UJ Nursing

UJ Nursing

The Department of Nursing is the flagship of the Faculty of Health Sciences. The Department is the offers evidence-based courses at basic, post-basic, and postgraduate level. Caring is a pivotal part of Nursing and the core of teaching, practice and research. The Department is a brand name making inroads in the market place, public and private health institutions in providing most wanted graduates.


Teaching and learning in the Department of Nursing is aligned to ‘take the learning’ to the learner in the most suitable made of presentation being aligned with the latest technology, education, nursing and research. Student support and successful attainment is an important aspect to the Department of Nursing.


Teaching and learning to occur aligned with the challenges of the 21st century and linked to the professional diversity of care and practices of best evidence. A commitment to teach using learning and teaching that is supported by technology and to ensure outstanding achievements for the diverse student population attracted to be the new generation of professional nurses in the world of caring.

Mission Statement

The Nursing Department will pursue its vision by:

  • Striving towards excellence in nursing education, research and community engagement in symbiotic relationship with one another and other health professionals.
  • Developing competent nursing practitioners to meet the diverse and rapidly changing health needs of the South African society. These practitioners will reflect lifelong learning skills, career management skills, and professional and personal empowerment to be internationally competitive
  • Reputable and innovative research that is guided by the priority of health needs of the South African Society. The scientific knowledge generated by the research process will firstly be integrated in the learning content of the programme and secondly, its utilisation in practice will facilitate evidence-based, best practice.
  • Developing communities through quality nursing education, research and partnerships with the community.​

​Pursuing two niche areas, namely:

  • The under- and postgraduate clinical programmes, enriched by professional nursing science in order to provide for the health needs of South Africans.
  • Distinguished scholarship (teaching of research, conducting research and disseminating research findings nationally and internationally)​

The Department of Nursing Sciences is proud to present the programmes that are described on this website. Our guarantee of academic quality lies in the fact that the academics of the University of Johannesburg constantly develop and upgrade every programme. The Faculty of Health Sciences, School of Nursing Sciences, of which this Department is part, also strives to give excellent service to every student.

The University of Johannesburg would like to make a significant contribution to the development of all South Africans. Research is constantly being carried out into the most suitable mode of presentation for every course. We use multi-mode programme presentation so as to optomise the teaching and learning process in a manner that can be to your advantage. Furthermore, you can rely on a strong system of student support that includes study letters, workshops, contact sessions, phone-in afternoons and technological support.

The Department of Nursing Sciences trusts that your studies will be pleasant and rewarding. Feel free to contact the Department about any aspect of your studies – we will gladly assist you.

Educational Approach

The School of Nursing Sciences at University of Johannesburg follows a multi-modal approach to education to meet the needs of every learner. These modes include:

  • Weekday lectures
  • Block System
  • Web

Accreditation of Programmes

All program​mes offered at the School of Nursing Sciences are approved by:

  • SA Nursing Council
  • SAQA
  • HEQC

Contact Us

Title Name Role Tel ​Office No.​
​Ms ​Irene Kearns ​HoD: Nursing ​+27 11 559 6997 ​6104A, John Orr Building​ DFC
​Ms ​Kelebogile Gwabe ​Admin Assistant ​+27 11 559 6995​​ ​6108B, John Orr Building DFC

Physical Address:

6th Floor

John Orr Building
​Doornfontein Campus
Corner of Siemert and Beit