Life Healthcare views its responsibility to contribute to the national pool of skills seriously, especially in the field of nursing. The Life College of Learning, which was established by the group in 1998, is provisionally accredited with both the Department of Basic Education and the Department of Higher Education & Training, and with the South African Nursing Council, making it the only such provisionally accredited nursing college operated by a private healthcare company in South Africa. The college also works in partnership with the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University.
Nurses form the cornerstone of Life Healthcares operations, and in this respect, our colleges nurse training programmes have proven to be strategically important to the success and solid reputation of our group. Our focus on clinical excellence underpins our commitment to delivering high quality care to our patients . The Life College of Learning has been instrumental in turning our groups vision to be a world class provider of quality healthcare for all into reality.
The college has contributed to the development and empowerment of many South Africans, and is assisting in alleviating the national nursing shortage. Several public sector nurses and people from disadvantaged communities have enrolled at the college. Ongoing collaboration with HWSETA is providing various nursing learnerships and pharmacy bursaries.
The college managers provide visible leadership in the field of nursing education and are actively involved in the Nursing Education Association (NEA), South African Nursing Council (SANC) and Hospital Association of South Africa (HASA). Excellent relations with these regulating bodies and tertiary institutions positions Life Healthcare well in addressing the challenges of skills shortages.
The Life College of Learning has over 1 000 students studying various nursing programmes each year. Our excellent results in the registered examinations reflect the professionalism of our clinical educators, nursing staff and hospital management, as well as the quality of students selected. The groups investment in the Life College of Learning, and in training and development of employees at all strata of the organisation, ensures that our people are empowered to attain excellence.
Our colleges vision
To create a skilled workforce for Life Healthcare and the healthcare industry in order to provide cost effective, quality and competent patient care.
Our colleges mission
To retain and develop staff for Life Healthcare.
To ensure staff have career development opportunities.
To provide management at all levels with the necessary skills to conduct their work effectively.
To develop a competent workforce.
To work according to necessary legislation governing education, training and development in the healthcare industry.
Our learning centres
Our college comprises of ten learning centres and three classrooms throughout the country. The learning centres are situated in Benoni, Bloemfontein, Cape Town, Durban, East London, Middelburg, Port Elizabeth, Pretoria, Roodepoort and Mossel Bay and the classrooms in Empangeni, Klerksdorp and Bushbuckridge.
57 Gustav Crescent
57 Gustav Crescent
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