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South African Nursing Council

The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa.  It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005). 

 

Reminder

6 December 2018

SANC office closing on 21 December 2018 at 11:00 for 12:00am.

If you are paying via bank transfer, remember that a safe day to pay is 24 December, which will ensure your bank transfer reflects by 31 December.

 

IMPORTANT: Bank transfers done from different banks than the one SANC uses (FNB) will NOT reflect by 31 December if done after 24 December, and you will be paying restoration fees.

 

South African Nursing Council Examination Schedule - 2019

Attached is the Examination Schedule for 2019

Kindly take note of the following requirements applicable to the Council examinations:

bullet The closing date for the examinations should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates.
bullet Only registered learners will be eligible for an examination: The Head of the Nursing Education Institution (NEI) must ensure that all learners are registered with the Council within the prescribed period. Foreign applicants apply as individuals though will have to adhere to the prescribed period.
bullet Candidates will not be registered for an examination with only an identity number. Council reference numbers are needed in all cases. Please follow up with the Council Registration department first, if learners are not registered for the course before registering candidates for an examination.

... read Circular 6 of 2018

 

#SANCnews November 2018

22 November 2018

Welcome to the 9th edition of #SANCnews - your electronic newsletter that will provide regular updates on important happenings at the SA Nursing Council, in the nursing arena and healthcare in general.

... read the November 2018 Newsletter

South African Nursing Council - Year-End closure

14 November

The South African Nursing Council offices will be closed for the year-end from Friday, 21 December 2018 at 12:00 midday, however for operational reasons, the gates will be closed at 11:00 am, and will re-open on Thursday, 3 January 2019 at 08:00 am.

 

Annual fees must be paid into the Council's bank account on or before 31 December 2018 to avoid restoration fees. Bank transfers may take up to 3 work days, therefore a safe date to pay via bank transfer is by 24 December 2019. 

 

Banking details

Name of bank First National Bank
Account number 514 211 86 193
Branch code 253145
Reference Person's own SANC Reference Number followed by ANLFEES

 

Whilst waiting for the Annual Practising Certificate to be posted by the SANC, the employer can verify the registration status of the practitioner through the SANC website by logging into the SANC eRegister at www.sanc.co.za. To do this, they will require the practitioner's SANC reference number or Identity Number (ID No).

 

Kindly inform all persons in your institution so that they are aware of the closing dates for the SANC.

 ... read Circular 5 of 2018

Shortage of nurses and the new nursing curriculum

23 October 2018

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) notes with concern the articles published in the media recently and its factually incorrect information that has been disseminated to the public and the nursing fraternity.

The SANC would like to clarify the statements made in these articles, with these facts:

... read the entire Press Release 9 of 2018

2018 World Stroke Day

22 October 2018

A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off. Without blood, brain cells can be damaged or die, depending on which part of the brain is affected and how quickly the person is treated. The effects of stroke on survivors can be devastating to a person’s body, mobility and speech as well as how they think and feel.

The World Stroke Organization reports that around 80 million people in the world today have experienced a stroke and over 50 million survivors live with some form of permanent disability as a result.

... read Press Release 8 of 2018

Client Services Statistics

14 August 2018

2018 World Hepatitis Day

25 July 2018

 

Hepatitis causes more than one million deaths a year and is one of the largest global health threats of our time. 

“The 2018 theme petitions us to test for the virus to eliminate the millions of people living unknowingly with Hepatitis, and reminds those that are on treatment to adhere to their treatment plans. The South African Nursing Council would like to encourage the public to go for hepatitis testing even if they have do not have any of the symptoms mentioned as testing is the only means of knowing if you are infected.

We also urge nurses to continue with their efforts in combating the spread of this deadly disease and exercise the necessary caution when treating infected patients,” says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, SANC Registrar.

 

Remember: Testing is the only way to know if you are infected – Test, then Treat.

... read Press Release 6 of 2018

Annual Practising Certificate for 2019

11 July 2018

Annual Fees for 2019

9 July 2018

This circular serves as affirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated on the government gazette published on 28 June 2018.

 

1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2019

1.1  Normal Annual Fees

The annual fees for the calendar year 2019 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.

 Category Annual Fee for 2019
Registered Nurses and Midwives R640.00
Enrolled Nurses and Midwives R380.00
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries R270.00

... Circular 4 of 2018

SANC warning against pre-nursing programme

5 April 2018

The South African Nursing Council (SANC) issued a warning today regarding certain institutions that are offering the Community Health Work programme purporting that it is an entry requirement into nursing education programmes.

