Nursing applications open | Western Cape Government

Nursing applications open

Are you passionate about helping people and interested in working in the health sector?  Why not consider a career in nursing?

The Western Cape College of Nursing invites all interested students to apply before 15 October 2018.

A qualification in nursing offers you endless possibilities, from working in the local health sector, hospital, clinics, non-governmental organisations, or taking up opportunities abroad. Nurse examining patient.

During the 4-year full time course, you will gain an integrated learning and work experience at hospitals and various clinical facilities.

The course is available at any one of these campuses:

  • Metro West Campus (Athlone)
  • Boland/Overberg Campus (Worcester)
  • South Cape/Karoo Campus (George)
  • Metro East Campus (Stikland)

If you’re interested in applying at the Western Cape College of Nursing, make sure you meet the following minimum admission requirements:

What you’ll need:

 Matriculants from 2008 (compulsory subjects) and minimum rating scale:

  • First Additional language: English code 4 Home Language code 4.
  • Mathematics code 3 or Mathematical Literacy code 4.
  1. Life Science code 4.
  • A minimum total score of 28.

Minimum matriculation endorsement/Diploma Matriculants (Prior 2008)

  • Biology HG: E or SG: D.
  • English HG: E or SG: D.
  • Mathematics HG: E or SG: D.
  • Or Minimum total score of 28.

How to apply Nurse checking on child patient.

To apply visit anyone of these campuses, or download the application form to find out more about the course.

  • Metro West Campus (Athlone): 021 684 1200
  • Boland/Overberg Campus (Worcester): 023 347 0732 / 52
  • South Cape Karoo / Campus (George): 044 803 1700

Where can I get financial assistance for my studies?

Although funding is available, the Western Cape Collage of Nursing can't guarantee that your application will be successful and urge prospective students to make provision to pay for application, registration, course fees and / or residential fees.

There are various sponsorships available, including some from the private sector. The Western Cape Department of Health offers a limited number of bursaries for full-time study each year. You can access more information on the Western Cape Government Health Bursaries page.

The National Student Funding Aid Scheme (NSFAS) also assists students who are unable to afford tertiary fees. However, financial assistance is based on academic performance. 

If the Western Cape College of Nursing doesn’t suit your needs, you can consider applying at one of these institutions who also offer courses in nursing:

Applications close: 30 September

Applications close: 30 September 2018

Applications close: 31 October 2018

The content on this page was last updated on 20 September 2018