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Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at the Nelson Mandela University. This website will provide you with information on the Department, which was established in 1975 and situated in the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Talented, competent and dedicated, professional nurses are vital to the profession of nursing. This is why, at the Nelson Mandela University, we offer you the opportunity to become a Professional Nurse through enrollment in the 4 year undergraduate Bachelor Nursing Degree (BNursing).

During this program you will be professionally socialized into becoming a skilled, knowledgeable and independant nurse practitioner. Candidates who successfully complete the program will register with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurse and Midwife.

Professional development does not end there. In order to assist you to achieve your full potential as a professional nurse, we offer a vast array of post graduate programmes to enable you to continue your professional development and in doing so, deliver quality nursing care to the people of South Africa.

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Nursing Science
Tel: 27 41 504 2122

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