... read Press Release 3 of 2018

Phasing out of the 'legacy' qualifications

 8 January 2018

1. PURPOSE

The purpose of this document is to update the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs) and relevant stakeholders about the following matters pertaining to nursing education and training:

bulletPhasing out of the ‘legacy’ qualifications in 2019;
bulletRemoval of the names of certain Nursing Education Institutions, that were previously approved to offer the following phased out nursing programmes, from the South African Nursing Council (SANC) website;
bulletCourse leading to Enrolment as a Nurse (Government Notice Regulation No. 2175 of November 1993); and 
bulletCourse leading to Enrolment as a Nursing Auxiliary (Government Notice Regulation No. 2176 of November 1993);
bulletRegistration of learners/students undergoing Nursing Education and Training programmes; and
bulletMaintenance of registration or enrolment for learners/students who are pursuing basic/ undergraduate or additional/post-graduate ‘legacy’ qualifications.

 

2. PHASING OUT OF THE ‘LEGACY’ NURSING QUALIFICATIONS

... Circular 1 of 2018

This Circular serves as a reminder that all learners/students who are pursuing basic studies or additional qualifications must maintain their enrolment/registration with the SANC, failing which the education and training that was done while a learner/student was removed from the register/roll will be considered null and void. 

IMPLEMENTATION DATE: This Circular becomes implementable on the date of issue.

 

For further information on this Circular, you are advised to contact the Senior Manager: Education and Training, Ms SJ Nxumalo at (012) 420 1022 or at jnxumalo@sanc.co.za 

SANC Examinations Schedule for 2018

17 November 2017

The Schedule for all Examinations to be held in 2018, is now available. 

2018 Examinations Schedule

Nurses warned against fraudulent forms and bank details

2 February 2017

The South African Nursing Council has issued an urgent warning to nurses who are registering with the SANC,  specifically with regards to the "application for restoration".

It has come to our attention that a copy of our official "application for restoration" form has been fraudulently duplicated and altered with 2 paragraphs (9 and 10) added as well as bank account details that do not belong to the SANC ... Read more...

Updating of personal details

12 October 2015

In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its member register.  To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information (on the relevant form) as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication: 

        Email: registrar@sanc.co.za

        Facsimile: 086 231 9094

What you will find on the Nursing Council website

The following is a brief outline of what you will find on this website.

About SANC tells you all about the Nursing Council - the Council vision, mission and objectives, the members that make up the Nursing Council , the various Council committees and the members that serve on each, etc.

Complaints deals with the process of investigating matters which have been reported to the Nursing Council and which may constitute "unprofessional conduct".  You can find out how to lodge a complaint (if you have one) and the process which will follow the receipt of your complaint.  If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a complaint against you, this information will help you to understand the whole process - including your own rights.

Education and Training contains documents related to the education and training of nursing and midwifery students.

Education Institutions contains a full list of all the nursing education institutions accredited by the South African Nursing Council and their contact details (arranged by province).  If you are a prospective student, this will enable you to find an institution near where you live OR in a place where you would like to study.

eRegister is a link to the Nursing Council electronic register of nurses and midwives - where you can confirm the status and qualifications of registered practitioners.

Examinations deals with those examinations which are conducted by the Nursing Council.  Here you will find the schedule of examinations to be held as well as examination results (a new feature from 2014).  If you are a  candidate who is planning to write or who has written a Council examination, you will definitely be interested in this information.

News is where you will find all the latest decisions of the Nursing Council , new policies, proposed policies and discussion documents on which the Council would like your comments. You should visit these pages if you want to keep informed and to be involved in shaping the future of Nursing and Midwifery in South Africa.

Policies contains some of the Nursing Council policies and position papers that are published for general information.

Presentations contains Nursing Council presentations delivered at various events.  Delegates may find this useful material to supplement the knowlege gained during the event.

Publications contains the full texts of official publications which are available from the Nursing Council.  These include the Nursing Act, regulations, teaching guides and teaching policies of the Council. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.

Services gives details of the services provided by the Nursing Council and how much each costs.  You can also download various official forms from these pages - this will ensure that you always use the current version of the form.  This is also the correct place for you to find out about the various options available for paying annual fees.

Statistics is for the inquisitive and the researcher.  Ever wanted to know how many nurses qualify each year?  This is where you will find all the information you need.

Supply Chain is where suppliers or prospective suppliers can download the form used to apply for registration as a supplier on the Supplier Database.  You can also find out about current bids/tenders and download necessary forms and information.

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