SMU Nursing Requirements:

Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) offers the Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (BNAM) degree under the School of Health Care Sciences (SHC B2). Admission to this program is competitive, and the Selection Committee evaluates applicants based on the following requirements:

Minimum Requirements

  • National Senior Certificate (or equivalent) endorsed for a bachelor’s degree study, accompanied by a full exemption certificate from the South Africa Matriculation Board.
  • An APS (Admission Point Score) of at least 25 or a minimum combined score of 16 from the first four subjects listed below.


Required Subjects and Scores for Nursing at SMU

  • Life Sciences: Minimum score of 4
  • Mathematics: Minimum score of 4
  • Physical Sciences: Minimum score of 4
  • Language of Learning/English: Minimum score of 4
  • Additional Subject 1: Minimum score of 3
  • Additional Subject 2: Minimum score of 3
  • Life Orientation: Minimum score of 3

Registration with the South African Nursing Council (SANC)

  • Initial Registration: Students admitted to the program must register with SANC as student nurses within 30 days of admission and pay the required fee.
  • Interruption of Studies: Students who pause their studies must re-register with SANC within 30 days of resuming and pay the re-registration fee.
  • Change of Status: Those previously registered with SANC as an auxiliary/enrolled nurse must switch their status to that of a student nurse within 30 days of registering for the BNAM degree.

For detailed information on program structure, curriculum, and further admission guidelines, refer to the SMU prospectus here or visit the university’s official website.

FAQs

Does SMU Have a Diploma in Nursing?

No, Sefako Makgatho Health Sciences University (SMU) does not offer a diploma in nursing. Instead, it provides a Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (BNAM) degree program.

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Does SMU Have a Nursing Program?

Yes, SMU offers a comprehensive nursing program through its Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (BNAM) degree.

What Is the APS Score for Nursing?

The minimum required APS score for admission to the BNAM program at SMU is 25 or a combined score of 16 from the primary subjects.

Is There Nursing at Sefako Makgatho University?

Yes, nursing is part of the academic offerings at Sefako Makgatho University through its Bachelor of Nursing and Midwifery (BNAM) program.