Nursing as a profession is regulated in South Africa just like in most countries the world over
South Africa has three categories of Nurses which are:
Registered Nurses or Nursing Sisters
Who are responsible for the supervision of enrolled and enrolled auxiliary nurses and perform other nursing responsibilities just like their counterparts in other countries.
They perform functions within their scope of practice which is limited in nature and are supervised by registered nurses.
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries
This categories of nurses perform basic ward procedures usually non technical ones like bed bathing a patient.
What are the Subjects Required for Nursing or Requirements to Study Nursing in South Africa?
You can take any of the following routes to become a nurse so requirements differs as per the route chosen:
- a four-year bachelor degree in nursing
- a three-year diploma
- a one-year higher certificate in auxiliary nursing
- one-year postgraduate advanced diploma in nursing and midwifery on top of your degree or diploma.