CPUT Nursing Department Admission Requirements

By | April 25, 2022

Cape Peninsula University of Technology CPUT Nursing Department Admission Requirements

CPUT Nursing Department Admission Requirements – See Details Below:

Minimum Entrance Requirements

All learner nurses entering the nursing programme will require a pass with a D (Matriculation before 2008) or Level 4 (Matriculation from 2008) aggregate in line with the Western Cape Provincial Administration bursary requirements at the Grade 12 Level (FET certificate or Grade 12 (Matric) certificate with an APS score of minimum 30 and permission as indicated on the Grade 12 certificate to register for a Bachelor of nursing Science degree.

Specific subjects required and achievement are:

4-year programme 5-year extended augmented programme
National Senior Certificate (Grade 12) with a Bachelors pass: (Grade 12) with a Bachelors pass:
Home Language 4 4
First Additional Language: English or Afrikaans 4 4


Mathematical Mathematics (not sure if this is meant to be mathematical literacy)





Literacy 5 4
Life sciences 4 4

Additional admission requirements

In addition to the above requirements, you will need to provide proof of your first completed Hepatitis B immunisation schedule, South African Nursing Council (SANC) related forms and proof of payment to SANC and CPUT as well as proof of indemnity at a professional organisation or union. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee admission. This information is subject to change, based on approval and accreditation of HEQSF aligned qualifications during 2022/2023.

Master of Nursing

This degree on NRF Level 9, is currently offered full-time or part-time. Students will be able to specialise in a specific field of nursing, at the level of a clinical nurse specialist, and apply critical analysis and problem-solving techniques in the investigation of health-related problems through research which will contribute to a scientific basis for nursing practice. The investigation of health-related problems through research will contribute to a scientific basis for nursing practice. If you are a passionate professional nurse interested in gaining the necessary knowledge and skills to conduct independent research in nursing and to contribute significantly to knowledge production through the understanding, application and evaluation of existing and new knowledge, then become an innovative nurse of the future.

A qualification as a Master in Nursing (is it Master in Nursing or Master of Nursing) will offer you endless possibilities, from working in the local health sector at hospitals, research institutions, nursing education institutions, laboratories or non-governmental organisations to taking up opportunities abroad

Minimum requirements

A relevant Bachelor of Nursing degree at NQF level 8, or BTech degree or equivalent qualification in nursing, with an aggregate of 60%

  • A pass in Research Methodology, is required.
  • Applicants who do not have a South African qualification are required to send their results/qualifications to the South African Qualifications Authority in order to have them evaluated and equated to a South African qualification at NQF level 8.
  • International students from countries where English is not the official language must demonstrate proof of English proficiency

Students interested in pursuing postgraduate studies in Nursing can complete a Postgraduate Diploma to gain a nursing specialisation (NQF level 8) or Master of Nursing (NQF Level 9) if they already have a qualification at NQF level 8. Currently, the Postgraduate Diploma qualifications have been submitted, and are awaiting accreditation before the commencement of the programmes.

Additional requirements

Students will be required to complete their proposal in the first six months after registration to submit for approval at the relevant research and ethics committees at the Faculty of Health and Wellness Sciences. It is a requirement for students to register on the HDC digital and attend planned meetings and research colloquiums on Wednesday afternoons. Students entering from legacy qualifications may be required to complete a research workshop.

Career prospects

This degree is for those who enjoy investigating health-related problems through research and value being able to contribute to a scientific basis for evidence-based nursing practice.

  • Full time: 1 -2 years
  • Part-time: 2 – 3 years

You will have the prospect to continue to a doctoral degree level for further studies.

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