Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School Application 2022/2023

By | September 6, 2021

Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School Application 2022/2023

Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School Application 2022/2023

Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School



Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School Application

Recruitment and selection of students in the Eastern Cape must ensure accessibility of nursing education programmes to both rural and urban candidates and alleviation of a gross shortage of nurses in the Province, especially in the remote rural areas.


Prospective students must meet the statutory minimum requirements based on the National Senior Certificate (NSC) or equivalent school leaving certificate for admission to higher certificate or diploma programmes and candidates educational certificate.

Provisional admission will be based on levels/symbols obtained in Grade 12 June/September examinations or confirmation that study leave is being processed by the current employer. However the final decision for studying at Lilitha College of Nursing will be based on final Grade 12 results, confirmation that the applicant has been granted study leave by the employer and has not reached the pensionable age (55-60) applicable to all college programmes;
There are specific requirements for all specific programmes. The Admission Point System (APS) is used for allocating point values to your NSC subjects or equivalent:



NSC Levels             NSC %            APS                 APS %               Symbol
7                      80-90%            6                    80-90%                A
6                      70-79%             5                    70-79%                B
5                      60-69%            4                    60-69%                C
4                      50-59%           3                     50-59%                D
3                      40-49%          2                      40-49                   E
2                      30-39%          1                      30-39%                F
1                      0-29%            0                      0-29%

For example, to register for a Basic Diploma you need an APS of at least 18 with an NSC/equivalent pass of Biology/Life Science at Level 4 or D Symbol and English at Level 3 or E Symbol Aggregate:

NSC Subjects                                   NSC %            Level           APS Allocated
English                                              54%                   4                        3
Afrikaans                                          38%                   2                        1
Biology/Life Sciences                    62%                   5                        4
Physical Science                              60%                  5                        4
Mathematics                                    32%                  2                         1
Life Orientation                               77%                  6                        5
Geography                                        68%                 5                         4
Admission Score                                                      21

The applicant has met the requirements for admission to the Diploma as she is above 18 points

  • There are limits to the number of students that can be admitted to each programme as this is dependent on the accredited capacity by South African Nursing Council. Meeting the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance or automatic registration to the specified programme. Candidates will be required to undergo testing and interviews as a means to further screen candidates.
  • Candidates in possession of health-related post-matric experience/certificate will be registered as per the identified quota for that group as specified below:
    Scholars: 50%
  • Candidates with pre-NSC Grade 12 certificate: 20%
  • Candidates with health-related post-matric experience/certificate: 10%
  • Serving Officers: 20%
  • Please note that admission requirements are subject to change and the college:
  • will invest heavily in nurses for ECDoH facilities;
  • will not invest in candidates that have attempted other avenues for example dropped out of universities/technikons/colleges and;
  • will not invest in candidates that are in possession of other qualifications. Should this be discovered at any stage during the process, the candidate will be disqualified.

Advert is placed on the local newspapers (Daily Dispatch and Herald) in April/May period as well as on the website of the department: www.impumelelo.ecprov.gov.za to invite applications from suitable candidates for all programmes offered at the Lilitha College of Nursing.
Before submitting the application and paying the application fee, please take note of the minimum admission requirements for all programmes of your choice.
NB Application fees are non-refundable

In your application form, please attach your identity document, necessary school reports and deposit slip which indicates that you have deposited the application fee for that specific programme. Back To Top

The closing date will be indicated in the advert of that specific year.

Read Also: All Saints Hospital Nursing School

Before registering as a student you need to determine whether or not you will have sufficient funds to finance your studies. Costs involved in Higher Education include Registration and Tuition fees, Books, Travel, Accommodation, Meals and general living expenses.

ECDoH offers financial assistance to full-time students in the form of a bursary on an annual basis. Bursaries will be automatically allocated to the predetermined percentage of selected candidates based on their registration with Lilitha College of Nursing (LCoN). Conditions and terms of the Bursary Contract apply. Students who have passed all their subject/modules and progress to the next level of study will retain the bursary allocation. ECDoH/College reserves the right to reverse the Bursary allocation if:

Learners have not complied with the minimum requirements as per the specified programme;
Learners have not complied to college rules and regulations.

