Private Nursing Colleges In South Africa

With nurses making up the largest component of most healthcare environments, nursing ranks as one of the scarce critical skills needed globally. As a result, most matric students in South Africa opt to study nursing either in universities or private nursing colleges. The profession ranks as one of the most lucrative jobs in the country, where a nurse reportedly earns a monthly salary between R13,000 and R38,000.

Interestingly, nursing graduates can easily find a job in SA. They don’t necessarily have to work in the hospital. Nowadays, nurses are being employed by companies, institutions, and schools. As nurses have their scope of practice and training, many private nursing colleges in South Africa now offer courses that equip students with the standard approach to patient care.

List of SANC Registered Private Nursing Colleges in South Africa

There are more than fifty private nursing colleges located in the nine provinces of South Africa accredited by the South African Nursing Council (SANC) to offer nursing programmes. While some of these colleges provide Higher Certificate in Nursing and Diploma in Nursing programmes, others additionally offer Diploma in Midwifery programmes.

That said, here’s a list of all the private nursing colleges in South Africa accredited by SANC arranged by province.

Private Nursing Colleges in Gauteng Province 

1. Arwyp Training Institue (Pty) Ltd

  • Location: Kempton Park
  • Address: No. 22 Pine Avenue, Kempton Park, 1619, South Africa
  • Year founded: September 2001
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 011 922 1383; Email address: [email protected]

In addition to being accredited by the South African Nursing Council, Arwyp Training Institute is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution. Thus far, the institute has trained more than 17 registered nurses, 23 auxiliary nurses, and 5 enrolled nurses.

The accredited nursing programme offered by the institute are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (forty students per intake)

2. Ukwazi School of Nursing – Roodepoort Campus

  • Location: Roodepoort
  • Address: No. 6 Kingfisher Street, Horison Park, Roodepoort, 1724, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2002
  • Founder: Ria van der Merwe (co-founder)
  • Phone number: 011 674 1614/24; Email address: [email protected]

Ukwazi School of Nursing has its main campus in Roodepoort, Johannesburg. It was incorporated in 2002 while its sub-campus in Potchefstroom, Tlokwe, was established in 2006. The institution is also registered with the Department of Higher Education as a Private Higher Education Institution. Ukwazi School is well-known as one of the frontrunners in private nursing education in the country.

The accredited nursing programme offered by the school of nursing are as follows:

  • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
  • Higher Certificate in Nursing (forty students per intake)
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3. Medclinic PTY (Ltd) – Learning Centre – Tshwane Region

  • Location: Pretoria
  • Address: No. 132 Cilliers Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, 0002, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzog
  • Phone number: 012 421 9100; Email address: [email protected]

As a registered international hospital group operating in the private health industry, Mediclinic (Pty) Ltd has more than five learning centers in different provinces. The accredited nursing programmes offered by the institution include:

    • Diploma in NursingDiploma in Emergency Medical Care
    • Diploma in Operating Department Assistance
    • Higher Certificate in Auxilliary Nursing

Note: Certificate in Enrolled Nursing was discontinued by SANC until further notice. Hence, prospective students are advised to visit the website frequently to find out new nursing qualifications that have been accredited.

4. Medclinic PTY (Ltd) – Learning Centre – Northern Region

  • Location: Bryanston Address: Cnr Main Road & Peter Place, Bryanston, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzog
  • Phone number: 011 709 2366; Email address: [email protected]

SANC accredited programmes offered by Mediclinic Northern Region are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (twenty-five students per intake)

5. Netcare Education Pty Ltd – Gauteng North East Campus

  • Location: Lyttleton
  • Address: Building D, Crystal Park, 249 Basden Road, Lyttleton, 0157, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1989
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 012 644 4900; Email address: [email protected]

One of South Africa’s leading private education and training institutions, Netcare Education is a division of Netcare (Network Healthcare Holdings Limited). Over the years, the institution has trained many healthcare professionals in nursing, ancillary care, and emergency medical services. It comprises two faculties – Faculty of Emergency and Critical Care (FECC) and Faculty of Nursing Ancillary Healthcare (FNAH).

