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Overview

Since its inception in 1986 the Department of Advanced Nursing Science, has grown and developed tremendously in terms of programmes offered and nursing students population. The department has fourteen full time and five part time staff members, teach over 468 undergraduate and over 44 postgraduate nursing students. The department supports 3 honours level graduate programmes, Masters Curationis (Mcur) with full dissertation and a Doctoral of philosophy.
Among other aspects, below are the objectives of the department:

  • Sustain learner-driven, community-base, Problem-Based and outcome based curriculum
  • Create an environment conducive to the culture of learning and teaching in terms of objective 1.
  • Provide evidenced-based education as dictated by research findings.
  • Encourage research and publications among staff and students.
  • Utilize available sciences and technology in the education of students.
  • Increase the intake of students for both post basic and post graduate to 100 of which 15 shall be PhD students by 2012. Increase the number of staff from 10 to 15 of which 3 shall be males.

The following Programmes are offered by the Department of Advanced Nursing Science:

Name Duration
Diploma in Nursing Science (Bridging Course) 2 years
Diploma in Psychiatric Nursing 1 year
BCur nursing Science (R425) 4 years
BCur Praxis Extensa (Post basic with 3 options) 3 years
OPTIONS- Nursing Education, Nursing Administration
and Community Health.
 
BCur Honours (with 3 options) 1 years
OPTIONS- Nursing Education, Nursing Administration
and Community Health.
 
Magister Curationis
2 years
Doctor of Philosophy
3 years

The following are research niche area:

  • Niche areas
    • HIV/AIDS and TB
    • Mother and child
    • Indigenous knowledge
    • Sexual health