This is a general guide as to the length of study for various academic programs offered at Lilitha College of Nursing.

Qualification                                            Minimum duration
Short Learning Programmes: PHC                To Be Advised
New Nursing Auxiliary                                     To Be Advised
General Nursing Science (B/Course) R683    2 years
Basic Diploma (R425)                                          4 years
Post Basic/ Registration Diplomas: (R212)
-Child Nursing Science
-Community Nursing Science
-Clinical Assessment, Treatment and Care
-Critical Nursing Science
-Operating Nursing Science
-Advanced Midwifery and Neonatal Care
-Orthopaedic Nursing Science
-Ophthalmic Nursing Science
-One Year Midwifery Nursing Science                            1 Year
Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and Midwifery: R174    4 years
Diploma in Nursing (Staff Nurse): R171                        3 years
Higher Certificate in Auxiliary Nursing: R169              1 Year
 Advanced Diploma in Midwifery: R786                     1 Year



To register for a Basic Diploma you need an APS of at least 18 with an NSC/equivalent pass of Biology/Life Science at Level 4 or D Symbol and English at Level 3 or E Symbol Aggregate:

NSC Subjects NSC % Level APS Allocated
English or Any other Language 54% 4 3
Afrikaans 38% 2 1
Biology 62% 5 4
Physical Science 60% 5 4
Mathematics 32% 2 1
Life Orientation 77% 6 5
Geography or Agricultural Science 68% 5 4
Admission Score 22

Enrolled Nurses and Auxiliary nurses with a standard 10 certificate will be considered irrespective of an aggregate symbol in Grade 12 certificate;
Candidates admitted to the programme are to be within the age limits as specified below:
Scholars: 18-35 year bracket
Serving Officers/Study Leave: 45-year limit

N.B. Your Senior Certificate will be verified with the Department of Education/Umalusi as quality assurer and you will be liable for the costs incurred in this exercise. Remember, it is an offence to submit a forged/altered certificate and consequences will be immediate dismissal.

See Also: South African Nursing Council



Post Graduate – R6000 Per Annum
4 Year Diploma – R6000 Per Annum
Bridging Programme for Enrolled Nurses
1st Year R3000
2nd Year R4000

Post Registration Programmes:

1 Year Diploma in Midwifery – R6000 Per Annum
1 Year Diploma in Community Nursing Science – R3000 Per Annum

Enrollment Programmes (Certificate Courses):

Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary – R 3000 Per Annum
Enrolled Nursing –
1st Year R3000
2nd Year R4000

Financial Aid and Funding for nursing students:

Funding is provided to the following private nursing students:-

EC Department of Health;
Health and Welfare SETA for Learnerships; and
Employees from both public and private sector (Study leavers) to provide own funding for studies

Course Structure: The College provides the following full-time Programmes:
Post Basic Diplomas: One Year: R212

Clinical Nursing Science, Health Assessment, Treatment and Care (PHC),
Child Nursing Science,
Orthopaedic Nursing,
Ophthalmic Nursing,
Midwifery and Neonatal Nursing Science (Centralised and Decentralised (DPAM),
Critical Care Nursing,
Operating Theatre Nursing
Community Nursing Science,

Basic Diplomas:

Diploma in Nursing (General. Community, Psychiatry) and Midwifery: Four Years: R425
Diploma in General Nursing Science (bridging Course): Two Years: R683
Diploma in One Year Midwifery: One Year: R254

Certificate Programmes:

Enrolled Nursing (EN): Two Years: R2175
Enrolled Nursing Auxiliary (ENA): One Year: R2176

Short Learning Programmes:

Anesthesiology for all categories of nurses (4 weeks)
Primary Health Care (6 weeks)
HIV/AIDS and TB Management Certificate (8 weeks)


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Contact Details

Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital Nursing School contact:

Dr Malizo Mpehle Memorial Hospital
R56 – Main Road

Private Bag X1004

Contact Details

Ms N. T Gwama (Sub-Campus Head)
EMAIL malizompehle@lilithacollege.co.za
TEL: 047 542 6444/6353


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