An average of 1,500 students graduate annually in the various programmes offered by both faculties. FNAH has more than four campuses in KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape, Gauteng, and Western Cape. The accredited programmes offered by the faculty include:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (fifty students per intake)

6. Arwyp Medical Centre

  • Location: Kempton Park City Centre
  • Address: 20 Pine Ave, Kempton Park Cbd, Kempton Park, 1619, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1985
  • Founder(s): Peter Arendsen and Dr. W. Wypkema
  • Phone number: 011 922 1195; Email address: [email protected]

Dr. A de Villiers is the principal of Arwyp Medical Centre. The nursing education institution offers one SANC accredited programme, a Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

7. Clinix Health Academy

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Address: No. 506th Road, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, 2196, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1992
  • Founder: Dr. K.O.P. Matseke
  • Phone number: 011 491 4146; Email address: [email protected]

Clinix Health Academy offers one SANC accredited programme, namely two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

8. Netcare Education Pty Ltd – Gauteng South West Campus

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Address: No 2 Bunting Road, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1989
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 011 628 7614; Email address: [email protected]

Mrs. C. Menino is the principal of Netcare Education Gauteng South West Campus. The accredited programmes offered by the campus are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (fifty students per intake)

9. Empilweni Education

  • Location: Randburg
  • Address: No. 307 Surrey Avenue, Ferndale, Randburg, 2194, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1992
  • Founder: Dr. Annali A. Basson
  • Phone number: 011 886 9150; Email address: [email protected]

Founded by Dr. Annali A. Basson in 1992, Empilweni Education is associated with many private hospitals which serve as clinical facilities for student practicals. The institution is committed to providing a healthy learning environment where students can easily develop professionally, intellectually, and personally.

The SANC accredited nursing programme offered by Empilweni Education is a Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

10. Life College of Learning – East Rand Learning Centre

  • Location: Ekhurhuleni in Springs
  • Address: No. 15 Middlesex Street, Springs Central, Springs, 1560, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 011 812 3960; Email address: [email protected]

Life College of Learning was founded by South Africa’s second-largest private hospital operator – Life Healthcare Group, in 1998. The private higher education institution has over five campuses throughout the country.

The accredited nursing programme offered by the East Rand Learning Centre is Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

11. Letjhabile Libalele Nursing School

  • Location: Walkerville
  • Address: No. 9 Jenner Road, Althea Estates, Walkerville, 1829, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1997
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 010 230 0005; Email address: [email protected]

Letjhabile Libalele Nursing School offers one of the finest nursing programmes in the country. However, the SANC accredited nursing programme provided by the institution is Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

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12. Khanyisa Nursing School – Main Campus

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Address: No. 234 Donnelly Street, Rosettenville, Johannesburg, 2190, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 011 683 1479; Email address: [email protected]

To transfer knowledge and skills of the highest standards to students through the provision of the highest quality and most cost-effective nursing education and training, Khanyisa Nursing School has emerged as one of the highly-rated private nursing colleges in South Africa.

The programmes offered by the nursing school include:

    • Diploma in Nursing
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing Auxiliary Two years Bridging Course.

13. ESDA Nursing Education Institute

  • Location: Springs
  • Address: Boyes Street, New State Areas, Springs, 1559, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1993
  • Founder: Yolanda Els
  • Phone number: 011 817 2395; Email address: [email protected]

The nursing programme offered by ESDA Nursing Education Institute is Higher Certificate in Nursing (twenty students per intake).

14. Life College of Learning – West Rand Learning Centre

  • Location: Roodepoort
  • Address: No. 91 Leder Road, Robertville, Roodepoort
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 087 352 2741; Email address: [email protected]

Since 2008, Life College of Learning has been registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a Private Higher Education Institution. The accredited nursing programmes offered by the institution are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (thirty students per intake)

15. Life Learning College – Pretoria Centre

  • Location: Pretoria
  • Address: Room 10, Denneboom Park, Denneboom Road, Die Wilgers, Pretoria, 0041, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 012 816 8900; Email address: [email protected]

Managed by Mrs. M. Scheepers as principal, Life College – Pretoria Learning Centre offers accredited nursing programmes. They include:

    • Diploma in Midwifery Course leading to registration as a Midwife.
    • Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

16. Future Nurses Nursing School (Pty) Ltd

  • Location: Bedfordview
  • Address: No. 20 Angus Street, Germiston South (Industries E A), Bedfordview, 1401, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2003
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 082 623 4526; Email address: [email protected]

As a standard Private Nursing Higher Education Institution in South Africa, Future Nurses Nursing School (Pty) Ltd is registered with the South African Quality Assurance (SAQA) body, Council of Higher Education (CHE), and Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The nursing college is fully accredited by SANC to offer Higher Certificate in Nursing/Auxiliary Nursing programme.

