Bachelors Degree in Nursing

The training of nursing staff is one of the high points of this University’s academic syllabus (180 Corse Credits with mandatory participation). Since 1993, it has been one of the first organizations in Italy to offer a Degree Course in Nursing. In fact, the Campus Bio-Medico’s notion of care attributes a fundamental role to the nursing corps for the quality of the services nurses provide.

Nursing staff ensure quality care by paying particular attention to each patient’s healthcare and relationship needs. They work in the fields of prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and home care, as well as performing health education activities. Above all, in the hospital environment, the nurse has important organizational responsibilities, as well as managing technology and human resources.

The Degree Course enables students to go on to do a Master’s Degree in Nursing Science and Obstetrics or an entry-level Master’s Degree (the Campus Bio-Medico University of Rome offers Master’s programs in Health Care Management, Nursing and Surgical instrumentation and in palliative cures and pain therapy). 

Right from the first year of the Course, students are required to complete residency programs at the Campus Bio-Medico University Hospital and in other community healthcare facilities, under the mentorship of a professional tutor so that they can learn the necessary skills and techniques required in order to become independent professionals. First year internship activities include ward reception, patient observation and patient examination in order to understand basic nursing needs. In their second year, students learn to structure their diagnostic reasoning, draft treatment plans, administer treatments, implement patient healthcare and treatment education programs, deal with patients in critical situations and prepare patients for discharge. During the course of their third year of residency, nursing students gain experience in the more specific diagnostic and treatment procedures related to different specialist areas, with a view to completing their training and entering the working environment.

As well as the basics of Human Anatomy, Physiology, General Pathology and Biochemistry, the study program also features a range of other scientific subjects such as General Nursing, Intensive care, Surgical care and Public Healthcare, Community Nursing, Healthcare Management, Clinical nursing methodology, Healthcare Law, General Ethics and Applied Bioethics.

Students can tailor their own study plan to include a number of optional courses that particularly interest them, worth up to a maximum of 6 Course Credits (seminars, single-topic courses, participation in conferences, optional laboratory internships or clinical residency, etc.).