Welcome to the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Pretoria. The Department offered the first degree programme in Nursing in South Africa and was instituted in 1956.
Since its inception, the Department has played a leading role in nursing education in South Africa. The Department is therefore a pioneer in the nursing profession in the country, and trail blazing continues in order to keep pace with new technology and changes in the profession. The Department of Nursing Science strives for excellence in its teaching and research programmes, and its focus is on the promotion of the intellectual, cultural and personal development of all its students.
UP conducts validation trial for IDEXX’s new pregnancy test for cows - 17/10/2014
Improved pregnancy rates among cattle mean greater profitability for dairy and beef farmers. IDEXX, an international company dealing with diagnostic products in animal health, recently approached the University of Pretoria with a request to conduct a project to assist in devising reliable, cost-effective methods for diagnosing pregnancy in cattle. This led to the bovine pregnancy test validation trial, which is being conducted in the South African dairy industry.
IUFRO appoints Prof Mike Wingfield as new President - 14/10/2014
The International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO) announced the appointment of Prof Mike Wingfield as new President on 10 October 2014. IUFRO’s International Council elected him during a meeting at the 24th IUFRO World Congress, which was held in Salt Lake City, Utah, United States.
Lemur Interaction area at Bester Birds and Animals Zoo - 11/10/2014
Two groups of students enrolled for the Community-Based Project Module (JCP) of the Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and IT at the University of Pretoria, developed a lemur Interaction area at Bester Birds and Animal Zoo. The lemur Interaction area was officially opened on Friday, 10 October and gives visitors the opportunity to feed the Lemurs at the zoo.
The more termites, the merrier the aardwolves - 08/10/2014
What do aardwolves and whales have in common? Both are extremely picky eaters, to the point of only feeding on one foodstuff over and over again. As is the case with some whales and the plankton they eat, aardwolves will rather eat less than diversify their menus to include anything other than their favourite termites.