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UNIVEN Diploma in Nursing Science Requirements

The requirements for undertaking the University of Venda (UNIVEN) Diploma in Nursing Science.

Overview

The department is anchored on the pillars in teaching and learning, research and community engagement. Since its inception in 1986 the Department of Advanced Nursing Science, has grown and developed tremendously in terms of programmes offered and nursing students population. The department has eighteen full time staff members, teach over 370 undergraduate and over 45 postgraduate nursing students. The department supports Diploma in nursing, and Bachelor of nursing – a three and Bachelor of nursing and Midwifery a four year first entering, 3 honours level graduate programmes (HONAD, HOHED and HONCN), Master of Nursing with full dissertation and a generic Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing. The professional qualifications are career focused, marketable and allows for articulation and vertical academic mobility. The programmes enable students to make a meaningful and sustained contributions to health services.

Staff members have capacity in their areas of expertise and are accredited assessors and moderators.  The department has high through-put rate and increased postgraduate throughput and increased externally funded international collaborative research projects.

 VISION

Produces graduates imbued with knowledge, skills and qualifications locally relevant and globally competitive.

MISSION

Equip graduates with a developed sense of equity, justice and service ethics that will ensure that they work in a responsible and accountable manner, irrespective of their chosen workplace.

Programmes

CERTIFICATE COURSES

DIPLOMA IN PSYCHIATRIC NURSING:  (DIPNPN)

Year 1

Semester 1

Psychiatric Nursing (NPP2541)

Nursing Research (NRS 2541)

Semester 2

Psychiatric Nursing (NPP2641)

Introduction to nursing research (NRS2641)

Ethics and ethos of professional practice (NND 4641)

Year modules Psychiatric nursing skills( NNP 2542)

Project report (NPD 4741)

DIPLOMA IN NURSING SCIENCE (DIPNSC)

Year 1

Semester 1

Community health, assessment and family health (NCH1541)

Pharmacology (NPH2541)

General Nursing Science (NGN2541)

Human Development (PSY2542)

Semester 2

General Nursing Science (NGN 2641)

(NCH1641)

Year modules

General Nursing Skills (NGN3542)

Project report (NPD474)

Community Practica (NCH2741)

Unit Management Practica (NGI 4542)

(II) Degree courses

BACHELOR OF NURSING:  BCURP

YEAR ONE

First Semester

Orientation to PBL, life skills and professional practice (NGI 1841)

Community health, assessment and family health (NSC 1842)

Biological Sciences (NGF 1843)

Second Semester

Introduction to scientific approach to nursing (NGI 1844)

Integrated clinical nursing skills ( NGI1845)

Human development (PSY 1846)

YEAR TWO

First Semester

Integrated specialised nursing skills (NGI2841)

Psychiatric nursing science (NPN 2842)

Pharmacology (NPH 2843)

Second semester

Integrated nursing science (clinical, assessment diagnosis and treatment) (NGI 2844)

Primary health care, community development, health promotion and health education (NSC 2845)

Sociology of health and illness (SOC 2846)

YEAR THREE

First Semester

Midwifery skills (NMW 3841)

Science of Midwifery (NMW3842)

Psychiatric nursing science (NPN 3843)

Second Semester

Integrated nursing science (clinical, assessment diagnosis and treatment) (NGI3844)

Integrated specialised nursing skills (NGI 3845)

Introduction to nursing research (NRS3846)

YEAR FOUR

First Year

Integrated management skills (NGI 4841)

Integrated nursing management Science (NGI 4842)

Science of Midwifery (NMW 4843)

Second Semester

Specialised midwifery skills

Ethics and ethos of professional practice (NND 4845)

Research Project (NRS 4846)

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY

MAJOR:  NURSING MANAGEMENT AND EDUCATION

BCURAE

Year 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Management Process of health Service (NAD 1541) Management Process of health Service (NAD 1641
Nursing Education (NED1541) Public Administration (PAD164110)
Public Administration (PAD 1541) Human Resource Management (HRM1641)
Human Resource Management Ethics and ethos of professional practice (NND4641)
Pharmacology ( NPH 2541) SFE1621(10)
Year module

NAD1741 (20) workbook/practica

EPH1621
Year 2
Fundamentals of nursing education(NED2541) Fundamentals of nursing education (NED2641)
Human Resource Management(HRM2521) Human Resource Management HRM2621)
Public Administration(PAD2541) Public Administration (PAD2641)
Nursing Research(NRS2541) Nursing Research (NRS2621)
Nursing Administration(NAD2541) Year modules

(NED1741) 1written paper+workbook

(NAD2741) workbook/practica

YEAR 3
Nursing Education (NED3541) Nursing Education (NED3641)
Nursing Education (NAD3541) Nursing Administration (NAD3641)
  Year modules

(NED2542) workbook

(NPD474) presentation

(NAD3741) workbook.

