Nursing, 4-year web and seminar based teaching model

There are plenty of challenges and we need you! An exciting and challenging study programme interchanging theory and practice.

As a nurse you use yourself and your professional skills and knowledge in meetings with people. You work with healthy people and people with illness or health disorders.

Bachelor of nursing qualifies you as an authorised nurse. The teaching set-up includes theory and practice - half and half. You are trained to be a good professional with good attitudes and skills meeting patients and their nearest and dearest. Teacher follow-up is emphasised. We also use varied and student activating learning forms and provide good practice locations.

The net and practice-based version of the study is part-time and organised by way of concentrated teaching sessions, web-based teaching, individual and group tuition in practice and work on assignments.

Programme description

There are plenty of challenges and we need you! An exciting and challenging study programme interchanging theory and practice.

As a nurse you use yourself and your professional skills and knowledge in meetings with people. You work with healthy people and people with illness or health disorders.

Bachelor of nursing qualifies you as an authorised nurse. The teaching set-up includes theory and practice - half and half. You are trained to be a good professional with good attitudes and skills meeting patients and their nearest and dearest. Teacher follow-up is emphasised. We also use varied and student activating learning forms and provide good practice locations.

The net and practice-based version of the study is part-time and organised by way of concentrated teaching sessions, web-based teaching, individual and group tuition in practice and work on assignments.

Study model

The information applies to the current academic year. Changes may occur.
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Admission requirements

Admission to the programme of study requires Higher Education Entrance Qualification with specific entrance requirements.

Applicants who do not have Higher Education Entrance Qualification and are 25 years of age or older may apply for admission on the basis of prior learning and work experience. A certificate of good conduct is required for municipal health and care services as well as a medical certificate for tuberculosis and MRSA.

 

Special admission requirements:

  • Grade requirements

There are grade requirements for Norwegian and mathematics in Norwegian nursing programmes. You must have:

An average grade of 3 or better in Norwegian (393 hours), including the main form of Norwegian, alternative form of Norwegian and an oral grade. An average grade of 3 or higher in mathematics (common core subjects, 224 hours).

You meet the grade requirements in mathematics if you have passed one of the following common programme subjects: S1, S2, R1 or R2.

If you completed vocational training before 2009, you need 14 hours of Norwegian and 5 hours of mathematics per week in order to meet the requirements.

Unsure whether you meet the admission requirements? Please contact the adviser at your upper secondary school or the Admissions Office at Nord University. Read more about subjects and subject codes for Higher Education Entrance Qualification at the Norwegian Directorate for Education and Training website

Free courses in mathematics:

Unable to meet the admission requirements for mathematics? Together with Nettskolen i Nordland, we offer a free mathematics course for those living in Nordland or Trøndelag who need to improve their grade. Read more about the course.

 

  • Residency requirements

Your registered place of residence must be in one of the following regions: Lofoten/Vesterålen for Vesterålen campus (Stokmarknes) Salten for Bodø campus

Helgeland for Mo i Rana campus Namdalen for Namsos campus

Innherred, Fosen and the Værnes region (Meråker/Stjørdal) for Levanger campus.

 

You must document your registered place of residence before 15 April. Valid proof of residence can be obtained via the Norwegian Tax Authority website

Please note that

It may take a long time to receive the proof of residence after submitting an application. Make sure to submit your application in good time!

 

Prior learning and work experience:

In addition to the general requirements regarding prior learning and work experience at Nord University, the following subject-specific requirements for admission based on prior learning and work experience apply: A minimum of five relevant man-years of work experience.

Work within the health, social, care and teaching sectors or similar where the applicant has worked with patients, clients or pupils. Compulsory military service and care for one’s own children can be approved as up to one year of work experience.

The requirements relating to Norwegian (393 hours) and mathematics (224 hours) cannot be assessed in terms of prior learning and work experience and you will therefore need an average grade of 3 or better in these subjects.

