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.
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.
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.
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.
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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