17. Thuto Bophelo Nursing School

  • Location: Pretoria Central
  • Address: No. 270 Struben Street, Pretoria Central, Pretoria, 0001, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1982
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 086 168 7746; Email address: [email protected]

Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy is registered with the South African Nursing Council and South African Qualification Authority. Hence, they provide quality nursing education and training and offer mostly full-time courses. They include:

    • Enrolled Nursing Course
    • Auxiliary Nursing Course
    • Nursing History and Ethics
    • Bridging Course
    • Basic Nursing Care
    • Anatomy and Physiology
    • Elementary Nutrition
    • Introduction to Comprehensive Healthcare
    • First Aid

Note: Thuto Bophelo Nursing Academy is fully accredited by SANC to offer Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

18. Bronberg Nurse Education and Training Academy

  • Location: Pretoria West
  • Address: No. 563 Carl Street, Metromitch Building, Pretoria West, 0183, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder(s): Olivia Shisana and Sophie Mogotlane
  • Phone number: 012 327 0368; Email address: [email protected]

Bronberg Nurse Education and Training Academy is a newly SANC accredited private nursing college situated in Pretoria West, South Africa. The institution has a state-of-the-art facility and provides high-quality training that stimulates critical thinking in a supportive environment. It is accredited by SANC to offer one year Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing programme.

19. Lunghile Nursing School (Rosebank Campus)

  • Location: Johannesburg
  • Address: 117/119 Oxford Road, Rosebank (Saxonwold), Johannesburg, 2001, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 082 497 6940; Email address: [email protected]

Lunghile Nursing School has two campuses in the country – one in Rosebank and East London. The nursing school has educational and training packages made up of skills training, certificates, diploma, and degree programmes. The accredited programmes offered by the school include:

    • Diploma in Midwifery course leading to registration as a Midwife
    • Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurses leading to registration as a general nurse or psychiatric nurse.

Private Nursing Colleges in Mpumalanga Province

1. Khanyisa Nursing School – Tonga Sub-Campus

  • Location: Kwamhlushwa in Tonga
  • Address: Main Road, Sama College, Kwamhlushwa, Tonga, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 011 434 1241; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programme provided by Khanyisa Nursing School – Tonga sub-campus is a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

2. Life College of Learning – Midmed Learning Centre

  • Location: Middelburg
  • Address: Cnr OR Tambo & Joubert Street, Middelburg, 1055, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 013 243 1302; Email address: [email protected]

As a Nursing Education Institution, Life College of Learning is accredited with the South African Nursing Council and the Department of Higher Education and Training and Council on Higher Education. The institution is affiliated with Nelson Mandela University. It has more than seven centers in cities like Pretoria, Durban, East London, and Cape Town.

The SANC accredited nursing programme offered by the Midmed Learning Centre is two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

3. Khanyisa Nursing School – Bushbuckridge Sub-Campus

  • Location: Bushbuckridge
  • Address: 0001 Maviljan, Bushbuckridge, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 013 799 1690; Email address: [email protected]

Khanyisa Nursing School – Bushbuckridge sub-campus provides only one SANC accredited programme, a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

4. Nelspruit Medi-Clinic

  • Location: Nelspruit
  • Address: No. 1 Louise Street, Sonheuwel Extension, Nelspruit, 1201, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzog
  • Phone number: 013 759 0500; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programme offered by Nelspruit Mediclinic, a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

5. Khanyisa Nursing School – Witbank Sub-Campus

  • Location: Witbank
  • Address: No. 37 Beatty Street, Witbank, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 078 767 7034; Email address: [email protected]

Khanyisa Nursing School – Witbank sub-campus offers one SANC accredited programme; two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

Private Nursing Colleges in KwaZulu-Natal Province

1. Life College of Learning – KZN Learning Centre

  • Location: Westville
  • Address: No. 36 Essex Terrace, Berea West, Westville, 3629, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 031 204 1391; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited nursing course offered by Life College KZN Learning Centre is two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

2. Chatsmed Candlelight Nursing School – Durban Campus

  • Location: Durban
  • Address: No. 82 Khuzimpi Shezi Road (formerly Williams Road), Dalbridge, Durban, 4000, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1997
  • Founder: Lilly Lioma
  • Phone number: 031 305 8877; Email address: [email protected]

Situated in Libode, Mthatha, Eastern Cape, Chatsmed Candlelight Nursing School is a hundred percent black-owned Nursing Education Institution. It gained accreditation from the South African Nursing Council in May 1997 and now has four campuses across the country, namely Mthatha campus, Eshowe campus, Durban campus, and Stranger campus.

