South African Nursing Council
The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa. It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).
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#SANCnews March 2020
3 April 2020
Welcome to the third 2020 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.
Impact of Coronavirus outbreak on Nursing Education and Training
25 March 2020
The purpose of this circular is to provide:
While theoretical provisioning may continue through various distance learning modalities, Student Nurses and Midwives may not be able to meet the clinical/practical requirements of the their respective programmes, depending on the duration of the academic interruption.
The Heads of Nursing Education Institutions are advised to:
5. ON SANC EXAMINATIONS
The examination conducted by SANC will go ahead as planned unless circumstances regarding the outbreak warrant that the SANC reschedules and in that event, the SANC will inform the candidates and the relevant stakeholders in due course.
SANC: Nurse are at the forefront of the Coronavirus
25 March 2020
During a crucial time in nursing, this does not mean that the SANC will not be available or that services come to a standstill. We have introduced several measures to ensure business continuation with key staff members working from home with the necessary means of connection via WIFI, amongst other measures.
We also remind you that you can use the tools already made available by the SANC for service delivery e.g. the eRegister to verify registration, the service emails as posted on the SANC website and social media pages, faxes, etc.
In addition, payments can still be made via electronic banking. A reminder about the relevant codes and banking details to be used when you do make a payment is listed below this communication for your convenience.
As distinguishing devices need to be posted or collected physically, we regret that this service will not be available during the shutdown period. All orders received will be processed as soon as the building has opened for operations again.
Your cooperation is appreciated. We pray for your well-being and protection during these trying times.
The Registrar and CEO: SA Nursing Council
A list of payment codes provided below will assist the SANC in detecting payments easily from our account so that deposits can be processed speedily.
CODES FOR PAYMENT BY INDIVIDUALS:
SANC Banking details for INDIVIDUAL payments:
CODES TO BE USED BY INSTITUTIONS / ORGANISATIONS/ COMPANIES:
Please Note: To expedite the processing of transactions for payments made by direct deposits, nurse practitioners are requested to fax or email the proof of payment and prescribed SANC forms such as restoration forms, distinguishing devices form, registration form etc. to the contact details as provided on the form
SANC Banking details for BULK payments:
SANC: Nurse are at the forefront of the Coronavirus
19 March 2020
Generally, Nurses are educated and trained in principles, guidelines and
protocols regarding infection prevention and control and these continue to
apply, regardless of the type of infection. However, employers remain
responsible for, and are urged, to keep supporting nurses and providing
additional supplies for infection control.
The SANC also implores employers to ensure that nurses have personal protective
equipment (PPE) and access to running water to assist them to safely execute
their duties. As the backbone of healthcare it is imperative that we protect the
nursing staff as this will assist in curbing the spread of the virus and
sustaining a healthy workforce.
The SANC calls on the public to keep nurses in mind and in their prayers –
they are at risk and exposed, work long hours, deal with long queues and work
under difficult circumstances while their own families are at home coping with
the outbreak by themselves.
The public is reminded to always adhere to the following outbreak prevention
guidelines: Maintain your distance from other people, wash your hands as per the
approved protocol, sanitize your hands, do not cough or sneeze into your hands
and do not touch your face. If you do suspect that you are infected please
remember to dial the hotline numbers first, as going to a hospital or clinic
directly means you are placing others at risk of infection. These hotline
numbers are operational 24-hours a day: 0800 029 999 and 0800 111 132.
We call for calm. If we all work together and follow the guidelines, we will
assist in curbing the spread.
SANC office closure with immediate effect
16 March 2020
This is not applicable to suppliers necessary for business continuity and will be in force until further notice.
Your co -operation in this regard is
COVID-19 process flow for Healthcare professions
5 March 2020
For more information, please visit the website: http://www.nicd.ac.za/diseases-a-z-index/covid-19/
Note: The SANC is communicating this information on request of the NICD . It remains the responsibility of the Employer to ensure that the nurses are well trained to cope with the virus.
Examinations conducted by the South African Nursing Council
28 January 2020
The purpose of this Circular is to inform/update the National Department of Health, Provincial Departments of Health, Nursing Education Institutions and relevant stakeholders about the following:
2.1 The South Africa Nursing Council has been conducting examinations and appointing examiners and moderators in accordance with section 4 (1) (c) of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).
These examinations have been conducted for the following ‘legacy’ nursing programmes:
This Circular becomes implementable and valid on the date of issue.
State of readiness for the offering of nursing education programmes towards Higher Education Qualifications Sub-Framework (HEQSF)-aligned nursing qualifications
17 January 2020
South African Nursing Council Examination Schedule - 2020
11 December 2019
Attached is the Examination
Schedule for 2020
SANC warns against intake for nurses' Bridging course
14 October 2019
“The public is again reminded that the last intake for the Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a General Nurse was in June 2019, and this institution is thus not approved for an intake for the Bridging Course. Enrolled Nurses are warned NOT to deposit money into an account of any institution for this programme. The SANC will not register any students who register for this course,” says Ms Sizo Mchunu, Registrar and CEO.
