Nursing Handbook
Nursing Staff


We are committed to respond to the health care needs of the people of South Africa and the rest of Africa through:

    • Providing holistic nursing education in a values-driven environment.
    • Providing the highest standard of teaching, learning, research and community engagement.
    • Ensuring the development of critical reflective nursing practice.

Empowering staff and students to succeed.

Programmes offered by the department

Bachelor of Health Sciences in Nursing Science Entry Requirements
Post Graduate Diploma in Health Services Management
Post Graduate Diploma in Occupational Health Nursing
Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Care Nursing
MTech: Nursing Entry Requirements
DTech: Nursing Entry Requirements

Nursing Management: This Programme will provide professional nurses with comprehensive health service management that critically reflects and addresses complex health service problems within the ethical/legal framework of the nursing profession.

Nursing management is a branch of the nursing profession which focuses on managing nurses and patient care standards in a healthcare setting.
The Nursing Management programme is designed to help professional nurses to supervise entire facilities and to delegate duties to individuals.

Nursing management programme addresses specific issues such as dealing with employees, setting behavioural standards, and handling the legal issues associated with supervising people at work in a healthcare environment.

This programme encourages nurse managers to be responsible for the activities of the nurses under their supervision, and encourages the need for interaction with patients, families, communities and other healthcare professionals in a wide variety of situations.

Occupational Health Nursing: Students learn to protect worker health, provide a safe and healthy work environment with an emphasis on health promotion, research-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, improved quality of life and programme and policy development.

Primary Health Care Nursing: This programme prepares nurses to function effectively in a variety of settings where the holistic health needs of communities and families are coupled with economic and social development as a component. The primary health care framework includes acute care services, and health promotion and education. Nurses are equipped to deal with acute and common afflictions in both urban and rural communities.

The department is situated in Open Annex building Department of Nursing across the Steve Biko Campus. Map.

WIL takes place in different stakeholder sites approved by SANC for the different programmes offered.

The community engagement for PG department is the Kwa Dabeka old age home.

Short Courses


Contact Information


Head of Department: Prof TSP Ngxongo (Acting) Tel: 031 373 2606Fax: 086 506 4828Email: Open House Annex BuildingCampus: Ritson Campus


Secretary: Vacant


Receptionist: Miss Lungile NdebeleTel: 033 845 9003Email: No. 7,  Imbali, PietermaritzburgCampus: INdumiso Campus


Administration Assistant: Mr Zamani  S ZwaneTel: 033 845 6038Email: No. 7,  Imbali, PietermaritzburgCampus: Indumiso Campus


Admin Assistant: Miss Cynthia Mantobeko DlaminiTel: 031 373 2606Fax: 086 506 4828Email: Open House Annex BuildingCampus: Ritson Campus