Sister Nurses In South Africa
After your Qualification
After you qualify and register with the SANC, you can choose to work in any number of places, but if you want to study further, you can study a masters degree or advanced diploma in nursing and you can register as an advanced practise nurse. There are two main categories of advanced practice nurses:
- Clinical nurse specialists: People who have in-depth and specialised qualifications who work closely and collaboratively with other medical practitioners.
- Advanced nurse practitioner: A person who works in primary care — health assessment and the diagnosis and treatment of ailments. In South Africa, advanced nurse practitioners are often referred to as primary health care nurses and they can work as midwives, psychiatric and pediatric nurses outside of the hospital environment.