On behalf of the team in the office of the dean, the teaching and research staff and the administrative and service staff of the centre, I welcome you to the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Girona.
The Faculty has been offering nursing training for over 40 years, with the launch of the Bachelor's degree in Nursing in 2009-2010 and the University Master’s Degree in Health Promotion in 2007-2008. Adapting to the requirements of the European Higher Education Area (EEES) instigated the incorporation of participative educational methodologies, the use of new information and communication technologies, and collaborative work. Both degrees allow integration into the workplace and progression to research and the doctoral degree.
In the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, theoretical learning is combined with practical work from the first year, facilitating an introduction to the professional world and the subsequent world of employment. Students can also take part in several exchange programmes with foreign universities and carry out placements in European healthcare centres.
The University Master's Degree in Health Promotion offers healthcare professionals and those from the social or other spheres the chance to broaden and deepen their knowledge through multidisciplinary training that incorporates health promotion. It also allows access to the doctoral degree and it has an extensive options for international mobility.
The Faculty was awarded the Jaume Vicens Vives Distinction in 2008 for University Teaching Quality granted by the Government of Catalonia, and the educational methodologies used contemplate learning based on problems, clinical practical work, laboratory practical work, seminars, simulations and continuous assessment.
The educational institutions that cooperate in students’ practical training comprise an extensive network of teaching institutions from different areas of healthcare, such as primary care, specialised or hospital care, social healthcare and mental health, both nationally and abroad, that allow students to acquire skills related to clinical practice.
The Faculty, throughout its evolution and as a distinguishing factor, has always given training with a strong nursing focus, aimed at looking after people's health, and that of families and communities in healthcare processes and at every stage of life.
The philosophy the Faculty promotes is centred on the person and our students’ training is aimed at empowering people to manage their own health, while promoting the development of critical and reflective thought, the ability to learn independently and problem solving, the application of scientific, humanistic and ethical principles, as well as the perspective of working as part of a multidisciplinary team and of intersectorial work in order to train professionals capable of providing the necessary nursing care to meet the needs of today’s society.
The Faculty intends to continue being an academic and professional, national and international leader with a firm commitment and leadership in education and research in the sciences related to caring for the population.
Carme Bertran i Noguer