Adult Nursing

The purpose of this course is to offer registered nurses the opportunity to expand their knowledge on Nursing by specialising in caring for the elderly. This course is designed to address the high demands of the labour market in Nursing providing nurses with an extra qualification which broadens their job opportunities. For these reasons, the course is designed in a way that these purposes and objectives are achieved. Specifically, 50% of the course is spent on lectures, where students acquire knowledge on the theoretical part of Adult Nursing, and 50% on clinical hours, where students apply the knowledge acquired previously and practise in a simulation lab/hospital. Specifically, some of the teaching takes place in a simulation lab at Apollonio Private Hospital before practising in the clinical setting under the supervision of experienced nurses. In this way, nurses/students of the Certificate in Adult Nursing are ready to enter the workplace as soon as they successfully complete the course.

The Certificate in Adult Nursing is a one-year degree course designed to prepare students to be responsible members of the society and productive participants in the Health Care management sector, concentrating on Adult Nursing. At a time of fundamental health care reform and in the face of increasingly complex health problems and a globally aging population, nurses are in high demand. They need, however, to be re-educated and trained to meet the challenges posed with new emphasis on health promotion, disease prevention, gerontological psychology/physiology and pain management.
The Certificate in Adult Nursing course aims to function efficiently and effectively in any general health care setting such as hospitals, community, and assisted living (nursing homes) in a multicultural society.

Admission Requirements

  1. Students must possess an accredited bachelor’s degree in Nursing or any other healthcare relevant qualification. Registered nurses are eligible to enroll in the course. Admission to the College is possible at the beginning of any semester and it is granted depending on students’ qualifications.
  2. Proof of English Language Proficiency.

Accepted Tests:

  • IELTS: minimum Grade 5
  • TOEFL IBT: minimum 71 marks
  • Password Skills Plus Test: min. 5.5
  • Anglia Examinations: Intermediate
  • Michigan Language Assessment: ECCE (52)
  • Cambridge GCE AS Level in English Language: min. C
  • Cambridge GCE A Levels: min. D
  • Cambridge IGCE or GCSE English as a First Language: min. E
  • Cambridge IGCE or GCSE English as a Second Language: min. D
  • University of Cambridge Exams: B2 First (FCE)
  • PEARSON PTE Academic: 58
  • SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing (EBRW):530
  • Common European Framework of Reference Languages (CEFR): B1
  • IB English A: Literature SL & HL:4
  • IB English B: High Level (HL): 4
  • IB English B Standard Level (SL): 5

1-year certificate, 60 ECTS.

Course Breakdown

Code Year 1 –Semester 1 ECTS/Credits
NUR-101  Introduction to Fundamentals of Adult Nursing 5
NUR-102  Introduction to Professional Adult Nursing Practice 6
NUR-103  Gerontological Nursing 7
NUR-104  Dementia in the Elderly – Nursing Interventions 7
N/A  Elective (Students choose between GRE-101 & GER-113) 5
Total for Semester 1 30
Code Year 1 –Semester 2 ECTS/Credits
NUR-105 Polypharmacy & Pain Management 5
NUR-106 Rehabilitation & Physiotherapy 7
NUR-107 End-of-life Issues 3
NUR-108  Palliative Care 7
NUR-109  Nutrition and Special Diets (Elders) 3
N/A  Elective (Students choose between GRE-101& GER-113) 5
Total for Semester 2 30