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Warning against bogus nurse colleges

2011-04-06 15:23

Johannesburg - Illegal nursing colleges brought the profession into disrepute, the Democratic Nursing Organisation of SA's student movement said on Wednesday.

"We also want to caution everyone interested in nursing not to fall victim to illegal nursing colleges that have dragged down the dignity of this noble profession," the movement said in a statement.

It called on Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi and Higher Education Minister Blade Nzimande to tackle the problem of illegal nursing colleges. The call comes as the first Nursing Summit was underway in Sandton.

"... Bogus nursing colleges... rob the children of the working class their parents' hard-earned money by promising to give them an education and failing to deliver on their promises ... this is a heinous crime which must be condemned and fought against in all ways possible."

Denosa's student wing further called on young people interested in nursing to apply at accredited nursing colleges before the end of April.

It urged communities to encourage young people to enter the nursing field.
 

Comments
  • ji - 2011-04-06 15:47

    "... The ANC and the ANCYL ... rob the children of the working class their parents' hard-earned money by promising to give them an education and failing to deliver on their promises ... this is a heinous crime which must be condemned and fought against in all ways possible."

  • crocoros - 2011-04-06 16:12

    There should be govt run training colleges that had been in place and the calibre of nurses who trained and completed their training were excellent. I have a friend who trained at coronationville hospital and now heads a nursing unit in the UK. There should only be one training body recognised for nurses, in that way proper training and the relevant certification would be recognised within the medical profession. Why by the way were the govt training colleges done away with? Hmmmmm the ANC again, anything that reminds them of the old regime was erased. What a mistake, there was nothing wrong with the nursing colleges, Oh the nurses in training had to be paid, less money for them to steal if they had to pay the trainees. Fly by night institutions grew like wild mushrooms and the trainees had to pay for inferior training which by no means were of international standards, hence the hospitals are now reaping what the ANC govt sowed.

  • CharVal@24.com - 2011-04-06 16:16

    "We also want to caution everyone interested in nursing not to fall victim to illegal nursing colleges that have dragged down the dignity of this noble profession," Noble profession? Mayby in the old days but I have seen what happens in some hospitals today. What a lot of bull!

      tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-09 09:55

      It was, and should still be, a noble profession. And there are still many noble nurses out there, just not as many as there should to be. That news item about a mother forced to give birth on a pavement still haunts me.

  • onetickie - 2011-04-06 17:18

    Fraud, corruption & nepotism should be the ANC official motto.

  • Nkabinde - 2011-04-09 18:20

    IT S NOT EASY AND POSSIBLE FROM POSITION OF STUDENTS AND OF BEING STUDENTS TO FIND OUT WHETHER THE COLLEGE IS ACKNOWLEDGED,APPROVED AND REGISTERED BY SANC,WHAT ARE IMMEDIATE SIGNS THAT THE COLLEGE IS REGISTERED OR NOT?LET US BE PRACTICAL AND LET US NOT BEAT ABOUT THE BUSH

  • tersia.louw.12 - 2013-01-08 21:46

    So when can we expect a list published of approved training institutions, Ministers Aaron Motsoaledi and Blade Nzimande?

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