- Duration (years): 4 years
- Qualification Awarded: Nursing (BSc, 4 years)
- Level of Qualification: 1st Cycle (Bachelor’s Degree)
- Language of Instruction: English and Greek
- Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 240
Profile of the Programme
The main educational aims of the programme are the following:
- To provide intellectually challenging courses which fulfil the personal development of students and are founded on scholarship and research.
- To enhance participation, guidance, support learning and teaching policies which fulfil the needs of a diverse student community at high standards of achievement.
- To develop in students a blend of knowledge, transferable skills, and capabilities through instilling a curriculum and intellectual environment which strengthens their employability and provides the foundation for further study.
The main objectives of this programme are:
- To provide students with an understanding of the key health care and nursing concepts and their application in a variety of sectors and organizations.
- To provide a conceptual framework for nursing as a management process which will enable the students to appreciate the roles and relationships of more specialist courses.
- To enable students to understand particular areas of contemporary concern in health care and nursing, including political and professional drivers and ethical social responsibility, communications, international aspects, the development of health care services, promoting inter-professional relationships and the links between health and consumer health beliefs and behaviours.
- To equip students with the skills, knowledge and personal competencies which would enable them to take nursing positions and to be able to contribute to the work of the organization, either state of private healthcare providers.
- To enable students to study areas of nursing within a flexible framework.
The programme has both an academic and a practical skills orientation. It focuses on studying and analyzing the latest trends and developments in the healthcare and nursing academia but at the same time, it reflects the needs and requirements of the local providers and the national health care system.
Nursing is a field which is characterized by continuous changes and challenges. It is among the most rapidly growing areas of healthcare within state and not-for-profit organizations, both nationally and internationally. Due to the highly competitive nature of the field and the rapidly evolving "character", there is a requirement for competent graduates. Career opportunities at graduate level range from front-line nursing in care environments, management and education roles and business development. Graduates can find a job in a variety of sectors such as the: hospital services sector, professional services (ethics, health care insurance, legal, etc), non-profit organizations and tertiary education.
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students have direct access to further studies, i.e. admission to a second cycle degree (Master’s programme). In addition, the Nursing programme has been approved as a directly transferrable European qualification and graduates can apply for registration with the Cyprus Nursing and Midwifery Association and work anywhere in Europe providing they meet the language requirements of that country.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 240 ECTS and all programme requirements.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
Additionally, students must complete 2300 hours of practice to be able to graduate and apply for registration with the Cyprus Nursing and Midwifery Association.
By the end of the programme a graduate should be able to:
- Provide efficient, effective, individualized care, using appropriate assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementing and evaluating methods.
- Analyze the effective outcomes of practice using appropriate theory and research applied to practice.
- Practice within the scope of personal and professional competence and extend this scope as appropriate.
- Practice accountably and responsibly in their role as a professional and a role model for students and peers.
- Be adaptable and flexible within their practice and role as a professional in order that they will be confident and competent within a dynamic healthcare service.
- Use a problem-solving approach in offering appropriate solutions to care.
- Use analytical skills to demonstrate the integration of knowledge and skills, gained through this process, to their practice and professional development.
- Work as a partner within the inter-professional team and be a key member of the team in liaising with other agencies.
- Communicate effectively with all individuals.
- Develop as a professional with a philosophy of lifelong learning.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
About the School
UNIC is the largest university in Cyprus, with over 12,000+ students, from over 70 countries across the globe, coming together in an innovative and transformative learning space.