General information about the Nursing programme in English:
- duration: 3 years (6 semesters)
- type: undergraduate (available to secondary school leavers)
- degree awarded: Bachelor's degree in nursing [licencjat pielęgniarstwa]
- tuition fee: PLN 16 250 per semester
- accreditations: 2 - awarded by: Polish Accreditation Committee (PKA) and National Accreditation Board for Nursing and Midwifery Schools (KRASPiP)
The 3-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is offered by the Faculty of Health Sciences. Our Nursing program in Polish has always been incredibly popular and a decision was made to make it available to international students as well.
Our 3-year BSc in Nursing program is a gateway for professionals who are prepared to provide direct health care services to children and adults in hospital wards, general and specialist clinics, emergency medicine departments, institutional care facilities, social care centers, health resorts, as well as in community or industrial health care. Courses take place in specially-equipped labs where our students practice nursing procedures in simulated conditions. The skills are then transferred to real-life situations during work placements in various healthcare institutions.
The programme includes such courses as: anatomy, biophysics, primary health care, pharmacology, physiology, radiology, physical examination, surgery, emergency medicine, internal medicine, anaesthesiology, psychiatry, intensive care, gynaecology, obstetrics, wound management, rehabilitation, nephrology, paediatrics, geriatrics, gastroenterology, allergology, and many others.
The curriculum covers theoretical and practical aspects of nursing, encompassing the following areas: health promotion, preventive health care, health education, and – most importantly – a broad scope of treatment, rehabilitation and nursing procedures. It includes basic medical sciences, social sciences basics of nursing care and a cross-section of specialist nursing care related to internal medicine, pediatrics, surgery, midwifery, gynecology, psychiatry, critical care, rehabilitation, neurology, geriatrics, palliative care and basics of emergency medicine.
“I can honestly say that I made the right choice when I decided to study at Collegium Medicum. The university has fully prepared me for my current profession. As a student, I wanted to become a nurse in the Department of Surgical Oncology of the Oncology Centre in Bydgoszcz and I’m proud to say that I achieved my goal.”
Emilia, graduate of Nursing
According to the World Health Organisation, nursing involves the provision of medical, rehabilitation, therapeutic and educational services, as well as health protection, health promotion and preventive healthcare. Nursing is a profession which requires continuous improvement of knowledge and skills through various forms of postgraduate education and self-education, including specialist training or vocational and complementary courses. Graduates of the BSc programme in Nursing are entitled to enrol on complementary MSc programmes and, subsequently, PhD studies in nursing.
Graduates holding a nursing licence are qualified and eligible to
- provide direct healthcare to healthy children and adults in outpatient clinics, educational institutions and occupational healthcare establishment;
- provide patients with primary, community, specialist and home-based healthcare services;
- seek employment in outpatient and inpatient healthcare centres, hospital departments, spa hospitals and health resorts, specialist clinics, emergency medical departments, residential care homes, day-care centres, and suchlike.
Learning outcomes with respect to knowledge, skills and social competence of graduates of the Nursing programme can be found below: