Welcome to the Nursing division
We offer high quality undergraduate and postgraduate programs in nursing. The programs are designed to meet the demands of today‘s students and to be responsive to the needs of a changing healthcare environment.
Programs of study:
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
- Specialist nursing program
- One-year Master of Science in Nursing
Nursing is the main area of knowledge for nurses and covers both the practical / clinical work with patients and the theoretical basis underpinning clinical practice. Nursing knowledge is developed regarding how individuals, families and communities can achieve and maintain health and a good quality of life from birth to the end of life. This area of knowledge has a strong gender and socio-cultural perspective. Nursing is related to other academic disciplines such as medical science, psychology, sociology, education, philosophy, anthropology, and to occupational therapy, physiotherapy and social work.
Nursing is person-centered and based on the individual human’s experience, reactions and understanding of health, illness and disease. Nursing intervention should be based on evidence and an assessment of the patient‘s individual needs and preferences and performed in collaboration with the patient, family and the care team.
Nursing research is often based on problems identified in clinical practice with the purpose of applying the results in clinical practice. Research-based knowledge is developed for individuals’, groups’ and society‘s interpretations of and reactions to health, illness and disease. Nursing research is often conducted in close co-operation with clinical settings, including people from different phases of a human’s life span, and involves both physical and mental health in a social context. The research also includes contextual and organizational conditions (such as the healthcare organization, healthcare environment, and information management) for healthcare.
The nursing profession is built upon four key concepts: person, environment, health and nursing. These four concepts encompass the key tenets of nursing philosophy and practice, and define the means by which individuals should be viewed and treated by the nursing profession. The four concepts are interrelated and each is built upon the foundation of the concept that precedes it. Through studies in nursing, students develop knowledge of:
· The individual‘s response to health, illness and disease as well as resources and barriers to achieving health
· Assessment of the patient‘s health condition, planning and implementation of nursing care and evaluation based on criteria
· Evidence-based nursing intervention to support health, prevent illness and disease, help to cure and treat, alleviate suffering and to safeguard dignity and integrity
· The importance of the caring relationship for health, ethical, emotional, socio-cultural and spiritual aspects of the work with patients
· The interaction between human and environment
· Importance of the organization, management and healthcare environment for the provision of care
· Methods for research and quality improvement work