Nursing (L/SNT1)

  • Typology: Degree
  • Duration: 3 years
  • Credits: 180 credits
  • Frequency: compulsory

Nursing staff training has always been a point of excellence of the University's educational offer, among the first in Italy to activate this Degree Course. THE'Università Campus Bio-Medico di Roma in fact, it recognizes that the nursing staff plays a fundamental role in the quality of the services provided. The nurse ensures quality of care, paying attention to the specific health needs of the assisted person. It operates in prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and palliation services. It carries out health education and therapeutic activities. In healthcare facilities, he has important organizational and management responsibilities for human and technological resources. 

Alongside fundamentals of Human Anatomy, Physiology, General Pathology and Biochemistry, the course is characterized by the study of General and Clinical Nursing sciences (such as: Fundamentals of General Nursing, Clinical Nursing in Critical Care, Surgery and Public Health, Community Nursing and Palliative Care, Health Management, Clinical Nursing Methodology), of psychology and the humanities (such as Anthropology, Pedagogy, Health Law, General Deontology and Applied Bioethics). 

  • First year, the student is introduced to the study of fundamental scientific and humanistic disciplines and, first in the simulation laboratory and then in the clinical training at the Campus Bio-Medico Polyclinic Foundation and other hospital and territorial structures, begins to acquire, under the guidance of professional tutors, the cognitive, technical and relational skills necessary to achieve professional independence. The internship activities of the first year focus on the reception of the patient in healthcare facilities and on the nursing assessment of the basic assistance needs. 
  • Second year, in the classroom lessons, in the simulation laboratory and in clinical training, the student learns to structure diagnostic reasoning, to develop care plans, to administer therapies, to set up health education and therapeutic programs, to manage the patient in critical situations, to plan their resignation. 
  • Third year the student acquires diagnostic and therapeutic skills to solve the healthcare problems he is faced with in the singole specialist areas, in view of completing the training course and entering the world of work.

Students can personalize their study plan by choosing elective teaching activities of particular interest to them, for a total of 6 credits (seminars, monographic courses, participation in conferences, elective clinical internship, etc.). The Degree Course allows access to the Master's Degree in Nursing and Midwifery Sciences, and to the 1st level Masters (at theUniversità Campus Bio-Medico di Roma Masters in palliative care and pain therapy, Masters in managerial coordination and Masters in nursing and operating room equipment, Masters in intensive and emergency nursing are activated).

The course offers students a tutorial service which facilitates the training process through interpersonal relationships (personal tutor), interactive teaching (disciplinary tutor) and clinical learning (professional tutor).

Function in a work context:

Nursing graduates are healthcare professionals who are responsible for attributions foreseen by the DM of the Ministry of Health of 14 September 1994, n. 739 and subsequent modifications and additions; i.e. they are responsible for general nursing care. Nursing assistance, preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative, is of a technical, relational, educational nature. The main functions are the prevention of diseases, the assistance of sick and disabled people of all ages and health education. Nursing graduates participate in the identification of individual and community health needs; identify the nursing care needs of the individual and the community and formulate related objectives; plan, manage and evaluate the nursing care intervention; guarantee the correct application of the diagnostic-therapeutic prescriptions; act both individually and in collaboration with other health and social workers, where necessary, of the work of the support staff.

Skills associated with the function:

The skills that the CdS intends students to acquire at the end of the training course for the purpose of carrying out the established functions are:

1. Skills related to professional values ​​and the role of the nurse:

  • Ability to practice in a professional, ethical, deontological and legal context recognizing and addressing ethical/moral dilemmas and care issues;
  • Ability to practice in a holistic, tolerant, non-judgmental manner, with sensitivity and care, ensuring that the rights, beliefs and wishes of people are respectedingole people and groups;
  • Ability to educate, support and promote the health, well-being and comfort of people, communities,
  • of groups and singor people whose lives are affected by health, distress, illness, disability or death.

2. Nursing Practice and Clinical Decision Making Skills:

  • Ability to carry out a global and systematic assessment of the patient, taking into account physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors;
  • Ability to recognize and interpret signs of normalcy and changes in health/illness, distress or disability in the person;
  • Ability to respond to patient needs through the planning, implementation and evaluation of appropriate and personalized care plans in collaboration with the patient, families, significant others and other health and social workers;
  • Ability to ask critical questions, evaluate, interpret and synthesize a range of information sources and resources in order to facilitate patient choices and make sound and reliable clinical judgments;
  • Ability to ensure compliance with quality standards and ensure evidence-based practice.

3. Skills related to the appropriate use of nursing interventions, activities and skills:

  • Ability to ensure the protection and prevention of risk related to assistance interventions;
  • Ability to safely manage medications and other therapies;
  • Ability to personalize assistance from a physical and psychological point of view, allowing the person to maintain the autonomy necessary to carry out the activities of daily life;
  • Ability to satisfy the person's needs throughout the life course in the experience of health/illness;
  • Ability to inform and educate the patient, family members and significant others.

4. Interpersonal communication skills:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with patients, family members and social groups including those with communication difficulties;
  • Ability to give patients and people significant to them the opportunity to express anxieties and concerns by responding to them effectively;
  • Ability to appropriately protect patient expectations;
  • Ability to use counseling techniques appropriatelying;
  • Ability to provide emotional support and determine when any specialist advice is needed;
  • Ability to accurately report, record, document and report the process of care using appropriate technologies.

5. Leadership, management and group dynamics management skills for:

  • Ability to achieve the patient's well-being through the set of resources and actions of all members of the social care team;
  • Ability to lead and coordinate a team, using the delegation process appropriately;
  • Ability to work and communicate collaboratively and effectively with all support staff;
  • Ability to educate, facilitate, manage and support students and other health and social workers in delivering care within the clinical setting.

Having obtained the title which enables them to practice their profession and having been registered in the professional register, graduates in Nursing can find employment in public or private health and social-welfare structures, both as employees and freelancers. In particular, employment opportunities can be identified in hospitals in all hospital operating units and in outpatient services; in territorial and hospital emergency services; in post-acute care facilities, long-term care facilities, assisted health residences, rehabilitation centres, assistance centers for the disabled, Palliative Care and Pain Therapy centres; in territorial, home and outpatient health services; in prevention and public health services.

President of the Course