oa Africa Journal of Nursing and Midwifery - Proposed community service for newly qualified South African nurses

Volume 8, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 1682-5055



In July 2003 the South African Minister of Health announced that the new graduate nurses will be joining the doctors and other health professionals in the requirement to complete one year community service. According to the South African National Department of Health (2006a), the main objective of community service is ""to improve access to quality health care to all South Africans, more especially in previously underserved areas"".

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