The accredited programme offered by the institution is the Bridging course for Enrolled Nurses, a two-year programme that leads to registration as a general nurse.

3. Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) Nursing School

  • Location: Chatsworth
  • Address: No. 80 Arena Park Drive, Arena Park, Chatsworth, 4092, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 404 9523; Email address: [email protected]

Aryan Benevolent Home (ABH) Nursing School is a fully accredited Nursing Education Institution managed by Ms. K. Pillay as the principal. The nursing school offers both two years enrolled nursing programme and a one-year enrolled nursing course. Their clinical training takes place at various local hospitals in the province, such as Claiwood Hospital, Addington, and RK Khan Hospital.

Graduates from the institution usually receive certificates from the Department of Higher Education and Training. It’s noteworthy that the SANC accredited nursing programme offered by ABH is the Bridging course for Enrolled Nurses, a two-year programme that leads to registration as a general nurse.

4. Academy of Nursing Education and Healthcare Training

  • Location: Durban Central
  • Address: No. 9 Dorothy Nyembe Street, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1995
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 301 1000/1106; Email address: [email protected]

This private nursing institution provides students with top-notch nursing courses. However, the nursing programme accredited by SANC is two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

5. Cato Manor Technical College

  • Location: Durban
  • Address: Ridgeview Road, Durban, 4091, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 811 1713; Email address: nursing&[email protected]

The SANC accredited programmes provided by Cator Manor Technical College are as follows:

    • Two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).
    • Diploma in One Year Midwifery leading to registration as a Midwife

6. D. T. Institute of Nursing – Main Campus

  • Location: Durban
  • Address: No. 286 Umbilo Road, Durban, 4001, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2003
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 202 2030; Email address: [email protected]

D. T. Institute of Nursing offers SANC accredited programmes. They include:

    • Two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).
    • Diploma in One Year Midwifery leading to registration as a Midwife

7. Gandhi – Mandela Nursing Academy

  • Location: Durban Central
  • Address: No. 52 Ismail C Meer Street, Durban Central, Durban, 4001, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 309 3049; Email address: [email protected]

Gandhi Mandela Nursing Academy is accredited with SANC, and the nursing programme the institution provides is two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

8. Midlands School of Nursing

  • Location: Pietermaritzburg
  • Address: No. 513 Church Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 033 342 5522; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programme offered by Midlands School of Nursing is a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

9. Michaelmas Nursing School – PMB Main Campus

  • Location: Pietermaritzburg
  • Address: Head Office Palmdene House, 126 Langalibalele Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 033 345 8037; Email address: [email protected]

A well-known private FET college, Michaelmas offers quality skills training that focuses on health and social development courses. It provides students with the opportunity to develop skills to meet their statutory, developmental, and organizational obligations. The private nursing college has six campuses across South Africa; four in KwaZulu-Natal, one in Gauteng, and one in Western Cape.

Michaelmas College is accredited with the South African Nursing Council and  Health and Welfare Sector Education and Training Authority. Also, it is provisionally registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training. The college trains nurses and social auxiliary workers and offer programmes such as:

    • Enrolled Nurse Course
    • Midwifery
    • Bridging Course
    • Child and Youth Care Work – FET Certificate
    • Ancillary Health Care Work – National Certificate
    • Community Health Work – National Certificate
    • Social Auxiliary Work – FET Certificate
    • Occupational Hygiene and Safety – FET Certificate
    • Early Childhood Development – FET Certificate

10. Mpumalanga Institute of Nursing

  • Location: Hammarsdale
  • Address: No. 280 Shezi Main Road, Hammarsdale, 3700, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 736 3820; Email address: [email protected]

Mpumalanga Institute of Nursing is headed by Ms. P Mlotshwa as the principal. The nursing institute offers one SANC accredited programme – two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

