DIPLOMA IN MEDICAL AND SURGICALNURSING SCIENCE(SANC regulation no. 212)Electives:Critical care nursing scienceEmergency nursing scienceOperating theatre nursing scienceOrthopaedic nursing scienceLife Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd is Registered as a Private Higher Education College with theDHET. Registration Number 2008/HE07/00Life Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd is Provisionally Registered as a Private FET College with theDHET. Registration Number 2009/FE07/097
The Life College of Learning trains over 1 000students per year. The multi-learning centremodel enables Life Healthcare to offer relationalpractice-based nursing.Accredited as a private higher educationinstitution by the Council for Higher Educationand by Umalusi as a further education andtraining institution.The college is geared to train professional nursingpersonnel of world-class quality for the extensiveLife Healthcare hospital network, as well as forother institutions that are in need of trainednurses.Standards are maintained and moderated by theNelson Mandela Metropolitan University in PortElizabeth and the South African Nursing Council.The college offers the electives in critical carenursing science and operating theatre nursingscience only at selected learning centres.
TARGET GROUPSRegistered nurses who want to specialise in aparticular field of nursing.COURSE INFORMATIONDurationOne academic year.Commencement dateMarch.CostAs per annual fee structure.Admission requirements Current registration with the South AfricanNursing Council as a nurse. At least three months’ experience in theparticular field of specialisation. Proof of current position. Letter of recommendation from your manager.MODULESCompulsory core modules Nursing dynamics. Internal medicine and surgery.Elective modules Critical care nursing science. Emergency nursing science. Operating theatre nursing science. Orthopaedic nursing science.
OUTCOMESOn completion of the course you will haveacquired the theoretical and practical skills andprofessional values to practice as a clinical nursespecialist, registered with the South AfricanNursing Council. This will enable you to practicein this capacity in the South African healthcaresystem. Your scope of practice will allow you to: manage complex clinical problems usingcritical and creative thinking; interpret and implement research findings andother innovations; render quality patient care using systematicinformation, science and technologyappropriately; develop nursing science through researchinvolvement; carry out a cost analysis of areas of thespecialist services; set clinical standards and measure quality ofcare; define and accept responsibility forindependent nursing practice; develop and implement operationalleadership, managerial and teaching skills; improve policy decisions; provide cost-effective service; improve patient outcomes; investigate and solve service care problems; act as a resource for health workers; assist with the implementation of nursingdevelopment and new concepts into practice;and teach patients, nurses and other healthworkers in the specialised field of study.You can advance your career in nursing by furtherstudies.
APPLICATIONApplications must be submitted by 31 August. Online applications on Life Healthcarewebsite (www.lifehealthcare.co.za). Proof of non-refundable administrationfee, together with the required supportingdocumentation to be submitted online. All applicants will follow the college selectionprocess.
NATIONAL OFFICEOxford Manor, 21 Chaplin Road, Illovo 2196Private Bag X13, Northlands 2116Tel: 011 219 9000 Fax: 011 219 9001www.lifehealthcare.co.zaLEARNING CENTRESCape Town Learning CentreThe Park, 1st floor, Park Road, Pinelands, Cape Town 7405PO Box 23905, Claremont 7735Tel: 021 506 5340 Fax: 021 506 5351East London Learning CentreThe Hub, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, East London 5202Tel: 043 704 3200 Fax: 086 687 0076East Rand Learning Centre15 Middlesex Street, Springs 1559Tel: 011 812 3960Fax: 011 812 3962KwaZulu-Natal Learning Centre36 Essex Terrace, Berea West, Westville 3629Tel: 031 270 2205Fax: 031 270 2207Port Elizabeth Learning CentreGround Floor, Oasim North, Havelock Street, Central,Port Elizabeth 6001PO Box 12051, Centrahil, Port Elizabeth 6006Tel: 041 501 1851Fax: 041 501 1859Pretoria Learning CentreRoom 6, Denneboom Office Park, Cnr Lynnwood &Simon Vermooten Roads, Die Wilgers Ext 14, Pretoria 0041PO Box 73928, Lynnwood Ridge 0040Tel: 012 816 8900West Rand Learning Centre91 Leader Road, Robertville, Roodepoort 1709PO Box 2181, Florida 1710Tel: 087 352 2729 Fax: 086 505 6610
DIPLOMA IN MEDICAL AND SURGICAL NURSING SCIENCE (SANC regulation no. 212) Electives: Critical care nursing science Emergency nursing science Operating theatre nursing science Orthopaedic nursing science Life Healthcare Group (Pty) Ltd is Registered as a Private Higher Educatio