|Duration||4 years, 8 semesters|
|Qualification Awarded||BSc in Nursing|
|Level of Qualification||Undergraduate|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Mode of Study||
Conventional (physical presence)
Full Time / Part-time
|Minimum ECTS Credits||240|
Nursing as a profession utilizes knowledge derived from arts, sciences (physical, biological and behavioural), humanities and human experience. Nursing science incorporates clinical competence, critical thinking, communication, teaching learning, professionalism, and caring and cultural competency. Nurses collaborate with other health disciplines to solve individual and community health problems. Nursing facilitates evidence-based practice, compassionate caring among its practitioners in response to emerging issues in healthcare and new discoveries and technologies in profession.
The Nursing Studies Program aims to educate and develop responsible, scientifically – competent researchers, professionals and citizens who will act and lead guided by the principles of sustainability and social responsibility. On the other hand, it also aims to operate the University as a research and educational institution that provide value added to the sustainable development of the economy and of the society in general.
The principal aim of the program is to train nurses by providing excellent knowledge and technical skills, supporting their critical thinking, compassion and vision development, as well as promoting the well-being for the individual, family and community.
More specifically, the program’s objectives are:
• The provision high quality education in nursing care and other relevant topics;
• The preparation for and development of a career in Healthcare Sector;
The enhancement of lifelong learning skills and personal development to contribute to society at large, regarding the major issues of promotion, protection, preservation and rehabilitation of the citizens’ health.
Nursing Studies are designed to form the cognitive background, the skills and the attitudes on which graduates will be able to assess patients’ needs, provide appropriate evidence-based care and acquire the ability to evaluate the relevant healthcare outcomes.
More specifically, upon successful completion of the Nursing Studies, graduates should:
• acquire deep and extensive knowledge of the safe provision of quality nursing care to individuals, families and communities;
• be capable of evaluating and designing necessary and appropriate specialized nursing intervention;
• be essential in the broader healthcare system, both in Cyprus and abroad, and contribute positively to their profession and to society;
• demonstrate professional leadership that is required to bring change and implement evidence-based nursing and best practices;
• operate based on critical analysis and thinking as well as be research-oriented, to achieve the best possible results in their work;
• become exemplary agencies of healthy lifestyles so that community prevention programs will be effective and efficient;
• apply universally accepted human values in the performance of their duties.
Admission of undergraduate courses requires:
(a) graduation from a six-year public or private school of secondary education formally registered by the Ministry of Education, and Culture, Sport and Youth of the Republic of Cyprus or the Ministry of Education, Research and Religious Affairs of the Republic of Greece. In addition, evidence that the applicant is competent in written and spoken Greek or English, plus successful completion of a personal interview with our Admissions Officer, either in person or by phone / skype*1;
*1 Placement Test
All students are required to take standardized placement test. These are administered by the College during the orientation week and aim to assess each student’s potential. These tests measure quantitative and verbal aptitudes. All test scores are then screened by a panel. Appropriate programs are then drawn up to assist students in light of the observations made by the panel. Holders of the General Certificate of Education, as stated above, are exempted from the placement test.
Students studying towards the BSc Nursing are required to take a minimum of 240.
Upon graduation each candidate for an Honours Degree must have:
• completed all the prescribed work of the examination syllabus;
• achieved the required minimum number of ECTS of prescribed course work by completing successfully all core and elective subjects as required by the program of studies. As a general rule, all students must have
• successfully completed a minimum of 240 ECTS; and
• secured a GPA of at least 2.00 on courses taken successfully during semesters 5 to 8.
Graduates of the PHILIPS University “Nursing” program are eligible to register with the Nurses and Midwives Registry.
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