Thursday, September 29, 2011

Nursing Scholarships for Students in Developing Countries

The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (EMECC NURSING) is the first international joint degree in advanced nursing available in Europe. 

It offers a highly specialized education in nursing, with an advanced perspective. The programme combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, communication & management of critical scenarios and advanced evidence-based practice, using state of the art clinical technologies.

The Master's main objective is to provide a structured and methodologically sound training programme that will cover the shortage of specially trained staff that burdens our health systems' intensive and acute care services.
EMECC NURSING is promoted by a consortium coordinated by the University of Oviedo (Spain) and counting with the partnership of:

Metropolia University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki (Finland),
University of Algarve and
Polytechnic Institute of SantarĂ©m (Portugal). 

All have a track record of nurse training in tight collaboration with local hospitals –some of them also collaborating as Associated Partners in the Consortium- and have, therefore, jointly developed a clear picture of the real-life situation of their acute care units.

EMECC NURSING course structure balances theoretical education on evidence based nursing, comprehensive clinical practice and a solid scientific instruction through a 90 ECTS (one and a half year) Postgraduate course leading to an international joint degree and diploma supplement recognized by all four institutions.

Nursing Scholarships and Grants
The EMECC NURSING will select some students to be awarded with individual Erasmus Mundus scholarships.

The number of scholarships will be defined on a yearly basis.

Students from non-European countries receive full scholarships covering all necessary costs of the student during his/her study period in Europe.

The scholarship grant will be subject to the following limitations:

  • Student needs to have already obtained a first higher education degree.
  • The student needs to be exclusively on full-time enrolment in one of the course editions.
  • Not being awarded with other EU grants for the same joint course over the length of the course concerned.
  •  No more than two students with the same nationality.

Further details and application procedures can be found at http://masternursing.uniovi.es/fees/scholarships

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