Diploma in Nursing (R171)

First Year

Subjects

6 readings
Reading: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
Reading: Applied Physics, Microbiology & Chemistry
Reading: Applied Psychosocial Science
Reading: Nursing Science 1
Reading: Nursing in the Community 1
Reading: Ethos and Professional Practice 1

Second Year

Subjects

5 readings
Reading: Pharmacology for Nurses
Reading: Nursing Science 2
Reading: Nursing in the Community 2
Reading: Ethos and Professional Practice 2
Reading: Introduction to Mental Health

Third Year

Subjects

6 readings
Reading: Maternal, Child & Women’s Health Care
Reading: Nursing in the Community 3
Reading: Nursing Unit Management
Reading: Nursing Science 3
Reading: Ethos & Professional Practice 3
Reading: Health Information Systems

Diploma in Nursing (R171)

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About this course

The Diploma in General Nursing (R171) is a three year programme, leading to registration with South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse. The programme consists of a theory and clinical component which must be completed in each academic year.

Career Information

The curriculum is designed to prepare graduate nurse- and midwifery practitioners who are equipped to meet the increasing health needs as well as health related problems, of multicultural populations in a wide variety of health care settings, while considering of the current and future social, cultural and economical contexts, of the country.

Career Opportunities

Completion of the Degree provide access to post-basic (post-graduate) qualifications offered at Universities in the field or where appropriate cognate fields as Nursing Education, Nursing management; Primary Health Care; Occupational Health Care. There are various career opportunities in the Private and Public Health Care sector. Vertical articulation possibilities with Master’s programmes by thesis or through structured Master’s programme focusing on specific specialization’s in nursing.

WCCN Multi Campus Tuition Fees 2022 Academic Year

Three-year Diploma Programme R171
First Year student intake

Academic year tuition fees – R23 589 per student.

 

This amount excludes, books, equipment, immunization cost, nurses uniform and other costs.

 

The registration fee of R 2,500.00 is due before or on the day of registration and is not refundable. The registration fee is inclusive of the total Tuition Fee.

Accommodation

Student Accommodation cost (If allocated according to Policy)

Single room not sharing per year – R15 821.52

Double Room sharing per year – R14 677.47

 

Annually fee that only cover accommodation for the academic year. A Deposit Fee of R 2 000.00 is payable before student will be allocated a room. Deposit is inclusive of the total accommodation fee for the academic year.

Syllabus

The Diploma in General Nursing (R171) is a three year programme, leading to registration with South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse. The programme consists of a theory and clinical component which must be completed in each academic year.

First Year 0/6

Subjects

6 readings
Reading: Applied Anatomy & Physiology
Reading: Applied Physics, Microbiology & Chemistry
Reading: Applied Psychosocial Science
Reading: Nursing Science 1
Reading: Nursing in the Community 1
Reading: Ethos and Professional Practice 1

Second Year 0/5

Subjects

5 readings
Reading: Pharmacology for Nurses
Reading: Nursing Science 2
Reading: Nursing in the Community 2
Reading: Ethos and Professional Practice 2
Reading: Introduction to Mental Health

Third Year 0/6

Subjects

6 readings
Reading: Maternal, Child & Women’s Health Care
Reading: Nursing in the Community 3
Reading: Nursing Unit Management
Reading: Nursing Science 3
Reading: Ethos & Professional Practice 3
Reading: Health Information Systems