Nurses Training School

The Nursing School at St Joseph’s Home was opened in 1974 and trained Enrolled Nursing Assistants up to 2000. Thereafter it was dormant until it reopened on 2nd January 2008. This was an important event considering the critical shortage of trained nurses in South Africa. This was made possible by a very generous donor, Mr Werner Hoffmeier and his family, to whom we are so grateful.



Our aim is to equip learners with the knowledge and skills to render holistic, quality nursing care effectively, efficiently and competently.

Application Form

Due to a change in the nursing curriculum, we will unfortunately not be offering the training course in 2016 .

Any enquiries with regards to further developments can be done towards the end of the year (November) if nothing has been included on our website. 


  • S Skill and sharing knowledge
  • Trusting relationship
  • J Joy / Positive attitude
  • O Openness
  • S Support one another
  • E Eager to learn
  • P Professional
  • H Honesty/ Confidentiality
  • S Standards to be maintained in order to offer quality care

Number of students

At present we have 18 students registered from all over the Western Cape. We are hoping to increase our numbers.



A note from the tutor

I have been a part of St Joseph’s Home for many years. I worked as a senior sister on the junior girls’ medical ward. I have always had a passion for teaching. I find it wonderful to witness people blossom and grow as they gain knowledge and are up skilled.

I am presently the tutor of the students managing their theoretical component and the practical component together with the entire multi-disciplinary team.

Tutor Qualifications:

  • B Cur Degree in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education (cum laude)
  • Diploma in General Nursing and Midwifery

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