The Department of Nursing Science endorses the mission statement and core values of Nelson Mandela University and the Faculty of Health Sciences.


Our VISION is:

To be a dynamic nursing education institution recognised for the delivery of cutting-edge training programmes that will prepare graduates to change the world.



To offer innovative, transformative and research-based education to develop independent, highly skilled, caring and committed nursing graduates who think critically and who will use their knowledge and skills, in a variety of contexts, to bring about change and provide or facilitate high-quality comprehensive health care services to individuals, families and communities. 


Our CORE VALUES consist of:

The core values of the Department of Nursing Science shape our culture of scholarly and clinical excellence and define and direct the essence of our work in the development of professional nurses and nursing specialists.


     1. Professionalism

  • We encourage dependability, dedication and commitment in delivery of health care;
  • We will adhere to the ethics, rules and regulations that governs our profession;
  • We pledge to practice our profession with conscience and dignity.


     2. Respect

  • We foster and environment in which diversity is appreciated, respected and celebrated;
  • We acknowledge the uniqueness of the diverse population we engage with and serve.


     3. Integrity

  • We act with integrity and accept responsibility for our actions;
  • We adhere to the moral and ethical principles of our profession;
  • We will adhere to the integrity of our information, systems and processes.


     4. Excellence

  • We promote excellence in our teaching, research and engagement activities;
  • We provide innovative, evidence-based best practices that foster excellence;
  • We provide an environment that foster creative, transformative and sustainable knowledge.


     5. Caring

  • We promote kindness, concern and compassion amongst students, employees and the community we serve;
  • We share resources, knowledge and expertise amongst colleagues, students, stakeholders and the community members.