11. Netcare Education (Durban)

  • Location: Durban North
  • Address: Block C95, Umhlanga Rocks Drive, Durban North, Durban, 4016, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1989
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 581 8200; Email address: [email protected]

Netcare Durban provides one SANC accredited programme, a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

12. Ndumiso Training Institute

  • Location: Ulundi
  • Address: 15840 Main Road, Mahlabathini Rural District, Ulundi, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 035 877 1199; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programme offered by Ndumiso Training Institute is two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

13. Shekinah Nursing School

  • Location: Pietermaritzburg
  • Address: The Marian Centre, 532 Jabu Ndlovu Street, Pietermaritzburg, 3200, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2003
  • Founder: Cathy Pillay
  • Phone number: 033 345 2049; Email address: [email protected]

Shekinah Nursing School provides one SANC accredited programme – two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

14. Thembelani Further Education and Training College

  • Location: Isipingo
  • Address: 38A Inwabi Road, Isipingo Rail, Isipingo, 4133, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 031 902 6642/6; Email address: [email protected]

Registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training, Thembelani Further Education and Training College offers one SANC accredited nursing programme; two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

15. St. Mary’s Marianhill Nursing School

  • Location: Pinetown
  • Address: St. Mary’s Hospital, 1 Abbot Francis Road, Marianhill, Pinetown, 3610, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1927
  • Founder: A group of Trappist monks
  • Phone number: 031 700 2685; Email address: [email protected]

St. Mary’s Marianhill Nursing School is one of the most popular private nursing colleges in South Africa. The principal of the college is Mrs. L. Cebekhulu, and the SANC accredited programmes offered by the nursing institution are as follows:

    • Two years Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course)
    • Diploma in One Year Midwifery leading to registration as a Midwife

Private Nursing Colleges in Free State Province

1. Bloemfontein Medi-Clinic

  • Location: Bloemfontein
  • Address: 2nd Floor, Quantum Building, 3rd Avenue, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzog
  • Phone number: 051 411 4101; Email address: [email protected]

Bloemfontein Mediclinc provides one SANC accredited programme: a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

2. Khanyisa Nursing School (Kroonstad Sub-Campus)

  • Location: Kroonstad
  • Address: 5th Floor, Adami House, Kroonstad, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 011 434 1241; Email address: [email protected]

The nursing programmes offered by Khanyisa Nursing School Kroonstad Campus include:

    • Diploma in Nursing
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing Auxiliary
    • Two years Bridging Course
    • One year Diploma in Midwifery

3. Life College of Learning (Bloemfontein)

  • Location: Bloemfontein
  • Address: No. 54 Pasteur Drive, Hospitaalpark, Bloemfontein, 9301, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 051 522 1828/9; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programme offered by Bloemfontein Life College of Learning is a two-year Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

Private Nursing Colleges in Western Cape Province

1. Emmanuel Verpleegskool Oudtshoorn (Pty) Ltd

  • Location: Oudtshoorn
  • Address: No. 69 Jubilee Street, Oudtshoorn, 6625, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 044 272 8884; Email address: [email protected]

Situated in Oudtshoorn, Emmanuel Verpleegskool is an Afrikaans Nursing School accredited with the Council for Higher Education (CHE), the South African Nursing Council (SANC), and the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET). The institution offers courses such as:

    • Three-year Diploma in Nursing (General Nurse)
    • One year Higher Certificate in Nursing (Auxiliary Nurse)

2. Netcare Education Pty Ltd – Western Cape Campus

  • Location: Bellville
  • Address: Sunbel Building, 4th Voortrekker Road, Bellville, 7530, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1989
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 021 949 5271; Email address: [email protected]

Netcare Education Western Cape campus offers two SANC accredited programmes, namely;

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (thirty students per intake)

3. Life College of Learning – Cape Town Learning Centre

  • Location: Cape Town
  • Address: First Floor, The Park, Park Road, Pinelands, Cape Town, 7405, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 021 506 5340; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited nursing programmes offered by Life College Cape Town Learning Centre are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (thirty students per intake)

4. Western Cape Mediclinic Learning Centre

  • Location: Bellville
  • Address: Tijgerpark, 1 Willie van Schoor Drive, Bellville, 7530, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzog
  • Phone number: +27 21 943 6000; Email address: [email protected]

Western Cape Mediclinic Learning Centre provides two SANC accredited nursing programmes, and they are:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (twenty-five students per intake)

