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The South African Nursing Council has approved the following competencies:

Document Name Type
Competencies for a Nurse Educator
Competencies for a Perioperative Nurse Specialist V3
Competencies for an Emergency Nurse
Competencies for a Mental Health Nurse
Competencies for an Oncology Nurse


Competencies for Advanced Practice Nurses

The South African Nursing Council has developed the following competencies for Advanced Practice Nurses -

Document Name Type
Generic Competency Framework for Advanced Nurse Practitioners
Competencies - Community Health Nursing
Competencies - Critical Nurse Specialist (Adult)
Competencies - Forensic Nurse
Competencies - Midwife Specialist
Competencies - Nephrology Nurse Specialist
Competencies - Occupational Health Nurse Specialist
Competencies - Ophthalmic Nurse Specialist
Competencies - Orthopaedic Nurse Specialist
Competencies - Paediatric Nurse Specialist
Competencies - Primary Care Nurse Specialist



For additional information, see the following documents -

Document Name Type
Nursing Council - Position paper on Advanced Practice Nursing html
The Relationship between Scopes of Practice, Practice Standards and Competencies


Code of Ethics for Nursing in South Africa

The South African Nursing Council published a Code of Ethics for Nursing in South Africa on 3 September 2013:

Document Name Type
Code of Ethics for Nursing in South Africa


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