Esda Nursing Education Institution

Boyes Street
New State Areas
Springs, 1559
Tel: +27 11 817 2395


The Esda Nursing Education Institution NPC is a Christian based nursing education institution situated in Springs on the East Rand. It is governed by a board of directors. It aims to prepare caring students with love for God, love for people and respect for the dignity of each person regardless of creed, colour and gender.

The institution is provisionally registered as a private Higher Education Institution with the Department of Higher Education and Training until 31 December 2023. It is accredited by the South African Nursing Council and the Council of Higher Education. The qualification is also registered with the South African Qualifications Authority.

The new Higher Certificate in nursing (R169) commenced in January 2021.


The Higher Certificate in nursing (SAQA ID 99330) (NQF Level 5)

Students can study the 1-year qualification leading to registration as an auxiliary nurse with the South African Nursing Council (SANC).

After the successful completion of their qualification at the school all students will have to write the board examinations to practice set by the South African Nursing Council.

Mode of instruction:

All programmes will be conducted in English.

Students will attend classes at the Esda Nursing Education Institution according to a theoretical contact session program.

Clinical component:

Clinical practica will be done at the following South African Nursing Council accredited clinical facilities:

  • Heidelberg Provincial Hospital.
  • Rus ‘n Bietjie Home for the Aged.
  • Various municipal clinics on the East Rand

The Institution as well as the Clinical component is very accessible to the Learner.  A taxi and train service infra-structure is in place.


Please visit our Admission Page for details on our requirements for admission.