Bachelor's Degree in Nursing. Department of Nursing. School of Health and Welfare Services. Technological Educational Institute of Crete


With the completion of the curriculum, the learner shall:
(a) have knowledge from the entire scope of Nursing care, in order to understand concepts concerning the Nursing science;
(b) acquire skills in order to implement plans of specialised nursing care, the nursing process on the daily practice (evaluation of the individual, nursing diagnosis, scheduling of nursing care, application and evaluation of results), skills regarding the provision of information and supporting the autonomy and independent of individuals in order to adjust to actual or possible health problems, and skills for the design and implementation of education and promotion programmes for health to individuals, families, groups, and to the community, at a level of primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
(c) They shall acquire competences of analytical and critical thinking, competences for taking decisions related to the clinical practice, competences for organizing and designing care programmes and programmes related to the education and promotion of health, and finally competences for applying and assessing the nursing interventions applied to individuals and/or populations at the prevention, treatment or restoration level. (d) After completing the programme, the learner shall be capable of understanding the principles, concepts and knowledge of the Nursing science and offer nursing care to all aspects of healthcare services, at primary, secondary, and tertiary healthcare level, both in the public and in the private sector.

Further Information

The purpose of the curriculum is to provide a high level of education, with the purpose of preparing nurses who shall cover the entire range of nursing and offer specialised care, by having the following: a) Wide range of scientific knowledge, adjusted to the various new data, b) experience in applying this acquired knowledge to actual conditions, c) competence of designing and implementing research programmes an using the scientific conclusions in the clinical practice, and d) competence of disseminating knowledge to the wider public, at a personal and collective level. The curriculum consists of 45 courses in total. Among them: 15 are general background courses (14 compulsory plus 1 elective compulsory), 13 courses refer to specialised background (6 compulsory plus 7 elective compulsory), 12 specialisation courses and 5 management, economy, and humanitarian studies courses (4 compulsory plus 1 elective compulsory). The free choice courses are not included in the grade of the degree, 22 courses combine the theoretical with the laboratory part, 23 courses are theoretical; however, a large percentage of the latter (81.8%) allow the student of exercising practical skills related to the course and 16 courses that are purely theoretical. Elective courses are offered from the 5th semester and afterwards. All courses are calculated with two credits. Apart from the courses, the completion of the curriculum requires the preparation of a dissertation and practical training.

Relation To Employment

The Nursing Degree is necessary to work as a Nurse.


Access to this type of qualification have those who have completed at least the secondary education (level 4).
Holders of such qualifications gain access to study programmes at the same level or at level 7 or 8.

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.