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 providing nursing training for over 49 years and teaching the Bachelor's degree in Nursing since the academic year 2009-2010 and the University Master’s Degree in Health Promotion since the academic year 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 is the recipient of two Jaume Vicens Vives Distinctions in University Educational Quality, awarded by the Government of Catalonia. The first was obtained in 2008 in recognition of the teaching methods used that contemplate problem-based learning, clinical practicals, laboratory practicals, the seminars, simulations and the implementation of continuous assessments. The second one, awarded in 2021, was in recognition of the clinical simulation in nursing studies and its transfer in the territory.
The educational institutions that cooperate in students’ practical training comprise an extensive network of teaching institutions from various areas of care, such as primary health care, specialist or hospital care, social healthcare and mental health, both nationally and abroad, which allow students to acquire skills relating 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 promoted by the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Girona is based on the sustainable development goals and people-centred care. The students’ education is geared towards the empowerment of individuals in health management as well as the development of critical and reflective thinking, an independent capacity for learning and problem solving and the application of scientific, humanistic and ethical principles while integrating the gender perspective and multidisciplinary and inter-sectoral work for the purposes of training professionals capable of providing the nursing care required for meeting the demands 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