REGULATIONS FOR THE DIPLOMA IN NURSING (2014)
1. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
An applicant shall be eligible to be admitted to the Diploma in Nursing if that the applicant has:
a) Foundation Certificate (Nursing) or Foundation Certificate (Science) or
b) HEN004 and three of HNS001, HNS002, HNS003, HNS004, HNS005 in the Foundation Certificate Nursing) with not less than 60% in each course
c) completed the Health Preparatory Year programme or equivalent or
d) On account of age, academic background and the nature of his/her employment or occupation, a reasonable chance of completing the programme or
e) Qualified for Admission with Standing
2. MODE OF STUDY
Full time / Part time
Not less than four semesters
4. PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
A student who has not passed HSA001 or HSA002 must pass HSA111 or HSA112 or HSA111 or HSA155 in order to graduate. Unless credit is granted under the Statute/Regulations on Recognition of Prior Learning/Credit & Recognition of Current Competency, this programme consists of twelve courses. The courses are:
Year 1 HNS111, HNS112, HNS121, HNS125, HNS126, HSA100
Year 2 HNS221, HNS222, HNS223, HNS224, HNS312, HNS313.
5. PROGRAMME LOAD
For full-time students, three courses per semester; part-time students two courses per semester. An underload or overload has to be approved and signed for on the enrolment form, by the Dean of Health Science or the dean’s designated staff member.
6. PROGRAMME REQUIREMENTS
To be awarded the Diploma in Nursing a student must pass twelve courses as prescribed above in 4.
7. These Regulations are effective from 1 January, 2014 and as amended October 2017