03 April 2013
ATTENTION: ALL MEDIA
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
UNACCREDITED NURSING PROGRAMMES
It has come to the South African Nursing Councilís attention, that there are training institutions which are misleading the community and learners by informing them that they are offering Ancillary Nursing as a nursing programme. This programme is not accredited by SANC and learners who are enrolled for it will not be recognized and registered as nurses.
SANC only register nursing education institutions that are accredited to offer basic legacy qualifications which are: Auxiliary Nursing, Enrolled Nursing, Bridging Course and Four Year Comprehensive Course and these legacy qualifications will be phased out in June 2015. The following new basic nursing qualifications will then be phased in:
SANC is also aware that there are other accredited nursing education institutions which are offering Ancillary Nursing, as a prerequisite for learners to enroll for Auxiliary Nursing. SANC would like to distance itself from such practices as this is not a prerequisite for enrolment as a Nursing Auxiliary in terms of SANC regulations .
SANC therefore urges the community and the learners to check first with us whether the programmes that they are enrolling for are legitimate. We can be contacted on +27 12 420 1000 or log onto www.sanc.co.za.
We sincerely regret the inconvenience this has caused the learners and the community at large. However SANC encourages the community to report such cases so that necessary investigations can be conducted to ensure that appropriate actions are taken against all those responsible for this misleading and unprofessional behavior.
Mr Tendani Mabuda
For more information contact
Ms Party Day Moloi
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