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UKZN B Nursing Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) B Nursing .

Bachelor of Nursing

CHS – NURS 1 Eligibility; Bachelor of Nursing

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing provided they have

  1. a) An NSC degree pass with English (HL/FAL) and Life Orientation 4 and Mathematics/Maths Literacy 3 and Life Sciences Level 4
  2. b) 30 points excluding Life Orientation.

CHS – NURS 2 Professional Indemnity

For all work-based or clinical learning, students are required to provide proof of professional indemnity before being allowed to enter the work-based or clinical learning area.

CHS – NURS 3 Exam Subminimum

A subminimum of 50% shall apply to all practical examinations which are part of nursing modules.

CHS – NURS 4 Statutory Body Requirements

No student shall be allowed to graduate unless the minimum hours of clinical work for the programme, as prescribed by the South African Nursing Council, have been completed.

CHS – NURS 5 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing

  1. a) The curriculum for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing as approved by the CAAB shall extend over eight semesters or four years of full-time study.
  2. b) Students shall obtain at least 512 credits (including all prescribed modules) to qualify with a BN degree.

CHS – NURS 6 IsiZulu Language Requirement

Students whose home language is not from the Nguni group of languages shall be required to complete one 16 credit module of isiZulu, as one of the non-nursing electives.

CHS – NURS 7 Progression

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid either warning for slow academic progress or exclusion from the University, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below.

Number Semesters

registered

Min. Progression

requirements

“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
1 32 48 64
2 64 96 128
3 96 144 192
4 144 192 256
5 176 240 320
6 224 288 384
7 256 336 448
8 344 384 512
9 392 448
10 440 512
11 472
12 512
 

Bachelor of Nursing (B-NUR)

 
Module code Name of Module Credits Semester
NURS100 Fundamental Nursing 32 Year
ANAT113 Human Anatomy 32 Year
HPHS1NU Introductory Physiology for nursing 16 2
CHEM100 Special Science 16 1
  Elective 1 (Soc Sc) 16
  Elective 2 (Soc Sc) 16
  Elective 3 (Soc Sc)* 16
 
 
 

Level 2

NURS230 Preventive & Promotive Health 32 Year
HPHS2NU Physiology themes for nursing 16 1
Elective 3 (Soc Sc)* 16
Elective 4 (Soc Sc) 16
Elective 5 (Soc Sc) 16
Elective 6 (Soc Sc) 16
Elective 7 (Soc Sc) level 200a 16
Elective 8 (Soc Sc)level 200b 16
Total credits: level 2 128/144
 

Level 3

NURS301 Nursing 301: General Nursing 48 1
NURS313 Administration in Nursing Units 8 2
NURS331  Nursing 302: General Nursing 40 2
NURS308 Research in Nursing 16 2
TAMM21N Pharmacology for Nurses 16 Year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
 

Level 4

NURS401 Psychiatric Nursing 48 1 or 2
NURS403 Primary Health Care 16 2
NURS405 Midwifery 48 1 or 2
  Total credits: level 4 112  
  Total credits for the degree 512  
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Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline students only)

CHS – NURS 6 Eligibility: Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)

Candidates are eligible to apply for selection to register for the qualification Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) provided they are;

  1. a) nurses who are registered or enrolled with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) and who have had relevant post-registration experience if appropriate; or
  2. b) nurses who have obtained a nursing qualification from another country and who are not registered or are not register-able by the SANC, but who, in the opinion of the Senate, hold qualifications equivalent to those demanded from general nurses in the Republic of South Africa, and
  3. c) have met the University’s requirements for undergraduate study, and
  4. d) have qualified to enter the stream of their choice as spelt out below.

The additional requirements for entering the individual streams are;

       Advanced Clinical programmes:

The applicant must have completed a minimum of 6 (six) months of clinical experience in the selected field of study.

       Non-clinical Programmes:

The applicant must be currently working or have previously worked for a minimum period of one year.

              Comprehensive Clinical Programmes:

The applicant must have registration or a qualification as a nurse or midwife.

