Bachelor of Science in Nursing

General

Program Description

The overall aim of the B.Sc. (Hons.) in Nursing programme is to prepare first-level nurses who are able to provide effective evidence-based patient-centred care. This course aims to provide students with an understanding of nursing’s distinct knowledge base as well as knowledge derived from the other life and social sciences. It also aims to equip students with the ability to perform the required clinical skills competently and in full knowledge of the current evidence. It is in view of this that this course comprises both theoretical and practical components, with a diversified content that is designed to develop the students’ ability to draw upon the various types of knowledge, the appropriate skills and an understanding of an individual’s personal wishes, to guide the appropriate nursing action in a variety of settings. The 3-year programme conforms to the European Union Directives on Nursing Education and secures recognition as a first level nurse across EU member states.

Learning outcomes

The course aims to prepare prospective nurses who through critical thinking, knowledge, and reflection are able to practice in a professional, accountable manner.

Provide students with knowledge of the theories and concepts that underpin and challenge the nursing practice.

Provides students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes central to nursing to function effectively, as a professional nurse, using evidence-based interventions in a variety of healthcare environments.

Provide students with the interpersonal skills to be key members of the multidisciplinary team within any healthcare setting.

Career Opportunities

On successful completion of the course, candidates are eligible to apply for registration with the Malta Council for Nurses and Midwives.

Graduate nurses work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as the community and occupational healthcare setting, and engage in a variety of roles, such as management and policy development roles. Employment and educational opportunities are prevalent across all sectors.

The successful completion of the undergraduate programme renders a candidate eligible for application for enrollment on to Master’s programmes of studies.

Mobility Period

Students who wish to participate in an ERASMUS exchange are encouraged to do so during the first semester of the third year of the course.

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Last updated April 2019

About the School

The University of Malta (UM) is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. There are some 11,000 students and abou ... Read More

The University of Malta (UM) is the highest teaching institution in Malta. It is publicly funded and is open to all those who have the requisite qualifications. There are some 11,000 students and about twelve per cent of the student population is international. Read less