Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

We create leaders in nursing care
Type of programme
Official degrees
Duration
8 semesters
Credits
240 ECTS
Price
€125.00 / ECTS x 60 = €7,500.00* (1r course 2022-2023). *Subject to change each year. Contact our Admissions department for the payment terms and conditions.
Places
120
Schedule
Theory in the morning. Practice in the morning, afternoon or evening
Language
Catalan, Spanish and English
  • Home
  • Presentation
  • Curriculum and teaching team
  • Internship
  • Final Degree Project
  • Prerequisites & admissions
  • Grants & financial aid
  • International mobility
We are passionate people, we are nurses

Competence-based evaluation using the ACOE method

UIC Barcelona is a pioneer in using ACOE (objective structured clinical evaluation) for their Bachelor's Degree in Nursing in Spain. Students carry out a series of simulated practical activities throughout the academic year and finish with an ACOE (except in the fourth year).

The opportunities to develop your professional career take you as far as you like

At UIC Barcelona, we train you to develop your professional career, both locally, nationally and internationally, within different clinical settings: hospitals, primary care centres and social-health centres. We train you in the four areas of nursing:

  • Care
  • Management
  • Teaching
  • Research

Presentation

Our mission is to improve the health ofour society. To this end you will develop international compe-tences through individual attention. 

Further your commitment to public health and learn through self-discipline. We strive to ensure that you become a competent, reflexive professional who is capable of adapting to change and the needs of today's society. 

The curriculum for the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing at UIC Barcelona has been designed to teach students using active educational methodologies with a strong focus on leadership.

The curriculum also allows students to work in healthcare facilities and interact with patients from the first year, and to complement their theoretical and practical learning in simulation laboratories, also from day one.

These are our values:

  • Commitment
  • Scientific rigour
  • Service-mindedness
  • Professionalism 

We believe in your ability to become a nursing professional capable of providing efficient solutions.

Objectives

Our education is target-based. The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing will provide:

  • Knowledge of how to assess and evaluate people in a holistic manner.
  • A command of patient care , which will help you promote, restore and maintain optimal health.
  • Perspective when selecting and integrating your health knowledge and making value judge-ments. 
  • The ability to identify altered health conditions. 
  • Knowledge of how to develop programmes aimed at educating people, families and community and promoting wellness.
  • The ability to handle, analyse and disseminate research that enhances nursing-related knowledge and practices. 

Who is it intended for? Prospective students

If you are proactive, committed to society and feel the field of health and science is your calling, nurs-ing is the right profession for you. We recommend you have a background in health sciences. 

Our nursing students share the following aptitudes:

  • Organisation, memory and motivation
  • Quick decision-making skills
  • Psychological skills and empathy
  • Emotional balance
  • An interest in research
  • Responsibility
  • Observation skills
  • Teamwork
  • An interest in helping people and the community 

Job opportunities

You will be qualified to become a full health care team member or develop competences in other set-tings:

  • Public and private hospitals
  • Public and private social health centres
  • Mental health facilities
  • Primary care centres
  • Health education in primary and secondary schools
  • Teacher at a vocational training centre (health care training courses)
  • Self-employed home care worker
  • Care homes and centres for the elderly
  • Institutions for the mentally and physically handicapped
  • Pre-hospital and emergency services
  • Occupational risk prevention services
  • Professional associations
  • Patient associations
  • Prison facilities
  • University-based schools of nursing 

Competences. Course objective

Academic accreditation

Graduated in Nursery by the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya.

