Nursing Traineeships Opportunities At The NW Dept of Health


4-year Bursary Programme

Diploma leading to registration as a Registered nurse-SANC R425 (General, Psychiatric and Community Nursing) and midwifery


Requirements: English and Biology / Physiology (no less than E symbol on Standard Grade, adding up to a minimum APS score of 18 points):

Symbol HG SG
A 7 5
B 6 4
C 5 3
D 4 2
E 3 1
F 3 0

Candidates with previous nursing experience calculations will be done as follows:

  • Enrolled Nurse with SANC: 4 points and 3 years clinical experience will be additionally added to a Grade 12 certificate for an APS score up to 18 points
  • Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary with SANC: 3 points and 3 years clinical experience will be additionally added to a Grade 12 certificate for an APS score up to 18 points.


Requirements: NSC with (50% – 59%) or more in 4 of the following subjects adding up to a minimum of APS score of 20 points:

  • Compulsory subjects: English (Level 4), and Life Science (Level 4)
  • Additional Subjects: Any other two (2) approved NSC subjects ith Level 4 (except Life Orientation)
NSC Rating APS Score
7 (80% – 100%) 7
6 (70% – 79%) 6
5 (60% – 69%) 5
4 (50% – 59%) 4
3 (40% – 49%) 3
2 (30% – 39%) 2
1 (20%  – 29%) 1

Applicants From The Following Districts Should Forward Their Applications To The College Situated Within The Said District:

Excelsius College of Nursing

  • Dr Ruth Segomotsi Mompati District
  • Dr Kenneth Kaunda District
  • Bojanala District (Moretele and Madibeng sub-districts)
Mmabatho College of Nursing

  • Ngaka Modiri Molema District
  • Bojanala: Rustenburg; Moses Kotane sub-districts; Kgetleng;
Student Administration: Private Bag A19, Klerksdorp, 2570Enquiries:Student affairs, at tel: (018) 406 8600 083 433 9322 Student Administration: Private Bag X2178, Mahikeng 2735Enquiries:Student affairs, at tel: (018), tel. (018) 393 0600

How To Apply

Applications for the above should be accompanied by:

Certified copies (not copies of certified copies) of ID, Grade 12 Certificate and marriage certificate (if applicable), service certificate and professional registration certificate (where applicable), as well as a CV. Candidates requiring additional information regarding the above must direct their inquiries to the relevant department as indicated. Only residents of the NW Province should apply.

Please Note: Failure to comply with the above mentioned instructions will lead to the disqualification of applicants. People with disabilities may apply. Due to the large number of applications that is anticipated to be received, these will not be acknowledged. If you do not receive feedback with 90 days of the closing date,  please accept that your application was unsuccessful, candidates who previously applied for these programs should re-apply.

Closing Date: 08 September 2017

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