Nursing

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Nursing
Course sheet
A.Y. 2022/2023
Bachelor
L/SNT1 - Nursing and midwifery
Bachelor
180
ECTS
Access
Limited enrolment with admission test
3
Years
Course location
Milano, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Crema, Rho, Busto Arsizio, San Donato
Language
Italian
Those earning a degree in Nursing are healthcare professionals, vested with authority under Ministry of Health Decree no. 739 of 14 September 1994, and Law no. 42 of 26 February 1999 (as subsequently amended); they are responsible for providing general nursing support in the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation of diseases and illnesses, as well as palliative care. Their skills include technical skills, patient education, and a proper bedside manner. Their main functions are to prevent disease, to provide care for the sick and disabled of all ages, whether suffering from acute or chronic problems, and to provide patient education. They conduct their professional activities in public or private hospitals and clinics across the region, or in-home healthcare, whether as an employee or as an independent professional.
A nurse is a professional who provides services in the healthcare arena, and who is responsible for providing general nursing care to patients of all ages in terms of prevention, treatment, palliative care, and rehabilitation. Nurses' skills include technical expertise, patient education, and a proper bedside manner.
This degree authorises graduates to work as nurses in public or private hospitals and clinics across the region, or in-home healthcare, whether as an employee or as an independent contractor.

Employment statistics (Almalaurea)
The Degree Programme in Nursing has a long-standing tradition of international exchanges which began with the founding of the Erasmus programme. The Erasmus programme (which stands for European Region Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) was founded in 1987 thanks to the efforts of the European Community. It gives students the opportunity to complete a for-credit study-abroad period on an international campus partnering with the student's home campus. In terms of study-abroad options, the Degree in Nursing currently offers Year III students pre-professional opportunities in the form of an internship. To that end, the University now boasts prestigious European partnerships in Belgium (Brussels and Antwerp), Spain (Tenerife, Albacete, Melilla, Santiago de Compostela, Valencia La Fe, Valencia Castello, Madrid, Vigo, Lleida and Huelva), Portugal (Moniz and Setubal) France (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes) and Poland (Danzig). At some of these campuses, students have the option to work in a hospital or in the community, including hospices or nursing clinics, if available. The Erasmus Plus programme contemplates, in addition to the bilateral agreements, the possibility of two instructors for each Campus to have international mobility. The study-abroad period is three months, with the possibility of earning 20 ECTS, which transfer in as 20 academic credits for the student. In addition to meetings planned each year by the University, thanks to a standing committee for internationalisation made up of students and instructors, at least one meeting per year is planned for returning students to meet and give advice to those heading out on their study abroad. Our experience over the last few years has taught us that these opportunities allow for the exchange of practical information and valuable contacts amongst the students. At the end of the study-abroad period, the standing committee is requested to provide a written report which is shared with outgoing students, and it allows instructors to measure student satisfaction with the international programmes.
Student feedback has been roundly positive, finding inspiration for their thesis development, and developing contacts that have served them well over the years, including in terms of employment opportunities after graduation. The Erasmus experience and international exchange are not just a university experience, but an opportunity to learn from, and live with, persons of a different culture and language. It's about more than learning a different language: it's a chance for the student to take on responsibilities, and to begin to feel a part of a professional community that includes students from different countries.
Attendance of all activities, whether theory or practice, contemplated in the study programme is mandatory. The logistical changes ushered in for part-time students by Art. 11, paragraph 7, subpart (i) of Ministerial Decree no. 270 (22 October 2004) are not compatible with the mandatory timeframes, and pre-professional training intrinsic to this degree programme, nor the mandatory scheduling and organisational demands required of the students' clinical practice. To be allowed to sit for the for-credit exam, students must have attended at least 75% of the educational programming contemplated for each course, whether single-discipline or multi-disciplinary course. The lead instructor for the programme will verify that the student has met the attendance requirements.
Enrolment
To be admitted into the degree programme, a candidate must have a secondary-school diploma, or similar diploma earned overseas and deemed equivalent.
Enrolment in the degree programme is subject to a cap, set annually in accordance with Art. 1, Law no. 264 (2 August 1999).
The number of students who may be admitted into the first year of the programme is set each year pursuant to a decree of the Ministry of Universities and Research (MUR), based on findings provided by the university in terms of available instructional, classroom, and clinical resources (human and otherwise), as well as the demand for healthcare professionals in the practice of nursing as determined by the Region of Lombardy, and the Ministry of Health.
Candidates, at the pre-enrolment phase, must rank their Course Section preferences (from 1-16). Those preferences will be taken into account as part of the student's ranking following the entrance exam.
The entrance exam will be administered as a national exam, generally in the month of September. The confirmed date, and the method of administration, will be set forth in a MUR decree.

