The University Of Georgia
Program name: Nursing
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Gogashvili Maia
Study language: English
Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: For citizens of Georgia/foreign countries who have received complete general education in Georgia: 1) National exams; 2) English language B2 level; For entrants listed by the Order No. 224 / n of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia (see 1) Approvement of the procedures provided by the Order No. 224/n of the Minister of Education and Science of Georgia and submitting relevant documents. 2) English language B2 level. 3) Admission exam/interview in Biology-Chemistry-Physics (Basic Issues); The following certificates can prove the knowledge of English language (B2): TOEFL, IELTS, FCE and CERTUS. If the applicant does not have the above-mentioned certificate, the English language competence will be proved at university exam.
Program goals:

Goal of the program is to support effective functioning of health system through training of qualified and highly competent nurses. This program, offering integrated theoretical and practical study, will give graduates a basic knowledge of theory and methodology of nursing and develop clinical skills for planning and managing the nursing process, develop their ability to adapt to changing needs, lifelong learning and continuous professional development, and as a result, nurse will be able to conduct independent professional activities. Achievement of this goal will facilitate implementation of reforms in the health system of the country.
Graduates of the program will be able to be employed in medical facilities and public health organizations. They will also be able to continue their studies in nursing specialization, or to obtain master's, and in the future, PhD degrees

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

• Lecture-seminars • Workbook methods • Explanatory method • Demonstration method • Video-Audio teaching materials usage • Interactive teaching • Situational objectives • Role-play • Practical Work • Lab Work • Teamwork • Imitative performance • Problem Identification and solving • Critical Analysis •Discussion •Debates • Group Tasks • Projects • Problem Solving exercises • Case Study • Literature Overview • Critical Self-evaluation • Relevant material search out from various electronic and paper-based resources • Written work methods • Essays • Presentations • Verbal, oral methods • Interactive Lectures

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
    • Knows and determines basic theoretical aspects of nursing;
    • Describes, explains, compares, distinguishes and reviews main issues in human anatomy-phisiology, biochemistry, pathological phisiology, pharmacology, social psychology, therapy, surgery, peditrics, maternal and infant care, geriatrics, and psychiatry;
    • Knows stages of nursing process (nursing assessment, diagnosing, developing and implementation of the care plan, assessment of outcomes);
    • Describes, interprets and reviews designation and rules for conduction of nursing manipulations and procedures;
    • Knows the basic principles of health maintainance and improvement;
    • Describes, interprets and reviews contemporary medical technologies and methods used in nursing;
    • Knows the principles of research related to the issues of nursing care;
    • Knows, defines and selects, as needed, the principles of management of difficult and problematic/critical (including conflict) situations;
    • Understands the importance of preventive, diagnostic, treatment-rehabilitation and palliative measures at the individual and population levels;
    • Understands nurse’s functions and responsibilities in delivery of health services;
    • Understands, describers and interprets relationships between theoretical aspects of nursing;
    • Understands the impact of political and social contexts on the provision of health care;
    • Understands the need to provide the patient with complete, objective and timely information;
    • Understands the importance of health team in conducting a nursing process.

  • Skills
    • Applies the „Nursing Assessment“ method and nursing theories;
    • Performs nursing manipulations and procedures;
    • Uses the medications safely;
    • Maintains nursing documentation; 
    • Provides the nursing service process with the use of relevant medical technologies and methods;
    • Ensures patient advocacy and confidentiality;
    • Retrieves, interprets and analyzes data and information and presents in the form of conclusions for solution of specific problem (including ethical) by standard and specific nursing methods during nursing care of a patient;
    • Assesses partnership work with patients and their families;
    • Determines and assesses the impact of health system and policy on the nursing activities;
    • Studies, compares and assesses the factors affecting individual and population health using situational analysis;
    • Analyzes the situations associated with various ethical and medical care issues;
    • Assesses health status of individuals, population, including target groups (age, sex, ethnicity, nosological, social status);
    • Keeps professional records (report, proposals) to solve problematic issues related to nursing care;
    • Submits detailed written and oral reports on health system issues, including nursing-related issues, to health professionals and medical staff;
    • Provides both oral and written informing and education to the patient, family members, and the general public, including those with communication problems.

  • Responsibility and autonomy
    • Assesses own learning process in the areas of nursing (including therapeutic, surgical, pediatric, geriatric) and determines further learning needs;
    • Ensures protection of the rights of patients and medical staff by taking into account professional, ethical and legal (both local and international) norms and strives to implement them in nursing practice;
    • Takes into account importance of emotional, social, psychological, moral and physical conditions of the patient and patient’s family to establish effective nursing practice.
  • Date of approval: 03-12-2012
    Approval protocol number: 05-12
    Date of program update:
    Update protocol number: 36-14
    Program details:

    The program includes theoretical and laboratory studies, as well as 90 ECTS clinical practices. Clinical practices are conducted at the medical facilities of various profile by the clinical practice mentors. Laboratory and practical groups do not exceed 15 students. For evaluation of professional skills at the simulation and clinical environment are used the structured evaluation systems.

    Teaching Process Characteristics:

    Program includes 240 credits, consisting of 228 ECTS of core subjects, of which Georgian Leanguige is mandatory foreign language for international students, and English - is a mandatory foreign language for Georgian students, and 12 ECTS of electives, which the student chooses from offered 24 ECTS.


    Code Subject ECTS Semester
    MATH1119EIntroduction to Mathematics and Statistics6 1
    NRSI1121EIntroduction to Nursing6 1
    NRSI1122EHuman Anatomy-Physiology I9 1
    NRSI1210EBiochemistry6 1
    NRSI1221EHuman Anatomy-Physiology 29 2
    NRSI1230EFundamentals of Nursing6 2
    NRSI2140EMicrobiology6 2
    NRSI2110ENursing Therapy6 3
    NRSI2121EPathophysiology6 3
    NRSI2130ENursing Assessment and Health Promotion6 3
    NRSI2150EClinical Practice I - Nursing Assessment and Patient Care9 3
    NRSI2220EPharmacology6 3
    NRSI2211ESocial Psychology for Nurses6 4
    NRSI2230EClinical Practice II - Therapy, Surgical9 4
    NRSI2240ESurgical nursing6 4
    NRSI3110EMaternal and Infant Nursing (OB/GYN, Neonatology)6 5
    NRSI3120EPediatric Nursing6 5
    NRSI3130ETeaching in Practice3 5
    NRSI3140EGeriatric Nursing3 5
    NRSI3150EClinic Practice III - OB/GYN, pediatric geriatric profile12 5
    NRSI3210ECritical Care Nursing3 6
    NRSI3220EPsychiatric Nursing3 6
    NRSI3230ESociology of Health and Illness3 6
    NRSI3240EClinical Practice IV - in Psychiatry and Critical Medicine15 6
    NRSI4110ENutrition for Nurses3 7
    NRSI4120EPublic Health and Primary Healthcare3 7
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3 7
    NRSI4150EClinical Practice V - Patient Care in Oncology and Primary Health18 7
    NRSI4170ENursing Leadership3 7
    NRSI4210ENursing Research3 8
    NRSI4220EClinical practice VI-Consolidation27 8

    Credits sum:


    Code Subject ECTS
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6
    NRSI4130EPrinciples of Health Care Management for Nurses3
    NRSI4180ENurse Epidemiology3

    Credits sum:


    Mandatory Elective

    Code Subject ECTS
    ENGL1110EGeneral English I6
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6

    Credits sum:


    Matrix Of Privequisites

    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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