Enfermagem VA

 

About the program/cycle of studies

The Nursing Degree works according to the process of adaptation to Bologna, with a duration of 4 academic years (8 semesters) for a total of 240 ECTS. The Degree emphasis on providing care to people in critical situations at different stages of the life cycle and in different clinical contexts, as also the International Trauma Life Support Course (ITLS) and Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) included in the study plan.

 

The study plan for the Nursing Degree Course, taught at the Escola Superior de Saúde do Vale do Ave, is structured with different curricular units, semester and / or annual, with theoretical, theoretical-practical, laboratory practices, tutorial guidance and teaching clinical. Theoretical and clinical teaching are articulated in time, so that the second one develops as close as possible to the theoretical component that corresponds to it.

 

Student proactivity is an integral part of the educational project. Early students promote the development of crucial (interpersonal and systemic) skills to respond to social expectations. They develop their training in interdisciplinary and articulated contexts, at national and international level, which promotes socialization and the ability to work as a team.

 

Renewal of accreditation of the cycle of studies, by A3ES, on October 15, 2018 for 6 years. More information at https://www.a3es.pt/pt/resultados-acreditacao/enfermagem-42 

 

Type of recognition

Nursing graduates may practice nursing, as regulated in Portugal by Order no. 799-D/99, of 9 September, and by the European Directive 2005/36/CE, pending registration with the Nursing Association.

 

Entry requirements

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT REGIME

Applies to all candidates who do not hold citizenship /relatives of any country that is a Member State of the European Union; or have not been legal residents in Portugal for more than two years.

Requirements:

  • Completed secondary school;
  • Document certifying that the candidate has a national exam of Biology in is education system with the minimum mark of approved in order to substitute our national access exam of Biologia e Geologia, and the respective contents, or take the exam in CESPU

STUDENTS WITH EUROPEAN NATIONALITY

Application Regimes:

General Access: Students who hold a foreign secondary diploma legally equivalent to the Portuguese secondary education. The Portuguese admission exams can be replaced by the equivalent final exams or school-leaving exams required for each degree, duly recognized DGES (Artigo 20º do Decreto-Lei n.º 296-A/98)1.

+23 years old Regime: Students aged over 23 can be admitted to higher education if they successfully completed the special entrance examination that evaluates the capacity to attend higher education courses at CESPU educational establishments, according to the law (DL 64/2006 de 21 de março, alterado pelo Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 Changing of Course/Institution: Is the act by which a student applies to the same or a different degree from that of the last registration, in the same or in a different institution of higher education, whether or not there was an interruption of the registration in accordance with the Portaria n.º 181-D/2015,  19 of June.

Holder of a Degree: Holders of a Bachelor, master or doctor degree obtained in national or foreign higher education institutions, as long as recognized by Decree law nº66 / 2018  (Decreto-Lei n.º 113/2014, de 16-07)

 

Official languages

English (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
French (minimum 20 students for the first year and in exceptional cases may extend to the second year)
Portuguese

 

Course duration

4 years - 8 semesters - 240 ECTS

 

Coordinator

Isabel Maria Batista de Araújo

 

Legislation

Aviso n.º 12927/2019 

 

Main scientific areas

Areas

No. Compulsory
 
Credits

Nursing

189

Biology and Biochemistry

36

Social and Behavioural Sciences

8

Life Sciences

7

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   1st YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Human Anatomy I

BBIO

Semester

T:34; PL:12

3

General Biochemistry

BBIO

Semester

T:20; TP:10; PL:10

3

Critical Behavior and Attitude

CSC

Semester

T:20; TP:13

2

Nursing and Professional Identy

ENF

Semester

T:20; TP:10

2

Human Physiology I

BBIO

Semester

T:34; PL:12

3

Microbiology and Parasitology

BBIO

Semester

T:20; PL:10

2

Sociology of Health

CSC

Semester

T:10; TP:7

1

Human Anatomy II

BBIO

Semester

T:34; PL:12

3

Nursing: Health of Women and Children

ENF

Annual

T:83; TP:13;PL:13

       7

Human Physiology II

BBIO

Semester

T:34; PL:12

3

Fundamentals of Nursing

ENF

Annual

T:140; PL:53

11

From Assessment to Decision Making in Nursing I

ENF

Annual

T:20; OT:13; S:20

4

Clinical Teaching: Mother and Newborn Care

ENF

Annual

PL:24;E:240;S:20

16

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   2nd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Bioethics

CV

Semester

T:20

2

Community Nursing I

ENF

Semester

T:55

4

Epistemology of Nursing

ENF

Semester

T:17

1

Pharmacology and Therapeutics I

BBIO

Semester

T:20; TP:13

2

Communication and Relationship in Nursing

ENF

Semester

T:26; OT:13

3

Health Psychology

CSC

Semester

T:17

1

Sociology of Health and Disease

CSC

Semester

T:10; TP:7

1

Family Sctructure an Dynamics

ENF

Semester

T:22;TC:13

2

Nursing: Care for People with Medical Pathology

ENF

Annual

T:121; PL:52; S:26

13

Clinical Teaching: Care for People with Medical Pathology

ENF

Semester

OT:30;E:411

25

Pharmacology and Therapeutics II

BBIO

Semester

T:20; TP:13

2

Information and Technology Applied to Nursing

ENF

Semester

T:26; OT:13; S:13

3

From Assessment to Decision Making in Nursing II

ENF

Annual

TP:32

2

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   3rd YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Nursing: Care for People Underwent Surgery

ENF

Semester

T:130; PL:24; S:35

12

Nursing and the Elder Person

ENF

Semester

T:48; PL:10

4

Community Nursing II

ENF

Semester

T:26;OT:26;S:15

5

Research I

ENF

Annual

T:40; TP:20;OT:20

5

Nursing and the Person with Mental Health Changes

ENF

Semester

T:35

2

Nursing to the Person in Palliative Care

ENF

Semester

T:22;TP:22

2

Nursing: Care for People in Critical Situation I

ENF

Semester

T:18;TP17

2

Clinical Teaching: Care for People Underwent Surgery

ENF

Annual

OT:30;E:412

25

Ethics in Health

CV

Semester

T:40; OT:13

3

Research I

ENF

Semester

T:41; OT:26

5

 

FIRST CYCLE DEGREE IN NURSING   |   4th YEAR

CURRICULAR UNITS

SCIENTIFIC AREA

DURATION

WORKING TIME (Hours)

ECTS

Contact

Nursing Administration, Management and Entrepreneurship

ENF

Semester

TP:17

1

Clinical Teaching in Mental Health and Psychiatric

ENF

Annual

E:106

6

Clinical Teaching in the Community

ENF

Annual

OT:20;E:300

18

Pediatric Nursing

ENF

Semester

TP:30; PL:5

2

Clinical Teaching: Option

ENF

Annual

E:285

16

Nursing: Care for People in Critical Situation II

ENF

Semester

TP:17

1

Clinical Teaching: Care for the Elderly

ENF

Annual

E:140

8

Clinical Teaching: Child Care

ENF

Annual

E:106

6

Research II

ENF

Annual

OT:25; S:10

2

 T – Theoretical

TP – Theoretical and Practical

PL – Practical and Laboratorial

OT – Tutorial Orientation

S - Seminar

E – Clinical Stage/teaching