The degree programme aims to equip graduates with the necessary training to:
- identify the nursing requirements of individuals, families and communities, establishing the objectives and managing them in an autonomous, responsible manner;
- plan, manage and evaluate the nursing assistance required while taking into account cultural, ethnic, generational and gender differences;
- assist in identifying the health needs of individuals and communities, and offer nursing assistance as part of a multidisciplinary treatment strategy;
- understand the general, ethical, legal and medical-legal principles of the profession and make a record of the nursing assistance provided;
- be aware of the radioprotection regulations set out by the European Union (in accordance with Ministerial Decree no. 189 dated 26 May 2000);
- have competency in at least one EU language besides Italian, both within their specific area of competence and to exchange general information.
Nurses are professional healthcare figures responsible for the provision of general nursing assistance of a technical, relational, and educational nature to infants and adolescents, adults and the elderly, dealing with preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative concerns.
Completion of the degree leads to qualified nursing status and permits graduates to practice in public and private healthcare facilities, both in the community and through home care, in an employed or freelance capacity.
Application and admission: Limited enrolment with admission test.
Students must have level B1 proficiency in English. Proficiency may be certified at the time of matriculation by submitting a certificate of level B1 language proficiency or better, or by sitting the SLAM (University Language Centre) Placement test during the first year of studies only, between September and December.
Students who do not pass the test must follow the SLAM language courses and obtain appropriate certification within the year the plan of study calls for a language exam.
The degree programme in Nursing has been providing international exchange opportunities for years. The European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students, or Erasmus programme, was launched in 1987 by the European Community and provides European university students with the opportunity to carry out a period of study abroad legally recognized by their home university.
The degree programme in Nursing currently allows third-year students to carry out professional training abroad in the form of an internship. We have partner universities in Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), Spain (Tenerife, Albacete, Melilla, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia La Fe, Valencia Castello, Madrid, Vigo, Lleida), Portugal (Moniz and Setubal) and Poland (Gdańsk). In some of these locations it is possible to do an internship non just in hospitals, but also in local facilities such as hospices and nursing clinics.
In addition to bilateral agreements, the Erasmus Plus programme provides mobility options for two teachers per university.
The experience abroad lasts three months and awards students 20 ECTS + 2 CFU for elective activities, for a total of 22 university credits.
Besides annual University meetings, the degree programme organizes at least one meeting a year between returning and departing students through its permanent teacher-student commission for internationalization. In our experience, these gatherings favour the exchange of practical information and useful contacts between students.
At the end of the period abroad, the permanent commission will ask students to write a report to be shared with departing students. This helps teachers monitor satisfaction with international programmes.
Our students have always assessed these programmes very positively, as they have often found ideas for their thesis and established long-lasting contacts, also in terms of employment opportunities after graduation.
The Erasmus experience is not just a part of your university education, but also a chance to live in a different culture and learn its language, to take responsibilities and develop a sense of belonging to a common path shared by students from different countries.
- IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico - Polo didattico Valetudo, via Pace, 9 - 20122 Milano (Direttore didattico dott. Roberto Accardi);
- IRCCS Fondazione Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori, via Ponzio, 44 - 20133 Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Maria Luisa Pancheri);
- IRCCS Santa Maria Nascente Fondazione Don C. Gnocchi-Onlus presso Istituto Palazzolo - via Don L.Palazzolo,21- 20149 Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Anna Castaldo);
- ASST FBF-Sacco, Sezione FBF, Piazza Principessa Clotilde, 3 - 20121 Milano (Direttore didattico dott. Francesco Fanari);
- ASST FBF-Sacco, Sezione Sacco, via G.B. Grassi, 74 - 20157 Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Giuseppina Ledonne);
- ASST Grande Ospedale metropolitano Niguarda, p.zza Ospedale Maggiore, 3 - 20162 - Milano (Direttore didattico prof.ssa Maura Lusignani);
- ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Sezione San Carlo, via Pio II, 3 - 20153 Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Sabrina Tolomeo);
- ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo, Sezione San Paolo, via Ovada, 26 - 20142 Milano (Direttore didattico prof.ssa Anne Destrebecq);
- ASST Ovest Milanese, Sezione di Magenta - via Al Donatore di Sangue, 50 - 20013 Magenta (MI) (Direttore didattico dott. Fabrizio Vezzoli);
- ASST Valle Olona, Sezione di Busto Arsizio, Piazzale Solaro, 3 - 21052 - Busto Arsizio (VA) (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Elisabetta Balestreri);
- ASST Melegnano e della Martesana Presidio di Cernusco sul Naviglio, Piazza Martiri della Libertà - 200068 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Maddalena Andreoletti);
- ASST Rhodense, Sezione di Rho, via Legnano, 1 - 20017 Rho (MI) (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Annalisa Alberti);
- IRCCS Policlinico San Donato, Via Agadir, 20/24 - 20097 S. Donato Milanese (MI) (Direttore didattico dott. Francesco Pittella);
- Ospedale San Giuseppe, via San Vittore, 12 - 20123 Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Paola Ripa);
- ASST Ospedale maggiore di Crema, via Tommaso Pombioli - 26013 - Crema (CR) (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Laura Milani);
- IRCCS Istituto Europeo - via Lampedusa,13 (Edificio B) 20141 - Milano (Direttore didattico dott.ssa Alessandra Milani).
For students enrolled on bachelor’s, master’s and single cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments of different amounts and with different payment deadlines:
- the first, corresponding to the minimum amount, is the same for all students
- the second - technically referred to as an ‘all-inclusive fee’- that is variable.
Students can also be entitled for tuition fee reductions such as:
- lowering for students who meet high merit requirements
- fixed amounts calculated on the basis of the student's citizenship group for those with income/property abroad
- support for students who have political refugee status.
More info at: Fees - current academic year
Scholarships and benefits
The University also provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students), including:
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