M.Sc. Nursing Sciences

  • On Campus
  • 24 months
  • EUR535 per Semester (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    EUR535 per Semester (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English, French ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
| Lausanne, Switzerland
The University of Lausanne (UNIL) and the University of Applied Sciences Western Switzerland (HES-SO) are offering a joint Master of Science in Nursing Sciences.

Description

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Placed under the aegis of the University Institute of Training and Research in Patient Care (IUFRS), this programme is intended to train future graduates as specialist nursing clinical practitioners, to optimise the quality of treatment and the safety of patients and guarantee the efficient use of resources. They will be the first choice as partners for interdisciplinary work in patient care and health promotion.

The MScSI teaches skills grouped in the following four areas: Foundations of the discipline of nursing and advanced nursing practice; Practice in providing direct specialised clinical care for patients, their families and their relatives in complex care situations; Consulting, coaching, guidance and leadership; Research and handling of scientific evidence.

These skills will enable these new health professionals to play a pivotal role in health-care organisations, ensuring the ongoing renewal of nursing practices. They will contribute to organisational changes and any necessary developments in the health system.

Detailed Course Facts

Start dates and application deadlines

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    Deadline applies if you do not have the same nationality as the university.

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Dates reflect the university's timezone.

Tuition fee
  • EUR535 per semester ( International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • EUR535 per semester ( EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • CHF 580 per semester
Credits (ECTS) 90 ECTS
Duration full-time 24 months
Languages
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Full-time

Course Content

  • Epistemology of Sciences
  • Theoretical Foundations and Fundamental Concepts of Nursing as a Discipline
  • Analysis of Concepts
  • Methods of Research in Nursing Sciences I - Foundations and Processes
  • Methods of Research in Nursing Sciences II - Conclusive Results and Best Practices
  • Statistical Tools for Health Sciences I
  • Statistical Tools for Health Sciences II
  • Analytical Tools for Health Sciences
  • Research Seminar
  • Advanced Nursing Practice
  • Leadership, Communication Strategies and Interdisciplinarity
  • A Systemic Approach to the Family
  • Development and Management of Clinical Care Projects
  • Implementation and Assessment of a Clinical Care Project
  • Health Policies and Systems
  • Socio-economic and Ethical Aspects of Care
  • Care Quality and Risk Management

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Candidates are eligible for enrolment in a Master programme if they hold a Bachelor degree awarded by a Swiss university or another university qualification deemed equivalent by the Rectorate in the corresponding discipline.

Candidates holding a HES* Bachelor are admitted subject to catch up the missing theoretical bases during the Master programme.

*Haute Ecole Spécialisée

Candidates with a Bachelor in a different field from the chosen Master programme are admitted on the condition of catching up the theoretical bases before starting their studies.

The faculty regulations or study plans specify the essential theoretical bases.

General rules for university studies

The total number of credits gained and courses taken within the bachelor or master programme or the university degree deemed equivalent by the Rectorate, must have been achieved at a university recognised by the Rectorate of the University of Lausanne.

Only university programmes comparable to those existing in Switzerland and followed at public universities (or at least accredited universities recognised by UNIL) are accepted.

In case of doubt, it is up to the candidates to submit all the necessary documents to establish their eligibility.

Teaching language
  • French and English. Recommended levels : C1 in French, B2 in English.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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University of Lausanne

Lausanne, Switzerland

Switzerland Founded in 1537, the University of Lausanne is composed of seven faculties where approximately 11,500 students and 2,200 researchers work and study. Emphasis is placed on an interdisciplinary approach, with close cooperation between students, professors and teaching staff. The UNIL campus is spread across three locations, the largest of which is in Dorigny, on the shores of Lake Geneva.