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					The Faculty of Nursing
Oslo University College
More than 100 years of experience in
nursing education

   1900 – Ullevål Nursing School
   1924 – Aker Nursing School
   1962 – National Nursing School
   The Higher Education Reform Act of 1994

   Merger of these 3 nursing schools into 1 faculty
   Merging of 10 additional state colleges into
    Oslo University College
   Provides the largest range of professional
    education in Norway
    Norway’s fourth largest state-owned higher
    education institution
             The Faculty of Nursing

   Approximately 1800
    Approximately 160
    A 13 :1 student –
    teacher ratio
                                                 Faculty Board, lead by an
                                                   external chairperson

                                                       Faculty dean

                 Head of Administrasjon

Administrative director for   Administrative director for
 student and curriculum          infrastructure and
         affairs                     employees

                                   Head of Advanced
       Head of Bachelor
                                  Education and Master                Head of Research   International Office
                    The staff
   Academic faculty           Administrative faculty
    – 17 lecturers              – 6 with professional
    – 98 assistent                secretratial degrees
      professors                – 11 with post-Bachelor
    – 24 associate                level degrees
      professors (5 are         – 11 with Master
      currently in                degreees
      research positions)
    – 3 professors
International Office
   Three fulltime staff members
   Kari O. Jensen: Academic staff, heads the
   Mimi Sandal: All intensive programmes
    and Bachelor programmes, minus contact
    with Spain
   Suzanne Bancel: All advanced and master
    programmes, Spain, translations, ects
    conversion work
Teaching facilities

      Two on campus
      Faculty specific
      Nursing skills
      Hospital and Health
       institution partners
               Library facilities
The Oslo University
  Library System has
   – 26,000 e-books
   – 30 online research
   – 45 free databases
   – 1,000 periodicals
   – 6,000 e-journals
   – 2,700 free e-journals
The Faculty of Nursing and the
Faculty of Arts Library
      7 certified librarians
      1 support staff
      Located in the main teaching building
       along with the Nursing skills laboratory,
       auditorium, computer labs, study cells
       and student cafeteria
       Nursing skills laboratory
   34 beds
   Capacity for 102
   Guided and self-
    practice sessions
   Interactive teaching
    – Group work, on-site
      online searches, role-
Collaborative partners for clinical
      practice placements
      3 university hospitals in Oslo
      Primary and geriatric health care
       institutions in 9 city districts in Oslo
      Specialist hospitals and health institutions
       in Oslo and the surrounding areas
        Our programmes
   Fulltime and parttime Bachelor
    programme in nursing – 180 ECTS
   7 Advanced programes (60 – 90 ects)
   2 Master programmes and one currently
    being developed (120 ects)
    Bachelor programme structure
   Innermost ring: 1st year, 60 ects
   Centre ring: 2nd year, 60 ects
   Outermost ring: 3rd year, 60 ects

   Module 1: Nursing as a discipline,
    profession and science
   Module 2: Health, illness and suffering
   Module 3: Society and Health
   Module 4: Clinical practice
   Module 5: Educational methods and
    professional nursing methods
Advanced practice programmes
    For nurses with two years relevant work
   Operating room nursing – 90 ECTS
   Intensive Care - 90 ECTS
   Nurse Anaesthetist - 90 ECTS
   Mental Health Nursing - 60 ECTS
   Ophthalmic Nursing - 60 ECTS
    (rotation basis)
   Cancer Nursing - 60 ECTS
   Paediatric Nursing - 90 ECTS
Master programmes
    Master programme in Clinical Nursing –
     120 ECTS
    Master in Mental Health Work – 120
    Master programme in advanced practice
     specialist nursing – 120 ECTS (under
   Programme structure Master degree in
   Clinical Nursing Science
           Semester A                                            Semester B

1st year   MCN Ia: General theory of clinical nursing (5 ects)   MCN IIa: Philosophy and the Philosophy of
           MCN 1b: Key phenomena and terms in clinical           Science (10 ects)
           nursing (5 ects)                                      MCN IIb: Research methods (15 ects)
           MCN Ic: Topics in medicine and natural sciences (5

2nd year   MCN III:Two of the following: a) Children and
           adolescents in acute/critical contexts,               MCN IV: Masters thesis. 4th, semester      .
           b)Communication and counselling patients c)Pain and
           pain alleviation, d)Clinical ethics e) Suffering f)
           Quality of Life (10 ects each = 20 ects total)
3rd year                                                         MCN IV: Masters thesis 6th semester, cumulating in
           MCN IV: Master thesis 5th semester.                   60 ects
Programme structure, Master in Mental
Health Care
Master in Mental Health Care:
- 10 ects each, students choose two

E1 - Multi-cultural mental health care
E2 - Evaluation and intervention for crises and potential
suicide patients
E3 - Traditions for body-based therapies in mental
health care
E4 - Arts therapies in Mental Health Care
      Teaching and Learning Methods
   Traditional lectures, group work, independent study,
    role-playing, research
   Norwegian is the main language of instruction
   ”Portfolio learning”
   Clinical practice
     – 50% mandatory clinical practice in the Bachelor
     – Different clinical practice requirements for the
       Advanced eduction programmes and Master
          Portfolio learning
   Main philosophy behind our teaching methods and curriculum
   Student work is collected in portfolios throughout the semester
   Different teaching methods are used to facilitate students in
    integrating theoretical and experiential nursing knowledge
   Through long and short term assignments, students demonstrate
    how well they understand and implement the many facets of
    nursing experience and knowledge in their daily practice
   Assigned faculty advisers guide students on a regular basis, as they
    produce their portfolio.
   End of semester exams are based on student portfolios.
   Portfolio learning: activates students, makes students responsible
    for their own progress, inspires a holistic and professional
    understanding of the nursing profession
    Research and Development
   Ca. 25% of each
    academic position is
    dedicated to research
   Ca 30 research based
    publications each year
   Yearly participation in
    National Research Days
     – Over 15,000 visitors
       to Faculty of
       Nursing’s research
       stand in 2006
The Faculty of Nursing conducts
research in the following areas:

      Clinical nursing and health work
       –   Quality of life, hope and pain
       –   Coping, counselling, communication
       –   Mental health work
       –   Nutrition
   Nursing education
    – Professional role and identity
    – Portfolio learning
    – Peer learning
    – Evidence-based practice
   Basic concepts
    – Dignity and confirmation
    – Health and suffering
    – Ethics
•Access to study abroad for 1-2 semesters
•Mobility for students and staff
•International collaboration om study programmes and
•Institutional allocation of resources for internationalisation
•”Including” learning environment for international students
•International dimension in study programmes
The campus
Oslo, Norway

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