Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH)

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Who we are

Netcare Education’s Faculty of Nursing and Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH) is dedicated to developing the clinical knowledge and practical skills of nursing students, nursing practitioners and other healthcare professionals.

This is achieved through combining theory with experiential learning in hospitals, thereby providing the best learning opportunity for developing knowledge, skills, attitude and values. Through collaboration, innovation and academic excellence in education, our students will be capable and skilled healthcare providers who are able to offer the best evidence-based practice and care to their patients.

Beware of scam training advertisements

Beware of scam advertisements on certain websites, Facebook pages and emails advertising paid-for nursing learnership opportunities with Netcare. If you are in doubt and want to verify whether a training opportunity is legitimate, contact the Netcare Human Resources Shared Services Centre on 086 022 5547.

Accreditation and registration credentials

The FNAH has been an accredited private nursing education institution since 1989. It is accredited with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a private nursing education institution and Netcare Education (Pty) Ltd, is  registered  with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution. 

Strategic partners
University of the Witwatersrand

Netcare Education and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg have entered into an association agreement to provide programmes in nursing education in terms of the Nursing Act, No 33 of 2005 (as amended) the Higher Education Act No 101 of 1997 and other relevant health legislation, to students registered with Netcare Education for the programmes in Clinical Nursing Science (Regulation 212) as well as for advanced diplomas. The University of the Witwatersrand provides assistance with in the academic governance processes and is therefore represented at Netcare Education’s senate and council meetings.

Open Learning Group

The Open Learning Group (OLG) provides logistical and administrative support to Netcare Education students as well as logistics management services to Netcare Education, including student and administrative support and marketing.

Alignment with National Qualifications Framework

Formal nursing programmes are aligned to the National Qualifications Framework (NQF). As such, they reflect the respective NQF level, number of credits, outcomes and assessment criteria. This ensures that the credits earned by successful candidates could count towards national South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) registered qualifications and might be considered for recognition of prior learning, thereby opening opportunities for further learning.

Language of instruction

All programmes are presented in English, and students are required to have a minimum English language competence at NQF level 4.


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