Specialist Nursing is a specialized training for registered nurses with bachelor's degree in nursing. The focus on caring for the elderly is for those who want to work with older people both within the municipal geriatric care and geriatric care in hospital.
As a specialist nurse, specializing in the care of older people, you have skills and abilities necessary for independent personal services. You can identify health needs, draw up care plan and implement the relevant field of nursing interventions. You assess and deal with complex issues and health care situations. As leaders of nursing manage and coordinate your care and medical work among the elderly. You have a special knowledge of the scientific basis and current research.
Your specialist nursing leading to a vocational qualification at advanced level and may also involve a master's degree, which is reached after two years on a part-time. The program includes seven courses, five of them given by the various colleges and universities that cooperate in the program. Prior to each module, you get clear study guide with information on course objectives, course assignments and examinations.
The program is implemented with a fully web-based studies, and at half speed. Web-based study involves both individual studies and also studies in groups with other students. All communication with fellow students and teachers is done through various forms of computer-based web tool and you must therefore have access to broadband and a computer equipment with webcam and headset. Online education at half speed gives you the freedom to independently plan and conduct studies. You have the support of qualified teachers with experience in this form of teaching.
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