Additional learning requirements (OFA)
Admission into the Programme will be determined pursuant to Art. 4 of Law no. 264/1999, which requires that candidates demonstrate sufficient acumen in those subject areas enumerated in a Ministerial Decree establishing both the content and the method of administration for all programmes subject to a national cap. Provisional admission will be offered if and when contemplated for those students completing a secondary-school diploma.
A score at or above the minimum mark set in the call for applications in the admission test will suffice to show the student has the requisite baseline of knowledge for the programme.
Students who score less than 50% on the Biology and Chemistry questions on the entrance exam will be required to finish a set of additional learning requirements (OFA). These prerequisites may be met through specifically assigned remedial work. Any failure to complete the OFA will make it impossible for the student to sit for the General Science exams.
Timely notice of the various courses will be posted to: https://infermieristica.cdl.unimi.it/it

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Programme description and courses list
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic Sciences 5 75 Italian BIO/10 BIO/13 FIS/07
- Applied physics1
- Biochemistry2
- Experimental biology2
Human Anatomy and Physiology 8 120 Italian BIO/09 BIO/16
- Human anatomy4
- Physiology4
Nursing Sciences 4 60 Italian MED/45
Prevention Sciences 4 60 Italian MED/42 MED/44 MED/45
- Hygiene and public health2
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric1
- Occupational medicine1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Basic Human Sciences 4 60 Italian M-PSI/01 M-PSI/08 MED/45
- Clinical psychology1
- General psychology2
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric1
Clinical Nursing Sciences 1 6 93 Italian MED/45
- Lab 11
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric5
Pathogenesis and Diagnostics 6 90 Italian BIO/12 MED/04 MED/07 MED/36
- Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology1
- Diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy1
- Experimental medicine and pathophysiology2
- Microbiology and clinical microbiology2
Placement (year I) 18 540 Italian MED/45
Open sessions
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
English Assessment B1 (2 ECTS) 2 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al primo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Nursing Sciences 2 8 123 Italian MED/45
- Lab 21
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric7
Medicine and Pharmacology 8 120 Italian BIO/14 MED/09
- Internal medicine4
- Pharmacology4
Placement (year II) 25 750 Italian MED/45
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Nursing in Neuropsychiatric Disability 5 75 Italian M-PSI/08 MED/25 MED/26 MED/45
- Clinical psychology1
- Neurology1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric2
- Psychiatry1
Surgery 5 75 Italian MED/18 MED/33 MED/41
- Anaesthesiology1
- General surgery3
- Musculoskeletal system diseases1
Second semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Nursing for Mother and Child 4 60 Italian MED/38 MED/40 MED/45 MED/47
- General and subspecialty paediatrics1
- Midwifery1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric1
- Obstetrics and gynaecology1
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al secondo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
year
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Placement (year III) 34 999 Italian MED/45
First semester
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Clinical Nursing and Research 7 105 Italian INF/01 MED/01 MED/42 MED/45
- Hygiene and public health1
- Informatics2
- Medical statistics2
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric2
Clinical Nursing Sciences 3 4 63 Italian MED/45
- Lab 31
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric3
Critical Care Nursing 5 75 Italian MED/09 MED/18 MED/41 MED/45
- Anaesthesiology1
- General surgery1
- Internal medicine1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric2
Professional Responsibility and Organization of Nursing 5 75 Italian MED/42 MED/43 MED/45
- Forensic medicine1
- Hygiene and public health1
- Nursing sciences: general, clinical and paediatric3
Conclusive activities
There are no specific sessions for these activities (e.g. open online courses).
Courses or activities ECTS Total hours Language SSD
Compulsory
Final Examination 7 0 Italian
Study plan rules
Elettivi - Lo studente, al terzo anno, deve altresì maturare 2 CFU in attività formative a scelta.
Il superamento dell'esame annuale di tirocinio è condizione necessaria e obbligatoria per ottenere l'iscrizione all'anno successivo. Al fine di assicurare una progressione di carriera equilibrata e coerente con la formazione professionale, per ottenere l'iscrizione al secondo anno lo studente deve aver superato almeno cinque esami relativi ai corsi di insegnamento, di cui:
- Anatomia e fisiologia umana;
- Scienze infermieristiche generali;
- Scienze infermieristiche cliniche 1;
- Tirocinio 1.

Per ottenere l'iscrizione al terzo anno lo studente deve aver superato almeno undici esami, di cui, oltre agli esami necessari per ottenere l'iscrizione al secondo anno:
- Scienze di base;
- Scienze infermieristiche cliniche 2;
- Medicina e farmacologia;
- Tirocinio 2.