 

Other requirements:

For admission to supervised professional training studies, a certificate of good conduct will be required for municipal health and care services, as well as a completed form for tuberculosis and MRSA testing. Please visit the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences’ supervised professional training page for further information and links.

Learning outcomes

The following expectations apply to students after completing the bachelor’s degree in Nursing:

Knowledge

Have broad knowledge of the basic needs of human beings, the anatomy and physiology of the human body and the most common diseases, symptoms, clinical pathways and treatments.

Have broad knowledge of the roles of nurses (health promotion, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, relief and palliative care). (Section 4)

Have knowledge of digital tools, E-learning programmes and available online learning materials. (Section 19)

Have knowledge of nursing science and other relevant health sciences, as well as the theoretical basis for how scientific work is developed within the field of study. (Section 10)

Can update their professional knowledge regarding both theoretical and practical issues. (Section 10) Have knowledge of tools and methods for service development and innovation. (Section 16)

Have broad knowledge of key values and concepts in nursing, the historical development of nursing and its importance to professional and service development. (Section 7)

Have knowledge of how the health services are managed and organised. (Section 13)

 

 

Skills

 

 

Can apply academic knowledge and relevant results from research and development work to theoretical issues and can make justified choices. (Section 11)

Can systematically observe, assess, decide upon, implement and document appropriate nursing activities in practice, as well as evaluating effect and adjusting as needed. (Section 5)

Has the cultural competence to assess, plan, implement and evaluate nursing in a national and international context (Section 5) Can reflect on their own professional provision of nursing care to patients and relatives and adjust this under supervision. (Section 8)

Can identify and critically assess relevant information in academic and research literature to highlight a nursing issue. (Section 11) Can manage mapping, assessment, documentation and communication tools in the practice of the nursing profession. (Section 14)

 

General competence

Have insight into nursing’s work-related ethical guidelines and professional issues and can manage various situations based on these. (Section 9)

Can plan and carry out work tasks and projects over periods of time, alone and in collaboration with patients, relatives, fellow students and others and in line with ethical requirements and guidelines. (Section 12)

Can convey key subject matter such as theories, issues and solutions both in writing and orally and by using technology and digital solutions. (Sections 12, 21)

Can plan and carry out communication and interaction processes with other professional groups and, through interdisciplinary cooperation, contribute to the development of good nursing practice. (Section 9, 12)

Have knowledge of challenges to quality that require innovation and can plan and carry out service development in collaboration with patients and relatives. (Section 18)

Job opportunities

As an authorised nurse from Nord university students satisfy the regulations to work in the EU work area as well as Norway.

Further education

The bachelor in nursing lays the foundation for advanced education study programmes at university level including master and then PhD programmes. UiN offers master study programmes in clinical nursing and practical knowledge and a doctoral degree in studies of professional practice.

Study abroad

As a nursing student, you can take parts of your studies abroad. The experiences you gain from student exchanges will provide you with both knowledge and memories for life. You may participate in a student exchange during the fourth or fifth semester.

The nursing programme at Nord University collaborates with around 30 institutions in Asia, Europe and the USA.

Teaching sessions

This programme involves two types of sessions: Physical and digital.

Digital theoretical teaching that students follow from home. A fixed digital teaching day every 14 days and shorter digital sessions (2-3 days) throughout all four years.

The physical sessions are run at the campus the student has been admitted to. Here, teaching that cannot be delivered digitally will take place, such as simulations/skills training. The students will participate in such teaching together with other students living in the same region. The greatest number of sessions will take place during the first academic year.

Unsure which campus you will be admitted to? See separate information regarding place of residence, regions and affiliation with the study location. A weekly work effort corresponding to 75% of a full-time programme is expected.

Application deadline and admission

ECTS Credits 180
Study level Bachelor
Scope Part time
Teaching language Norwegian
Police certificate of conduct Nei
Campus Vesterålen

Application deadline and admission

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