M.Sc. Master's Degree Programme in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing

Helsinki Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Application deadline: go to http://www.masternursing.eu/inicio
Tuition fee:
  • € 5,000 / Year (EEA)
  • € 10,000 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2014
Credits: 90 ECTS
Duration full-time: 18 months
Partnership: Erasmus Mundus Scholarship
Languages:
  • English
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Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Emergency and intensive care nurses must be prepared to deal with life-threatening problems and complex situations in extreme environments, reasons why they should be endowed with specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to critically ill or unstable patients and their families. Emergency nurses must be able to prioritise patient care and to provide accurate assessment and effective ongoing management for a diversity of patient populations in situations ranging from life-saving interventions to managing critical situations.

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (EMECC NURSING) is the first international joint degree in advanced nursing available in Europe. It offers a highly specialized education in nursing, with an advanced perspective. The programme combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, communication & management of critical scenarios and advanced evidence-based practice, using state of the art clinical technologies.

EMECC NURSING is promoted by a consortium coordinated by the University of Oviedo (Spain) and counting with the partnership of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki (Finland), the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal). All have a track record of nurse training in tight collaboration with local hospitals some of them also collaborating as Associated Partners in the Consortium- and have, therefore, jointly developed a clear picture of the real-life situation of their acute care units.

Partners

* UNIVERSITY OF OVIEDO, Spain (Co-ordinating institution)
* HELSINKI METROPOLIA UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES, Finland
* POLITÉCNIC INSTITUTE OF SANTARÉM, Portugal
* UNIVERSITY OF ALGARVE, Portugal

Contents

The Masters main objective is to provide a structured and methodologically sound training programme that will cover the shortage of specially trained staff that burdens our health systems intensive and acute care services.

EMECC NURSING course structure balances theoretical education on evidence based nursing, comprehensive clinical practice and a solid scientific instruction through a 90 ECTS (one and a half year) Postgraduate course leading to an international joint degree and diploma supplement recognized by all four institutions.

Semester 1
Will equalize the level of students and offer a strong theoretical and methodological base to build candidate competence. Students will also be able to chose on a first, broad specialization on Adult & Geriatric or Paediatric Clinical Nursing.

Semester 2
Courses focus on core Clinical Practice and choice of elective study track. Core modules target is to ensure a sound professional quality of the candidates, while the elective modules allow students to configure the Master towards one of four optional study tracks: Crisis Resource Management in Nursing, Adult, Geriatric or Paediatric Emergency and Critical Care Nursing.

Semester 3
Consists of a Master Thesis project that includes additional specialization through a tutored practicum. The guided research culminates in a report that will be presented and evaluated by the consortium before awarding the joint degree.

Requirements

To be eligible for the EMECC NURSING Master Programme the applicant must fulfill these minimum requirements:

* Be the holder of a Bachelor degree in Nursing (a minimum of three years' study at a university and of a minimum of 180 ECTS, or equivalent according to the regulations in the country of origin and to the European regulations).
* Be proficient in English - Applicants must prove a C1 English level (IELTS (minimum score of 6.0 with at least 5.0 point in each section); TOEFL (paper based) at least 550 points with 4.0 in the writing section; TOEFL (IBT) 79 points with at least 17 points in every section). The definition of "English speaking countries" must be agreed by all partners for a student to be exempt from English language requirements.
* At least three years of work experience in a relevant field after the final higher (tertiary) education degree certificate was issued. Only full-time work will be considered; part-time work will be converted into full-time work so that 150 hours or 20 full-time working days correspond to one month

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6
TOEFL paper-based test score : 550
TOEFL iBT® test: 79

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