Unit for Open Distance Learning - Nursing

The North-West University makes it possible for professional nurses to speed up their careers through professional training to achieve additional qualifications in nursing. Variations in Open Distance Learning (ODL) mode of delivery might be presented between these qualifications. The following qualifications (Advanced University Diplomas) are being offered:

 

Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Community Nursing (G511T)
Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Health Science Education (G512T)
Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Health Service Management (G513T)
Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Clinical Nursing Science, Health  Assessment, Treatment and Care (G515T)

 

 

Programmes Offered

 

Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Community Nursing (G511T)

Overview


SAQA: 19338
The purpose of this qualification is to develop health professionals’ with skills which will enable them to function within the multi-professional team and the ethical-legal framework by: utilising critical analytical problem-solving skills to provide comprehensive community nursing based on a scientific approach; render a preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health service; to manage a community health center with regard to human and material resources; and demonstrate leadership skills in facilitating changes in health service.
Admission requirements
You must be a professional nurse, registered with the SANC in the field of General Nursing and Midwifery and in possession of a matric certificate.

Method of delivery


Students have to attend interactive contact sessions via technology at an approved NWU learning support centre in different regions. For practical sessions of this diploma it is essential that students come to the campus for a week during each semester.
The dates and times of these practical weeks will be communicated to students after registration.

Registration


Students will be able to register in January and July of each year. However, applications can be submitted at any time of the year.

 

Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Health Science Education (G512T)

Overview


SAQA: 19333
The purpose of this qualification is to provide the health professional with educator skills to enable them to utilise psychology and philosophy of education in creating a context conducive to learning; apply the knowledge and skills of andragogic didactics to facilitate deep holistic lifelong learning; participate in curriculum development; utilise intra- and interpersonal life skills to facilitate relationships within the personal and professional sphere and partake in health science research.
Admission requirements
You must be a professional nurse, registered with the SANC in the field of General Nursing and Midwifery or Community Nursing or Psychiatric Nursing and in possession of a matric certificate.

Method of delivery


Students have to attend interactive contact sessions via technology at an approved NWU learning support centre in different regions. For practical sessions of this diploma it is essential that students come to the campus for a week during each semester.
The dates and times of these practical weeks will be communicated to students after registration.

Registration


Students will be able to register in January and July of each year. However, applications can be submitted at any time of the year.

 

Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Health service Management (G513T)

Overview


SAQA: 19333
The purpose of this qualification is to provide health professional with managerial skills to be utilised in rendering quality health care through application of risk and financial management principles; implementation of management information systems; management of human resources; management of health service Unit/Clinic; and utilisation of intra- and interpersonal life skills to facilitate relationships within personal and professional sphere.
Admission requirements
You must be a professional nurse, registered with the SANC in the field of General Nursing   and in possession of a matric certificate.

Method of delivery


Students have to attend interactive contact sessions via technology at an approved NWU learning support centre in different regions. For practical sessions of this diploma it is essential that students come to the campus for a week during each semester.
The dates and times of these practical weeks will be communicated to students after registration.

Registration


Students will be able to register in January and July of each year. However, applications can be submitted at any time of the year.

 

Advanced University Diploma in Health Science: Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care (G515T)

Overview


SAQA: 16849
The purpose of this qualification is to develop health professionals who will be able to function as an independent practitioner within the multi-professional team and within the ethical-legal framework by: utilising critical analytical problem-solving skills in the management of the health problems of patients; assessing, diagnosing and implementing outcomes of planned comprehensive care; communicating effectively; and undertaking research within the epidemiological framework.
Admission requirements
You must be a professional nurse, registered with the SANC in the field of General Nursing and Midwifery.  Your current employer should give permission in writing to study as well as for working 960 clinical practica hours at SANC accredited clinics for NWU; and be in possession of a matric certificate. You will need study leave, this is a clinical course.

Method of delivery


Students have to attend interactive contact sessions via technology at an approved NWU learning support centre. Students need to attend three compulsory blocks at the North-West University (Potchefstroom campus). Dates will be communicated only to approved and registered students. Students are responsible for their own transport, accommodation and meals. They must make their own arrangements. Students need to work 960 practical hours in a SANC approved clinic. Accredited clinics are in Vanderbjilpark, Elim and Vryheid

Registration


Students will be able to register only in January of each year. Applications close 31 October each year.