 

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY

MAJOR:  COMMUNITY AND MANAGEMENT

BCURCA

Semester 1 Semester 2
Community Health Nursing(NCH1541) Community Health Nursing (NCH1641)
Nursing Administration(NAD1541) Nursing Administration(NAD1641)
Public Administration (PAD1541) Sociology of health and Illness(SOC2641)
Human Resource Management(HRM1541) Public Administration(PAD1641)
Pharmacology (NPH2541) Human Resource Management(HRM1641)
Nursing Dynamics(NND4641)
Year module

NAD1741 (20) workbook/practica

NCH1542(10) workbook/practica

YEAR 2
Community Health Nursing (NCH2541) Human Resource Management (HRM2621)
Human Resource Management(HRM2521) Public Administration (PAD2641)
Public Administration (PAD2541) Nursing Research (NRS2621)
NRS2541(10)  
Nursing Administration (NAD2541)  
NAD2741(20) reflective journal

NCH2741(20) 1 written paper

 
YEAR 3
NCH3541(20) Community Health Nursing (NCH3641)
Nursing Administration NAD3541(20 Nursing Administration (NAD3641)
Year modules

NPD474(20) project report

NAD3741(20) workbook

 

BACHELOR OF NURSING SCIENCE IN EDUCATION, MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNITY

MAJOR:  COMMUNITY AND EDUCATION: (BCURCE)

YEAR 1

Semester 1 Semester 2
Community Health Nursing (NCH1541) Community Health Nursing (NCH1641)
Nursing Education (NED1541) Nursing Dynamics (NND4641)
Empirical Education (EHD1521) (SFE1621)
Pharmacology (NPH2541) (EPH1621)
IEH1521(10  
Year module

NCH1542(10) workbook/practica

 
Year 2
Nursing Education (NED2541) Nursing Education (NED2641)
Nursing Research (NRS2541) Nursing Research (NRS2641)
Community Health Nursing (NCH2541)  
Year modules

NCH2741(20) 1 written paper

NED1741(40) 1 written paper+workbook

 

 
Year 3
Nursing Education(NED3541) Nursing Education (NED3641)
Community Health Nursing (NCH3541) Community Health Nursing (NCH3641)
Year modules

NPD474(20) project report

NED2542(20) workbook

NED3741(20) workbook

 

BACHELOR OF NURSING HONOURS IN COMMUNITY NURSING SCIENCE (BCUHON)

One year programme

First semester                                  

International health issues                  HNI 5141

Health services systems                     HPP 5141

Second semester

  1. Health services system HSM 5641

Year module

Health systems research                    HSR 5741

Project design and management        HPD 5741

Research Proposal writing                  HMD 5741

BACHELOR OF NURSING EDUCATION (HONNED)

One year programme

First semester

Health policy and planning                  HPP 5141

Theory development                           HTC 5141

Second semester

1. Aspects of nursing education HCT 5641

2   Leadership Development               HLT 5641

Year module

Health Systems research HSR 5741

Project design and management   HPD 5741

Research proposal writing HMD 5741

BACHELOR OF NURSING ADMINISTRATION (HONNAD)

One year programme

First semester  

Health policy and planning                  HPP 5141                                  

Second semester     

Health Systems management            HSM 5641

Leadership Development                    HLT 5641

Strategic Nursing Administration

and Management                                HSH 5641

Year module

Health Systems research                   HSR 5741

Project design and management        HPD 5741

Research proposal writing                  HMD 5741

MASTERS (NMD 6000)

Admission requirements

  • An approved Honours degree recognized by this University.
  • An average examination mark of 60% in all Honours exam papers, and
  • Approval by Head of Department.

Students may be expected to participate in a series of seminars and lectures arranged by the department.

DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY (PHDH 7000)

A thesis on an approved subject based on original research is required. University rules and regulations are applicable to Doctoral degree.  For admission in the Department 60% pass mark will be a prerequisite.

However, if you meet the requirements and wish to apply to study this course. You can simply check the application processes.

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