Quality study programme
Individual student matters
Quality study programme
Individual student matters


Presentation of the programme

Title of study programme: NURSING CARE

Level and type of study: undergraduate – higher education first-cycle vocational study programme

Title awarded: registered nurse (VS), abbreviated title RN (VS)

Length of study: 3 academic year (180 ECTS)



Prerequisites for enrolment in the first study year of the first-cycle professional study programme of Nursing are:

  • final examination certificate obtained in any four-year secondary school programme or
  • national general matura exam or
  • vocational matura exam.

All candidates, apart from the holders of final examination certificate, vocational matura or national general matura in the field of nursing orig. zdravstvena nega or  tehnik zdravstvene nege, must perform 100 lessons within introductory course of propaedeutics comprising the contents of nursing.

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After finishing this study programme the graduates will be qualified for independent performance of their profession at a primary, secondary and tertiary level of health care activities. They will be as well qualified to continue the study at a second-cycle vocational study programme (vocational master’s degree) and to meet the demands in nursing care, health care education and work organisation and research and development projects. The graduates will be employable in all EU member states without nostrification of their diploma.

Methods and forms of study performance

The study programme is performed as part-time study adjusted to employed students. Lectures are carried out during the week in the afternoon and on Saturdays in the morning. Lectures of different subjects are mainly organised to be performed one subject after another. Only two study subjects at the most are carried out in the same period.

Practical placement

In line with regulations of the EU directive, which specifies that practical placement in the study programmes of nursing care includes at least 50% of the length of the study programme, practical placement at College of Nursing in Celje comprises 2300 lessons. Such practical training is considered equally important and with the same emphasis as theoretical part of this study.

Practical training is performed in educational institutions of the College in various professional fields regarding the curriculum. With purpose to perform quality practical training performance as a very important constituent of the study programme, College of Nursing in Celje performs professional training of clinical mentors to work with students where students are acquainted with goals and content of an individual clinical training, with the expected study results and work methods.

Laboratory work

Within laboratory work performed in modern specialised classrooms our students are preliminarily qualified to perform nursing procedures in clinical environment. During lab work beside integrating theory with practice our students develop an integral approach to treatment of patients and team work.