The University Of Georgia
Program name: Nursing
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Zaza Avaliani
Gogashvili Maia
Study language: Georgian
Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing
Program capacity: 240
Program permission:
Program goals: The curriculum is formulated to help the student develop understanding of self and others, stimulate intellectual curiosity and to develop an ability to work with colleagues to identify and resolve the health problems of individuals and families in a changing society. The professional nurse, while able to assess and intervene where health deviations exist, is committed to the role of maintaining health and preventing illness in self and others. The mail contribution of achieved goal is to support the country's socio - economic sustainability via assisting health care systems reform.Graduates are expected to have acquired foundations for continuing professional development. The competency level of education is the basis to enter further stages for preparation of Leaders or special services provider nurses, with teaching and researcher possibilities. Upon successful completion of the Bachelor Degree in Nursing, the graduate will have the following competencies:
Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:
Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
    • Knowledge of theoretical aspects of nursing;
    • Understanding of interrelations between theoretical aspects of nursing;
    • Knowledge of fundamental principles of health and welfare;
    • Knowledge of social, healthcare and behavioral sciences;
    • Knowledge of all stages of nursing intervention (prevention, diagnostics, treatment, rehabilitation and paleatic intervention) and their alternative versions;
    • Understanding nurse’s functions and responsibilities, his/her role in the policy, system and functions of health and social care;
    • Knowledge of contemporary medical technologies and methods;
    • Knowledge of the research principles relevant to the target sphere;
    • Understanding of the necessity to deliver complete, unbiased and timely information to the patient.
    • Understanding of the impact of political and social contexts on the provision of health care;

  • Applying knowledge
    Graduate will be able to:
    • assess the patient’s state based on the situation analysis within professional competence and rights, particularly, the ability to identify the patient’s needs, carry out health risks assessment and complications as well as plan and deliver care; ability to properly plan, implement and deliver effective preventive activities;
    • lead the team as well as be an effective team member;
    • assess arguments and make evidence-based decisions;
    • carry out nursing manipulations;
    • safely use medicines, drugs and other therapeutic means;
    • properly use social, healthcare and behavioral sciences in nursing practice;
    • keep medical records, including electronic versions, using informational technologies;
    • use modern medical technologies and methods;
    • advocate and respect the patient’s dignity, and keep confidentiality;
    • plan and carry out supervised research relevant to nursing (case-study, experiment, observation); apply research results in practical nursing.
    • retrieve, critically evaluate and use accurately information in complex contexts;


  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
    • retrieve, define, synthesize, and critically analyze data and information requisite to specific problem-solving by standard and specific methods, make evidence-based conclusions within professional competence;
    • analyze the situations associated with various ethical and medical/care issues;
    • critically analyze emergent decisions, situational and thematic issues related to all the spheres of professional activity;
    • make use of technologies requisite to relevant intervention based on the analysis of the situation, etc.
    • demonstrate effective critique skills in evaluating circumstances to determine appropriate nursing intervention;
    • determine the effects of Healthcare policies on care delivery;
    • critically evaluate strategies used to promote partnership working with patients and families;
    • evaluate the impact of ICT on care delivery and management;
    • demonstrate critically challenge nursing care allowing for the dynamic social, cultural, legal, political and economic factors affecting care delivery;


  • Communications skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • communicate orally in several languages (including Georgian) to healthcare professionals and medical personnel the information on the issues related to healthcare system and nursing; design written documents, make presentations and give opposing viewpoints in English;
    • inform and educate both orally and in writing, patients, family members and society at large, including persons with communication disorders;
    • communicate innovations and advancements related to nursing competences in health and welfare, using information and communication technologies, presentations, internet resources;
    • disseminate advancements and innovations related to nursing in digital and printed libraries, journals and internet resources.

  • Learning skills
    Graduate will be able to:
    • accept healthcare-related scientific and technological innovations and constantly renew knowledge and skills;
    • identify observation and needs-assessment based professional problems and improve qualification, gain appropriate materials and use multi-languaged (including Georgian) digital and printed libraries, journals and internet resources;
    • identify the needs for lifelong professional development by attending appropriate short-term, refresh and certificate courses or by continuing studies on postgraduate level.

