News from South African Nursing Council
#SANCnews May 201825 May 2018
Welcome to the 3rd 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.
2018 International Nurse Day
23 April 2018
The global nursing community would be celebrating the birthday of the nursing pioneer, Florence Nightingale on 12 May as part of International Nurse day under a universal theme of ”Right to Health” for the 2018 commemoration.
The South African Nursing Council, as the voice of the nursing profession is in full support of this celebration and has added its own spin on the day with the theme “Nurses also have a right to health”. The focus will be on stress and its related condition, hypertension. This is in support of the international theme while underscoring the fact that nurses’ right to health is sometimes forgotten.
The SANC is aware of the challenges faced by nurses in their line of duty, often at the cost of themselves and their own health. Nursing is a noble profession which requires the highest degree of professionalism, dedication and care. The health system will never function without nursing as its backbone. But the stress that nurses work under daily cannot be under-estimated.
“We acknowledge the efforts from nurses in the healthcare environment. However, it has been noted that nurses tend to forget they also have a right to health. That is the reason we have decided to emphasize the importance of nurses’ health in this year’s International Nurses Day by putting more focus on stress and hypertension” says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, SANC Registrar & CEO.
We wish the nurses in South Africa a memorable International Nurse Day. Let us keep alive the words by the late Florence Nightingale: “For the sick it is important to have the best”.
2018 World Malaria Day
23 April 2018
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is supporting the global community in the commemoration of World Malaria Day on 25 April 2018. This year’s theme is “Ready to Beat Malaria” and it emphasizes the global efforts in malaria prevention and control.
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.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
23 March 2018
1. PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR
SANC calls on nurses to adhere to TB protocols
22 March 2018
The South African Nursing Council will be joining the world in the commemoration of the World TB Day on 24 March 2018 with the THEME “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”.
World TB day is commemorated each year to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up the efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
SANC launches Fraud Hotline - 0800 20 12 16
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) today announced the launch of their new Fraud Hotline, effectively introducing a whistleblowing tool.
Fraud risk management is an important element of the risk management strategy of the SANC and subsequently the Risk Management Office prioritised the implementation of a whistleblowing tool in the light of high risk incidents that are on the rise.
Nurses now receive 10% discount when using the Greyhound bus service
29 January 2018
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
Media statment by the Minister of Health Dr Aaron Motsoaledi regarding the update on the Listeriosis outbreak in South Africa
8 January 2018
We appeal to all health workers to do the following:
SPECIAL REQUEST TO HEALTH WORKERS AND THE PUBLIC AT LARGE
In December 2017 we reported that whilst Listeria can affect anybody from any socio-economic backgrounds, there are certain categories of people who are specifically vulnerable. These are neonates, i.e less than 28 days of life, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with compromised immune systems - e.g people living with HIV and AIDS, Diabetes, and chronic diseases like cancer, kidney and liver diseases.
SANC Examinations Schedule for 2018
17 November 2017
The Schedule for all Examinations to be held in 2018, is now available.
Annual Practicing Certificates for 2018
31 October 2017
1. Payment Period
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to remind all employers of nurses and midwives, both public and private sector, about the 2018 Annual Practicing Certificates’ (APCs) payment period which commenced on 1 July 2017 and ends on 31 December 2017.
The SANC would like to request employers to encourage nurse practitioners to pay for their APCs by no later than 31 December 2017 so as to avoid them having their names removed from the SANC register and having to pay a restoration fee.
2. Payment Methods
The eRegister data base can be accessed by clicking here.
4. 2018 fee structure
Nursing Education and Training Institutions in South Africa
16 November 2016
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) would like to reiterate that only students that study accredited nursing programs at accredited Nursing Education Institutions (NEIs), will be able to register as students with the SANC, register to write SANC examinations and ultimately obtain professional registration or enrolment with the South African Nursing Council in the following nurse categories:
The SANC is established and functions under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act no.33 of 2005). In accordance with the provisions of the Act, ... Read more
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
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