Facultad de Enfermería

Dear international visitor,


Welcome to the School of Nursing at the University of Murcia. We are glad you have chosen us! Whether you are considering coming to our school to spend a period of time with us, in this site you will find useful information about our degree in nursing program.


We are always delighted to have international students in our school but you should know that, currently, our courses and clinical training are taught in Spanish. Therefore, if you are considering to study here, we strongly recommend you to have some knowledge of the Spanish language (B-1 level at least).


Our degree in nursing program is divided into four academic years. Each academic year contains two semesters, primer cuatrimestre y segundo cuatrimestre. In this link, you will find the courses taught during each cuatrimestre, as well as their corresponding ECTS.

http://www.um.es/web/enfermeria/contenido/estudios/grados/enfermeria/2016-17/guias

Usually, foreign students coming to our school wish to get clinical training. The good news is that we have several courses in our program including clinical training in real health care settings. Here you will find the names of the courses including clinical training, as well as a summary of the characteristics of the specific clinical training provided in each course and, very important, dates during which the clinical training takes place. 

Second year – Nursing studies

Course name:  Prácticas Clínicas 1 (12 ECTS)

The clinical training starts on January 26  and finalizes on March 8. Students registered in this course get around 150 hours (5 weeks) of clinical training in a hospital. During this period, students learn basic nursing skills in a hospital setting. Students taking this course have a beginner level. Of importance, before starting the clinical training, students are required to attend a series of introductory seminars taking place during the month of December (specific dates to be determined).

Third year -  Nursing studies

Course name:  Prácticas Clínicas 2 (18 ECTS)

The clinical training starts on March 9 and finalizes on May 24. Before the clinical training, starts, the students are required to do some introductory seminars. The course includes around 300 hours of clinical training in internal medicine and surgical nursing in a general hospital setting. Students taking this course are intermediate level nursing students.

Fourth year – Nursing studies

We have several clinical training options for the fourth year nursing students, who are already advanced level nursing students.


During each cuatrimestre, students can register in up to two courses called Practicum. Each practicum (12 ECTS) contains, among other activities, 7 weeks of clinical training at a place chosen by the student  (Emergency care unit, Intensive care unit, Primary health care center, Geriatric care home, Mental health care unit, Pediatric care unit OR Maternity care unit).
Practicum courses starts and finalize on specific dates.  You will find below the periods during the academic year the students can take these courses and get the corresponding clinical training (around 200 hours of clinical training per practicum):

September 6 to October 30:
During this period students can do a 12-ECTS practicum, including 7 weeks of clinical placements (around 200 hours) at a setting chosen by the student. Before begining the clinical training, students are required to attend an introductory seminar.

November 2 to December 23:
During this period students can do a 12-ECTS practicum, including 7 weeks of clinical placements (around 200 hours)  at a setting chosen by the student.  Before begining the clinical training, students are required to attend an introductory seminar.

CHRISTMAS VACATION

January 11 to March 5:
During this period students can do a 12-ECTS practicum, including 7 weeks of clinical placements (around 200 hours)  at a setting chosen by the student. Before begining the clinical training, students are required to attend an introductory seminar.

March 8 to May 14:
During this period students can do a 12-ECTS practicum, including 7 weeks of clinical placements (around 200 hours)  at a setting chosen by the student. Before begining the clinical training, students are required to attend an introductory seminar.

May 22 to June 25:

During this period students can do a 12-ECTS practicum, including 6 weeks of clinical placements (around 200 hours)  at a setting chosen by the student. Before begining the clinical training, students are required to attend an introductory seminar.

VERY IMPORTANT FACTS ABOUT PRACTICUMS

Please note that students cannot be registered to do simultaneously two practicums. As indicated above,  each practicum involves a minimum of 200 H in clinical placements plus one or two seminars held at the school of Nursing in which students are taught some aspects related to the theme of the practicum chosen (e.g., if the student has chosen a Mental health care practicum, he/she will have to attend a seminar about Mental health care before starting the clinical placement period). So, as indicated above, in each cuatrimestre students can do a maximum of 2 practicums, one after another.

Clicking here you can download a presentation including a overview of our school, its location, students, professors, and courses comprising our  degree in Nursing program.


Finally, we want to emphasize that those international students wanting to do practicums or any other courses including clinical placement in our school need to organize their stay in Murcia in a way such that they are registered already in our school when the clinical training starts. Unfortunately, we cannot provide clinical training out of the dates specified above.

Furthermore, students not completing all the activities and all the weeks of clinical training comprising each course will not be able to receive an official certificate indicating the total  ECTS assigned to the course have been completed. Therefore, when planning a stay in our school, plan your return to your home country after the clinical training period you are doing has finalized. Also, if you plan to study other courses involving exams, make sure you can also attend the exam.

Please, do not hesitate to contact us should you have further questions. In addition, if you are a student from an institution with which we have an Erasmus bilateral agreement, may I suggest you  to contact our Erasmus tutor in charge of exchanges with your institution (email address is provided in the table). The tutor will provide you with more information about the characteristics of the course you want to do while in our school, as well as the exam dates, and will help you elaborating your Learning Agreement.


Wishing you an enjoyable walk through our website and looking forward to welcoming you here!


M. Montserrat Sánchez-Ortuño (montses@um.es)
Vicedean

Montserrat Sánchez