College Of Nursing Free Nursing Training


Programme Diploma In Nursing
Duration: 3 Years
Sanc Regulation: R171

Mpumalanga Province citizens between the ages of 18 and 36 are invited to apply ONLINE to study towards the three-year Diploma in Nursing starting from the year 2023 at the Mpumalanga College of Nursing.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A matriculation/senior certificate qualifying for admission for a diploma/degree.
  • English at least level 4 (HG D/SG C) or above
  • Life Science /Biology/Physiology at least level 4 (HG E/SG D) or above.
  • Mathematics at least level 3 or (HG E /SG D) or Maths Literacy at least level 5 or above
  • Any one of Physical Science/Agriculture/ Geography; passed with at least level 3 (HG E/SG D) or above
  • The minimum total Admission Point Score (APS) of the six subjects with the highest levels should not be less than 23 (excluding Life Orientation)
  • A resident of Mpumalanga Province


  • (All certificates will be sent for verification) Certificates not registrable with the South African Nursing Council (e.g. ABET) will not be considered.
  • Applicants with a disability will be considered only in terms of the inherent requirements of the nursing duties.

Successful Applicants Will Be Required:

  • To sign an agreement with the Department of Health to work back an equal number of years
    spent on training
  • To attend lectures for theoretical knowledge and do Work Integrated Learning (clinical practice) in health facilities as required by the South African Nursing Council and as allocated by the Mpumalanga College of Nursing.

NOTE: There are no fees payable by the applicants to be admitted to the Mpumalanga College of Nursing.


If Shortlisted The Following Documents Will Be Required During the Interview:

  • Original Matriculation Certificate. All certificates will be sent to UMALUSI for verification
  • Copy of Identity document certified within three months of the closing date.
  • Proof of Residence from the local municipal authority or Tribal Authority


How to apply:

Due to the large number of applications normally received, communication will be limited only to candidates considered for selection. If you are not contacted after 31 January 2023, please consider your application unsuccessful

NB. Please note that anyone soliciting/offering a bribe for admission at the Mpumalanga College of Nursing is committing a criminal offence and should be reported to the police/authority.

All applications are to be strictly online on the official Mpumalanga Department of Health website (