Nursing at (CPUT) Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Nursing at (CPUT) Cape Peninsula University of Technology

Course Information

We hope to offer new programmes on undergraduate and postgraduate levels from 2020. This will depend on final SANC approval and Higher Education accreditation of the new programmes. The last intake of our current programmes is 2019

BTech: (Baccalaureus Technologiae)

To prepare and develop nurse practitioners (graduate nurse and midwife ) equipped with the knowledge, skills and professional values to meet the health care needs of people of all ages, and thereby contribute to the transformation of society. The graduate nurse practice will reflect an understanding of the social, cultural, and economic context of our country, while conforming to standards of professional nursing practices.

Career Information

The curriculum is designed to prepare graduate nurse- and midwifery practitioners who are equipped to meet the increasing health needs as well as health related problems, of multicultural populations in a wide variety of health care settings, while considering of the current and future social, cultural and economical contexts, of the country.

Career Opportunities

After completion of the 2 years ECP, the learner nurse will proceed to the 2nd year mainstream studies of the B Tech Degree. Completion of the B Tech Degree provide access to post-basic (post-graduate) qualifications offered at Universities in the field or where appropriate cognate fields as Nursing Education, Nursing management; Primary Health Care; Occupational Health Care. There are various career opportunities in the Private and Public Health Care sector.

Admission requirements


For all Certificate, Diploma and National Diploma applications, consult the General admission requirements.

General admission requirements

Some courses require students to submit additional information as part of their application.

Additional admission requirements


For all Honours, Masters and Doctorate applications, consult the Postgraduate admission requirements.

Postgraduate admission requirements

Career Advantage

The degree entails the education and training of a nurse (general, psychiatric and community) and midwife leading to registration (Government Gazette Regulation No. 425 of 22 February 1985 as amended). After completion of the Baccalaureus Technologiae Nursing Science Degree (R425), students would be able to register as a professional nurse with the South African Nursing Council (SANC).Thereafter, they also have to work the compulsory community service year while being reimbursed.