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Bachelor Study Programme: NURSING - general information

Study Programme: NURSING

It is a three-year study course and after its completion, graduates will achieve qualifications to work in the medical profession. The tuition is provided in English language.

The main reason for the implementation of this kind of study programme was the tendency to establish a compatible educational programme with countries of the European Union, which will contribute to the implementation of a new conception of nursing care oriented at active individual care in hospital practice. In primary care, it will contribute to a healthy lifestyle of the population and disease prevention. The content of the curricula was set up to get students familiarised with all the knowledge and skills, which are necessary for providing the profession of a general nurse, who is responsible for general nursing care. The output knowledge and skills which are obtained by students during the study are in accordance with basic competence criteria, which are defined in documents of the European Commission. These competencies cover: care for children, youth, adults and seniors with acute and chronic health disorders and somatic and psychological difficulties. It also includes inpatients and outpatients. Then nurses will learn how to keep, protect and support the health of individuals and groups; their independence and self-sufficiency in the sphere of physical and mental life functions with regard to psychological, social, economic and cultural differences of the way of life of disabled people. The length of professional preparation is 3 years and the number of preparation hours is 4600, from which 2300 hours are the practical part of tuition. In individual semesters the theoretical and practical blocks can change. The content of the study originates from the tuition about health, healthy individuals and its relation to social surroundings. Nursing is focused on the independent work of the nurse in prevention, in care for the development of patient/client self-sufficiency and in providing the individual care through the method of nursing process.

Practical tuition is performed in establishments of primary care and in clinical workplaces, which are chosen on the basis of defined standards. The practical training – 1st year is oriented on the sphere of primary care, i.e. on health support and prevention of illness origin. Students will get acquainted with the structure of primary care services and with individual types of establishments in the frame of primary care. They will learn to assess the environment (material and social), in which people live, the risks for their health. Then they will get acquainted with the kinds of illnesses which are present in the environment, with the need for preventive measures and methods of individual and group health education. They will learn to assess the health condition and the needs of clients in terms of nursing care. In the other years of study, the practical training is oriented on the sphere of secondary and tertiary care and is focused on specialities of the nursing process with clients at individual clinical departments. It is focused on the elaboration of an individual plan of nursing care with given clients. In this part, students will learn to perform care in households through the method of nursing process.

The subjects which are in the curricula are divided into three groups: compulsory, facultative compulsory and elective. Students can choose from a list of facultative compulsory course units in accordance with their own interests and focus; however they must respect the relevant number of set credits, which they must obtain during the study of these groups of subjects. During the three-year study period, students must obtain 180 ECTS, from which 144 ECTS are compulsory course units, 18 ECTS are facultative compulsory course units and 18 ECTS are elective course units.

After accomplishing all of the commitments which are given in the study plan of curricula, i.e. successful completion of all subjects and obtaining the set amount of ECTS, a student can sit the state final examination, where the student defends his/her bachelor thesis. After the successful passing of the state, final examination students will be awarded a diploma, which will be handed to him/her during the graduation ceremony. Students will also be given a Diploma Supplement, which will be attached to the University Diploma for the purpose of providing sufficient and independent information about the study courses with the aim to improve international transparency and to guarantee credible academic and profession approval of qualifications.

Graduates will be able to use the qualification to obtain work in outpatient and inpatient medical facilities. They will have the theoretical and practical qualifications for the management of a nursing team, private practice or for management of nursing agencies.

Study course is a bachelor level three year course and its CURRICULA  are divided into compulsory, facultative and elective course units.

Fees: 4 600 EUR per academic year.

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