The Wits Department of Nursing Education is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, surrounded by some of the busiest and best hospitals, clinics, and medical centres.
We offer a variety of postgraduate courses that are clinically relevant, to suitably qualified registered nurses. Courses are offered on a 1-day a week basis, interspersed with seminars, clinical work and research breaks. You must be employed or actively involved in the speciality area elected.
By coursework over one year of full-time OR two years of part-time study. You may elect to study in ONE of the following specialties:
In order to be considered for admission into the Diploma in Advanced Nursing, you must be registered with the South African Nursing Council, as a general nurse and midwife. You should have had at least one year of appropriate post-registration clinical nursing experience in an institution, which has been accredited by the South African Nursing Council..
Master's degree studies are offered in ONE of the specialty areas listed below:
You must select ONE specialty proceeding by:
coursework, which requires the completion of three courses, and a research project, with submission of a research report, over one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study. ALTERNATIVELY, you may enroll for research only, which requires advanced study and research with submission of a dissertation, over not less than one year of full-time study or two years of part-time study.
Any of the following will be considered for admission as a candidate for the degree, provided that you are registered as a general nurse and midwife with the South African Nursing Coucil, and provided tnhat you have satisfied the Senate, that you are qualified to undertake the line of study/research proposed:
Completion of coursework and all practical requirements of the specialty elected will enable the registration of an additional qualification with the South African Nursing Council.
A candidate reading for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is required to prosecute original research for at least two years under the guidance of a supervisor, and submit a thesis.
Any of the following may be admitted as a candidate for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy:
The holder of a Master's degree in Nursing
By special permission of the Senate, a gradute of any other university or by means of an assessment mode determined by the Senate. It is further a requirement that you must have published at least one research article in an accredited journal.