CHS – NURS 7 Curriculum for the Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)

  1. a) The curriculum for the qualification of Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice), comprising modules with a total credit value of 384 credits as approved by the School, shall extend over six semesters of full-time study or not less than ten semesters of part-time study.
  2. b) Students shall choose one of eight specialist streams and follow the approved curriculum for that stream. The specialisation modules, which are not common to all eight streams at any Level, shall total at least 64 credits in every specialised stream. They must all be passed in order to obtain a qualification in that stream

CHS – NURS 8 Progression

To maintain their good standing, and to avoid receipt of warning of slow academic progress and potential exclusion from the College, students must maintain minimum rates of progression through their qualifications. Minimum rates of acceptable progression for this qualification are set out below

Number Semesters

registered

Min. Progression

requirements

“At Risk” threshold

(75% of Maximum)

Normal progression
1 16 48 72
2 56 96 128
3 96 120 168
4 136 192 256
5 176 232 312
6 216 288 384
7 256 336
8 288 384
9 336
10 384
 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice)(Pipeline)

Stream 2: Nursing Management

Code Name of Module Credits Sem
Level 1
NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128
 

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS130 Nursing Management 1 32 1
Elective from inside or outside the school 32
Total credits: level 2 128
 

Level 3

NURS240 Nursing Management 2 32 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organisations 16 1
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS342 Evaluation of Health care programmes 16 2
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  

 

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Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline Students Only)

Stream 1: Nursing Education (BN-ADP)

Code Name of Module Credits Sem
Level 1
NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128
 

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS102 Principles & Methods of Teaching & Evaluation 16 2
NURS103 Theories of Learning for Health Professional 16 1
Elective from inside or outside the school 32
Total credits: level 2 128
 

Level 3

NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
 
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 Year
NURS307 Facilitation of Recognition of Prior Learning 16 2
NURS221 Curriculum Development 16 1
NURS224 Issues in Health professional Education 16 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organisations 16 1
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 3: Comprehensive Practice

Code Name of Module Credits Sem
 

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128
 

Level 2

NURS120 Mental Health Nursing 1 32 1
NURS262 Community Health Nursing 1 32 1
NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3
NURS200 Mental Health Nursing 2 32 2
NURS263 Community Health Nursing 2 32 2
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  
Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 4: Advanced Mental Health

Code Name of Module Credits Sem
Level 1
NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS250 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 1 32 1
Elective from inside or outside the school 32
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3

NURS310 Advanced Mental Health Nursing 2 32 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organisations 16 1
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Programmes 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 1
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 Year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  

 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 5: Oncology and Palliative Care

Code Name of Module Credits Sem

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS205 Foundations of Oncology 16 1
NURS204 Oncological Conditions 16 2
Elective from inside or outside Nursing 32
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3

NURS330 Oncological and Palliative Nursing 32 1
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Care Programmes 16 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organizations 16 1
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  

 

 

Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 6: Advanced Midwifery & Neonatal Intensive-Care Nursing

Code Name of Module Credits Sem
 

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS233 Foundations of Neonatology 16 1
NURS235 Neonatal Nursing 16 2
Elective from inside or outside Nursing 32  
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3

NURS300 Advanced Midwifery 32 year
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Services 16 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organizations 16 1
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  
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Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 7: Critical Care and Trauma

Code Name of Module Credits Sem

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128
 

 

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS234 Trauma Nursing 16 2
NURS211 Critical Care Nursing A 24 1
Elective from inside or outside Nursing 32
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3

NURS212 Critical Care Nursing B 24 2
NURS303 Issues in Critical Care Nursing 16 2
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
NURS341 Managing Learning Organizations 16 1
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Systems 16 2
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  
Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Stream 8: Primary Health Care Nursing

Code Name of Module Credits Sem

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128

Level 2

NURS260 General Nursing 2a 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b 32 Year
NURS231 Primary Care 1 32 1
Elective from inside or outside nursing 32
Total credits: level 2 128

Level 3

NURS232 Primary Care 2 32 2
NURS341 Managing Learning Organizations 16 1
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Systems 16 2
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 2
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 year
  Total credits: level 3 128  
  Total credits for the degree 384  
Curriculum for Bachelor of Nursing (Advanced Practice) (Pipeline)

Specialization Choice Stream

Code Name of Module Credits Sem

Level 1

NURS110 General Nursing 1a (Exemption with credit) 32 Year
NURS110 General Nursing 1b (Exemption with credit) 32 Year
Elective 1 16  
Elective 2 16
Elective 3 16  
Elective 4 16
  Total credits: level 1 128

Level 2

 
NURS260 General Nursing 2a (Exemption with credit) 32 Year
NURS260 General Nursing 2b (Exemption with credit) 32 Year
NURS219 Nursing Philosophy 16 1 & 2
  3 x 16 credit electives 48
  Total credits : 2 128
 

Level 3

   
  Elective 1 16
NURS217 Nursing Research Theory 16 1 & 2
NURS319 Nursing Research Project 32 2
  Elective 2x 32 credits from within or outside the School of Nursing within UKZN 32
NURS341 Managing Learning Organizations 16 1
NURS342 Evaluation of Health Care Programmes 16 2
  Total credits :Level 3 128  
  Total overall credits for BNAP degree 384

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