Centre of Excellence for Nurse Training and Education
The College is committed to facilitate community and outcome based, quality, scientific nursing education and training that is sensitive to human rights in a multi-sectoral environment.
The Limpopo College of Nursing in association with the University of Limpopo is a nurse training institution under the Department of Health and Social Development.
The College was established in terms of the Northern Province College of Nursing act, Act No 3 of 1996. It was established by the amalgamation of the former Gazankulu College of Nursing, Groothoek Nursing College and Venda Nursing College. The College consists of a head office and at present three campuses, namely: Sovenga Campus, Giyani Campus and Thohoyandou Campus.
The College offers basic and post basic programmes at its campuses, in association with the University of Limpopo.
The four year basic diploma program is presented in accordance with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) Regulation R425. On completion of the course the candidate will obtain a diploma endorsed by the University of association which allows for registration with SANC as a Professional Nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwifery
Presently learners are allocated to any one of the college's campuses. Lectures are given by the Lecturers of the College and must be attended according to the College's annual programme. Tests and examinations are written at pre-determined times. Learners are also expected to hand in assignments and complete projects given to them by the Lecturers. Practical training is done in various clinical facilities in the province. Allocation of these facilities is done by the Campuses. Limited accommodation is available at campuses and clinical facilities.
COURSES OFFERED BY THE LIMPOPO COLLEGE OF NURSING:
The four-year diploma programme in nursing is presented by the Limpopo Province College of Nursing at its three (3) Campuses, namely Giyani, Sovenga and Thohoyandou in accordance with Regulation R425 of SANC
On completion of the course, a candidate will obtain a diploma endorsed by the university of collaboration, which allows for registration with the South African Nursing Council for the Diploma in Nursing (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwifery.
POST BASIC TRAINING PROGRAMMES
Diploma in Advanced Diploma in Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science (R1665 as amended)
Diploma in Operating Theatre Nursing (47 as amended)
Diploma in Critical care Nursing General (R85 as amended)
Diploma in Critical care Nursing Trauma
Diploma in Opthalmic Nursing Science (R83 as amended)
Diploma in Orthopaedic Nursing Science (R1658 as amended)
Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment Treatment and Care (PHC) (R48 as amended)
The Diploma covers a four-year period. A student is only allowed to fail one study year. Maximum period allowed to complete the course, is 5 years. Should a learner therefore fail one year, she/he can only repeat that year of study once. The learner's training will be terminated if she/he should fail any year thereafter. A learner will not receive a stipend whilst repeating a year of study.
Standard Examinations are written yearly during October/November each year.
Supplementary Examinations are written during December of the same year.