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COURSE: BCUR (NURSING SCIENCE)

BCur (Nursing Science)
BCur (Nursing Science)
Type:
N/A
Duration:
4 Years Full Time

Introduction


This programme prepares students to meet the unique needs of individual patients, families and communities as a professional nurse and midwife. Practical work is an integral part of this programme.

The programme comprises lectures on campus and clinical practicals in nearby general, maternity and psychiatric hospitals and in community health fields. Practical placements are arranged for students by the Department of Nursing Science. This is supplemented by clinical teaching in a simulated laboratory and in actual patient situations.

(Please note that these are the specific programme admission requirements - the university has its own minimum admission requirements.)

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR CURRENT GRADE 12 LEARNERS



  • Admission Points Score of 36.

  • Minimum NSC requirements for degree entry must be met.

  • English, Afrikaans or isiXhosa (home language or first additional language) on at least level 3 (40-49%).

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Mathematics or 4 (50-59%) for Mathematical Literacy.

  • NSC achievement rating of at least 3 (40-49%) for Physical Sciences and Life Sciences.

  • Applicants with an Admission Points Score between 26 and 35 may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • Students must submit a satisfactory medical report, on the prescribed form, to the Registrar before registration.


ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR APPLICANTS WHO MATRICULATED PRIOR TO 2008

  • Matriculation exemption/endorsement (matriculation certificate must be issued less than five years ago).

  • Biology and Physical Science as well as a pass mark in Mathematics.

  • Learners must score at least 31 points on the university’s SPS rating scale.

  • Applicants who do not meet the requirements for direct admission, and who have an SPS of 18 or higher, may be referred to write the Access Assessment Battery before a decision is made on whether or not to admit the applicant to the course.

  • Students must submit a satisfactory medical report, on the prescribed form, to the Registrar before registration.


APPLICABLE RULES
Practical and Clinical Training
Unless Senate decides otherwise:

  • candidates shall complete a prescribed clinical practical programme at approved clinical and health care facilities and in approved community settings;

  • candidates are expected to do a minimum of 1500 clinical hours recorded at the end of General Nursing Science modules;

  • on completion of the General Nursing Science 3 modules, candidates must submit a completed practical register;

  • candidates in the fourth year of study shall only be permitted to register for the VNP402 module provided that:

    • the completed practical registers for VNP101, VNP201 and VNP301 have been submitted; and

    • the module VNB303 has been passed.




Obtaining the degree
The degree shall be obtained by completing the modules and practical work prescribed.

Awarding of the degree cum laude
Unless Senate decides otherwise, the degree shall be awarded cum laude if candidates comply with the requirements of the relevant General Rules as set out in the General Prospectus, and provided that

  • only Nursing Science modules and Primary Health Care modules shall be regarded as major modules; and

  • only modules prescribed for the degree shall be taken into account.


Promotion to a following year of study
Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates shall:

  • be promoted to the following year of study only after passing the practical examinations in Nursing Science in the current year of study;

  • be admitted to the third year of study only after passing all the modules prescribed for the first year of study;

  • be admitted to the fourth year of study only after passing all the modules prescribed for the second year of study.


Notwithstanding the provision above, candidates will only:

  • be promoted to the second-year General Nursing Science modules if they have passed at least one of the two BWV 1 modules ;

  • be promoted to the second-year General Nursing Science modules if they have passed at least three of the four VN 1 modules;

  • be promoted to the third-year General Nursing Science modules if they have passed at least one of the two BWV 2 modules;

  • be promoted to the third-year General Nursing Science modules if they have passed at least three of the four VN 2 modules.


Re-admission Rules
In order to be re-admitted to the Bachelor of Nursing programme, a student needs to have accumulated a minimum number of credits at the end of each year of study, as indicated in the tables below. If that has not been achieved, the student may either be re-admitted subject to certain conditions or be refused re-admission. In the event of refusal a student may lodge an appeal in terms of the prescribed procedure.

Career fields

  • Nursing


DURATION
The qualification shall extend over a period of at least four academic years of full-time study.  Upon admission, full-time candidates may be required to extend their studies over a period of at least five years.

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