The general qualifications of your future profession include work in prevention, health and education, processing the patient's needs for nursing care, performing tasks in the diagnostic and therapeutic processes, coordination, reporting and documenting, and conducting tasks connected with practice development.

As a nursing professional, you will work in a team and assume responsibility for the nursing process and for the process of assigning a patient to members of a nursing team. As a graduate from the College of Nursing (as a registered nurse), you will also have the following competencies:

• the ability and knowledge to perform work according to modern nursing principles, with an emphasis on individuality, active participation, partnership and a holistic approach to patients as individuals, to their family or a group;

• the ability to recognize the needs for nursing at the level of patients and the population, to set goals and to plan, implement, and evaluate them;

• the ability to be part of a nursing team and to lead the team in practice, as well as the ability to act on all the levels of health care;

• the ability to plan and implement assignments and duties in diagnostic and therapeutic patient treatment programs, according to qualifications;

• the ability and knowledge to independently perform work in the field of health and education with the healthy and the ill populations;

• the ability and knowledge to successfully communicate with patients and other members of the nursing and medical teams;

• awareness of risk factors and risk population groups for the development of chronic diseases and diseases of the modern society, knowledge of a graduate's role in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of such diseases;

• awareness of the health care and social issues brought on by an ageing society and a change in family values affecting the care of the elderly;

• knowing and understanding the trends in nursing and its role in effective and high quality patient treatment that results in shorter waiting times, and the role of nursing as a connector between the primary, secondary and tertiary levels;

• understanding that the level of organized palliative care mirrors the modern society and its culture; you will become familiar with and understand the basic approaches in palliative care and the role of nursing in a palliative team;

•professional competencies in the fields of public speaking and andragogical work, the ability to prepare materials for the layman population and the ill population, understanding the role of a registered nurse today and in the future in terms of health education of the healthy and the ill populations;

• the ability to establish positive professional identity, and to understand and accept the way a nurse's profession is perceived, which will boost your motivation to adopt nursing roles in the developed world;

• understanding the necessity of adjusting nursing procedures with the legislation and with legal, moral and ethical responsibilities in professional and personal lives;

• the ability to integrate new discoveries of related sciences (medical science, social sciences and natural sciences) and use them in relation to nursing in your work as a registered nurse;

• the ability to conduct research work in nursing and understanding its importance for the development of nursing;

• understanding the need for self-study and postgraduate study, understanding the importance of life-long learning.