Publications

  • MS Maputle- Becoming a Mother: Teenage Mothers’ Experiences of First Pregnancy. Published in CURATIONIS Vol.29 (2) May 2006, p87-95.
  • MS Maputle & TM Mothiba - Mothers’ Knowledge of Foetal Movements Monitoring During Pregnancy In Relation To Perinatal Outcomes. Published in HEALTH SA GESONDHEID Vol. 11 No. 2 – 2006, p13-22.
  • MS Maputle & MN Jali - Dealing with Diversity: Incorporating Cultural Sensitivity into Midwifery Practice in the Tertiary Hospital of Capricorn district, Limpopo Province. Published in CURATIONIS Vol. 29 (4) November 2006, p61-69.
  • MS Maputle & AGW Nolte - Mothers’ experiences of labour in a tertiary care hospital. Published in HEALTH SA GESONDHEID Vol. 13 No.1- 2008, p55-62.
  • MS Maputle & NM Jali - Pregnant Women’s knowledge about Mother-to-Child-Transmission (MTCT) of HIV infection through breastfeeding. Published in Published in CURATIONIS Vol. 31(1) March 2008, p45-51.
  • MS Maputle – A Woman-centered Childbirth Model. Accepted for publication in Health SA Gesondheid (Vol 15 no 1) 2010.
  • SN Ramara, MS Maputle & ME Lekhuleni – Infant feeding and HIV positive mothers in the Capricorn District of Limpopo Province. Published in CURATIONIS Vol. 33 (1) March 2010.
  • Maputle MS & Hiss DC – Midwives’ experiences of managing women in labour in Limpopo Province, South Africa. Accepted for publication in CURATIONIS Vol. 33 (3) September 2010.
  • Maputle MS, Mothiba TM, Gaorekwe KK & Mokgothu MS - Factors influencing uptake of PMTCT interventions in South Africa. Published in African Journal of Midwifery and Women’s Health Vol. 4 (4), 193-200 (Oct – Dec 2010).
  • Maputle MS, Lekhuleni ME & Jali MN - Primary caregivers’ experiences of caring for terminally ill family member living with HIV & AIDS in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 1-13.
  • Maputle MS, Nakoepa K, Mothiba MT - Sexual and Reproductive health choices and needs of HIV positive women in the North West Province. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 67-82.
  • Maputle MS & Lebese RT - Knowledge of community health workers on the use of community based interventions to prevent childhood diarrhoea in Makhuduthamaga Municipality of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 270-284.
  • Jali NM, Mothiba MT, Maputle MS & Lekhuleni ME - Adherence to Antiretroviral therapy (ART) in Limpopo province, South Africa - Health care providers’ perspective. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 26-41.
  • Mothiba MT, Maputle MS & Malema NR - Breast cancer knowledge, attitudes, practices and screening among female students at the University of Limpopo, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 108-123.
  • Mothiba MT & Maputle MS - Registered midwives’ lived experiences of assisting teenagers who present for repeat termination of pregnancy (TOP) in Capricorn district of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2011 (Supplement 2:1), pp. 55-66.
  • Mothiba MT & Maputle MS - Factors contributing to teenage pregnancy in the Capricorn district of the Limpopo Province. Publication in Curationis Journal July 2012
  • Maputle MS & Hiss DC – Woman centred care: A concept analysis. Accepted in September 2012 for publication in Curationis.
  • T.M. Mothiba, M.S. Maputle & RT Lebese. (2012). Perceptions of youth on the use of condoms for HIV prevention in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. AJPHERD, 18 (2):13-23.
  • T.M. Mothiba, R.T. Lebese & M.S. Maputle. (2012). Needle prick injury at work: The experiences of professional nurses in Limpopo Province, South Africa. AJPHERD, 18 (2):185-194.
  • T.M. Mothiba, M.E. Lekhuleni, M.S. Maputle & L.H. Nemathaga. (2012). University of Limpopo student nurses’ clinical learning experiences in a public hospital at the Capricorn district, Limpopo Province, South Africa. AJPHERD, 18 (2):195-204.
  • Mangena-Netshikweta, Maluleke, M,. Maputle, MS. & Mushaphi L. Knowledge and attitudes of male persons living with HIV in rural areas of Limpopo province, South Africa. AJPHERD, 18 (2):24-35.
  • R.T Lebese, Mahoko, N.S, Netshandama, V.O – (2004). Vatsonga cultural care of children with measles at home. Unisa international conference. Curationis, 27(1):52-64
  • R.T Lebese, Prof. M. Maselesele, Prof. C.L Obi. (2010) Sexual health dialogue between parents and teenagers: an imperative in the hiv/aids era. Curationis, 33(3):33-42
  • R.T Lebese and P.R Risenga. (2010). The role of culture in sexual health dialogue: an issue in the fight against sexually transmitted infections including HIV and aids. Indilinga, 9(9): 238-252.
  • R.T Lebese, Prof. M. Maselesele, Prof. C.L Obi. (2011). Experiences of sexual health dialogue by teenagers in the rural villages of Vhembe district in Limpopo province. Health S.A Gesondheid, 16(1):1-10.
  • RT Lebese M Mashudu Davhana – Maselesele, CL. Obi. (2011). Sex Education In Schools: The Experiences Of Teachers In Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2:1), 14-25.
  • Sukumani TJ, Lebese RT, Khoza LB Risenga PR. (2011). Challenges faced by family members caring for TB patients at home in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2:1), 161-171.
  • Maputle MS, Lebese RT (2011). Knowledge of Community Health Workers on The Use Of Community Based Interventions To Prevent Childhood Illnesses in Makhuduthamaga Municipality of Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2:1), 270-284.
