Netcare Education (Durban)
Netcare Education, a division of Netcare, is regarded as one of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions of healthcare professionals, both in nursing and ancillary care and emergency medical services.
Netcare Education comprises two faculties, with campuses in Johannesburg and Pretoria in Gauteng, Durban North in KwaZulu-Natal, Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape and Cape Town in the Western Cape. The Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) provides formal education and training in the fields of nursing and ancillary disciplines, and the Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) provides formal education and training in the field of emergency and critical care as well as first aid training for members of the public.
This is achieved through combining theory with experiential learning in hospitals, thereby providing the best learning opportunity for developing knowledge, skills, attitude and values. Through collaboration, innovation and academic excellence in education, our students will be capable and skilled healthcare providers who are able to offer the best evidence-based practice and care to their patients.
Accreditation and registration credentials
The FNAH has been an accredited private nursing education institution since 1989. It is accredited with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a private nursing education institution and Netcare Hospital Management (Pty) Ltd, known as Netcare Education FNAH, has provisional registration with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution.
University of the Witwatersrand
Netcare Education and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have entered into an association agreement to provide programmes in nursing education in terms of the Nursing Act, No 33 of 2005 (as amended) the Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997 and other relevant health legislation, to students registered with Netcare Education for the programmes in Clinical Nursing Science (Regulation 212) as well as for advanced diplomas. The University of the Witwatersrand provides assistance with establishing and maintaining academic standards and is therefore represented at Netcare Education’s senate and council meetings.
Open Learning Group (OLG) Netcare Education (Durban)
The Open Learning Group (OLG) provides logistical and administrative support to Netcare Education students. OLG furthermore provides logistics management services to Netcare Education including student and administrative support and marketing.
Language of instruction Netcare Education (Durban)
All programmes are presented in English, and students are required to have English language competence at NQF level 4.
Netcare Education (Durban) Fees
Click here for the latest fees for the various programmes, or contact your nearest campus for information.
- 1-year diploma programmes: January
- 6-month in-service programmes: January and June
Intakes will be subject to campus capacity and the number of students registered for the programme. Note that not all post-basic programmes are offered at every campus. Contact the campus nearest to you for current intake details.
Post-basic specialist programmes
Registered nurses (RNs) and enrolled nurses (ENs) can further their careers by specialising in post-basic fields of healthcare by means of in-service certificate programmes or post-basic diploma programmes.
In-service certificate programmes provides the minimum skills for safe practise in a specialised unit. Post-basic diploma programmes are aimed at developing advanced intellectual and clinical competence in selected fields of interest, qualifying those who successfully complete a programme to work as a leader, consultant, educator or specialist practitioner in providing evidence-based care to patients, together with other team members, within the scope of practice.
Netcare Education’s holistic and integrated approach to education and training combines theory with workplace based experiential learning in hospitals. Integrated training is provided in applied anatomy and physiology, disease entities, applied pharmacology, nursing diagnosis, and treatment of patients, with additional components covering research, administration, teaching and applied nursing dynamics.