Durban University of Technology Department of Nursing

Durban University of Technology Department of Nursing

Head of Department: Dr Nokuthula Sibiya
Secretary: Ms Nondumiso Manyathi
Tel: 031 373 2606
Fax: 031 373 2039
Location: Ritson CampusSponsored Links


We are committed to respond to the health care needs of the people of South Africa and the rest of Africa through:

  • Providing holistic nursing education in a values-driven environment.
  • Providing the highest standard of teaching, learning, research and community engagement.
  • Ensuring the development of critical reflective nursing practice.

Empowering staff and students to succeed.

Programmes offered by the department
BTech: Nursing Science Entry Requirements
BTech: Nursing (Occupational Health) Entry Requirements
BTech: Nursing (Primary Health Care) Entry Requirements
BTech: Nursing (Nursing Management) Entry Requirements
MTech: Nursing Entry Requirements
DTech: Nursing Entry Requirements

Nursing Management: This Programme will provide professional nurses with comprehensive health service management that critically reflects and addresses complex health service problems within the ethical/legal framework of the nursing profession.

Nursing management is a branch of the nursing profession which focuses on managing nurses and patient care standards in a healthcare setting.
The Nursing Management programme is designed to help professional nurses to supervise entire facilities and to delegate duties to individuals.

Nursing management programme addresses specific issues such as dealing with employees, setting behavioural standards, and handling the legal issues associated with supervising people at work in a healthcare environment.

This programme encourages nurse managers to be responsible for the activities of the nurses under their supervision, and encourages the need for interaction with patients, families, communities and other healthcare professionals in a wide variety of situations.


In addition to Rule G24(1), persons must be in possession of an appropriate BTech or Bachelors degree, or have been granted status or advanced standing according to Rule G10.Please also refer to the Postgraduate Student Handbook.

In accordance with Rule G5,acceptance into the programme is limited,and entry into the MTech programme is not automatic. To register for the Master of Technology degree:Nursing,a student shall:

  • Be registered with SANC as a general nurse;
  • Be in possession of a senior certificate unless exempted by the mature age exemption;
  • Submit and have a concept paper accepted by the department.

Occupational Health Nursing: Students learn to protect worker health, provide a safe and healthy work environment with an emphasis on health promotion, research-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, improved quality of life and programme and policy development.