this date.

This circular becomes effective on the date of issue.

For further clarity on this circular, you are advised to contact the Senior Manager: Education and Training; Dr. S.W. Mkhize.

Yours sincerely

 

(Signed)

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

© 2004 - 2020 South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)

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