La frequenza al tirocinio clinico del primo anno è condizionata alla presentazione - da parte dello studente - della firma di frequenza al corso di insegnamento di Scienze infermieristiche cliniche 1.
Gli studenti che abbiano accumulato al termine del terzo periodo d'esame di ciascun anno di corso un debito cumulativo in carriera superiore a tre esami o non abbiano superato l'esame annuale di tirocinio sono iscritti come ripetenti ovvero, se iscritti al terzo anno, come fuori corso.
La condizione di ripetente dura l'intero anno accademico e viene modificata a partire dall'anno accademico successivo alla regolarizzazione della posizione.
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Location
Milano, Cernusco sul Naviglio, Crema, Rho, Busto Arsizio, San Donato
Course locations
The educational programming for the Degree Programme in Nursing takes place at National Health Service locations holding academic accreditation, as listed below:
- ASST FBF-Sacco [Local Health Authority], FBF [Fatebenefratelli] Section, Piazza Principessa Clotilde, 3 - 20121 Milan (Francesco Fanari, Academic Director);
- ASST FBF-Sacco [Local Health Authority], Sacco Section, Via G.B. Grassi, 74 - 20157 Milan (Giuseppina Ledonne, Academic Director);
- ASST Grande Ospedale metropolitano Niguarda [Local Health Authority], P.zza Ospedale Maggiore, 3 - 20162 - Milan (Maura Lusignani, Academic Director);
- ASST Lodi [Local Health Authority] - Lodi Section (first year of the programme), Via Fissiraga 15 - 26900 Lodi (Donatella Vasaturo, Academic Director);
- ASST Melegnano e Martesana Presidio di Cernusco sul Naviglio [Local Health Authority], Piazza Martiri della Libertà - 200068 Cernusco sul Naviglio (MI) (Paola Arcadi, Academic Director);
- ASST Ospedale Maggiore di Crema, Via Tommaso Pombioli [Local Health Authority / Hospital] - 26013 - Crema (CR) (Laura Milani, Academic Director);
- ASST Ovest Milanese [Local Health Authority], Magenta Section - Via Al Donatore di Sangue, 50 - 20013 Magenta (MI) (Fabrizio Vezzoli, Academic Director);
- ASST Rhodense [Local Health Authority], Rho Section, Via Legnano, 1 - 20017 Rho (MI) (Annalisa Alberti, Academic Director);
- ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo [Local Health Authority], San Carlo Section, Via Pio II, 3 - 20153 Milan (Sabrina Tolomeo, Academic Director);
- ASST Santi Paolo e Carlo [Local Health Authority], San Paolo Section, Via Ovada, 26 - 20142 Milan (Stefano Terzoni, Academic Director);
- Fondazione Istituto Sacra Famiglia Onlus [Nonprofit Community Healthcare Foundation], Piazza Monsignor Luigi Moneta, 1 - 20090 - Cesano Boscone (MI) (Academic Director TBA)
- IRCCS Fondazione Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico [Research Hospital] - Polo didattico Valetudo, Via Pace, 9 - 20122 Milan (Roberto Accardi, Academic Director);
- IRCCS Fondazione Istituto Nazionale dei Tumori [Research Hospital], Via Ponzio, 44 - 20133 Milan (Maria Luisa Pancheri, Academic Director);
- IRCCS Istituto Europeo [Research Hospital] - Via Lampedusa,13 (Building B) 20141 - Milan (Alessandra Milani, Academic Director);
- IRCCS Policlinico San Donato [Research Hospital], Via Rodolfo Morandi, 30 - 20097 S. Donato Milanese (MI) (Francesco Pittella, Academic Director);
- IRCCS Santa Maria Nascente Fondazione Don C. Gnocchi-Onlus [Research Hospital] at Istituto Palazzolo - Via Don L.Palazzolo, 21- 20149 Milan (Anna Castaldo, Academic Director);
- Ospedale San Giuseppe [Hospital], Via San Vittore, 12 - 20123 Milan (Paola Ripa, Academic Director).

The tuition fees for students enrolled in Bachelor's, Master's and single-cycle degree programmes are divided into two instalments with different calculation methods and payment schedules:

  • The amount of the first instalment is the same for all students
  • The amount of the second instalment varies according to the ISEE University value, the degree programme and the student status (on track / off track for one year or off track for more than a year) 
  • An additional fee is due for online programmes

The University also offers:

  • Concessions for students meeting high merit requirements
  • Diversified tuition fees according to the student's home country for international students with assets/income abroad
  • Concessions for international students with refugee status

Scholarships and benefits

The University provides a range of financial benefits to students meeting special requirements (merit, financial or personal conditions, international students).

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