Current active subject description (last updated 2024/25)
Clinical Practice: Home Based Nursing
Current active subject description (last updated 2024/25)

Clinical Practice: Home Based Nursing

The course is on the practice of nursing in the municipal health service for patients living in their own homes. Develop the ability to collaborate with patients, relatives and other service providers to ensure the safety of the patient and ensure that their needs are met.
The course builds on previous theory and supervised professional training studies. The student will develop practical nursing skills in the community. The target group is patients with short and long-term health problems. The goal is for the patient to regain their health, to master and live with their health challenges and/or to experience a dignified end to life.Rehabilitation, health promotion and prevention are central and require interdisciplinary collaboration.
All courses in the first academic year completed and passed, as well as SYK2003 Practical Nursing Skills, part 2.


  • have broad knowledge of people-centred nursing
  • have knowledge about the most common diseases, symptoms, prognoses and treatments
  • have knowledge of pharmacology and the most common medications used at the place of supervised professional training
  • have knowledge of the nurse's area of responsibility and functions in community nursing care


  • can apply professional knowledge of illness and health in order to systematically observe, assess, decide on, implement, document and evaluate appropriate nursing measures
  • can communicate in a professional manner towards patients, relatives, colleagues and other partners
  • can administer medications in a professionally responsible manner
  • can apply knowledge about assessment, treatment and follow-up in order to support the patient’s basis for decision-making
  • can reflect on ethical and legal issues in their own nursing practice
  • can carry out the most common procedures in the department and be able to handle current technology and digital solutions
  • can safeguard user involvement and patient safety

General competence

  • can demonstrate responsibility, commitment and independence and adhere to professional ethical guidelines in respect of patients, relatives and employees
  • can plan and carry out professional communication and interaction with patients and relatives based on respect, co-determination and integrity
  • can reflect on ethical issues in respect of patients and relatives in home-based care, as well as how declining health and surroundings affect the patient's ability to attend to their basic needs
  • can perform rehabilitative, health-promoting and preventive nursing
  • can reflect on their own professional development and can demonstrate willingness and commitment to develop their own nursing competence under supervision
In addition to semester fees and literature on the reading list, expenses must be expected regarding additional housing, travel expenses etc related to supervised professional training, cf. Nord University’s guidelines.
Compulsory. Supervised professional training study

Eight weeks of supervised professional training studies in the municipal health service to practice nursing, primarily with older patients, under the supervision of nurses who are familiar with the learning outcomes of the course and have the ability to assess the students’ achievement of such outcomes.

The student will perform tasks relating to the subject area during the supervised professional training studies.

The student will complete a self-assessment in respect of their own achievement of the learning outcomes.

Eight weeks of supervised professional training studies in the municipal health service

SPT - Examination: The student will practice the profession of nursing and their achievement of the learning outcomes will be assessed throughout the process. In the event that there is a risk that the student will not pass, the student must be notified in writing at the time of the interim assessment or at least three weeks before the final assessment is due to take place, any shortcomings must be specified and documented and the student must be given the opportunity to work on these up until the final assessment.

An accurate assessment can be ensured through collaboration between the placement supervisor and the lecturer based on clear learning outcomes for which the student will also have the opportunity to assess themselves.

The following requirements must be met in order to pass the period of supervised professional training: 90% attendance during the supervised professional training

Achievement of learning outcomes

Approved written, practical and/or oral assignments Grading scale: Pass/fail