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Vocational Qualification in Practical nurse

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Practical nurse training teaches you comprehensive skills and a profession with good employment opportunities. Practical nurses care for disabled persons of all ages and work with the elderly wherever they are being cared for. As a practical nurse, you will be working close to people.

Practical nurses should have good interaction skills, a strong sense of responsibility, creativity and the ability to solve problems as well as make decisions. Good co-operation skills are also required since practical nurses work in a team. A practical nurse is able to work effectively in professional interaction situations and in multiprofessional and multicultural operating environments.

Practical nurses work in a broad range of jobs in the fields of social services, health care and education. They adhere to shared values and professional ethics. In their work, practical nurses have a responsibility primarily to the customer or patient, but also to society as a whole.

Programme structure

The basic vocational qualification (total of 180 competence points) in the field of health and welfare consists of vocational studies (145 competence points) and general studies (35 competence points).

The basic vocational qualification (total of 180 competence points) in the field of health and welfare consists of vocational studies (145 competence points) and general studies (35 competence points).

Vocational studies:

• Promoting growth and participation, 25 competence points
• Promoting well-being and functional capacity, 30 competence points

Riveria Education provides three competence areas and you need to choose one of them:
1) Competence area of Care for the Disabled, 75 competence points,
2) Competence area of Nursing and Care, 75 competence points or
3) Competence area of Care and Rehabilitation for Elderly People, 75 competence points

General studies (35 competence points):
• Skills in communication and interaction
• Skills in mathematics and natural sciences
• Skills in societal and working life competences.

The studies also include optional studies totalling 15 competence points. The student graduates when all modules of the studies have been completed and approved.

Career opportunities

Holders of vocational qualification in social and health care can work in different tasks in nursing and care, services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse work, home care, families with children, and in different tasks in outpatient and institutional care in social and health care. They may work in basic health care and specialised medical care, for example, on inpatient wards, in outpatient clinics, terminal care, home care, or hospital services at home. Their jobs may be found in the public, private, or third sector. Qualification holders may also work as entrepreneurs.

Your studies start with a discussion with your supervising teacher, who clarifies your previous studies and practical experience and assesses their correlation to the qualification’s requirements. If you already have relevant skills, they can be assessed and approved as such or proven by a vocational test. Any skills you still need to obtain will be acquired in various learning environments. Together we will define a personal development plan for your studies that includes and defines the compulsory and optional modules needed for your qualification.
Throughout your studies and vocational tests, you will receive guidance and support.

Working life and job opportunities

We have a major shortage of practical nurses. The Job is 100 % guarateed for you!

Practical nurses are both health care and social care professionals with a protected occupational title.

Qualifying as a practical nurse opens up many doors in the labour market. The social welfare and health care sector provide a wide variety of jobs for which practical nurses have the required upper secondary level qualification. The qualification of practical nurse also provides the general eligibility for higher education.

Practical nurses work in hospitals, health care centres, home care, nursing and residential homes, assisted housing and in all types of care units.

Most practical nurses work for the public sector and are employed by municipalities. Growing numbers of practical nurses are working for private service providers. Some practical nurses are self-employed professionals or entrepreneurs.

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