Annual fees for 2020
7 June 2019
1.2 REDUCTIONS IN ANNUAL FEES FOR AGE 60 AND OVER
1.2.1 60 TO 64 YEARS OF AGE ON 1 JANUARY 2020 (25% REDUCTION)
1.2.2 65 YEARS OF AGE AND OLDER ON 1 JANUARY 2020 (50% REDUCTION)
NB: To qualify for the discount amounts, practitioners may be required to submit a certified copy of their identity document in order to confirm their age.
2. RESTORATION FEES FOR 2020
3. VOLUNTARY REMOVAL
If the nurse practitioner requires reinstatement onto the register, he/she will, in addition to paying the
reduced restoration fee, be required to complete a Restoration Form. It must be noted that practising while not being registered is illegal.
4. CLOSING DATE FOR PAYMENT OF ANNUAL FEES
5. OTHER FEES
6. E REGISTER
7. COMMUNITY SERVICE PRACTITIONERS
Special concession by SANC
31 May 2019
1.1 Special concession granted by the South African Nursing Council to qualifying Nursing Education Institutions to have a final intake of students in 2019 for the following nursing programmes:
1.2 De-accreditation of Nursing Education Institutions that are only accredited to offer the phased out nursing qualifications, as follows:
2. SPECIAL CONCESSION
SANC responds to claims regarding training of nurses
6 May 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) notes with concern the recent article in the news by Solidarity’s Occupational Guild for Nursing regarding the training of nurses in South Africa.
According to the article South Africa is experiencing critical problems with regards to the training of nurses, with Mr Hennie Bierman, Head of the Occupational Guild for Nursing is quoted as saying:
“…. the SANC’s ineffectiveness has a negative impact on the finalisation of regulations on nursing
The statement is factually incorrect...
What you will find on the Nursing Council website
About SANC tells you all about the Nursing Council - the Council vision, mission and objectives, the members that make up the Nursing Council , the various Council committees and the members that serve on each, etc.
Archive shows the numbers of Council Circulars and Press Releases for previous years.
Complaints deals with the process of investigating matters which have been reported to the Nursing Council and which may constitute "unprofessional conduct". You can find out how to lodge a complaint (if you have one) and the process which will follow the receipt of your complaint. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a complaint against you, this information will help you to understand the whole process - including your own rights.
Education and Training contains documents related to the education and training of nursing and midwifery students. This is where you will find Exit Level Outcomes, the Community Service process, the Standard and Qualifications framework, etc.
Education Institutions contains a full list of all the nursing education institutions accredited by the South African Nursing Council and their contact details (arranged by province). If you are a prospective student, this will enable you to find an institution near where you live OR in a place where you would like to study.
Employment contains the currently advertised vacancies at SANC.
eRegister is a link to the Nursing Council electronic register of nurses and midwives - where you can confirm the status and qualifications of registered practitioners.
Events is where you will find the dates of planned meetings and any other planned Council events.
Examinations deals with those examinations which are conducted by the Nursing Council. Here you will find the schedule of examinations to be held as well as a link to the examination results page. If you are a candidate who is planning to write or who has written a Council examination, you will definitely be interested in this information.
News is where you will find all the latest decisions of the Nursing Council, new policies, proposed policies and discussion documents on which the Council would like your comments. You should visit these pages if you want to keep informed and to be involved in shaping the future of Nursing and Midwifery in South Africa.
Policies contains some of the Nursing Council policies and position papers that are published for general information.
Presentations contains Nursing Council presentations delivered at various events. Delegates may find this useful material to supplement the knowlege gained during the event.
Professional Practice is where you will find the various competencies and Code of Ethics for nurses.
Publications contains the full texts of official publications which are available from the Nursing Council. These include the Annual Reports, Guidelines, Learner Documents, Nursing Acts (previous and current), the Promotion of Access to Information Act Manual and examples of Acts and Ommissions. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.
Regulations contains the regulations of the Council. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.
Services gives details of the services provided by the Nursing Council and how much each costs. You can also download various official forms from these pages - this will ensure that you always use the current version of the form. This is also the correct place for you to find out about the various options available for paying annual fees.
Statistics is for the inquisitive and the researcher. Ever wanted to know how many nurses qualify each year? This is where you will find all the information you need.
Supply Chain is where suppliers or prospective suppliers can download the form used to apply for registration as a supplier on the Supplier Database. You can also find out about current bids/tenders and download necessary forms and information.