General Practice Nursing

This study programme is chosen by those who are not only sensitive, caring and patient, but also can easily communicate with healthy and sick people of all ages, are able to act quickly, make independent decisions, take responsibility, and are self-confident. Graduates can work in personal health care institutions at all levels. 

Nursing has been taught in Šiauliai for more than 70 years. The content of the study programme is modern and constantly being updated following international practice and the needs of the Lithuanian health care system. 

Studies at Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences can be combined with work. Individual solutions are sought on a case-by-case basis.

Why at Šiauliai State University of Applied Sciences?

The quality of the students' practical preparation is greatly improved by the upgraded equipment intended for studies: skills are formed and developed utilizing vital functions mimicking dummies which are controlled by tablets, wound moulage, etc. Solid experience (nurses have been prepared for more than 70 years) and continuous attention to innovation in the field (the content of the programme is updated according to good practice of international nursing), the possibility of improving skills in more than ten practices ensures that students become excellent professionals who can easily find jobs not only in Lithuania, but also in the whole European Union.

Further possible career paths

 

Access to professional activity Graduates will be able to work in primary, secondary and tertiary level personal health care institutions, social services institutions (care homes for healthy and disabled people of all ages and other institutions).
Access to further study After completion of bridge courses or fulfilling other requirements of the accepting higher education institution graduates can pursue second cycle Master's studies following the order set by the higher education institution.

Study programme information

Mode and duration Full-time – 3,5 years
Study Programme national code 6531GX030
Scope of the study 210 credits (ECTS)
Language of instruction English
Field of education Health
Group of study fields Health Sciences
Study field Nursing and Midwifery
Qualification degree and (or) qualification to be awarded Professional Bachelor of Health Sciences, General Practice Nurse
Chairman of the Study Programme Committee The Head of Biomedical Sciences Department lecturer Aleksandra Sakalauskienė, email a.sakalauskiene@svako.lt, tel. (+370 41) 52 49 71
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Objectives of a study programme and intended learning outcomes

Objective of a study programme – to train a nurse who under his/her competence is able to innovatively, qualitatively organize and implement patient nursing and health training, act responsibly, expeditiously, creatively, make reasoned decisions, convey professional information, holistic attitudes and social responsibility.

Learning outcomes

   
Knowledge and its application

To follow international and national health policy and legislation regulating health care when implementing nursing.

Critically systematize and link knowledge about a person's state of health, physical and social environment; apply knowledge of health, social and humanities sciences in organizing nursing and health training.

 

Research skills

To apply research evidence-based practice to solve nursing and innovation implementation problems.

To conduct scientific applied nursing research, interpret, analyze, summarize and present the results.
 

Special abilities

To identify the needs of the patient, family, community nursing when organizing nursing, taking into account the risk factors of lifestyle and environment.

To carry out nursing interventions, evaluate nursing results.

To recognize life-threatening conditions, initiate and independently provide immediate life-saving measures in cases of acute conditions, crises and disasters.

To encourage individuals, families, groups to live healthy, involve them in the management of health problems.

 

Social abilities








 

To communicate and collaborate effectively in a team of healthcare professionals implementing the nursing process and practical training of healthcare specialists.
To communicate orally and in writing with health care and other specialists, following professional ethics, demonstrating tolerance for diversity of beliefs and intercultural differences.

Personal abilities To improve personal professional practice by choosing learning strategies and methods; to form an image of the nursing profession based on ethical values.
To demonstrate social responsibility, independently ensure the quality of the implemented nursing process.

Study subjects (modules) and practical training

I Year II Year III Year IV Year
Semester I Semester III Semester V
  • Professional Language
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology
  • Environmental Health
  • General Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing Practice
  • Physical Education
  • Health Sociology
  • Community Nursing and Health Improvement
  • Community Nursing Practice
  • Therapeutic Nursing and Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Nursing Practice
  • Practical Philosophy
  • Surgical Nursing
  • Surgical Nursing Practice
  • Gerontology and Geriatric Nursing
  • Geriatric Nursing Practice
  • Free Elective Course
  • Practice of Community Health Care / Practice of Mental Health Care
  • Practice of Urgent Help / Anesthesia and Intensive Care Practice
  • Final Practice
  • Graduation Paper
Semester II Semester IV Semester VI

 

  • Professional Foreign Language
  • Health Information Technologies
  • Communication Psychology and Professional Ethics
  • Woman and Child‘s Health Care
  • Obstetric Nursing Practice
  • Child Health Care Practice
  • Physical Education
  • Urgent Help and Intensive Nursing
  • Intensive Care Practice
  • Applied Research Methodology
  • Children Nursing
  • Children Nursing Practice
  • Free Elective Course

 

  • Course Paper
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Mental Health Nursing Practice
  • Special Therapeutic Nursing
  • Health Care Management and Leadership
  • Special Surgical Nursing Practice / Special Therapeutic Nursing Practice