Study Programme for Specialist Nursing in Prehospital Nursing
Nursing licence issued by the Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare
Specific entry requirements:
A degree in nursing (180 ECTS cr.), including a degree project of at least 15 ECTS cr., a Bachelor?s degree in nursing, or equivalent.
Professional experience in nursing corresponding to at least 12 months fulltime.
Upper secondary level Swedish B/Swedish as a second language B and English A.
EducationThe programme is offered part-time in the first year and in the second year students choose part-time or full-time. Instruction is net-based with on-campus meetings. The first four courses are based on case methodology, patient simulator and practical exercises in the ambulance services. These courses form the basis of course five, which a 10-week practical placement. Course six is a degree project (15 ECTS cr, which gives students the opportunity to specialise in their area of expertise. Instruction is web-based and requires computer skills and access to: A computer not older than three years, RAM 2Gb, web camera and head set for web conferences with USB connection. Web conferences require broadband connection of at least 2 Mbs and wired network connection (not mobile). Your computer will be tested before the start of course at kau.se/datortest. Video conferencing may be used.Application must include certificates verifying your qualifications and be sent to Antagningsservice, R 312, 106 53 STOCKHOLM.
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 groups. Practical performance is also assessed. Examination usually takes place at the end of each course, module, or unit.
Professional ContactThe programme includes a 10-week practical placement period. Students are offered placement in the county councils of Värmland and Dalarna. Students are requested to state their preferred location when they apply. Other arrangements may be made on agreement between all parties concerned. Students may incur additional travel and accommodation expenses in connection with the training period.
Course of study
|Semester 1||ECTS credits|
|Prehospital emergency care (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Prehospital emergency assessment and care (Obligatory)||7.5|
|Semester 2||ECTS credits|
|Prehospital trauma and care (Obligatory)||9|
|Prehospital triage and management (Obligatory)||6|
|Semester 3||ECTS credits|
|Prehospital nursing in theory and practice (Obligatory)||15|
|Degree project: Prehospital Emergency Care (End semester: 4)||15|
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.
Läsårs- och programvärderingar
Start semester Autumn 2014
- Year evaluation (KAU-68916)
- Programme evaluation (KAU-68916)
- Year evaluation (KAU-68917)
- Programme evaluation (KAU-68917)