News from South African Nursing Council
3 February 2020 Welcome to the first 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.
3 February 2020
Welcome to the first 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.
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:
29 January 2020
29 January 2020
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is mandated in terms of the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005) to regulate the Nursing and Midwifery professions by establishing and maintaining nursing education, training as well as practice standards. The SANC advocates on behalf of the public in matters concerning nursing by monitoring compliance with Regulatory prescripts. The SANC is cognizant of the constant changing environment, legislation and relevant policies that affect and impact on the nursing profession.
The SANC is currently inundated with enquiries regarding issuing of sick notes by nurses and midwives.
Rescindment of Circular 3 of 2013: Database for post-basic programmes proposal for new fields of specialization in nursing
17 January 2020
By resolution of Council taken at its meeting held on 27-28 November 2019, the South African Nursing Council (SANC) hereby rescinds circular 3 of 2013 in its entirety. As a statutory body established to set and maintain standards of Nursing Education, ...
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
TRAINING OF REGISTERED NURSES AND MIDWIVES TO PERFORM PARACERVICAL BLOCK AS AN ASPECT OF PAIN MANAGEMENT DURING TERMINATION OF PREGNACY (TOP)
26 November 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) is cognizant of a number of initiatives by Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO’s) aimed at improving the health outcomes in an effort to improve the health and wellbeing of South Africans, which is highly commendable. However, it has come to the attention of Council that some of the training provided to nurse practitioners requires them to function beyond their Scope of Practice, as outlined in the Regulations Relating to the Scope of Practice of Persons Who are Registered or Enrolled under the Nursing Act, 1984. (GG No. R2598 of 30 November 1984).
This matter was discussed by the Council at its meeting held in September 2019. The Council expressed concern ...
Annual fees for 2020
7 June 2019
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:
SANC announces partnership with Government on Annual Fee collection
1 April 2019
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) has been and continues to be mindful of the challenges that nurse practitioners, employers and the SANC experience during the annual fees collection period, mostly affecting receipt of Annual Practising Certificates (APCs).
“It is therefore our pleasure to announce that a solution we have been working on steadfastly has now come to fruition, and will make a hugely positive impact on the annual registration process – no more queues and no need to travel to the SANC Head Office in Pretoria to make your annual payment,” says Ms Sizo Mchunu, Registrar and CEO.
“A proposal made to the Department of Health by the SANC to have annual
fees collected through PERSAL, has resulted in the Public Health and Social
Development Sectoral Bargaining Council (PHSDSBC) taking the following
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
Nursing Council Circulars and Press Releases
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