Nursing - Second-cycle studies (leading to the degree of Master of Nursing)
The diploma of the Master of Nursing is obtained by a graduate of the second-degree studies in the field of nursing, who: has specialist knowledge in the field of nursing and other medical sciences. In terms of skills, he can solve professional problems, especially those related to making decisions in difficult situations, resulting from the specificity of professional tasks and conditions for their implementation. He/she is able to define standards of professional care at all ages and health condition of patients and to implement them into professional practice. It can conduct scientific research within its speciality and disseminate its results in order to develop the profession, knowledge and practice of nursing, improve the quality of services and exchange information. The student can organise and supervise nursing care, taking into account accepted theories, concepts of care, organise the work of subordinates and own under applicable laws, protecting the interests of patients, employees and organisations.
Uses legal regulations in professional activity and applies them in practice in the management of an organisation, its part or a team of nurses. It shall develop a staff policy and staff establishment plan under the strategy and needs of patients for nursing care. Is able to develop and implement tools to monitor and evaluate the quality of nursing care in practice. Selects and applies specific methods, organisational techniques and management techniques in research, solving organisational problems and improving nursing.
Can select and apply optimal teaching and learning methods depending on the specificity of the teaching content and the objective to be achieved. They know the principles of developing health education programmes and implement them concerning a selected social environment, taking into account the needs of local communities. Graduates of second-cycle programmes in the field of nursing shall be prepared to undertake third-cycle programmes (doctoral programmes).
Graduates of nursing studies are prepared to perform tasks on their own in various nursing positions, related for example to the provision of health care services, health care management and quality of medical services, health promotion and education, development of nursing practice, conducting scientific research in health care. Graduates of MA studies may develop their knowledge and skills in various forms of postgraduate education. After obtaining a certificate of entitlement to practise the profession of nurse, with the title of Master of Nursing, the graduate may apply for a job in public and private health care institutions, including: hospitals, primary and long-term health care, educational institutions, occupational medicine centres, specialist health care, medical rescue units, sanatoriums and nurseries. A master’s degree also makes it possible to apply for managerial positions in health care institutions and offers the opportunity to start one’s own business in the health care sector. Graduates of Master’s studies may be employed in universities and research and development units, i.e. they may take up the challenge of shaping and developing their professional careers.