Private Nursing Colleges in Eastern Cape Province

1. Netcare Education Pty Ltd – Eastern Cape Campus

  • Location: Gqeberha
  • Address: Geyville House, Second Floor, Corner of Ring Road, Greyville Road, and Cape Road, Greenacres, Gqeberha, 6045, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1989
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 041 363 2138; Email address: [email protected]

Netcare Education Eastern Cape campus offers two SANC accredited programmes, namely;

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (forty students per intake)

2. Life College of Nursing – East London Learning Centre

  • Location: Beacon Bay
  • Address: The Hub, Bonza Bay Road, Beacon Bay, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 043 704 3200/1; Email address: [email protected]

The SANC accredited programmes provided by Life Learning College – East London campus includes:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (thirty students per intake)

3. Life College of Nursing – Port Elizabeth Learning Centre

  • Location: Central Port Elizabeth
  • Address: Ground Floor, Oasim North, Havelock Street, Central Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1998
  • Founder: Life Healthcare Group
  • Phone number: 041 501 1851; Email address: [email protected]

Life Learning College – Port Elizabeth campus provides two SANC accredited nursing programmes, and they are as follows:

    • Diploma in Nursing (thirty students per intake)
    • Higher Certificate in Nursing (thirty students per intake)

4. Lilitha College of Nursing – Port Elizabeth Main Campus

Location: Central Port Elizabeth

  • Address: No. 58 Park Drive, Central Port Elizabeth, 6001, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2003
  • Founder: Nomvuyiseko Links
  • Phone number: 041 393 0250; Email address: [email protected]

Lilitha College of Nursing, Eastern Cape, is one of the largest private nursing colleges in South Africa and on the African continent. The college is registered with SANC and has five main campuses and nineteen sub campuses located across the Eastern Cape province. The nursing school aspires to empower nursing students from the provincial communities as it takes pride in developing the students into sensitive and responsible citizens of the next generation in the healthcare system.

The college provides the following nursing programmes:

    • Diploma in Nursing (General, Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery – Four years
    • Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course) – Two years
    • Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing Science  – One year
    • Diploma in One Year Midwifery – One year
    • Diploma in Community Nursing Science – One year
    • Post Basic Diploma in Clinical Nursing Science Health Assessment, Treatment, and Care Course Outline – One year
    • Post Basic Diploma in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Operating Theatre Nursing Course Outline – One year
    • Post Basic Diploma in Child Nursing Science – One year
    • Post Basic Diploma in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science: Critical Care Nursing – General Course Outline – One year

5. Lilitha College of Nursing – East London Main Campus

  • Location: East London
  • Address: No. 40 Lennox Road, Amalinda, East London, 5247, South Africa
  • Phone number: 043 742 0684; Email address: [email protected]

6. Lilitha College of Nursing – Lusikisiki Main Campus

  • Location: Lusikisiki
  • Address: No. 1 Hospital Road, St. Elizabeth Hospital, Lusikisiki, 4820, South Africa
  • Phone number: 066 303 9196; Email address: [email protected]

7. Lilitha College of Nursing – Mthatha Main Campus

  • Location: Mthatha
  • Address: Mthatha General Hospital, Nelson Mandela Drive, Mthatha, 5099, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 502 4078/82; Email address: [email protected]

8. Lilitha College of Nursing – Queenstown Main Campus

  • Location: Queenstown
  • Address: No. 2 Kingsway Avenue, Queenstown, 5319, South Africa
  • Phone number: 045 839 2414; Email address: [email protected]

9. Lilitha College of Nursing – Settlers Sub Campus

  • Location: Grahamstown
  • Address: Settlers Satellite Campus, Milner Street, Grahamstown, 6140, South Africa
  • Phone number: 046 622 2024; Email address: [email protected]

10. Lilitha College of Nursing – Dora Nginza Sub Campus

  • Location: Port Elizabeth
  • Address: Spondo Street, Zwide, Port Elizabeth, 6005, South Africa
  • Phone number: 041 459 0160; Email address: [email protected]

11. Lilitha College of Nursing – Midland Sub Campus

  • Location: Midland
  • Address: Midland Hospital, Albertyn Street, Graaff-Reinet, 6280, South Africa
  • Phone number: 049 891 7135; Email address: [email protected]

