South African Nursing Council
The South African Nursing Council is the body entrusted to set and maintain standards of nursing education and practice in the Republic of South Africa. It is an autonomous, financially independent, statutory body, initially established by the Nursing Act, 1944 (Act No. 45 of 1944), and currently operating under the Nursing Act, 2005 (Act No. 33 of 2005).
#SANCnews August 2018
15 August 2018
Welcome to the 6th edition of #SANCnews - your electronic newsletter that will provide regular updates on important happenings at the SA Nursing Council, in the nursing arena and healthcare in general.
Client Services Statistics
14 August 2018
2018 World Hepatitis Day
25 July 2018
Hepatitis causes more than one million deaths a year and is one of the largest global health threats of our time.
Hepatitis is an inflammation of the liver and causes two in every three liver cancer deaths. There are 5 main hepatitis viruses, referred to as types A, B, C, D and E. Types B and C lead to chronic disease in hundreds of millions of people and, together, are the most common cause of liver cirrhosis and cancer.
Typical symptoms of Hepatitis can include fatigue, flu-like symptoms, dark urine, pale stool, abdominal pain, loss of appetite, unexplained weight loss and yellow skin and eyes.
World hepatitis day is on 28 July 2018 and aims to create awareness about Hepatitis and the importance of being tested and treated. There are over 300 million people that are living with viral hepatitis in the world, yet up to 290 million of these are unaware that they have this virus.
“The 2018 theme petitions us to test for the virus to eliminate the millions of people living unknowingly with Hepatitis, and reminds those that are on treatment to adhere to their treatment plans. The South African Nursing Council would like to encourage the public to go for hepatitis testing even if they have do not have any of the symptoms mentioned as testing is the only means of knowing if you are infected.
We also urge nurses to continue with their efforts in combating the spread of this deadly disease and exercise the necessary caution when treating infected patients,” says Ms Sizeni Mchunu, SANC Registrar.
Remember: Testing is the only way to know if you are infected – Test, then Treat.
Annual Practising Certificate for 2019
11 July 2018
Annual Fees for 2019
9 July 2018
This circular serves as affirmation of the South African Nursing Council’s fees and fines as stipulated on the government gazette published on 28 June 2018.
1. ANNUAL FEES FOR 2019
1.1 Normal Annual Fees
The annual fees for the calendar year 2019 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table.
SANC Systems undergoing an upgrade
27 June 2018
The SANC is busy with maintenance and upgrading of environmental control. As a result our systems are offline for this week. We apologise for the inconvenience but need to take these steps to better serve our stakeholders in future.
SANC warning against pre-nursing programme
5 April 2018
The South African Nursing Council (SANC) issued a warning today regarding certain institutions that are offering the Community Health Work programme purporting that it is an entry requirement into nursing education programmes.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
23 March 2018
1. PURPOSE OF THE CIRCULAR
2. BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE OF CPD
SANC calls on nurses to adhere to TB protocols
22 March 2018
The South African Nursing Council will be joining the world in the commemoration of the World TB Day on 24 March 2018 with the THEME “Wanted: Leaders for a TB-free world”.
World TB day is commemorated each year to raise awareness about the devastating health, social and economic consequences of tuberculosis (TB) and to step up the efforts to end the global TB epidemic. The date marks the day in 1882 when Dr. Robert Koch announced that he had discovered the bacterium that causes TB, which opened the way towards diagnosing and curing this disease.
Impairment Committee Report: Management of controlled
medicines/substances in healthcare establishments to minimise errors and abuse
cause by improper control
|Phasing out of the ‘legacy’ qualifications in 2019;|
|Removal of the names of certain Nursing Education Institutions, that were previously approved to offer the following phased out nursing programmes, from the South African Nursing Council (SANC) website;|
|Course leading to Enrolment as a Nurse (Government Notice Regulation No. 2175 of November 1993); and|
|Course leading to Enrolment as a Nursing Auxiliary (Government Notice Regulation No. 2176 of November 1993);|
|Registration of learners/students undergoing Nursing Education and Training programmes; and|
|Maintenance of registration or enrolment for learners/students who are pursuing basic/ undergraduate or additional/post-graduate ‘legacy’ qualifications.|
2. PHASING OUT OF THE ‘LEGACY’ NURSING QUALIFICATIONS
This Circular serves as a reminder that all learners/students who are pursuing basic studies or additional qualifications must maintain their enrolment/registration with the SANC, failing which the education and training that was done while a learner/student was removed from the register/roll will be considered null and void.
IMPLEMENTATION DATE: This Circular becomes implementable on the date of issue.
For further information on this Circular, you are advised to contact the Senior Manager: Education and Training, Ms SJ Nxumalo at (012) 420 1022 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
17 November 2017
The Schedule for all Examinations to be held in 2018, is now available.
2 February 2017
The South African Nursing Council has issued an urgent warning to nurses who are registering with the SANC, specifically with regards to the "application for restoration".
It has come to our attention that a copy of our official "application for restoration" form has been fraudulently duplicated and altered with 2 paragraphs (9 and 10) added as well as bank account details that do not belong to the SANC ... Read more...
12 October 2015
In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its member register. To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information (on the relevant form) as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication:
Facsimile: 086 231 9094
The following is a brief outline of what you will find on this website.
About SANC tells you all about the Nursing Council - the Council vision, mission and objectives, the members that make up the Nursing Council , the various Council committees and the members that serve on each, etc.
Complaints deals with the process of investigating matters which have been reported to the Nursing Council and which may constitute "unprofessional conduct". You can find out how to lodge a complaint (if you have one) and the process which will follow the receipt of your complaint. If you find yourself in the unfortunate position of having a complaint against you, this information will help you to understand the whole process - including your own rights.
Education and Training contains documents related to the education and training of nursing and midwifery students.
Education Institutions contains a full list of all the nursing education institutions accredited by the South African Nursing Council and their contact details (arranged by province). If you are a prospective student, this will enable you to find an institution near where you live OR in a place where you would like to study.
eRegister is a link to the Nursing Council electronic register of nurses and midwives - where you can confirm the status and qualifications of registered practitioners.
Examinations deals with those examinations which are conducted by the Nursing Council. Here you will find the schedule of examinations to be held as well as examination results (a new feature from 2014). If you are a candidate who is planning to write or who has written a Council examination, you will definitely be interested in this information.
News is where you will find all the latest decisions of the Nursing Council , new policies, proposed policies and discussion documents on which the Council would like your comments. You should visit these pages if you want to keep informed and to be involved in shaping the future of Nursing and Midwifery in South Africa.
Policies contains some of the Nursing Council policies and position papers that are published for general information.
Presentations contains Nursing Council presentations delivered at various events. Delegates may find this useful material to supplement the knowlege gained during the event.
Publications contains the full texts of official publications which are available from the Nursing Council. These include the Nursing Act, regulations, teaching guides and teaching policies of the Council. Although you are welcome to print and use copies of these documents, it is recommended that you refer to them on-line as you will then be sure to obtain the very latest information.
Services gives details of the services provided by the Nursing Council and how much each costs. You can also download various official forms from these pages - this will ensure that you always use the current version of the form. This is also the correct place for you to find out about the various options available for paying annual fees.
Statistics is for the inquisitive and the researcher. Ever wanted to know how many nurses qualify each year? This is where you will find all the information you need.
Supply Chain is where suppliers or prospective suppliers can download the form used to apply for registration as a supplier on the Supplier Database. You can also find out about current bids/tenders and download necessary forms and information.
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