WITS Postgraduate Programmes in Nursing, admission requirements and how to apply online.
The University of the Witwatersrand (WITS) Nursing School Department of Nursing Education is situated in the heart of Johannesburg, surrounded by some of the busiest and best hospitals, clinics, and medical centres.
Diploma in Advanced Nursing
By coursework over two years of part-time study. You may elect to study in ONE of the following specialties:
- NRSE5007 Child Nursing Science
- NRSE5009 Trauma and Emergency Nursing Science
- NRSE5003 Intensive Care Nursing Science
- NRSE5012 Nephrology Nursing Science
- NRSE5013 Oncology and Palliative Nursing Science
- NRSE5017 Occupational Health Nursing Science
- NRSE5019 Nursing Education
CMID5001 Infection Control
(note that Infection Control is not a qualification registered with the South African Nursing Council)
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 nurse and midwife
- You should have had at least one year of post-registration clinical nursing experience in the field of study which you elect.
- You should be the holder of a four year Diploma in Nursing or a three year Diploma in Nursing, as well as one further basic/post basic diploma
Master of Science in Nursing (MSc Nursing) course work and research report
First Year of Study:
- NRSE 7000 Basic Sciences Related To Advanced Nursing Studies
- NRSE 7025 Professional Nursing Dynamics.
Second Year of Study:
You may register in the field of your specialization and a research report. You are required to indicate on your application form the choice of your speciality which you
intend to pursue. You may be admitted to undertake your research on a topic approved under the direction of a supervisor and submit not earlier than six months and not later than two years after the completion of the courses offered:
- NRSE 7029 Research Report
- NRSE 7011 Intensive Care Nursing Science
- NRSE 7012 Child Nursing Science
- NRSE 7013 Occupational Health Nursing Science
- NRSE 7015 Advanced Nursing Education
- NRSE 7018 Trauma & Emergency Nursing Science
- NRSE 7021 Nephrology Nursing Science
- NRSE 7022 Oncology and Palliative Nursing Science
This list may be altered and other options may be added from time to time
Master of Science in Nursing (MSc Nursing) by dissertation
Candidates registering for this course are required to conduct a line of research under the guidance of a supervisor and submit a dissertation based on that research. This course is available to candidates who hold a Baccalaureate in Nursing.
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
A candidate reading for the degree of Doctor of Philosophy is required to engage in and complete an 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 graduate 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.
How do I apply?
Should you require any further assistance in completing your application form, please email Patricia.Apfel@wits.ac.za who in return shall forward your request or query to the relevant course coordinator. Should you wish to read for a PhD, please schedule an appointment with the Head of Department at +27114884196 or email Lize.Maree@wits.ac.za