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Qualification: Graduate nurse (no legal status)

Graduate nurse (no legal status)

Qualification Information

The student will be able to:
(general competences)

  • master basic knowledge and integrate knowledge from the various fields on which nursing is based,
  • demonstrate knowledge of professional ethics and healthcare legislation, recognise and observe moral principles and values and apply them in professional work,
  • treat individuals or groups autonomously, holistically, tolerantly, carefully and sensitively without expressing judgements while guaranteeing/protecting the rights, confidence and wishes of different individuals and groups,
  • master research methods, procedures and processes, develop critical and self-critical judgement,
  • develop communication abilities and skills in the professional environment (domestic and international),
  • use information and communication technologies and systems in professional fields,
  • develop skills in the application of knowledge in a specific professional field,
  • demonstrate leadership, organisation and cooperative teamwork,
  • demonstrate understanding and consideration of the diversity of the global and local environment in the organisation and provision of comprehensive nursing care,
  • assume responsibility in professional work,
  • accept responsibility for professional development and learning and improve own work through evaluation in order to ensure the quality of services,
  • undertake training, education and mentoring,

(subject-specific competences)

  • incorporate professional ethics, legal considerations and the recognition and application of moral and ethical principles in professional work,
  • treat individuals or groups holistically, tolerantly, carefully and sensitively, guarantee and protect the rights and wishes of individuals and different groups,
  • provide education for the maintenance of health and well-being to healthy and sick populations, social communities, groups and individuals,
  • demonstrate knowledge of and apply the different rules, responsibilities and functions in nursing care and adapt the rules with regard to the patient's needs,
  • assume responsibility for professional development and use evaluation as a means for reflection and improving own work and increasing the quality of services in the workplace,
  • carry out universal and systematic adaptation of the treatment of a patient with regard to relevant physical, mental, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and social factors,
  • recognise and interpret signs of normal and changing health (establishing nursing diagnoses),
  • plan, implement and evaluate individual nursing programmes in conjunction with patients, residents, relatives and others,
  • incorporate quality standards with critical assessment, interpretation, synthesis and help patients make choices,
  • appropriately use a range of skills and interventions and ensure optimal nursing care,
  • respect the patient's dignity and privacy and the confidentiality of data,
  • provide high-quality interventions in nursing care,
  • provide emergency medical aid,
  • implement protective measures to prevent infections,
  • consider the psychological needs (emotional, mental, personal) and biological needs (comfortable accommodation, suitable food, personal hygiene and the possibility of daily activities) of the patient in care,
  • consider the individual needs of the patient through the different stages of life, in health and in sickness,
  • provide information, education and supervision for patients/residents and their family,
  • ensure secure documentation of medical and other therapies,
  • demonstrate knowledge in the field of nursing care and the ability to apply theoretical knowledge to professional work,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge of natural sciences and medical sciences and their application,
  • demonstrate knowledge in the fields of sociology, pedagogy, adult education and other humanities disciplines,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge in the fields of ethics, law, economics and other social sciences,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge in the field of information and communication technologies in nursing,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge in the field of international and national healthcare,
  • demonstrate basic knowledge for research,
  • communicate effectively (including the use of technologies) with patients, families and social groups in normal and specific communication environments/atmospheres,
  • encourage patients and their caregivers to express their problems and worries and respond appropriately depending on the situation, be it emotional, social, psychological, spiritual or mental,
  • appropriately present the patient's future (prospects) in order to prevent inappropriate behaviour,
  • use information and communication technologies for work in a team,
  • identify the atmosphere/climate of a hospital and adapt behaviour to the situation,
  • use communication and counselling techniques,
  • recognise mental states such as fear, stress and depression, provide emotional support and counselling,
  • keep medical documentation, write reports and use appropriate technology,
  • recognise that the well-being of the patient is achieved through a combination of the efforts, activities and responsibilities of all members of the healthcare team,
  • lead and coordinate a team, allocate tasks appropriately, resolve problems and make decisions,
  • demonstrate good organisation, leadership and cooperative communication with all staff
  • assess risk, actively promote health and ensure the safety of all people in the working environment,
  • demonstrate knowledge of relevant quality standards and critically apply evaluation methodology,
  • undertake mentoring, education, support, supervision of nursing students and other healthcare workers,
  • demonstrate knowledge of the principles and process of nursing care and the economically efficient use of resources.

Reference Data

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  • Matura or
  • vocational matura, or
  • final examination (before 1 June 1995) for any four-year secondary school programme.

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Higher Education Centre Novo Mesto, School of Health Sciences

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A condition for completing studies is that the candidate has successfully completed all study requirements defined by the programme, for a total of 180 ECTS credits.

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Second-cycle master's study programmes (SQF level 8)

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Examination performance is scored as follows: 10 (excellent); 9 (very good: above-average knowledge but with some mistakes); 8 (very good: solid results); 7 (good); 6 (adequate: knowledge satisfies minimum criteria); 5–1 (inadequate). In order to pass an examination, the candidate must achieve a grade between adequate (6) and excellent (10).

NQF Level: 
7
Access requirements: 
  • Matura or
  • vocational matura, or
  • final examination (before 1 June 1995) for any four-year secondary school programme.
Ways to acquire: 

A condition for completing studies is that the candidate has successfully completed all study requirements defined by the programme, for a total of 180 ECTS credits.