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The Academy of Nursing of South Africa is an independent, non-governmental association of members (Fellows). The Academy is registered as a Non-profit Organisation (Act 1997, Section 13).


The vision of ANSA is to recognize, utilize and promote excellence in nursing and midwifery in South Africa and to enhance optimal health care for all South Africans.


The Mission of ANSA is to serve the people of South Africa and to contribute to the nursing profession by promoting excellence in nursing and health care through the generation, synthesis and dissemination of nursing knowledge, particularly in specialist areas.


In all its activities, ANSA is committed to:

  • Promotion of excellence in all aspects of nursing;
  • Promotion of evidence-based policy and practice in health care;
  • Working collaboratively with other organizations and stakeholders who share this commitment.