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 clinics, hospitals, outpatient clinics, health care centres, outpatient institutions, and in other personal health care institutions of all levels.
Access to further study After completion of bridge courses or fulfilling other requirements of the accepting institution, access to the second cycle (Master’s degree) studies.

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, tel. (+370 41) 52 49 71

Objectives of a study programme and intended learning outcomes

Objective of a study programme – to train general care nurses, capable to nurse healthy or ill person of various ages, family and community at all stages of the nursing process, work in a team, demonstrate critical thinking and a holistic approach, social responsibility, independence and science-based professional activities.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and its application

He/she knows national and international health policy, the limits of professional activity and responsibility, applies provisions of legal acts on health and documents of professional ethics in nursing practice;

He/she critically systemizes and integrates knowledge of biomedical, social, and humanitarian sciences when assessing the personal, family and community health and making decisions in nursing practice.

Research skills

He/she applies research evidence-based practice to solve nursing problems;

He/she is capable to conduct scientific applied nursing research, interpret, analyze, summarize and present the results.

Special abilities

He/she assesses nursing needs of a patient, family or community and plans nursing;

He/she carries out and evaluates nursing actions and procedures, reasonably substantiates decision-making in professional situations;

He/she prepares patients for instrumental tests and therapeutic interventions;

He/she identifies and assesses life threatening conditions, appropriately reacts to them, provides urgent medical aid in urgent and injury cases;

He/she promotes healthy lifestyle skills of a patient, family or community, organizes and implements health education and consults taking into account the health education needs;

He/she applies principles of administration in professional nursing activity.

Social abilities

Personal abilities

He/she communicates and cooperates with patients and their immediate family as well as works in a team with professionals in different areas when implementing the person-centered nursing;

He/she fluently and persuasively expresses thoughts orally and in written form, effectively communicates in Lithuanian and foreign language in a professional setting while acknowledging the diversity of individuals and cross-cultural differences.


He/she critically evaluates nursing professional practice, is aware of the importance of lifelong learning, disseminates nursing science and practice;

He/she independently and responsibly makes decisions and assesses their impact in professional situations;

He/she collects and systemizes patient’s nursing related information, uses modern technologies and information systems in nursing practice.

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