Course presentation

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Nursing School First Cycle lasting 3 years

The degree program in Nursing produces health professionals trained to provide general nursing assistance and to perform an essential service which enhances and improves individual communicative and interpersonal skills. Students will become health professionals with a solid training in the areas of Clinical training, assistive care, interpersonal relationships, and education. The nursing profession offers employment opportunities ranging from medical assistance to health education and disease prevention, and from teaching to research. The solid university training and qualification will train graduates to take important responsibilities (or perform important tasks) and will also guarantee them a secure and stable future. Upon completion of the three-year degree, students can pursue further professional studies such as the second-cycle degree in Nursing Sciences and Obstetrics, and short vocational Master programs.

The training of professional nurses includes theoretic studies as well as clinical and practical applications. Basic course work focuses on the area of nursing which deals with methods for responding to the needs of patients with health problems both at a general care level and also with respect to specific applications to different branches of medicine. Courses range from anatomy to nursing, from cardiology to psychology, and from English to IT training. The Modena Campus offers a program which focuses on health and safety promotion, therapeutic relationships, nursing in medicine, surgery, paediatrics, emergency rooms, therapeutic education and management of pain. The teaching methods combine lectures and interactive activities (facilitated group works), the teacher and the practitioner nurses use the problem-based learning approach. A clinical placement in public or private structure of the local area is part of the program. Students will be supervised by tutors and university mentors. Before and during placements, students will practice in well-equipped teaching laboratories with mannequins and other instructional aids, in order to simulate the nursing practices the students have been taught in theory. LLP/Erasmus exchange programs will also allow students to 12 weeks on clinical placement at European Universities, such as in Belgium, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, Spain, Sweden, Swiss and Turkey.

 Upon completion of the three-year program, students will be granted a nursing degree, qualifying them as health professionals responsible for general nursing assistance in disease prevention and direct care to patients of all ages. Assistance is at the heart of the nursing profession and represents the common goal of all nurses, regardless of their working environment. The profession involves taking care of others by developing the capacity to use scientific means to respond to the needs of patients with health problems. A degree and accreditation with the College of Nurses is required in order to practice nursing. Nurses can work for private or public health institutions, in local clinics, or in the home care sector, both as employees or as self-employed practitioners.