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Degree programme objectives

The main goal of the three-year bachelor's program General Nursing is to prepare qualified specialists (educated at university level) authorized under Section 4 of Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. (on the activities of health care professionals and other professional workers) to perform the medical profession of a general nurse in the healthcare system.

The general aim of the study is to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills which enable the graduate to independently provide the work of the profession of the general nurse. The aim of the field is a professional qualification to provide direct nursing care oriented to the needs of individuals, their families, and communities in healthcare based on evidence (Evidence-Based Nursing and Practice).

Emphasis is placed on professional training, acquiring theoretical and practical skills. Ethics, morality, sense of responsibility, teamwork, communication, empathetic approach and the use of theoretical knowledge and practices ("lege artis") in practice are the necessary prerequisites for the preparation and performance of the profession of a general nurse. In addition to gaining theoretical knowledge during the study, the emphasis is placing on practical training to the extent given by legislation for the regulated profession of a general nurse. The study program is accrediting under the law and the overall national concept of nursing.

The study program is designing for those who want to work in health care facilities and want to help people. Enjoy working with people and want to contribute to the protection and support of the health of individuals, families, communities. Also, for those who wish to provide care to sick, needy, dying people in different types of health facilities, and are interested in quality nursing care and development of nursing as a science and clinical practice.

The aim is to prepare competent healthcare professionals (autonomous competencies, cooperative competencies, research and development /R&D/ competences in nursing and managerial skills), under applicable legislation, national and international regulations for the nursing profession, ethical standards and qualification standards.

Study plans

Studies

  • Objectives

    The main goal of the three-year bachelor's program General Nursing is to prepare qualified specialists (educated at university level) authorized under Section 4 of Decree No. 55/2011 Coll. (on the activities of health care professionals and other professional workers) to perform the medical profession of a general nurse in the healthcare system.

    The general aim of the study is to obtain theoretical and practical knowledge and skills which enable the graduate to independently provide the work of the profession of the general nurse. The aim of the field is a professional qualification to provide direct nursing care oriented to the needs of individuals, their families, and communities in healthcare based on evidence (Evidence-Based Nursing and Practice).

    Emphasis is placed on professional training, acquiring theoretical and practical skills. Ethics, morality, sense of responsibility, teamwork, communication, empathetic approach and the use of theoretical knowledge and practices ("lege artis") in practice are the necessary prerequisites for the preparation and performance of the profession of a general nurse. In addition to gaining theoretical knowledge during the study, the emphasis is placing on practical training to the extent given by legislation for the regulated profession of a general nurse. The study program is accrediting under the law and the overall national concept of nursing.

    The study program is designing for those who want to work in health care facilities and want to help people. Enjoy working with people and want to contribute to the protection and support of the health of individuals, families, communities. Also, for those who wish to provide care to sick, needy, dying people in different types of health facilities, and are interested in quality nursing care and development of nursing as a science and clinical practice.

    The aim is to prepare competent healthcare professionals (autonomous competencies, cooperative competencies, research and development /R&D/ competences in nursing and managerial skills), under applicable legislation, national and international regulations for the nursing profession, ethical standards and qualification standards.

  • Learning Outcomes

    After successfully completing his/her studies the graduate is able to:

    • to provide individualized nursing care and support to individuals (healthy, sick, disabled, and dying), families and communities by the natural and social environment in which they live.
    • to evaluate the current state of health, biopsychosocial, and spiritual needs of people at different ages and life situations based on acquired knowledge (from nursing, medical and human sciences) and skills.
    • to provide and ensure, based on the acquired knowledge and skills, nursing care for the individual needs of a person.
    • provide care to promote, strengthen, and maintain health, prevent disease, prevent complications, in the case of terminally ill and dying to dignified dying.
    • make decisions in the areas of nursing related to health care, disease prevention, first aid, nursing care for people with disabilities and the dying people.
    • justify, defend, and bear personal responsibility for decisions in the nursing field when caring for individuals, families, and community.
    • contribute to the professionalization of the nursing science on the basis of their knowledge, skills, social maturity and access to individuals, families, and communities;
    • know the current state of development of nursing science and nursing clinical practice in the Czech Republic and abroad, be able to critically assess the stages of the historical, current and expected growth of nursing science and practice.
    • participate in research activities in nursing, present results, and apply them in clinical practice.
    • understand the legal order of the Czech Republic, which regulates the provision of health and social services and the competence of state administration in the area of organization of health and social services.
    • respect the European Union legislation and recommendations on health and social policy in the Member States, follow international documents on nursing, perceive the role of the WHO in the world and in Europe.
  • Occupational Profiles of Graduates

    Graduates of the bachelor study program General Nursing at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University are adequately prepared to practice as a nurse (professional nursing carer) in the Czech Republic and the European Union. Graduates acquire professional qualifications to practice the profession of general nurse; they can work in health and social care facilities providing primary, secondary, and tertiary care.

