News from South African Nursing Council
The articles and links on this page will keep you up to date with developments in the professional side of nursing and midwifery in South Africa. Please add this page to your favourites so that you can check back here regularly for the latest information.
International Nurse's Day 12 May 2016
11 May 2016
The 12th of May is a day when nurses globally reflect on and celebrate the meaning and value of their contribution in the health care delivery.
Illegal Intermediaries for APCs
3 March 2016
Kindly take note that any service provider offering services to obtain your Annual Practicing Certificate on your behalf is doing so without the approval of the South African Nursing Council.
SANC Management strongly advise against nursing practitioners making use of such service providers as you are providing outsiders with your private information that can be used in fraudulent activities ... Read more ...
Extension of closing date for payment of 2016 Annual Fees Programme Schedule
22 February 2016
Please note that for the calendar year 2016 ONLY, the closing date for the payment of annual fees has been extended to 30 April 2016. You are therefore urged to pay as soon as possible to avoid the last minute rush.
Annual Fees for 2016
7 December 2015
The South African Nursing Council has published the latest fee amounts payable to the Council in the Government Gazette. See Government Gazette 39360 dated 3 November 2015 for full details.
Normal Annual Fees
The annual fees for the calendar year 2016 for the different categories of practitioners are given in the following table:
Updating of personal details
12 October 2015
In preparation for the implementation of the new information technology system, the South African Nursing Council is also updating its member register. To assist in this, all practitioners are requested to kindly submit their information (on the relevant form) as soon as possible using one of the following means of communication:
Facsimile: 086 231 9094
Appointment of Acting Registrar
19 February 2015
Ms Manganye has been appointed Acting Registrar and CEO of the South African Nursing Council with effect from 17 February 2015. More...
Handling and Approval of Applications relating to the Legacy Nursing Education Programmes
10 October 2014
The Nursing Council has distributed information relating to the final date for handling of applications relating to the Legacy Nursing Programmes (both for new applications and changes to programmes already in place).
Nursing Education Institutions are advised to study the information so that they are well informed and can take the necessary action before the deadline. More...
Accreditation of Nursing Education Programmes and Nursing Education Institutions by the South African Nursing Council
28 July 2014
The Nursing Council has issued a strong warning that all Nursing Education Programmes and all Nursing Education Institutions in South Africa must be accredited by the South African Nursing Council .
Any education programme or institution which is not accredited is illegal and such training will not be recognised by SANC or any other country.
Any information that you may receive which is contradictory to the above is incorrect and you are warned not to be mislead by such information. More...
SANC Clients can now make use of the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their fees to Council
24 June 2014
SANC clients can now use the new FNB Advance ATM machines to pay their SANC fees and this facility is not restricted to FNB clients. The system has several advantages over making payments at the FNB branches.
SANC will also round off all fees so that no change is required when making a payment. More...
SANC publishes requirements regarding Deferments of Candidates already entered to write South African Nursing Council scheduled examinations
5 June 2014
SANC is tightening up the controls over which candidates can be deferred from one exam to the next due to lack of progress. In the past, far too many requests for deferment have been received immediately prior to or after the dates of the examinations.
In future, in order to eliminate fruitness and wasteful expenditure, all such requests will have to be received by Council prior to the commencement of producing and packing of exam materials. More...
Department of Health Publishes the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice
The Department of Health has published the National Strategic Plan for Nurse Education, Training and Practice 2012/13 - 2016/17 on its website.
The development of the Strategic Plan has its roots firmly in the Nursing Summit which took place in 2011 and the Nursing Compact that was drawn up as a direct consequence of the Summit.
This link is published on the Nursing Council website in an effort to distribute this important information as widely as possible and particularly amongst the nursing profession and others involved in the health care sector. Please download a copy of the strategy document and share it with your friends and colleagues. More...
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