If you wanted, you could also obtain one of the following three degree programme specialisations:

  • Advanced Clinical Care
  • Community Care
  • International Nursing

Advisory Committee

Study programme and subjects 2022-2023

Subjects in course 1 Type Term ECTS
Biology of Caregiving Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Communication and Knowledge Management Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Anthropology * Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Nursing Care Through History Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of the Human Body I Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Introductory Practicum I Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 8
Scientific English in Nursing Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Structure and Function of the Human Body II Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Nursing Care Methodology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Nursing Simulation Labs I Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 4
*This subject is part of the teaching programme of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Thought (CIP).
Subjects in course 2 Type Term ECTS
Anthropology of Health * Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Clinical Nursing Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
General Pathology I Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Psychosocial Sciences and Mental Health Type: FB Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Public Health Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Community Nursing Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
General Pathology II Type: FB Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
General Practicum I Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 7.5
General Practicum II Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 7.5
Pharmacology Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 3
Nursing Simulation Labs II Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 4
*This subject is part of the teaching programme of the Interdisciplinary Centre for Thought (CIP).
Subjects in course 3 Type Term ECTS
Care Management Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 4
Caregiving for Adults I Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 5
Caregiving from Birth to Adolescence Type: OB Term: First semester ECTS: 7
Advanced Practicum I Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Advanced Practicum II Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Caregiving for Adults II Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 11
Caregiving for the Elderly Type: OB Term: Second semester ECTS: 4
Advanced Practicum III Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 6.5
Advanced Practicum IV Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 6.5
Nursing Labs III Type: PR Term: Annual ECTS: 4
Subjects in course 4 Type Term ECTS
Synthesis Practicum I Type: PR Term: First semester ECTS: 9
Synthesis Practicum II Type: PR Term: Second semester ECTS: 9
End Degree Project Type: TF Term: Annual ECTS: 12
Type: OP Term: Annual ECTS: 30
Advanced Clinical Records Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Advanced Obstetrics and Gynaecology Nursing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Advanced Paediatric Nursing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Health and Development Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Health-Promoting Activities Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Human Sexuality Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Interdisciplinary Approach to the Elderly in Critical Situations Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
International Cooperation in Health Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
New Primary Care Nursing Roles Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Nursing Abroad Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Practicum Profile in Advances Clinical Nursing I Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Practicum Profile in Community Nursing I Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Practicum Profile in International Nursing I Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 6
Professional Communication Skills I Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Professional Communication Skills II Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Relations in Therapeutic Aid Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Risk Behaviour Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Society and Health: International Cooperation in Health Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Surgical and Critical Care Nursing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
The Elderly and Dependence Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Transcultural Nursing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Urgent and Emergency Nursing Type: OP Term: First semester ECTS: 3
Practicum Profile in Advances Clinical Nursing II Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Practicum Profile in Community Nursing II Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
Practicum Profile in International Nursing II Type: OP Term: Second semester ECTS: 6
  • ECTS: European Credit Transfer System
  • Term: calendar period
  • (a): subjects which are taught in English

Teachers

Internship

The student's learning experience extends beyond the limits of the classroom into what will become their future care-giving setting.

Objectives

Throughout the practical programme, students will learn to: 

  • Integrate theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge, and acquire the attitudes and skills necessary for providing professional care in different situations. 
  • Identify the different components of the disease-health process using critical reasoning.
  • Develop emotional, relational and communication skills over the course of the therapeutic relationship with patients, families and the community. 
  • Take care of the person over the course of their different states of health, such as illness, recovery or promotion of health by applying the nursing care process (PAE). 
  • Apply the knowledge acquired throughout the programme in a holistic manner (knowledge, skills, attitudes). 
  • Acquire expert knowledge and strategies used by professionals in the application of protocols. 
  • Study and practice the different roles involved in nursing. 
  • Understand the roles of other members of the healthcare team. 
  • Integrate within a multidisciplinary team. 
  • Find your place in the structure and operation of the centre. 
  • Understand the nursing activities involved in different fields of action. 
  • Manage resources responsibly. 

Organisation of the practicums

The Universitat Internacional de Catalunya offers students the chance to undertake a clinical practicum at the end of their first year. These are carried out in prestigious hospitals and primary care centres that work with accredited teaching professionals. 

Each student is tutored by a healthcare professional during the practicum (clinical tutor). In addition, a university lecturer (academic tutor) monitors the student through visits to the practicum centre, to ensure the student's learning and satisfaction and encourage reflection on the experience.

The coordinator and practicum tutor plan and oversee the student’s experience to ensure that it is successful. 

