Nursing Specialisation: Intensive Care
A Nursing licence issued by the Social Welfare Agency.
Nursing degree (180 ECTS credits) including degree project of at least 15 ECTS cr, or Bachelors degree in health care, or equivalent qualifications.
Professional experience as a full-time nurse for at least 12 months.
Upper secondary level Swedish B/Swedish 2 B and English A.
EducationThe theoretical courses are offered as part-time distance education with on-campus meetings at Karlstad University. The practical placement comprises 12 weeks full-time. A degree project 15 ECTS cr is required and gives students the opportunity to specialise in the intensive care area. Instruction is netbased and requires computer skills. NB! Application must include certificates verifying your qualifications and be sent to Antagningsservice833 82 STRÖMSUND
Form of InstructionStudents work on assignments individually or in groups via a computer based platform. Instruction is also in the form of on-campus lectures and seminars.
ExaminationExamination formats vary and may be oral or written, individual or in pair. Practical performance is also assessed. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactStudents are offered practical placement in the county councils of Värmland and Örebro. There are 10 places in each county council. Other arrangements may be made on agreement between all parties concerned. Students may incur additional travel and accommodation expenses in connection with the practical placement.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|The Professional Function of Specialist Nursing in Intensive Care (Obligatory)||15|
|Pathophysiology and pharmacology (Obligatory)||12|
|Degree project - Intensive Care (End semester: 2)||15|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Intensive Care in Theory and Practice (Obligatory)||18|
*Full-time study always equals 30 ECTS credits per semester (20 weeks).
Elective course: Students are free to choose among certain alternative courses, often depending on their choice of specialisation.
Optional course: Students are free to choose any course offered at Karlstad University or at other universities. Courses listed are examples of recommended or frequently chosen courses for a specific programme.