Emmanuel Nursing School

MISSION

The EMMANUEL NURSING SCHOOL OUDTSHOORN strives within the policy of the SA Nursing SA Nursing SA Nursing Council to train nurses of all groups of the SA population with dedicated efficiency by means of outcome based tuition. Process for Achieving the Vision and Mission of the Nursing Education Institution

VISION

EMMANUEL NURSING SCHOOL OUDTSHOORN commits itself to a high standard of nursing education to provide Oudtshoorn and nearby towns with mature, professional, creative and critical thinking nurses who can deliver a comprehensive service.

ACCREDITATION EMMANUEL NURSING SCHOOL

Accredited qualifications: R169 Regulations Relating to the Approval of and the Minimum Requirements for the Education and Training of a Learner Leading to Registration in the Category Auxiliary Nurse

Date of intake: January 2020

Duration of course: 1 academic year, constitutes of 44 weeks – including both theoretical and practical skills

Total credits: 160

NQF level: 4

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION

Purpose:
Learners credited with this qualification are able to render fundamental nursing care in collaboration with other members of the health team and with the involvement of individuals and communities in the provision of preventive, promotive, curative and rehabilitative health care.

Qualifying learners will have obtained a fundamental level of knowledge and competence in nursing and should be able to apply this knowledge in all health care settings where basic nursing care is required. The learner works under the supervision of a currently registered or enrolled nurse within the applicable scope of practice.

Rationale:
A first level nurse, capable of delivering skilled fundamental nursing care, is essential to health care in a variety of settings, such as geriatric care facilities, hospitals and clinics. 

LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

Communication at NQF level 2

Mathematical Literacy at NQF level 2

 

Recognition of Prior Learning
Learners may provide evidence of prior learning for which they may receive credit towards the qualification by means of portfolios, other forms of appropriate evidence and/or challenge examinations as agreed to between the relevant provider and relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.

 

Access to Qualification
Any learner who has successfully completed ten years of formal schooling, or who has successfully completed an NQF Level 2 qualification may access this qualification.

Access to the course:
Providers must ensure that:

 Learners are enrolled as learners with the South African Nursing Council.

Learners have access to a provider accredited by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA for clinical learning.

Workplace experience complies with the requirements of the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA. 

RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? ​

Yes

QUALIFICATION RULES ​

In order to be accredited with this qualification, learners are required to achieve all 57 credits of the fundamental component, all 95 credits of the core component and at least 8 credits from the elective component. 

EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 

1. Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biophysics and microbiology in the provision of nursing care.
2. Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
3. Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
4. Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
5. Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
6. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
7. Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.

Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:

Problem solving/Make decisions:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Team work:
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
 

Organising:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
 

Information:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Communication:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Science and Technology:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Related systems:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Personal development:
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice. 

 

1. Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy, physiology, biophysics and microbiology in the provision of nursing care.
2. Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
3. Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
4. Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
5. Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
6. Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
7. Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.



Critical Cross-Field Outcomes:
 

Problem solving/Make decisions:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Team work:
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
 

Organising:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
 

Information:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Communication:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Science and Technology:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Related systems:
> Apply foundational knowledge of anatomy and physiology in the provision of nursing care.
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice.
 

Personal development:
> Communicate in a variety of ways in a nursing context.
> Use mathematics in a nursing situation.
> Demonstrate understanding of appropriate methods of interacting sensitively and professionally with people with diverse backgrounds.
> Participate in addressing the needs of individuals and groups in a community.
> Participate in the implementation of basic nursing care.
> Maintain professionalism in nursing practice. 

 

ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA  ​

1. Fundamental understanding of macro body structure and functioning is demonstrated by the nursing care provided, in accordance with the relevant scope of practice.

An understanding of the structure and functioning of micro-organisms is demonstrated in the provision of nursing care.
2. Oral and written communication is maintained to promote effective fundamental nursing care.

Written communication is clear, relevant and unambiguous.
3. Mathematical functions are used correctly to address needs of the patient such as correct fluid balance and nutrition.

Mathematical signs and symbols are correctly used.
4. Health promotion programmes are implemented under supervision of other members of the health team.
5. Individual and/or group health care plans across the health-illness continuum are implemented and evaluated in collaboration with other members of the health care team.

Information obtained from continuous monitoring of responses to nursing interventions is correctly applied to the individual or group.

Appropriate emergency care and first aid principles in respect of:
> Treatment of injuries and accidents.
> Emergency deliveries.
> Basic life support is applied.
6. Fundamental nursing interventions are implemented with sensitivity to people of diverse cultural, religious and socio-economic backgrounds.
7. Recording of data is done in compliance with institutional standards and legal criteria.

Patient records are maintained accurately, concisely and systematically, to reflect the fundamental nursing care rendered.

Confidentiality and integrity of patient information are maintained in interaction with patients and others.

Integrated Assessment
The South African Nursing Council guidelines are used as a reference for clinical competence.

Formative Assessment:
A variety of assessment strategies and/or approaches must be used, including, but not limited to:

  • Tests

  • Assignments

  • Workbooks

  •  Projects

  •  Demonstrations

 Clinical assessments

Summative Assessment:   May take the form of:
> written
> practical
> oral assessment
as agreed to by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA. 

 

INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY  ​

In most countries around the world, first-level health workers are not recognized by their relevant nursing professional councils or relevant licensing authorities. However, this qualification is recognised by the South African Nursing Council as a National Certificate at NQF level 3. It is likely that it will be utilized in the SADC region and throughout Sub-Saharan Africa as well as other third- and first-world countries.

South Africa has been an active member of both the International Council of Nurses and the International Labour Organisation for many decades. During the time of ostracism, international contact was maintained through the specialized organizations and their overseas affiliates. Thus, South African qualifications in nursing have always been aligned with the best in the world, and it is common knowledge that the services of South African nurses are in great demand in all parts of the globe.

This qualification upholds that tradition and is comparable with the best available in this category anywhere in the world. In other third world and some first world countries, similar courses exist, but South Africa has taken precedence in generating a full qualification with recognition at professional council level for this category of nurse. 

 

ARTICULATION OPTIONS   ​

This certificate provides access to the FET Certificate: Nursing (NQF Level 4) or any other equivalent qualification in the health field. 

MODERATION OPTIONS    ​

Both internal and external moderation must be conducted by moderators who have been appointed by the relevant ETQA or ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA. Both internal and external moderators and assessors must be in possession of an appropriate qualification above the level of this qualification, as well as relevant clinical expertise and current experience. In addition, the external moderation will be conducted by the relevant ETQA or an ETQA that has a Memorandum of Understanding in place with the relevant ETQA.