  Clinical practicums are distributed throughout the degree programme as follows:

  1. During the first year, students come into contact with the professional nursing care setting.
  2. During the second year, students participate in providing supervised adult care in community and general hospital settings.
  3. During the third year, students will help care for adults and older people and their environment in community, social and health and specialised hospital settings.
  4. In their final year, students will enhance their skills by adopting new nursing roles: in specific situations according to their chosen specialisation and as a teacher in health education programmes for specific population groups.

The distribution of places and assigned shifts according to the student's personal practical curriculum will be planned well in advance and individual interviews will be scheduled with each student to assign each placement.

It is important to remember that placement’s shifts do not follow the academic timetable, and may vary according to the centre offering the placement. The student must adapt to the shifts they are given, which may be morning/afternoon/night, or covering the busiest period of the day (deslizante/lliscant).

Practicum weeks by subject and year:

 

YEAR

SUBJECT

CATEGORY

PRACTICUM WEEKS

 

First year

Introductory Practicum

P.E.*

6 WEEKS

 

Second year

General Practicum I

P.E.

6 WEEKS

 

General Practicum II

P.E.

5 WEEKS

 

Third year

Advanced Practicum I

P.E.

4 WEEKS

 

Advanced Practicum II

P.E.

4 WEEKS

 

Advanced Practicum III

P.E.

4.5 WEEKS

 

Advanced Practicum IV

P.E.

4.5 WEEKS

 

Fourth year

Synthesis Practicum I

P.E.

6 WEEKS

 

Profile Practicum I

O.P.*

4 WEEKS

 

Profile Practicum II

O.P.

4 WEEKS

 

Synthesis Practicum II

P.E.

6 WEEKS

 

* Práctica externa obligatoria                
** Asignatura optativa que el alumno deberá hacer obligatoriamente con o sin mención    
            


This distribution ensures compliance with the European Union directive on clinical practice in nursing studies, which establishes that the minimum be 2,300 hours of practical experience in healthcare settings.

Final Degree Project

The Final Degree Project is a compulsory subject equivalent to 12 ECTS. It forms part of the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and is a requirement of the 4th year of the Bachelor’s degree, when it will also be submitted and marked. As outlined in Order CIN 2134/2008 of 3 July, the Final Degree Project (TFG) is a cross-disciplinary subject of which the content will be related to a variety of subject matters. The TFG is fundamentally a self-led project that each student will complete under the guidance of a tutor, who will help to motivate and facilitate their learning. The TFG must demonstrate the acquisition of competences and content received during the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing and, in this sense, be presented as a comprehensive piece of work.

Prerequisites

The TFG is the final subject of the degree programme. For this reason, students can only enrol during the final enrolment period of the Bachelor’s degree. As usual, enrolment must not exceed 72 ETCS per academic year.

Objectives

Upon completing the Final Degree Project, students will be able to:

  • Integrate knowledge of the basic health sciences, humanities and social sciences to solve health problems of individuals, families and the community.
  • Recognise how the nursing care process is applied to the profession and to clinical cases, and use scientific evidence as a basis for planning nursing care.
  • Adapt the application of clinical intervention protocols in healthcare practice, taking into account the multicultural environment, within a reference framework of the system’s healthcare quality and sustainability.
  • Participate in strategies to improve nursing care.
  • Publicly defend and present your Final Degree Project.

Prerequisites & admissions

Grants & financial aid

International mobility

Study abroad temporarily

As a student in this degree programme, you may complete part of your degree or a work experience placement abroad and receive academic recognition.

Spend a semester or a full academic year at one of your Faculty’s partner universities or find a company abroad to do an internship. You may also:

For information about everything you need to do before, during and after your mobility stay, check out the "Study abroad" section and download all the documentation specific to your Faculty:

Study with us temporarily

If you are studying at another Spanish or foreign university, you can come to UIC Barcelona to study temporarily for one semester or a full academic year.

Visit the “International exchange students site” for more information and, download here all the specific documentation of this faculty: