About this course
This programme has been designed and developed to allow learners to acquire the necessary skills and knowledge as established by EU Directive 2013/55/EU to work within the field of health sciences. This programme implements both theoretical and practical aspects to also allow the learners to acquire the necessary employability skills.
In order to be eligible to apply for this programme of study, prospective students must be in possession of a minimum:
(a) Non-Eu citizens who are in possession of an MFQ level 5 or 6 in nursing
(b) Minimum of 1 Year Working Experience
(c) IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
(Learners who have 4,600 of theory and practice, however have 2,200 practice hours shall still be accepted to the bridging course programme)
The learner will be able to:
- Critically reflect and discuss the main theories, concepts and practical skills required by nurses to work effectively and provide patient-centred, high quality nursing care
- Reflect on the standards of professional conduct and the regulations and laws governing the nursing and medical profession
- Assess the importance of infection prevention and control when delivering nursing services
- Identify the principles of the effective provision of intravenous therapy and the best practices in nursing care for the use of blood and blood products, moving and handling clients-control analgesia, total parenteral nutrition and central line care
- Reflect and develop knowledge about the hazards when handling patients in nursing and healthcare
- Identify the basic principles and processes of moving and handling, log roll, sitting a patient upright, turning patients using sliding sheets, moving a patient using sliding sheets, sitting patients in the edge of the bed, and standing the patient
- Explain the use of urinary catheters and the various ways to implement preventive measures and effective infection control methods when dealing with catheters
- Reflect on the use and insertion procedures of NGT/Feeding devices, management and care
- Identify the role of mental health nurse, as well as the typical scenarios encountered by nurses related to mental health
- Reflect on pathology and the implications for caring for the elderly
- Reflect on the importance of promoting healthcare and its role on the overall perception of the community on healthcare
- List and discuss medical and surgical conditions which are considered emergency including respiratory, cardiac, poisoning, acute abdomen, shock, trauma and neurologic emergencies
- Critically reflect on the importance of preparing documentation effectively when caring for children and young people
- Identify the role and responsibilities of the nurse in the maternity setting.
- Apply nursing theories, concepts, and practical skills to provide patient-centred, high-quality nursing.
- Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills in various situations in nursing practice.
- Plan for the effective prevention of the spread of infections in communities and hospitals.
- Plan for effective risk management and monitoring in intravenous therapy.
- Apply various risk assessment techniques prior to moving and handling a patient.
- Prepare the patient effectively including the exploration of other techniques, analysis of the patient and provision of privacy.
- Prepare the patient for effective feeding through NG tubes and feeding devices.
- Demonstrate outstanding and effective teamwork skills when working within a multidisciplinary team.
- Apply principles of primary healthcare when providing nursing care in the community and primary care.
- Identify and apply the care interventions required according to emergency injuries or illnesses.
- Plan accordingly for the provision of care for a child and their family depending on their needs.
- Provide the necessary pre-conception, antenatal, internatal and postnatal care to women, newborns, and their families effectively.
From November 1st until December 15th, 2023
Starting January 8th, 2024
This course is intended for those who are aged 18+ and who are in possession of a minimum BSc in Nursing or 3.5 Years of Diploma Nursing who would like to practice Nursing in Malta or European countries.
Licence Number: 2019-010