20 September 2010
SOUTH AFRICAN NURSING COUNCIL EXAMINATIONS:
Compliance with Provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 and the Regulations Relating to Examinations of the South African Nursing Council
1. This office is inundated with appeals for late application into examination and application for retrospective publications of practical marks. Due to logistics and security measures required in the planning and execution of each examination, these requests can no longer be allowed. Furthermore, in view of the recent leaks of examination papers and our quest to improve service delivery, in particular security measures in all examinations conducted by the South African Nursing Council (SANC), strict adherence to examination regulations and policy has become mandatory without any exceptions.
2. Nursing Education Institutions are therefore reminded of the provisions in Government Notice No. R.7 of 8 January 1983 (as amended) to strictly adhere to the closing dates for examinations and that only registered student/pupils will be eligible to enter for an examination conducted by SANC as indicated below:
3. This Circular (7/2010) serves to inform Nursing Education Institutions that the South African Nursing Council will hence forth only process application for admission to an examination as prescribed by the examination regulations cited above.
4. The contents of this circular must be brought to the attention of all nurses including learners.
2004 - 2020
South African Nursing Council (Under the provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005)