BCur Nursing Science (Education and Administration) UP

By | January 5, 2021

BCur Nursing Science (Education and Administration) UP

The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Education and Administration) [BCur(I et A)] provides professional nurses registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC), with the opportunity of obtaining post-basic, professional qualifications in any of the following areas of specialisation (major speciality):

  1. Nursing Management
  2. Nursing Education
  3. Community Nursing Science
  4. Clinical Nursing Science, with a selected subspeciality in the second year of study, namely:
  • Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science
  • Neonatal Nursing Science
  • Child Nursing Science
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: General
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing:
  • Paediatric
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing: Trauma and Emergency Nursing
  • Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Operating Theatre Nursing
  • Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care.

Successful completion of the degree programme will also provide graduates with the opportunity to further their studies, in their chosen fields of specialisation at postgraduate level, provided there are sufficient applications.
Candidates who comply with the admission requirements must compile a suitable curriculum in the selected area of specialisation, in consultation with the head of department.
The curriculum mentioned in iii above, must be reviewed on an annual basis in consultation with the head of department.
Conferment of the degree
The Bachelor of Nursing Science (Education and Administration) [BCur(I et A)] is conferred on students who comply with all the requirements for the degree programme and who have completed all required practical and/or clinical training.
The degree certificate will be endorsed with the specific area of specialisation (and the relevant subspeciality, in the case of Clinical Nursing).

BCur Nursing Science (Education and Administration) UP

Admission Requirements

Registration as a nurse with two years’ experience
Please note that Grade 12 learners cannot apply for these study programmes.

Additional Requirements

Proof of registration with the South African Nursing Council as a General Nurse.

  1. Candidates who intend following Community Nursing Science must also be registered with the South African Nursing Council as Midwife/Accoucheur.
  2. At least two years of appropriate experience in the workplace as registered nurse (excluding other nursing-related coursework) for Nursing Management and Nursing Education.

Additional admission requirements for Clinical Nursing Science

  1. At least one year of appropriate experience in the workplace, relevant to the area of specialisation and approved by the head of department; excluding other nursing-related coursework.
  2. Students must have access, at least on a part-time basis, to clinical training facilities which are suitable for the proposed area of specialisation and approved by the head of department.
  3. With the exception of the subspecialities Critical Care Nursing – General; Trauma and Emergency Nursing and Operating Theatre Nursing, students must also be registered with the South African Nursing Council as Midwife/Accoucheur.

BCur Nursing Science (Education and Administration) UP

contact numbers
Telephone: +27 12 356 3337
Email: natalie.marais-werner@up.ac.za
Department of Human Nutrition
Tel: +27 12  354 1408
E-mail: juna.botha@up.ac.za
Department of Nursing Science
Tel: +27 12  354 2125
E-mail: nursing@medic.up.ac.za
Department of Occupational Therapy
Tel: +27 12  354 1326
E-mail:
Department of Physiotherapy
Tel: +27 12  354 2023
E-mail: liana.slippers@up.ac.za
Department of Radiography
Tel: +27 12  354 1174
E-mail: bontle.morulane@up.ac.za