12. Lilitha College of Nursing – Andries Vosloo Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Somerset East
  • Address: Andries Vosloo Hospital, Charles Street, Somer East, 5850, South Africa
  • Phone number: 042 243 0078; Email address: [email protected]

13. Lilitha College of Nursing – Butterworth Sub Campus

  • Location: Butterworth in East London
  • Address: Butterworth Hospital, Scanlen Street, Butterworth, 4960, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 491 0514; Email address: [email protected]

14. Lilitha College of Nursing – Victoria Sub Campus

  • Location: Victoria in East London
  • Address: Victoria Hospital, Old Lovedale Roda, Ntselamanzi Township, Alice, 5700, South Africa
  • Phone number: 040 653 0865; Email address: [email protected]

15. Lilitha College of Nursing – Nompumelelo Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Peddie
  • Address: Nompumelelo Hospital, Grahamstown Road, Peddie, 5640, South Africa
  • Phone number: 040673 0013; Email address: [email protected]

16. Lilitha College of Nursing – Tafalofefe Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Kentane
  • Address: Tafalofefe Hospital, Mazeppa Road, Kentane, 4980, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 498 8900; Email address: [email protected]

17. Lilitha College of Nursing – Fort Beaufort Sub Campus

  • Location: Fort Beaufort
  • Address: Fort Beaufort Hospital, Bell Street, Fort Beaufort, 5720, South Africa
  • Phone number: 046 645 1111; Email address: [email protected]

18. Lilitha College of Nursing – Madwaleni Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Elliotdale
  • Address: Madwaleni Hospital, Gusi Administrative Area, Elliotdale, 5070, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 573 300; Email address: [email protected]

19. Lilitha College of Nursing – St. Patrick’s Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Bizana
  • Address: St. Patrick’s Hospital, No. 152 Hope Street, Bizana, 4800, South Africa
  • Phone number: 039 251 0019/20; Email address: [email protected]

20. Lilitha College of Nursing – Madzikane ka Zulu Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Mount Frere
  • Address: Madzikane ka Zulu Hospital, N2 Main Road, Mount Frere, 5090, South Africa
  • Phone number: 060 583 5727; Email address: [email protected]

21. Lilitha College of Nursing – St. Barnabas Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Libobe
  • Address: St. Barnabas Hospital, Port St. John’s Road, Ntlaza, Libobe, 5160, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 555 5379; Email address: [email protected]

22. Lilitha College of Nursing – Nessie Knight Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Qumbu
  • Address: Nessie Knight Hospital, Sulenkama, Qumbu, 5180, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 553 6007; Email address: [email protected]

23. Lilitha College of Nursing – Dr. Malizo Mpehle Sub Campus

  • Location: Tsolo
  • Address: Dr. Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital R56 – Main Road, Tsolo, 5170, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 542 6444; Email address: [email protected]

24. Lilitha College of Nursing – St. Lucy’s Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Tsolo
  • Address: St. Lucy’s Hospital, St. Cuthbert’s Mission, Tsolo, 5170, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 545 9324; Email address: [email protected]

25. Lilitha College of Nursing – All Saints Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Ngcobo in Queenstown
  • Address: All Saints Hospital, Ngcobo, 5050, South Africa
  • Phone number: 047 548 4007; Email address: [email protected]

26. Lilitha College of Nursing – Glen Grey Hospital Sub Campus

  • Location: Lady Frere
  • Address: Glen Grey Hospital, Indwe Road, Lady Frere, 5410, South Africa

Phone number: 079 941 1902; Email address: [email protected]

27. Lilitha College of Nursing – Umlamli Sub Campus

  • Location: Sterkspruit
  • Address: Umlamli Satelite Campus, Umlamli Road, Sterkspruit, 9762, South Africa
  • Phone number: 051 611 049; Email address: [email protected]

Private Nursing Colleges in Limpopo Province

1. Mediclinic Learning Centre – Limpopo Campus

  • Location: Polokwane
  • Address: No. 56A Comensatie Street, Polokwane, 0699, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1983
  • Founder: Dr. Edwin Hertzbog
  • Phone number: 015 290 3815; Email address: [email protected]

Mediclinic Limpopo campus is managed by Ms. M. Rapudi as the principal. The private Nursing Education Institution provides one SANC accredited programme―Diploma in General Nursing Science (Bridging Course).

