Welwitchia University School of Nursing Admission Requirements
Diploma & Certificate Programs
Any candidate wishing to enroll for a Diploma or Certificate within the Clara Barton Scool of Nursing, must be at least 16 years of age.
A candidate wishing to enroll, must at least have a basic qualification in Nursing (e.g. Diploma in nursing or a Bachelors degree in Nursing Science).
For Certificates, the candidate must hold a post High School qualification made up of 120 credits at NQF level 5.
For Diplomas, the candidate must hold a post High School qualification made up of 240 credits at NQF level 5.
Selection will be made on the basis of merit, including any aptitude tests that might be required.
A candidate who wishes to enroll for the degree program within the Clara Barton School of Nursing, must comply with the following admission criteria:* A candidate must be at least 18 years of age.
* A candidate must have obtained at least 25 points according to the APS scale.
* A candidate must have obtained a minimum symbol D in English at Grade 12 level.All students admitted to the 1st year of study who have obtained less than a (C) or (3) in the Grade-12 final examination for English, must register for the module Academic English, OR pass the WU English Exemption Benchmark test (part of Nursing Aptitude Scales) prior to commencement of the respective academic year (i.e. commencement of the Spring or Fall academic year) as proof of Academic English Proficiency;All students admitted to the 1st year of study must register for the module Computer Literacy, OR pass the WU Computer Literacy Benchmark test prior to commencement of the respective academic year (i.e. commencement of the Spring or Fall academic year) as proof of Computer Literacy Proficiency;
All students admitted to the 1st year of study must register for the modules Study Methods (STU 101) and Critical Thinking (CRI 102);
The modules Academic English, Computer Literacy, Study Methods, and Critical Thinking, are academic prep modules and therefore not credit bearing towards the professional BS Nursing Science program of study;
Assessment of these prep-modules are done via online testing.
Credits earned by exam for prep-modules are reflected on the academic record of the student and a student may be exempted from having to re-do these modules in future, should such a student transfer to another program of study at WU;
Prep-modules mentioned above are bearing five (5) credits each, and these modules are offered during a period of block lectures prior to commencement of lectures reflected in the BS Nursing Science curriculum in order to equip all students and get them on par with their peers prior to commencement of the academic program;
Selection to the BS Nursing Science program is based on merit, including any aptitude tests that may be required.
All Masters and Doctoral degree programs of study are offered within the Ignaz Semmelweis School of Public Health.