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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:

bulletThe closing date for the examinations should be strictly adhered to and no exceptions or allowances will be made to extend these dates.
bulletOnly 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.
bulletCandidates 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

... read the October 2018 Newsletter

... read the September 2018 Newsletter

... read the August 2018 Newsletter

... read the July 2018 Newsletter

... read the June 2018 Newsletter

... read the May 2018 Newsletter

... read the April 2018 Newsletter

Member Register Form

... read the March 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.

 

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:

...

Ms Sizeni Mchunu, CEO and Registrar of the SANC says: “It is regrettable that the public and the nursing fraternity have been misled and provided with factually incorrect information by persons who may not be well vested with these issues. Non-approval of submitted curriculums that do not comply with the minimum requirements does not constitute delays by the SANC.”

... read 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.

The South African Nursing Council will be joining the world in the commemoration of World Stroke Day on 29 October 2018. Ms Sizo Mchunu, Registrar and CEO says: “The SANC, as the governing body of the nursing profession and nursing education, would like to urge the public and nurses alike to make sure that they act fast if they suspect that someone has symptoms of a stroke as the ability to recognize the signs and symptoms of a stroke can mean the difference between life and death. Look out for the following signs and symptoms: droop or uneven smile, arm numbness or weakness, slurred speech, vision troubles, and overall fatigue.” 

Six key facts about stroke treatment:

bullet Early recognition makes a big difference, 
bullet Around one in ten more people make an excellent recovery when cared for in a specialized unit,
bullet Clot-busting drugs (TPA or Thromolysis) increase the chance of a good outcome by 30%,
bullet Clot retrieval treatment increases the chance of a good outcome by more than 50%, 
bullet Rehabilitation is a critical step in treatment process, and
bullet One in four survivors will have another stroke. 

A stroke can happen to anyone, at any time, and at any age. Save a life by knowing what signs and symptoms to look for and act immediately.

... read Press Release 8 of 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. 

Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and causes two in every three liver cancer deaths. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.

 

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

... read Press Release 6 of 2018

Annual Fees for 2019

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

MEDIA RELEASE: 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

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

23 March 2018

1. PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR
The purpose of this document is to update the Nursing profession and relevant Stakeholders about the Council’s Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and specifically the planning and implementation progress thereof. 

... read Circular 3 of 2018

Nurses now receive 10% discount when using the Greyhound bus service

 29 January 2018

Great news!

Nurses registered with the SANC now receive 10% off on all bus travel via Greyhound!

Contact Greyhound directly via their Facebook page: GreyhoundSA or on Twitter: @GreyhoundRSA

SANC Examinations Schedule for 2018

 17 November 2017

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

2018 Examinations Schedule

Illegal Intermediaries for APCs 

3 March 2016

Kindly take note that any service provider offering services to obtain your Annual Practicing Certificate on your behalf is doing so without the approval of the South African Nursing Council.

SANC Management strongly advise against nursing practitioners making use of such service providers as you are providing outsiders with your private information that can be used in fraudulent activities ... Read more ...

Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council

28 July 2014

The Nursing Council has issued a strong warning that all Nursing Education Programmes and all Nursing Education Institutions in South Africa must be accredited by the South African Nursing Council .

Any education programme or institution which is not accredited is illegal and such training will not be recognised by SANC or any other country.

Any information that you may receive which is contradictory to the above is incorrect and you are warned not to be mislead by such information.    More...

Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases

Index to 2018 Circulars and Press Releases

An index of all circulars and press releases issued by South African Nursing Council during 2018 - with links to each.

Earlier Circular and Press Releases

Earlier circulars and press releases can be found under the Archive section of this website.

 

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