4 October 2011
Annual Returns - Nursing Council Information Requirements in Terms of the Nursing Act
Provisions of the Nursing Act, 2005 enable the Nursing Council to require annual returns from both nursing education institutions and from employers of nurses. Sections 4(2)(k) and (l) read as follows:
Council has embarked on an effort to collect personal and contact details of Nurses, Midwives and Student Nurses. This information is required:
You are therefore required to supply the Council with the required information in respect of every:
The exact information required is shown on the attached questionnaire. You can make and use copies of these questionnaires to submit the required information (this may be the obvious choice for small organisations). However, larger organisations are encouraged to download and use a copy of the requirements in spreadsheet form from the SANC website. The data can be imported into the spreadsheets from the organisation’s HR system or can be populated manually.
When you are satisfied that the information is correct, it should be forwarded to SANC:
Your urgent attention to this matter will be appreciated. Please note that all submissions must be returned by 25 November 2011 at the latest.
Please try to provide as much of the optional information as possible. It is vital during this initial information collection exercise that at the very least the details which are indicated as compulsory be provided. These compulsory details include the following items:
Please note that there is also a short questionnaire about your organisation on the SANC website (www.sanc.co.za). This must also be completed in order to register your organisation on the SANC database. Once your organisation has been registered, you will be sent a confirmation together with a SANC reference number to be used by your organisation in future.
Thank you for your kind cooperation in supplying the required information.
If you have any questions, please put them in writing addressed as indicated above. The appropriate person to assist you will then make contact with you with answers to your queries.
Sample Questionnaire for Employees (406 kb)
Sample Questionnaire for Employers (409 kb)
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