    The job application of graduates is diverse - it can be in various types of health facilities (state and private). They could provide outpatient health care, in the form of inpatient care (standard acute bed care, follow-up bed care, long-term bed care), home care, spa rehabilitation care, etc.).

    Graduates can offer extensive theoretical and practical skills to future employers. Some students have already decided to start their professional career based on the specializations they would like to pursue during their professional training. Mostly at the departments and clinics where they wanted their work experience or expressed interest in them.

  • Regulated Professions
    • Nurse
  • Practical Training

    The minimum scope of practice is regulating by Section 4 of Decree No. 39/2005 Coll. (as amended) Minimum requirements for study programs to acquire professional qualifications to pursue the non-medical (health-care) profession. Full-time study, according to the Decree includes at least 4600 hours of theoretical and practical instruction in 3 years of research, of which practical guidance must consist of at least 2300 hours and in maximum 3000 hours. An obligatory part of the General Nursing program is professional nursing practice, which is conceiving as a practical course in the form of block teaching with a total of 2,300 hours. The practical training integrates knowledge from the theory and practice of nursing, basic scientific disciplines, natural, social and behavioral sciences, under the stringent law. Professional nursing practice enables students to apply the theoretical knowledge and practical skills acquired by studying theoretical-practical disciplines in the conditions of a health service provider. The goals of the training are identifying at the cognitive, psychomotor, and attitude levels. The practice is spread over five semesters, starting in the second semester of study and continuing until the sixth semester. The range of training in individual semesters is at 200, 440, 440, 500 and 360 hours and also includes personal, professional nursing practice taking place in the summer months of the second and fourth semesters of study (160 and 200 hours). The training takes place under the leadership of teachers or mentors and is carried out in university hospitals in Brno or at contractual providers of healthcare services (with a framework contract for the practice of students of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University). Workplaces of health service providers in which professional nursing practice is carried out must meet the requirements laid down by the relevant legal regulations. The completed clinical internships, activities, procedures, and other activities are recording in the Logbook of Nursing Practice (Logbook). The Logbook provides summary information about the course of practice and training of the student. Professional nursing practice enables students to strengthen their theoretical knowledge and apply practical skills. It provides scope for improving nursing care skills, skills, and habits, according to Evidence-Based Nursing principles, and teaches students communication skills, responsibilities, autonomy, and teamwork. Practical training is evaluating in the course of credit or exam after meeting all requirements for completion. Requirements for end of practice are clearly defining in syllabuses in specific semesters of study.

  • Goals of Theses

    The focus of the theses and their topics is varied. Students often choose problems they have encountered during their studies, a professional practice, or technical/occupational issues. It is assuming that the student will demonstrate the ability to work with scientific literature. They will be able to formulate research goals and research questions and to choose the right research methodology. Finally, they will be able to analyze the obtained data appropriately (quantitative research uses the form of descriptive analysis absolute and relative frequency). In the discussion part, the student compares his findings with other professional sources, reflects on the results, suggests recommendations for practice.

    Final thesis evaluation by supervisor and opponent realizes in the form of templates - Final thesis review and Final thesis review (assessment of individual areas of the final thesis - meaning of the argument, processing of the theoretical part, processing of the empirical part, discussions, and conclusions) work).

    The standard scope of the bachelor thesis is set to 50-60 standard pages (without attachments), including preliminaries (approx. 90 000-108 000 characters, including spaces). The structure of the final thesis has strict rules and prescribed structures. Instructions for the elaboration of the thesis are governing by internal regulations of the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University. Students should follow the reviewed publication Methodology for the elaboration of the thesis for selected non-medical health care disciplines (author team of the Department of Nursing and Midwifery). The publication of the team of authors is a multimedia electronic teaching material [website, downloadable Adobe Acrobat (PDF) and eBook reader (ePub)], available at https://is.muni.cz/do/rect/el/estud/ lf / js19 / methodology_zp / web / index.html

    The final version of the thesis should be inserted into the Information System of Masaryk University in the section - archive.

  • Access to Further Studies

    Graduates of the bachelor study program General Nursing have the opportunity to continue in the linked (follow-up) master's programs after meeting the admission conditions. After a successful admission procedure at the Faculty of Medicine of Masaryk University, it is possible to study a linked Master's degree in the Intensive Care study program (full-time or part-time ). At other universities, they can continue their studies in the field of management in health care, pedagogy, etc. The professional qualification in general nursing enables those interested in further education to acquire specializations within the framework of lifelong learning.

Basic information

Type
Bachelor's degree programme
Profile
career-oriented
Degree
Bc.
Length of studies
3 years
Language of instruction
Czech Czech

25
estimated number of admitted

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