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 Undergraduate Studies

​Why study Nursing?

Nurses are highly skilled health care professionals who combine the art of caring with scientific knowledge and skills developed through their education and training. A nurse is responsible for the assessment, planning, provision and evaluation of nursing care as it relates to the promotion of health, the prevention of illness, care and rehabilitation of the sick. The aim is to improve the health outcomes for individuals, families and communities.  

The four year B Nursing qualification at UWC entitles you to practice as a general nurse, midwife, community health and psychiatric nurse after registration with the South African nursing Council. Professional nurses who have qualified, provide a broad range of services in the clinical field, but may also follow careers in non-clinical areas. They work with a broad range of people across the lifespan (from infancy, adulthood to the elderly), and across a wide range of activities, from the care of the critically ill to the delivery of healthy infants. There are career opportunities for appropriately qualified nurses worldwide, with great demand both locally and internationally.

 Career Opportunities

When you have completed the B Nursing programme you will be able to work in hospitals, schools, communities, clinics, private practice, in industry, and in many other settings, including the military force. You may also specialise in operating theatre technique, midwifery, intensive care, orthopaedic or paediatric nursing and many other new fields such as forensic nursing, nurse practitioner and nurse advocate. There are also opportunities at the School of Nursing for further studies 

You are not limited to clinical areas of practice only, but can also practice as a:

  • Researcher 

  • Educator 

  • Manager

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