Striving for excellence in the service of humanity
Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. This website will provide you with information on the Department, which was established in 1975 and situated in the Faculty of Health Sciences.
WHY STUDY NURSING
Talented, competent and dedicated, professional nurses are vital to the profession of Nursing. This is why, at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, we offer you the opportunity to become a Registered Professional Nurse through enrollment in the basic 4 year Nursing Degree Program (BCur).
During this program you will be professionally socialized into becoming a skilled, knowledgeable and independant Registered Nurse Practitioner. Candidates who successfully complete the program can register with the South African Nursing Council as a Nurse (General, Community, and Psychiatric) and Midwife.
Professional development does not end there. In order to assist you to achieve your full potential as a professional nurse, we offer a vast array of post basic and post graduate programmes to enable you to continue your professional development and in doing so, deliver quality nursing care to the people of South Africa.
Nurses Pledge of Service
I solemnly pledge myself to the service of humanity
and will endeavour to practice my profession with
conscience and with dignity.
I will maintain by all the means in my power the honour
and the noble traditions of my profession. The total
health of my patients will be my first consideration.
I will hold in confidence all personal matters
coming to my knowledge.
I will not permit considerations of religion, nationality,
race or social standing to intervene between my
duty and my patient.
I will maintain the utmost respect for human life. I make
these promises, solemnly, freely and upon my honour.