Private Nursing Colleges in North West Province

1. Thulaganyo Nursing School

  • Location: Taung
  • Address: Old Batlhaping High School, Taung, 8584, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2012
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 079 686 6608; Email address: [email protected]

Ranking as one of the best private nursing colleges in North West, South Africa, Thulaganyo Nursing School has been accredited by the South African Nursing Council to offer a Bridging Course for Enrolled Nurse (Diploma in General Nursing Science).

2. Ukwazi School of Nursing: Potchefstroom Campus

  • Location: Potchefstroom
  • Address: 1st Floor, Standard Bank Building, Walter Sisulu & Retief Street, Potchefstroom, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2006
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 018 297 6532; Email address: [email protected]

With a mission to develop and provide nursing education and training of the highest degree of excellence to the South African community, the Ukwazi School of Nursing Potchefstroom campus was founded in 2006. The Private Higher Education Institution offers SANC accredited nursing programmes. They include:

  • Diploma in Nursing (twenty-one students per intake)
  • Higher Certificate in Nursing (fifteen students per intake)

3. Africa Healthcare Nursing College (PTY) LTD

  • Location: Vryburg
  • Address: No. 67 Molopo Road, Vryburg, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2014
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 018 788 1246

Africa Healthcare Nursing College is located onsite at the Vryburg Private Hospital in North West and has a team of experienced educators that offer standard nursing training and education programmes. They include:

    • Diploma in General Nursing
    • Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing
    • Basic Life Support (BLS)
    • First Aid Training
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4. Keobakile Nursing School

  • Location: Rustenburg
  • Address: 148 President Mbeki Drive, Rustenburg, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 082 735 0611; Email address: [email protected]

Managed by Ms. J. N. Mokgoetsi as the principal, Keobakile Nursing School is committed to the excellence of service to its students. The institution aims to excel in the provision of nursing education and to be known for uncompromising integrity of service. They offer the following courses:

    • Diploma in General Nursing Science
    • Higher Certificate in Auxilary Nursing
    • Advanced Diploma in Midwifery

Post-Basic/Registration Diplomas include one-year Operating Nursing Science, one-year Midwifery Nursing Science, and one year of Community Nursing Science.

Other Private Nursing Colleges in South Africa

Besides the nursing colleges mentioned above, other private nursing colleges in South Africa are yet to be fully accredited by the South African Nursing Council. Nonetheless, they still offer nursing training while processing for their accreditation. These private nursing colleges are as follows:

Private Nursing Colleges in Gauteng Province

1. Healthnicon SA

  • Location: Pretoria
  • Address: No. 153 Grant Street, Queenswood, Pretoria, 0186, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1995
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: +27 12 333 5046

2. SG Lourens Nursing College

  • Location: Pretoria
  • Address: Soutpansberg Road & Theodore Hove Avenue, Prinshof 349-Jr, Pretoria, 0084, South Africa
  • Year founded: 1991
  • Founder: Nelia Maritz
  • Phone number: +27 12 319 5600

3. Gold Fields Nursing School

  • Location: Sandton
  • Address: No. 150 Helen Road, Sandown, Sandton, 2196, South Africa
  • Year founded: 2003
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: 018 788 1246
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Private Nursing Colleges in North West Province

1. Caerus Nursing School

  • Location: Klerksdorp
  • Address: No. 58 William Street, Wilkoppies, Klerksdorp, 2571, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: +27 18 474 9340

2. Excelsius Nursing College

  • Location: Klerksdorp
  • Address: Park Street, Access Park Value Centre, Klerksdorp, 2570, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: +27 18 462 1020

3. Amplats Medical Services

  • Location: Rustenburg
  • Address: Platinum Health, Old Marikana Road, Bleskop, Rustenburg, South Africa
  • Year founded: N/A
  • Founder: N/A
  • Phone number: +27 14 591 1141

Conclusion

South Africa boasts several private nursing colleges that also comprise some private hospitals across the country. It is worth noting that after gaining a nursing qualification in these nursing colleges, nursing graduates need to undergo one year of mandatory community service, after which they are required to sit for the South African Nursing Council exam, which will enable them to register with SANC if successful.

Gaining nursing qualification alone is not enough for nursing graduates to qualify to work as registered Enrolled nurses or Enrolled Nursing Auxiliaries in South Africa. Still, registration with SANC enables one to work as a registered nurse in the country.

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