FS School of Nursing

The Free State School of Nursing (FSSON) is divided into three campuses, which are located in Bloemfontein, Qwa-Qwa and Welkom. The Free State School of Nursing (FSSON) offers the following courses:

Pre Registration Programmes

  • 4 Year Course leading to registration as a Nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwife
  • 2 Year Course leading to registration as a General Nurse (Bridging Course)

Post Registration Programme

  • 1 Year Midwifery

Post Basic Clinical Programme

  • 1 Year Diploma in Medical Surgical Nursing with specialization in Critical Care (General)

Access Criteria

4-Year Course leading to registration as a Nurse (General, Psychiatric and Community) and Midwife

Matriculation or Senior Certificate before 2008

  • Grade 12/Senior Certificate or equivalent
  • 2 Higher Grade Subjects (English must be on higher grade)
  • English score: D or better
  • M Score of 24 or higher
  • A Science subject

Senior Certificate of 2008 and thereafter

  • Grade 12 or Senior Certificate
  • English above 50%
  • APS of 24 (excluding life orientation)
  • A Science subject

2-Year Course leading to registration as a General Nurse (Bridging Course)

  • Grade 12/ Senior Certificate
  • Enrolled with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as an Enrolled Nurse
  • Study Leave from employer

1-Year Midwifery Programme

  • Appropriate Qualification in Nursing (Diploma/Degree)
  • Registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse
  • Study Leave from employer

1-Year Diploma in Medical and Surgical Nursing Science with specialization in Critical Care (General)

  • Appropriate Qualification in Nursing (Diploma/Degree)
  • Registered with the South African Nursing Council (SANC) as a Professional Nurse
  • Study Leave from employer.

Contact person:

Bloemfontein
Dean: Ms. S.R van Niekerk
Tel: (051) 403 9831

Qwa-Qwa
Ms. M.S.A Maja
Tel: (058) 718 3266

Welkom
Ms. N. Msayi
Tel: (057) 396 3710