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South African Nursing Council Objectives

The objectives of the South African Nursing Council are to:

bulletpromote the health standards of the inhabitants of the Republic of South Africa;
bulletcontrol and exercise authority in respect of all matters affecting the education and training of registered nurses, midwives, enrolled nurses and enrolled nursing auxiliaries;
bulletcontrol and exercise authority in respect of the manner of practices pursued by, registered nurses, midwives, enrolled nurses and enrolled nursing auxiliaries;
bulletpromote liaison of the education and training, and the manner of the exercise of the practices referred to above, both in the Republic of South Africa and elsewhere, and to promote the standards of such education and training and the manner of the exercise of such practices in the Republic;
bulletadvise the Minister of Health on any matter falling within the scope of the Nursing Act, 2005;
bulletcommunicate to the Minister of Health information on matters of public importance acquired by the Nursing Council in the course of the performance of its functions under the Nursing Act, 2005; and
bulletadvise the Minister of Health on the amendment or adaptation of the Nursing Act, 2005 so as to support the universal norms and values of the nursing profession and to place greater emphasis on professional practice, democracy, transparency, equity, accessibility, and community involvement.

 

The OBJECTIVES of the South African Nursing Council are specified in section 3 of the Nursing Act, 2005.

 


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