1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor in Nursing

Degree programme

Programme type 1st Cycle Degree/Bachelor
Academic Year 2018/2019
Code 8473
Degree Programme Class L/SNT1 - Nursing and Midwifery
Years in which the programme is being held I, II, III
Type of access Restricted access
Place of teaching Bologna
Degree Programme Director Gabriella Verucchi
Language Italian

Admission requirements and assessment of previously acquired knowledge/competences

- Admission requirements:

1. Admission requirements and assessment

This study programme has restricted access. The number of places is set annually by MIUR at national level; an entrance exam is set in the methods and on the dates set in the call for applications for the Healthcare Professions, published annually on the School website. Admission to the degree programme is subject to the possession of a five-year secondary school diploma or equivalent suitable qualification obtained abroad, or a four-year secondary school diploma and diploma for the relative supplementary year, or, where no longer active, admitted students will be assigned additional learning requirements.

Applicants shall also demonstrate the knowledge and competences defined annually by ministerial decree for the entrance exams to degree programmes with nationally restricted access. The number of places, entrance exam date, contents and selection methods are published annually in the relative call for applications.

2. Assessment of basic knowledge

The knowledge and competence requirements for admission are deemed to be met by applicants who obtain the following scores in the entrance exam:

for students in the quota of Italian, EU and equivalent nationals: 20;

for students in the quota of non-EU citizens resident abroad, as laid down in the laws in force: 5.

The entrance exams will be held by 31 January of each year.

3. Additional learning requirements and assessment

Enrolled students who did not obtain the minimum score in the entrance exam will be assigned the following Additional Learning Requirements ("OFA"), which must be completed during the first year of the programme:

Basic Medical Knowledge.

The Additional Learning Requirements are deemed to have been passed when students pass the exam in:

Biological Sciences (I.C.)

Students not completing the requirements by the date set by the Academic Bodies and published on the University portal will be required to re-enrol to the first year of the programme as repeating students.

4. Exemption of assessment of basic knowledge

Only applicants having obtained the credits indicated in the following subject areas in previous studies will be exempted from sitting the entrance exam:

- Subject area MED/10 (Biochemistry): 3 CFU

- Subject area BIO/13 (Applied Biology): 3 CFU

- Subject area MED/03 (Medical Genetics): 1 CFU

For students from the previous degree system under D.M. 509/99, exemption will be approved if they have passed at least one exam relating to the knowledge covered by the aforementioned subject areas.

Applicants to whom this clause refers should apply for exemption when submitting their application to the Student Administration Office.

Programme profile

The three-year degree programme alternates theoretical studies with clinical internships, integrated by other activities as laid down in the study plan.

Attendance is mandatory. The curriculum includes basic preparatory studies facilitating the learning of core subjects. At the end of the three-year programme, Nursing graduates will have acquired the knowledge and technical, relational and educational skills to exercise the profession.

The specific outcomes aim to develop:

- complex cognitive skills (critical thought, problem solving, decision making, clinical reasoning, etc.);

- competencies in inter- and intra-professional working teams, with particular orientation to multidisciplinary synergies and cooperation;

- the ability to manage care relations with patients and families in various assistance settings;

- the ability to developing educational pathways;

- self-assessment techniques;

- a cultural approach based on long life learning, starting from a solid educational grounding;

- ethical sensitivity and an approach based on the values laid down in the Nursing Code of Conduct;

- organisational skills ensuring the active participation and integration in the various organisational models operating in healthcare contexts;

- an approach to evidence based practice and the use of research results.

Access to further study

Graduates will be able to attend the Nursing Degree and master specific.

Career opportunities

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