nursing schools durban

nursing schools durban

Kwazulu Natal Health Colleges

Kwazulu Natal Health Colleges

KwaZulu-Natal Health Colleges offer training programs for general and psychiatric nurses. They also train midwives and operating theatre technicians.

Contact Details:

KwaZulu-Natal Health Colleges: Lamontville Campus

17 Mackay Street, Lamontville, 4031

Tel: +27 31 910 7057 / 8076 / 8567

Fax: +27 31 910 8002

KwaZulu-Natal Health Colleges: Durban Campus

2nd Floor, Spencer House Office Park, 55 Anton Lembede (Smith) Street, Durban Central. 4001 Durban Tel: +27 31 312 3643/ 6590 Fax: +27 31 312 3871 Email Us

Herbert Hurd Nursing College

If you’re looking for a great nursing school in Durban, look no further than Herbert Hurd Nursing College. Located at 1st Floor, Life Kingsway Hospital, 50 Kingsway Ave, Amanzimtoti, Herbert Hurd Nursing College is sure to meet all of your nursing needs in the Durban area. Don’t forget to mention that you found them on our website!

Sizabantu Nursing School, Empangeni

If you’re interested in studying at Sizabantu Nursing School, Empangeni, read on to find out more about the services they offer.

  • Contact details: Tel 035-774 3127
  • Type of training offered: General Nurse and Midwife (4 Years) and Post Basic Diploma in Critical Care Nursing Science (1 Year)
  • Fees: Free for students from the local community who are staying in the school residence. For commuters from outside the local community, fees are R10 000 per year for both courses.
  • Pros: The school has a good reputation with graduating students typically finding employment within weeks of completing their course. Students also say that classes are well-organized and instructors are knowledgeable and engaging.
  • Cons: The biggest complaint from former students is that it can be challenging to get hold of your teachers when you need them as they sometimes don’t answer their phones or emails to follow up on questions.

Nkonjeni Nursing School, Nongoma

Nkonjeni Nursing School in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal is a government school that offers students an opportunity to qualify as enrolled nursing assistants.

Enrolled nursing assistants work under the supervision of professional nurses and doctors and provide basic care to patients in hospitals and clinics. They are involved with providing bedside care, taking vital signs such as blood pressure, temperature and pulse rate, assisting with personal hygiene, maintaining a clean environment and monitoring the patient’s condition.

Nursing assistants may also be required to feed patients who are unable to feed themselves or help patients who need assistance walking. In addition they may help maintain medical records, keep inventories of supplies and equipment and assist with some clerical duties.

Requirements for admission into this programme include:

Matric or Grade 12 (Higher Grade) certificate or any other equivalent qualification from an institution recognised by the Department of Health; Proof of successful completion of the relevant National Certificate Vocational at NQF Level 3 (NCV 4); Proof of successful completion of any other relevant qualification approved by Senate; Must be registered on the Health Professions Council Of South Africa(HPCSA)’s Enrolled Nursing Assistance Register; And proof that candidates have undergone training in HIV/ AIDS Counselling skills as well as Occupational Health & Safety training which has been approved by HPCSA. Contact details: Tel: 034 938 8125Email:

Durban University of Technology

Durban University of Technology is the sole provider of nursing education in KwaZulu-Natal province. Candidates apply for a four-year BTech Degree in Nursing. Those who have already qualified as enrolled nurses can register to complete their Diploma in General Nursing Science on a part time basis.

The institution also offers a bridging course for enrolled nurses who wish to become professional nurses (R425, excluding books). The course runs over 18 months and meets one evening or afternoon per week or every second Saturday, depending on the campus you attend.

Enrolled Nurses interested in upgrading their qualification have an opportunity to study towards a Bachelor of Technology (BTech) degree in Nursing full time over four years, or part time over five years. Prospective students must have passed Mathematics and Physical Science with at least 50% to qualify for admission.

Apply to be a nurse in Durban

  • You must be a South African citizen.
  • You must be able to read and write English.
  • If you are not a South African citizen, you will need to have permission from your home country’s embassy to study in South Africa. For more information on this, contact the embassy of the country where you are currently residing and ask them about applying for permission to study abroad.
  • You must be at least 18 years old. If you are younger than 18 years old and would still like to apply, please call us at (919) 555-1234 and we can talk with you about other options that may be available for minors who wish to become nurses!

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