University Of Free State Postgraduate Nursing Programmes
Post Basic Qualification (Advanced Diplomas in Nursing)
The School of Nursing, University of the Free State, offers advanced diplomas at level 7 of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). These diplomas, which culminate in a post-basic qualification, comprise both fundamental and core modules. After successful completion of the relevant qualification, students will be registered with the South African Nursing Council.
Advanced diplomas in 14 specialisation areas are offered at the School of Nursing, University of the Free State.
- A generic degree or diploma in nursing is required.
- Students must be registered as general nurses with the South African Nursing Council or other recognised council.
- Selection criteria are applicable to certain programmes.
Duration – The minimum study duration is one academic year.
Prospective students must apply to the programme before 30 September of every year.
Specialising areas are (*In abeyance)
- Nursing Education
- Health Care Management
- Advanced Midwifery and Neonatology
- Community Nursing
- Child Psychiatric nursing
- Critical Care Nursing (General)
- Forensic Nursing
- Gerontological Nursing *
- HIV and Aids
- Occupational Health Nursing
- Operating Theatre Nursing (General)
- Orthopaedic Nursing *
- Paediatric Nursing
- Primary Clinical Health Care
- Psychiatric Nursing
- Trauma and Emergency Care *
The School of Nursing offers an MSocSc (Nursing), a two-year degree obtained by means of research and a dissertation.
A PhD can be obtained by conducting high-level original research that contributes significantly to the science of nursing.
Postgraduate Programme: MSocSc (Nursing) and PhD – Application for Postgraduate Study
Short learning programmes
The Academy for Continuing Nursing Education was established within the School to present Short Learning Programmes. These programmes are accredited. They vary in duration from 1 to 10 days, and in most instances these days are not successive, which makes them more accessible to the working professional. These credits may also be acknowledged for present study requirements, or for studies undertaken in the future (subject to certain conditions).
For further information on the short learning programmes please contact Diane Keegan