Nursing Care - Mandatory Clinical Training
Module: Nursing care
ECTS: 10
Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 300
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
Year of study: First
Nursing Care - Mandatory Clinical Training 

Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises: 300
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Dr Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Dr Sedina Kalender Smajlović, Senior Lecturer
  • Dr Sanela Pivač, Assistant Professor
  • Marta Smodiš, Senior Lecturer
  • Mateja Bahun, Senior Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: Student:
  • obtain and expand the theoretical knowledge they acquired during the academic year and learn the practical aspect of nursing work;
  • learn about teamwork and multidisciplinary approach;
  • develop a culture of moral ethical attitudes, values and responsibility to the patient, health professionals and the profession of nursing;
  • encourage the promotion of health, prevention, guidance and teaching in accordance with the development of nursing care for various diseases and injuries;
  • develop a capacity for integrated communication and efficient teamwork;
  • develop knowledge and skills for the implementation of scientific findings into evidence-base practice;
  • establishes nursing care needs and provides nursing diagnoses (planning care, implementing nursing interventions, quality evaluation and assessment).

Knowledge and understanding:
  • identifies the biological, social, psychological and environmental risk factors that might affect human health;
  • gains knowledge in planning nursing care;
  • acquires knowledge and skills for implementation of customized patient-specific nursing care;
  • provides quality care to patients through all stages of life;
  • uses quality model protocols and evaluation mechanisms and procedures for continuous quality improvement of nursing care;
  • identifies the conceptual framework of nursing care and its most important theoretical models;
  • demonstrates ethical, legal and humanistic behaviour in all procedures of nursing care implementation;
  • guarantees the right to privacy while respecting the confidentiality of information relating to nursing implementation;
  • uses IT systems available in health systems;
  • clearly communicates, shows respect and dedication to teamwork.
Mandatory references:  
Recommended references:
  • Ramšak Pajk, J., 2015. Teoretični modeli in refleksivna praksa kot izziv kakovostni zdravstveni negi. In: S. Pivač, B. Skela Savič, S. Hvalič Touzery & S. Kalender Smajlović, eds. 9. šola za klinične mentorje, Teorije in modeli zdravstvene nege: Kako jih uporabiti na kliničnih problemih? Jesenice, 17. 9. 2015. Jesneice: Fakulteta za zdravstvo Jesenice, pp. 26-31. 
Study obligations: Students must meet the following conditions:
  • present a valid medical certificate for conducting the work of a registered nurse;
  • be vaccinated against hepatitis B;
  • have a valid student insurance based on Articles 17 and 18 of the Health Care and Health Insurance Act for occupational injuries and diseases when participating in tasks and field work;
  • have the required protective clothing, footwear, and special equipment;
  • students can do mandatory and optional clinical training in special areas within the Subjects theories, models and concepts of nursing care and e–nursing care, Introduction to research in nursing and The process of nursing, safe medical treatment and documentation in nursing after successfully completing the required curricula;
  • students must follow internal administrative acts of the Faculty of Health Care Jesenice (FHCJ) for the implementation of mandatory and optional clinical training.
Assessment methods:
  • Numerical assessment of compulsory and optional clinical training  (assessed competences: professional behaviour, communication skills, cooperation, implementation of nursing interventions, documentation of nursing care at practical placement setting, individual student work, health care counselling).
  • Students will be awarded ECTS points for conducting the entire clinical training and meeting the requirements of the obligatory and optional clinical trainings, where they receive a passing grade.
  • Students must have successfully passed the subject in order to be admitted into next year’s study program.