  • Shiluvane NG, Risenga PR, Khoza LB Lebese RT (2011). Views and perceptions of people related to Tuberculosis in Vhembe district in Limpopo Province. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2:1), 135-146.
  • Fikile C. Madzimbalale1, Lunic B. Khoza2, Rachel T. Lebese3* and Hilda N. Shilubane4. (2011). The Intimate Partner Violence experiences of sexual assault, a risk factor on the transmission of HIV infection among women in the Vhembe District of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Journal of AIDS and clinical Research. 2(6).
  • Sukumani TJ, Lebese RT, Khoza LB Risenga PR (2012). Experiences of family members caring for TB patients at home in Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Curationis; 35(1
  • Rachel Ramovha1, Lunic B. Khoza2, Rachel T. Lebese3* and Hildah N. Shilubane3 2012, The Psychological Experience of HIV and Aids by Newly Diagnosed Infected Patients at Hospital A of Vhembe District, Limpopo Province. Journal of AIDS Clinical Research S1 http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6113.S1-006
  • Thelmah Xavela Maluleke1*, Bumani Solomon Manganye2 and Rachel Tsakani Lebese2 2012. Perceptions of Professional Nurses in Rural Hospitals of the Limpopo Province Regarding Nursing Care of Patients with Human Immuno-deficiency Virus and Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome. Hanf et al., J AIDS Clinic Res 2012, 3:8
  • T.M. Mothiba1, R.T Lebese2 and M.S Maputle2. 2012. Needle prick injury at work: the experiences of professional nurses in Limpopo province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2),
  • R.D. Shiluvane1, L.B. Khoza2, R.T. Lebese2 and H.N. Shiluvane2. 2012. An intervention programme to improve the quality of life of street children in Mopani district of Limpopo province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2),
  • T.M. Mothiba1, R.T. Lebese2 and M. Davhana–Maselesele3 2012. Indigenous family planning practices in Capricorn district of Limpopo province, South Africa. South Africa. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2),
  • TM Mothiba1, MS Maputle2 and R.T Lebese2 2012. Perceptions of youth on the use of condoms for HIV prevention in Capricorn District, Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical Health, health Education, Recreation and Dance, September (Supplement issue 2),
  • Xikombiso G Mbhenyane PhD1, Lindelani F Mushaphi PhD1, Ngoako S Mabapa MSc1, Sefora HM Makuse MSc 2, AKA Amey PhD3, Livhuwani H Nemathaga PhD4 and Rachael T Lebese PhD4 2012. The consumption of indigenous fruits and vegetables and health risk in rural subjects of Limpopo Province, South Africa. Indilinga, 11(2) (December issue)
  • R.T Lebese and C.M Phiri. (2012). Ubuntu in health care: setting a tone for an interdisciplinary African epistemology. Southern African Journal for Folklore Studies 22(2):60-70
  • . Ramathuba DU & Davhana-Maselesele, M. (2011) Experiences of nurses caring for People living with HIV/AIDS in Vhembe district, Limpopo Province. Life Science Journal, 2011; 8(S1):29-37] (05) (ISSN: 1097-8135). http://www.lifesciencesite.com.
  • Ramathuba D.U , Khoza L.B & Netshikweta, M.L.(2012)Knowledge, attitudes and practice of secondary school girls towards contraception in Limpopo Province. Curationis 35(1), Art#45, 7pages. http://dx.doi.org/10.4102/curationis.v35i1.45
  • Ramathuba D.U, Khoza L.B & Netshikweta, M.L.(2012). Applying Orem’s self-care model in empowering secondary school girls on contraceptive knowledge and use in Thulamela Municipality, Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD) September 2012 (Supplement 2),pp. 215-227
  • Akinsola H.A. & Ramakuela N.J. (2011).Perceived prevalence, determinants and preventive strategies for violence-related behaviours among South African high school children. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2011 (Supplement 2: 1), pp. 196-211.
  • Akinsola H.A. & Ramakuela N.J. (2010) Perceived Prevalence, Determinants And Preventive Strategies for Violence-Related Behaviours among South African High School Children: A Survey Among Teachers In Rural Vhembe District. Indian Journal of Social Work. Vol. 71, Issue 3, pp 303-328.
  • Akinsola H.A. & Ramakuela N.J. (2009). Sexual violence against women in a South African rural community. African Journal of Midwifery and Women's Health, Vol. 3, Issue. 4, pp. 174 – 180.
  • Ramakuela N.J. & Maluleke T.X. (2011). Students’ views regarding the social and learning environment of disabled students at the University of Venda, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. September 2011 (Supplement 2: 1), pp. 285-294.
  • Ramakuela NJ; Khoza L.B & Akinsola H.A (2012). Understanding of the concept menopause in a rural village of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December 2012 (Supplement 2: 1), pp. 259-273.
  • Ramakuela NJ; Khoza L.B & Akinsola H.A (2012). Menopausal challenges as perceived by women in rural villages of Limpopo Province, South Africa. African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance. December 2012 (Supplement 2: 1), pp. 285-294.
  • Mulondo, S A & Khoza LB 2011. Factors contributing to low Apgar score among newborn babies: Perception of Midwives in selected hospitals at Vhembe District, Limpopo Province of South Africa. The African Journal for Physical, Health Education, Recreation and Dance (AJPHERD), September 2:1 (172-183). (ISSN 1117-4315).
  • Mulondo, S A & Khoza LB 2012. Assessment of the Knowledge of Midwives Regarding Prevention of Low Apgar Score. Life Science Journal 2012;9(4):1537-1545 (ISSN:1097-8135).

