Faculteit Mens en Welzijn

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent
  +32 (0)9 243 26 29

Faculteit Natuur en Techniek

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270 (voetgangers, openbaar vervoer)
9000 Gent
  +32 (0)9 243 27 00

Faculteit Bedrijf en Organisatie

Campus Schoonmeersen
Valentin Vaerwyckweg 1 (auto, post)
Voskenslaan 270
9000 Gent
  +32 (0)9 243 22 00

School of Arts

Campus Bijloke
J. Kluyskensstraat 2
9000 Gent
  +32 (0)9 267 01 00


Faculty Education, Health and Social Work

Bachelor of Nursing

Qualification of Nursing
Academic year: 2018-19
Field of Study: Health Care
Study load: 180

1. Autonomously develop a working relationship with the care recipient within a multicultural environment, such relationship focusing on the somatic, social, psychological and existential well-being of the latter, both in a familiar and non-familiar and/or complex care setting.

2. Provide evidence-based and theoretically-underpinned nursing care based on clinical reasoning and an attitude of responsibility, a large degree of initiative and proactivity, in accordance with general and occupational legislation.

3. In both simple and complex and specialized care situations, grant tailored, client-focused and client-driven nursing care, utilising appropriate technology and with due attention to structure, punctuality and accuracy to guarantee the safety of the care recipient in the concrete actions.

4. Take autonomous preventive initiatives and apply these adequately at all levels. Organise health promotion and patient education to individuals and groups in a methodical manner. Stimulate health-promoting behaviour in the care recipient(s).

5. Are aware of their own and the care recipients’ values and standards and how these affect their professional practice as nurses. Act in an ethically justified manner. Set an example for others.

6. On the basis of theoretical frameworks, international references and experience, develop a personal view of nursing and a constructively critical attitude.

7. Develop internal and inter-professional relationships and work effectively together in the framework of common care objectives.

8. Communicate in an efficient and structured manner, both orally and in writing, about the care relationship, the content of care and the care process with all parties involved, using the specialist terminology, but tailored to the other party’s level of understanding.

9. Organise and coordinate autonomously and in consultation with other care providers intra-, trans- and extra-mural care.

10. Monitor and promote the quality of the individual and overall care within their own organisations.

11. Instruct, coach and direct members of a structured team.

12. Look for specialist and scientific literature in a focused and methodical way, assess the relevance and usefulness thereof, integrate new insights into their professional settings and development, participate in practical, scientific research.

13. As an autonomous professional, actively contribute to the profile of the profession, have a broad perspective on society and are critical of economic, social and ethical policy.

14. Continuously reflect on their own nursing actions, analyse their learning needs and translate these autonomously into initiatives for more professionalism and balance in their work.

A Bachelor (Ba) of Nursing has direct access to the following Advanced Bachelor Programs and can, after the successful completion of a bridging program (between 45 and 90 credits), gain access to the following Master Programs:

- Advanced Bachelor (Ba) of Intensive and Emergency Care
- Advanced Bachelor (Ba) of of Care Management
- Master of Science in Communication Science: Communication Management
- Master of Science in Communication Science: Film- and Television Studies
- Master of Science in Communication Science: Journalism
- Master of Science in Communication Science: New Media and Society
- Master of Science in Educational Sciences
- Master of Science in EU-Studies
- Master of Science in Health Care Management and Policy
- Master of Science in Health Education and Health Promotion
- Master of Science in Management, Care and Policy in Gerontology
- Master of Science in Nursing and Midwifery
- Master of Science in Political Science
- Master of Science in Psychology
- Master of Science in Social Work and Social Welfare Studies
- Master of Science in Sociology
- Master of Science of Epidemiology