Average Salary For General Nurse In South Africa

General nurses provide direct patient care, which can include bathing and dressing patients, administering doctor-prescribed medications, and collecting fluid samples.


General Nurse Salary In South Africa

The average nurse salary in South Africa is R 352 800 per year or R 181 per hour. Entry-level positions start at R 252 000 per year, while most experienced workers make up to R 3 361 558 per year.

How do you become a general nurse?

Learn more about some of the popular nursing careers for a diploma to the doctorate level: Licensed Practical Nurses – Licensed practical nurses are entry-level nurses. They provide basic care to the patients like bathing patients, monitoring patient vitals, and applying bandages.

What is a general nursing course?

General Nursing and Midwifery or GNM is a three-year and six-month diploma course designed for aspirants who want to pursue a career in clinical nursing. The program teaches candidates how to care for individuals who are sick or have been injured in order to help them attain full recovery.

What subjects do you need for general nursing?

Credit passes (A1-C6/A-D) in the following Core Subjects: English. Mathematics. Integrated Science.

Credit passes (A1-C6/A-D) in any of the following: General Science (Physics, Chemistry, and Biology) and General Arts. Home Economics (Food and Nutrition) General Agriculture with Chemistry or Physics.

Where can a general nurse work?

General practice nurses work in GP surgeries as part of the primary healthcare team, which might include doctors, pharmacists, and dietitians.

In larger practices, you might be one of several practice nurses sharing duties and responsibilities.

In others, you might be working on your own, taking on many roles.

What are the courses under general nursing?


RGN 211Medical Nursing I3
RGN 211Surgical Nursing I3
NTD 211Nutritional Dietetics2
PTP 211Pharmacology, Therapeutic & Pharmaco Vigilance I2