Program name: Nursing for International Students
Study Level: Undergraduate
Program leader: Zaza Avaliani
Gogashvili Maia
Study language: English
Qualification: Bachelor of Nursing
Program capacity: 240
Program permission: English language requirement ( B1 Level ) and other legal requirements. In particular, Georgian citizens must successfully pass Unified Entry Examinations. Foreign Applicants who have received a full general secondary education abroad, or its equivalent, and / or in the last two years of general secondary education have been studied abroad, or students who have lived abroad for the past two or more years and are studying abroad in the higher education institutions recognized by the host country's laws, will be able to transfer to this program without passing Unified Entry Exams according to the order (№ 224 / N Ministry of Education and Science, December 29, 2011). In the case if applicants do not have an English language certificate FCE (First Certificate in English) their English language competency will be determined by the university through the university exams, with a minimum threshold of 45%.
Program goals:

The objective of the program is to promote effective operation of the healthcare system by educating of qualified and highly competent nurses.

By offering program-integrated theoretical and practical courses, the program will allow graduates to acquire basic knowledge of nursing theory and methodology, develop clinical skills, ability to adapt to changing requirements, pursue life-long learning and continuous professional development, as a result of which a nurse will be able to carry on independent professional activity.

Graduates of the Nursing program can be employed by medical preventive institutions with different profiles (emergency aid, resuscitation, surgery, therapy, urology, pediatrics, obstetrics, gynecology, psychiatry, gastroenterology, cardiology, oncology), hospices, non-governmental organizations, ethical committees, etc.

Methods for Attaining Learning Outcomes:

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

Learning outcomes:
Knowledge and understanding
Graduate will be able to:
  • 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, evaluate and use accurately information in complex contexts;

  • Making judgments
    Graduate will be able to:
  • retrieve, define, synthesize, and 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;
  • 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;
  • evaluate strategies used to promote partnership working with patients and families;
  • evaluate the impact of ICT on care delivery and management;
  • demonstrate 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: 03-12-2012
    Approval protocol number: 05-12
    Date of program update: 08-29-2014
    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: The program covers 240 ECTS credits and consists of: Core courses - 222 ECTS and Elective courses - 18 ECTS which student can choose from 36 ECTS

    CodeSubjectECTSSemester
    MATH1119Introduction to Mathematics and Statistics6 1
    NRSI1110EHuman Anatomy6 1
    NRSI1121EIntroduction to Nursing6 1
    NRSI1210EBiochemistry6 1
    KART1220EAcademic Writing6 2
    NRSI1220EHuman Physiology6 2
    NRSI1230EFundamentals of Nursing6 2
    NRSI2211ESocial Psychology for Nurses6 2
    NRSI2110ENursing Therapy6 3
    NRSI2121EPathophysiology6 3
    NRSI2130ENursing Assessment and Health Promotion6 3
    NRSI2140EMicrobiology6 3
    NRSI2150EClinical Practice I -therapy, infectious9 3
    HIST1230EIntroduction to the History of Georgia6 4
    NRSI2220EPharmacology6 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
    BUSN1210EBasics of Business and Economics6 6
    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
    NRSI4140EBioethics and medical law3 7
    NRSI4150EClinical Practice V - Patient Care in Oncology and Primary Health18 7
    NRSI4210ENursing Research3 8
    NRSI4220EClinical practice VI-Consolidation27 8

    Credits sum:

    222

    CodeSubjectECTS
    ENGL1110EGeneral English I6
    KART1141Georgian, as a second language I6
    ENGL1120EGeneral English II6
    KART1241Georgian, as a second language II6
    NRSI4120EPublic Health and Primary Healthcare3
    NRSI4130EPrinciples of Health Care Management for Nurses3
    NRSI4170ENursing Leadership3
    NRSI4180ENurse Epidemiology3

    Credits sum:

    36









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    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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