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Vision, Mission and Mandate


Leadership in regulating nursing and advocating for the public.


To protect health care users by regulating and advancing the nursing profession in South Africa.

Guided by our values

  • Caring
  • Professionalism
  • Excellence
  • Advocacy
  • Collaboration
  • Accountability

The South African Nursing Council Mandate

To regulate the Nursing and Midwifery professions by establishing and maintaining nursing education and training as well as practice standards, while advocating for the interests of the public.