  • Values
    Graduate will be able to:
    • requirements of professional, ethical and legal codes (both local and international);
    • patient and medical personnel rights;
    • necessity to support and foster recognition of new values on the basis of analyzing current situation and reevaluating established professional, ethical and legal values;
    • the rights of the experimental subject in the process of medical examination;
    • the necessity to respect cultural, personal, racial, language, ethnic, religious peculiarities.
  • Date of approval: 07-12-2010
    Approval protocol number: 20-10
    Date of program update: 11-07-2014
    Update protocol number: 47-14
    Program details:

    The program has a clinical practice. Practice of credit 90 ECTS

    Teaching Process Characteristics: The length for undergraduate studies is defined as 4 years or 8 terms. University Study Day is divided in lectures (lessons).The lecture consists of several (two, three or four) parts (theoretical part, practical – seminar, lab), each of length - 60 minutes. At the University groups (classes) are formed as from 25 or 50 students. The minimum number of students per group is 10. If during the registration less than 10 students registered, the University reserves the right not to open the group.

    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    NRSI1111Human Anatomy-Physiology 19 0
    NRSI1122Introduction to Nursing3 0
    ENGL2217English language IV (B1/2)6 1
    MATH1214Fundamentals of quantitative research methods6 1
    NRSI1110Human Anatomy6 1
    ENGL3149English Language V (B2/1)6 2
    NRSI1210Biochemistry6 2
    NRSI1220Human Physiology6 2
    NRSI1230Basics in Nursing6 2
    NRSI2140Microbiology6 2
    ENGL3213English Language VI (B2/2)6 3
    NRSI2110Nursing Therapy6 3
    NRSI2121Pathophysiology6 3
    NRSI2130Health estimation in nursing and support6 3
    NRSI2150Clinical Practice I -therapy, infectious9 3
    NRSI22116 4
    NRSI2220Pharmacology6 4
    NRSI2230Clinical Practice II - Therapy, Surgical9 4
    NRSI2240Surgical nursing6 4
    NRSI3110Maternal and Infant Nursing (OB/GYN, Neonatology)6 5
    NRSI3120Pediatric Nursing6 5
    NRSI3130Teaching in Practice3 5
    NRSI3140Geriatric Nursing3 5
    NRSI3150Clinic Practice III - OB/GYN, pediatric geriatric profile12 5
    NRSI3210Critical Care Nursing3 6
    NRSI3220Psychiatric Nursing3 6
    NRSI3230Sociology of Health and Illness3 6
    NRSI3240Clinical Practice IV - in Psychiatry and Critical Medicine15 6
    NRSI4110Nutrition for Nurses3 7
    NRSI4120Public Health and Primary Healthcare3 7
    NRSI4140Bioethics and medical law3 7
    NRSI4150Clinical Practice V - Patient Care in Oncology and Primary Health18 7
    NRSI4170Nursing Leadership3 7
    NRSI4210Nursing Research3 8
    NRSI4220Clinical practice VI-Consolidation27 8

    Credits sum:


    Code Subject ECTS
    BUSN1210Basics of Business and Economics6
    ENGL2147English Language III (B1/1)6
    KART1220Academic Writing6
    NRSI4130Principles of Health Care Management for Nurses3
    NRSI4180Nurse Epidemiology3

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    Evaluation system

    Weekly review

    36 point / 36%;

    Research Paper

    10 point/ 10%;

    Midterm exams

    24 point / 24%;

    Final exam

    30 point / 30%

    Point GPA The university assessment   The general assessment in Georgia
    97-100 4,00 A+ A Excellent
    94-96 3,75 A
    91-93 3,50 A-
    87-90 3,25 B+   Very good
    84-86 3,00 B B
    81-83 2,75 B-  
    77-80 2,50 C+   C good
    74-76 2,25 C
    71-73 2,00 C-
    67-70 1,75 D+   D Satisfactory
    64-66 1,50 D
    61-63 1,25 D-
    51-60 1,00 E E Sufficient
    Not passed
    41-50   FX FX Insufficient
    <40   F F Failed

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