You are hereby cordially invited by the North-West University and the Pretoria Eye Institute to attend a short learning programme on ophthalmic nursing.The primary aim of this short learning programme is to produce well trained, efficient and confident role players in the acute care of ophthalmic patients.

This programme is designed to equip you in a practical way with essential knowledge and skills in ophthalmic care and to enable you to provide safe, quality care to patients in eye wards and operating rooms where ophthalmologists perform eye surgery.

Key Competencies After Course Completion.

(and course outcomes)

The course will equip you with knowledge and skills to work competently with ophthalmic patients.

After this programme you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomy and physiology of the eye.
  • Use science and technology effectively and critically, showing responsibility towards the environment and health of others.
  • Use advanced technologies effectively in the area of specialization within your scope of practice.
  • Perform ophthalmic nursing skills in primary, secondary and tertiary care settings within your scope of practice.

Who Should Attend

Healthcare professionals working in the eye care environment (eye wards and relevant operating rooms). These include registered nurses and staff nurses.

Entry Requirements

Qualifications or experience including:
  • Registration as a healthcare professional with a relevant healthcare statutory body.
  • Experience in the course subject field, and working in an eye care environment is an advantage.
  • Booking is essential.
  • Payment must be settled prior to scheduled training.

After successful completion of the course, delegates will receive a certificate.

  • 30 CPD points allocation.

Course Outline

  • Anatomy and physiology of the eye
  • Transmission of light
  • Pharmacology
  • Microbiology
  • Ocular emergencies and systemic diseases


Contact sessions with students every second week (or as arranged with students)

THE Presenters

This short learning programme will be presented by multidisciplinary professionals who practice in the field of ophthalmic acute care.


Main presenter: R/N Augusta Pretorius.
Tel: +27 12 427 0207

Suegnet Scholtz
Tel: +27 16 910 3564


R13 500 per person Include: Course notes, prescribed books and refreshments. Certification on successful completion of assessment. Course may be cancelled if minimum number of registrations are not reached


Registrations are open from 1st of January to 31st of January 2019. The course commence on the 1st of April 2019.