Nursing at (UL) University of Limpopo

Nursing at (UL) University of Limpopo

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Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at University of Limpopo. Department of Nursing Science is one of the departments in School of Healthcare Sciences. The department consists of highly qualified staff members that produce independent Professional nurses, Midwives, Community and Psychiatric nurses. The department strives in ensuring quality healthcare services by producing qualified nurses.

Studying a four years undergraduate degree will equip you to be an independent skilled professional nurse that can assist in improving the health status of the community, and reduce high morbidity and mortality rate. During the undergraduate program, you will be professionally socialized into becoming a skilled, knowledgeable and independant nurse practitioner. Candidates who successfully complete the program will register with the South African Nursing Council as a Professional Nurses and Midwifes. You will automatically be placed in the hospitals and clinics upon completion of the degree.

Qualified candidates can further get employed in the following areas:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Occupational industries such as mines, schools e.t.c
  • Nursing schools

The department offers both undergraduate (B.Nurs) and postgraduate nursing qualifications (PHC, M.Nurs & PhD). Check the admission criteria to assist you about the application process. All programs offered by the department are recognized by the South African Nursing Council for registration and, are registered with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA).


The Department of Nursing Science is offering the following programmes:

  • Bachelor of Nursing Science – Duration four years
  • Master of Nursing – Duration two years
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing Science – Duration four years
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Primary Health Care (PGDPHC) – Duration one year

Admission Requirement

Nursing Teaching and Learning Methodology

The teaching strategy adopted is Outcomes Based Education the following is used to achieve the outcomes:

  • Problem-Based learning activities are given the activities encourage learners to engage in problem solving of work-related problems which will develop your thinking and reasoning skills.
  • Case studies are given to learners so that they can be able to present cases in different learning areas.
  • Self-directed learning is used so that the learners can take responsibility for carrying all activities related to their learning independently.
  • Facilitation in class by lecturers is used whereby learners are engaged in building up knowledge by interacting with colleagues and facilitator during training.
  • Each scheduled period requires active participation and often group work.

Nursing Contacts details

Physical Address
University of Limpopo Department of Nursing Science
New R-block First Floor
Private Bag x 1106 Sovenga 0727

Contact Person
Mrs MA Kgatle
Tel : 015 268 2384/2385/3173
Fax : 015 268 3080