A Comprehensive Guide on Gauteng Government Nursing Intake

When applying to a nursing school, there are many questions you need to consider: Why did you want to enter the industry? How will the degree contribute to your future personal and professional development? How will you finance your education? The last question is especially important, and obtaining government benefits could be part of the answer that helps lower tuition fees. This is a guide on Gauteng Government Nursing Intake, one of the government’s initiatives to increase the acceptance rate of bright individuals in the healthcare industry.

Gauteng Government Nursing Intake
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Gauteng Government Nursing Intake: Programme Overview

Gauteng Government Nursing Intake, or also known as “Student Nurse Intake: Diploma in Nursing”, is a programme initiated by the Gauteng Provincial Government that offers nursing training to local students. The program allows you to earn a diploma in Nursing from one of the campuses of the following colleges:

  • Ann Latsky Campus (Ann Latsky Nursing College)
  • Bonalesedi Campus (Bonalesedi Nursing College)
  • Chris Hani Baragwanath Campus (Chris Hani Baragwanath Nursing College)
  • SG Lourens Campus (SG Lourens Nursing College)

Unlike those who take four years of undergraduate education to qualify as a nurse, through this programme, you only need to complete three years of education. At the same time, you will also receive clinical training from recognized Gauteng Department of Health hospitals and clinics.

Programme Benefits

Gauteng Government Nursing Intake allows you to study towards a diploma in Nursing at one of the four leading nursing institutions in Gauteng. The courses you get from a particular university will expose you to better opportunities for improvement in the field. If possible, you will also receive a certificate after completing training from one of the hospitals or clinics within the Gauteng Department of Health network.

Successful applicants will be required to sign an agreement with the Gauteng Department of Health. In addition, they must regularly attend lectures. Also, they must be prepared to participate in Work Integrated Learning (WIL) which includes shift work on public holidays, weekends, and nights at assigned places.

Most importantly, the Gauteng Department of Health will offer financial assistance to successful candidates in the form of a bursary. This means you will study for free to earn your diploma.

Eligibility Requirements

The nursing training programme of the Gauteng Provincial Government is open to candidates who meet the following requirements.

First of all, you must be a South African citizen residing in the Gauteng Province. Also, you must be a grade 12 student or hold one of these school leave certificates: a Senior Certificate, a National Senior Certificate, or National Vocational Certificate Primary Health. For current Grade 12 students must meet National Senior Certificate requirements on their Grade 11 final results.

On the other hand, below are further provisions regarding the subjects and grades you must have earned from each of the above certifications:

  1. Senior Certificate
  • English HG D or SG C
  • Biology HG D or SG C
  • Mathematics HG D or SG C
  • M score of 17
  1. National Senior Certificate
  • English Level 4
  • Life Sciences Level 4
  • Mathematics Level 4 or Maths Literacy Level 5
  • APS of 27 or more (Life Orientation counts half the score)
  1. National Vocational Certificate
  • 50% in Fundamental Subjects (English First Additional Language, Maths/Maths Literacy, Life Orientation)
  • 60% in the Vocational Subjects (SA Healthcare System, Public Health, The Human Body and Mind and Community Oriented Primary Care)

In addition, aside from excelling in the academic field, candidates are expected to possess the following attributes and competencies:

  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Patience
  • Ability to relate to people
  • Good organizational ability
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Flexibility
  • Calmness during a crisis
  • Superb communication, numeracy, and life skills
  • Computer literacy
  • Study skills
  • Honesty
  • Compassionate and consideration

How to Apply for Gauteng Government Nursing Intake

Applications for the Gauteng Government Nursing Intake can be made online. Visit the GPG Professional Job Centre to submit your application. You are also required to upload the required documents through the system. Follow the instructions below to apply to the nursing training programme:

  1. Go to the dedicated webpage of “Student Nurse Intake: Diploma in Nursing” at the GPG Professional Job Center.
  2. On the menu bar on the left of the page, click “Register Profile” to create your account.
  3. Fill in the blanks and click “Save” once you have completed the form. Congratulations! Your account has been created successfully.
  4. Then, to apply for the programme, you will need to update your resume. The information you must provide includes personal information, school education, training, work experience and references.
  5. Choose “Training Programme” to apply.
  6. Click “Apply”. Your profile details should be displayed by now.
  7. Choose “Centre” and add all four in order of preference.
  8. Click “Submit”.
  9. Done! Your application has been submitted. Don’t forget to take note of the Own Reference Number after submitting your application.

Make sure to keep copies of the documents you upload to the system, as you will need them at a later stage if you meet the shortlisting criteria.

Closing Date

Applications for this nursing training programme will close on August 14th. Make sure you have created your account and submitted your application before the closing date. Gauteng Provincial Government, as the organizer of the programme, will not accept late applications.

Gauteng Government Nursing Intake Official Website

Get more information regarding Gauteng Government Nursing Intake on its official website at nursingintake.gauteng.gov.za. There, you can learn everything you need to know about the training programme and register your profile.

Final Note

We personally deem that “Student Nurse Intake: Diploma in Nursing” is helpful for bright students in Gauteng Province who aspire to become professional nurses. Clearly, the program opens doors of opportunity for them to take one step closer to their dreams.

If you have also been looking for benefits or financial aid to take your education to the next level, make the most of the Gauteng Government Nursing Intake. Your future self will thank you for the seemingly simple decisions you make in the present.

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