BCur Hons (Advanced General Nursing Science)

BCur Hons (Advanced General Nursing Science)

Qualification details

Rules & curriculum


Faculty info

Faculty regulations

Faculty: Health Sciences
Level: Postgraduate
Code: 18802
Duration (full-time): 1 year(s)
Qualification type: 8 (Honours Degree)
Approval letter(s):
Department of Higher Education and Training (DHeT)


The degree is recognized by the South African Nursing Council as an additional qualification on an advanced level in the specific field of study.

The programme prepares candidates for advanced practice in one of the following clinical fields:

  • Advanced Medical and Surgical Nursing Science
  • Critical Care Nursing Science
  • Operating Theatre Nursing Science

Requirements for admission

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


  • Subject to the specific admission requirements below, candidates shall be admitted to the studies for the degree if they hold a four-year diploma in Nursing Science and Midwifery that is obtained at a college of nursing in co-operation with a university.
  • Prospective students shall be admitted to the studies for the degree only if a pass mark of at least 60% is obtained in the major modules of the diploma. Candidates may be required to supplement their knowledge of a particular topic to the satisfaction of the Head of the Department.
  • Candidates must occupy an approved post and have at least two years’ experience in the speciality field.
  • Applicants shall not be admitted as candidates for the degree except with the approval of the Faculty Management of the Faculty of Health Sciences, on the recommendation of the Head of the Department of Nursing Science.
  • Candidates must hold a professional qualification in the field of study in which research is being done for the research essay.
  • Unless Senate decides otherwise, candidates must be registered with the South African Nursing Council as general nurses.

Career fields

  • Nurse