Department of Nursing
The educational objectives for the Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus is to develop professional graduate nurses who are compassionate, caring, knowledgeable, skilled, adaptable and capable, equipped with the skills to meet the various and changing health needs of a variety of health environments. The programme supports students in developing critical thinking skills, problem-solving skills and evidence-based practice.
The Nursing programme at the Department of T.E.I. of Epirus seeks to integrate contemporary theory and meaningful practice to facilitate and enable the novice learner to develop into a graduate nurses who are fit for purpose and practice.
Care is the essence of nursing practice and of the Nursing programme at the Department of T.E.I. of Epirus takes the position that caring is not an innate characteristic but can be learned and cultivated. This is the fundamental ontological position of the new curriculum. Caring has the capacity to improve the social, mental and physical wellbeing of those cared for and the people who matter to them. Sensitivity towards others is crucial, characterised by empathy. Furthermore, this includes open mindedness, respect and genuine interest in the person as an individual.
The successful completion of the nursing programme at the Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus the graduate students acquire the required scientific, disciplinary and professional adequacy for professional registration requirements and the acquisition of the necessary professional rights to practice as a nurse in accordance with the Presidential Decree 351/89. Also, the successful completion of the nursing programme at the Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus the graduate students acquire professional rights to practice as a nurse within the European Union in accordance to the Directive 2005/ 36/ EC (title III, Chapter III, section 3, Article 31).
3. Curriculum for Erasmus Students
The Department provides a series of modules in the English language primarily intended for Erasmus students, but these can as well be undertaken by Greek students:
- Nursing Theory I (theory & clinical practice)
- Nursing Theory II (theory & clinical practice)
- Evidence Based Practice I (theory & clinical practice)
- Evidence Based Practice II (theory & clinical practice)
- Adult Nursing & Critical care (theory & clinical practice)
- Research Methods
- Mental Health and Community Nursing (theory & clinical practice)
- Nursing Practice (this can be a stand-alone practice module)
4. Partnerships / Programs / Awards
The Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus is partner/ member of:
- The Florence Network, in which 40 Nursing Departments from 19 different European countries are participating – the Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus, is the only Nursing Department in Greece that is a partner/ member of the Network
- The European Academy of Caring Sciences, where prominent Nursing Departments from UK, Swedish, Finish and Danish Universities are partner/ members. The Department of Nursing, T.E.I. of Epirus, is the only Nursing Department in Greece that is a partner/ member of the European Academy of Caring Sciences
The latest department’s external evaluation report of the Hellenic Quality Assurance and Accreditation Agency (HQA) can be found at the following link:
5. Postgraduate Programme
M. Sc in Nursing (Care for Medical Needs)
The M.Sc in Nursing (Care for Medical Needs) aims in preparing and supporting students in developing knowledge and skills as to provide evidence based and professional nursing care to individuals that have care deficits and care needs. The programme offers the opportunity to students to develop nursing knowledge and to cultivate disciplinary thinking as to provide innovative and applicable solutions to daily care needs and to successfully deal with the complexity of daily activities of living. Furthermore, the M.Sc aims at equipping students with critical thinking skills, potential to apply evidence in practice and the ability to synthesise a variety of theories and reflective knowing in order to undertake logically articulated decisions in the provision of care. The programme prepares students in providing effective safe, advanced and innovative care in a variety of environments and to individuals with multifaceted needs.
Co-organised by the Medical School, University of Ioannina and the Department of Nursing, Technological Educational Institute of Epirus.
More information is available at: http://nursing-msc.med.uoi.gr/index.php/el/