In South Africa, you can study nursing at the diploma or degree level. At any level and across various universities, admission requirements are absolutely different.
Mathematics, Physical Science, Biology, or Physiology are recommended subjects. Selection is based on academic merit. An AP-score Grade 11(25) and Grade 12(24) are required. A personal interview is conducted with every applicant. An NSC for degree purposes is required with the following minimum subject requirements and AP-score per subject, indicated in brackets:
- English (4);
- Additional Language (4);
- Four other subjects (4);
- Life Orientation (4) – Life Orientation is excluded from the APS calculation.