Projects

  • Prevalence of suicide ideation among students at a rural university in Limpopo province
  • Project of R95 000 completed in September 2012.
  • A collaborative project on ‘’Assessment of knowledge, attitudes, health believes and risk factor practices related to tuberculosis in the rural communities of Limpopo Province. SANPAD project 2007-2009. Expired include the current “development of a strategy ------?
  • A project on ‘Breast self-examination education campaign in Vhembe District. CANSA Limpopo and University of Venda Project.
  • A project ‘knowledge, attitudes and perception of Univenwrite in full students towards teenage pregnancy’ following a finding of sero-prevalence study conducted by HEAIDS in 2009 at UNIVEN.

The following is a list of staff members in the Department of Advanced Nursing Science:

Designation Name and Qaulifications Contacts
PERMANENT STAFF MEMBERS
.HOD

Prof. M. L Netshikweta

Dlitt et Phil (UNISA)
M.Cur(Unisa)
Bcur (Hons) Unisa
B Cur UNISA

Tel: 015 962 8239
Email: lizzy.netshikweta@univen.ac.za
.

Prof M S Maputle

D.Cur (UJ)
M.Cur (RAU)
BA (Cur) UNISA
DNE (UNIN)
Adv. Dipl in HSM (UNISA)

Tel: 015 962 8125
Email: sonto.maputle@univen.ac.za
.Senior Lecturer

Dr RT Lebese

Dcur (Univen)
M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) Unisa
B Cur UNISA

Tel: 015 062 8039.
Email: rachel.lebese@univen.ac.za

.Senior Lecturer

Dr PR Risenga

Dcur (Univen)
M.Cur(Unisa)
Bcur (Hons) Unisa
B Cur UNISA

Tel: 015 962 8622
Email: rebecca.risenga@univen.ac.za
.Senior Lecturer

Dr LH Nemathaga

PhD (Univen)
M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) Unisa
B Cur UNISA
PHC

Tel: 015 962 8015
Email: Livhuwani.nemathaga@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Dr M Maluleke

PhD (Univen)
Mcur Medunsa
Hons Univen
Bcur; Univen
PHC Univen

Tel:015 962 8717
Email. mary.maluleke@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Dr D U Ramathuba

PhD North- West (Mafikeng Campus)
M.Cur (Univen)
Bcur (Hons) Univen
B Cur UNISA

Tel: 015 962 8393
Email: Hilda.shilubane@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Ms. N J Ramakuela

M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) Unisa
B Cur UNISA
PHC

Tel:015 962 8655
Email: nditsheni.ramakuela@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Ms.S.A Mulondo

M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) UNISA
B Cur UNISA

Tel.015 962 8273
Email: SeaniAdrinah.Mulondo@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Ms AR. Tshililo

M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) UNIVEN
B Cur UNIVEN

Tell: 015 9628520

Email: Azwidihwi.Tshililo@univen.ac.za

.Lecturer

Ms. L.M Tsweleng

M.Cur(UJ)
B Cur UP

Tell: 015 962 8679
Email: louisa.tsweleng@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Ms. N.D Ndou

M.Cur(UNISA)
B Cur UNISA

Tell: 015 962 8688
Email: nthomeni.ndou@univen.ac.za
.Lecturer

Ms. T.J Sukumani

M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) UNIVEN
B Cur UNIVEN

Tell: 015 962 8688
Email: louisa.tsweleng@univen.ac.za
.PART TIME LECTURERS
.

Mr. T Nyamande

Bsc pharmacy (UL)

0733025586
.

Ms. Raliphaswa

Bcur (Hons) UNIVEN
B Cur UNIVEN

0732487780
.

Ms. J Mafumo

Bcur (Hons) UNIVEN
B Cur UNIVEN

0823826533
.

Ms. F Mathebula

M.Cur(Univen)
Bcur (Hons) UNIVEN
B Cur UNIVEN

0713957791
.

Ms. T.E Mbedzi

Bcur (Hons) MEDUNSA
B Cur UNISA

0839876045
. Dr Chima Anyawu 015 962 8651