Unisa Nursing

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Unisa Nursing

Unisa Nursing

Nursing is a noble profession that serves as the foundation of the healthcare system, touching the lives of millions and having a substantial influence on the well-being of society. The University of South Africa (Unisa)’s Faculty of Health Sciences offers a variety of nursing programmes.

The aim of the Unisa Nursing qualification is to assist students acquire skills , knowledge and experience to: solve problems by working in a team and individually in a professional communication context, manage administration, including financial administration, provide organizational support in a communication environment, and exercise ethical behaviour, values and professionalism when dealing with patient. Therefore, qualifying students can contribute in the public and private spheres to effective organizational communication and the quality of communication.

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How To Choose Your Unisa Nursing Modules

In order to graduate, every Unisa qualification is designed in a way that you need to pass a certain amount of modules and NQF level credits within a certain amount of time. To be able to re-register and continue with your qualification, you need to pass a minimum number of credits / modules annually:
  • At least 36 NQF credits in your first year of study (3 modules of 12 credits each).
  • At least 48 NQF credits in your second or subsequent years of study (4 modules of 12 credits each).

You can not register for more than the maximum number of credits / modules permitted per semester:

  • At least 60 NQF credits in a semester (5 modules of 12 credits each).
  • For annual modules, at least 120 NQF credits (10 modules of 12 credits each) per year.

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Curriculum for this Nursing Qualification

First level; Module
Group A. Compulsory

  • Comprehensive Primary Health Care I
  • Comprehensive Primary Health Care II
  • Health and the Environment
  • Academic Language and Literacy in English
  • Planning and Organizing in Health Services Management
  • Leading and Control in Health Services Management
  • Contextualisation of Health Sciences Education
  • Principles of Health Sciences Education

Second level; Module
Group A. Compulsory

  • Community Health Practical
  • Health in Communities
  • Intercultural, Development and Health Communication
  • Human Resource Management in Health Services
  • Labour Relations in Health Services
  • Health Services Management Practical
  • Education Management in Health Sciences
  • Teaching and Assessment in Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences Education: Practical
  • Nursing Dynamics
  • Welfare and Social Services
  • Research in Social Sciences

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Third level; Module
Group A. Compulsory

  • Basic Epidemiology in Health Sciences
  • Financial Management in Health Services
  • Quality in Health Services Management
  • Leadership in Health Services Management
  • Contemporary issues in Health Services Management
  • Cultural Diverse Education in Health Sciences
  • Contemporary Trends in Health Sciences Education
  • Developing Health Science Curricula: Foundations
  • Developing Health Science Curricula: Principles and Process
  • The Caring Ethic in Health Sciences
Once you select your modules, proceed here to calculate your students fees.

UNISA Contact

Please contact Unisa at the following address:

  • Preller Street, Muckleneuk Ridge, Pretoria
  • Sunnyside campus (applications, registrations & learning centre):
  • Cnr Justice Mahomed & Steve Biko Streets, Sunnyside, Pretoria
  • Tel: 0800 005 311
  • Email: unisa@whistleblowing.co.za
Unisa Nursing is an example of nursing education and quality. With a century of history, the school continues to develop competent and compassionate nursing professionals who are well-prepared to handle the demands of the ever-changing healthcare sector. Visit the official website of UNISA for more information.

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