North West University NWU Bachelor of Nursing 2024

North-West University (NWU) Bachelor of Nursing 2024 | What you need to know.

North-West University (NWU) Bachelor of Nursing

This post gives full information about the North-West University (NWU) Nursing School, Bachelor of Nursing Selection Criteria, Required NSC subjects and selection process, admission criteria, contact details, important documents to download pdf, and medium of instruction.

Welcome to the NWU School of Nursing

The nursing profession is essential in promoting health, prevention and treatment of disease conditions and care for a dignified death of a patient.

The School of Nursing provides education and training of international quality to undergraduate and postgraduate students. Nursing is a dynamic profession with opportunities for specialization after completing the basic Nursing degree. Dedicated, competent staff ensures that students are equipped with competence, responsibility, authority and accountability after registration as a professional nurse at the South African Nursing Council.

The School of Nursing is not just an academic and research domain, but we are also proud of the integral role we play in the community.

  • Bachelor of Nursing – 8NE H01 – G401 P/M.
  • Four (4) year degree and one (1) year community service.
  • Register at the South African Nursing Council in General Nursing & Midwifery.


  • National Senior Certificate with university exemption or equivalent;
  • An APS score ≥25;
  • Physical Science or Life sciences or Mathematics at level 4 (at least 50%);
  • English or Afrikaans (language of tuition) at level 4 (at least 50%).

School of Nursing Science specific admission criteria:

  • Apply online for admission to the NWU with final grade 11 exam results: Deadline 30 June

All prospective students need to comply with the following steps to be considered for selection for the degree in Nursing and submit the following documents after the completion of the online application:

  • Participation in “shadowing programme” is recommended before selection to the programme: Deadline 31 July
  • Grade 12 June exam results: Deadline 2nd week in August
  • University selection test for first year nursing students: Will be communicated.

PLEASE NOTE: Should the June grade 12 exam marks not be submitted by the 2nd week of August (or as soon as possible after receiving the results), then there will be assumed that you are no longer interested to study B. Nursing at the NWU.

Contact persons:

Mahikeng Campus Potchefstroom Campus
Tshegofatso Molemane Bernice Mokele
Email: [email protected] Email: [email protected]
Tel: 018 389 2465

Tel: 018 299 1877

Provisional selection of a minimum of 60 candidates per campus, will take place during the 3rd week of August, taking into account of the following:

  • Grade 12 June exam results – primarily in Mathematics or Physical Sciences or Life Sciences, as well as APS score will be used to calculate a quantitative selection mark.
  • Henceforth all candidates’ selection mark are arranged from highest to lowest and the top 80 (+10%) are placed on the “provisional” selection list.
  • Successful candidates will be informed of the selection process results via SMS and/or email.
  • The final selection will be completed as soon as the final grade 12 exam results are available (usually early January).
  • University selection test for first year nursing students: Will be communicated via SMS and/or email.
  • 40 hours (1 week) of job shadowing is recommended as part of the selection process.

Download Important Documents:

  1. Nursing degree information
  2. Job shadowing request letter
  3. Shadow nursing portfolio
  4. Selection test

Medium of Instruction.

The language of instruction for contact students at the Mahikeng Campus in this curriculum is English.

The language of instruction for contact students at the Potchefstroom Campus in this curriculum is Afrikaans. Lectures are made accessible by means of educational interpreting into English for students who do not have sufficient capacity in Afrikaans.

In certain modules the language of instruction is English and the lectures are made accessible by means of educational interpreting into Afrikaans.



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