Emergency nursing, nursing under urgent and special conditions – clinical training
Module: Basic Sciences
Contact hours – lectures: 180
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice:  
Holder of subject: Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
Year of study: Second
Emergency nursing, nursing under urgent and special conditions – clinical training

Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 180
Holder of subject: Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
Education providers:
  • Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: Students:
  • obtain and expand the knowledge of emergency nursing and develop the required skills to practising nursing;
  • understand the importance of organization and work of the emergency unit and know the organization and work of emergency units in Slovenia;
  • obtain and expand the theoretical knowledge acquired during the academic year and learn about the practical aspect of nursing work;
  • learn about teamwork and the multidisciplinary approach;
  • develop a culture of moral ethical attitudes, values and responsibilities to the patient, health care professionals and nursing as a profession;
  • encourage health promotion, prevention, counselling and teaching in accordance with the development of nursing for various diseases and injuries;
  • develop a capacity for integrated communication and efficient teamwork;
  • develop the knowledge and skills for the implementation of scientific findings into evidence-based practice;
  • determine the nursing needs and provide nursing diagnoses (planning care, implementing nursing interventions, evaluating and assessing quality);
  • developing the readiness for emergency and critical situations;
  • respecting the confidentiality of information related to the practice of nursing care.

Knowledge and understanding
  • know how to approach an injured person or a person with sudden illness and estimate their general condition;
  • is familiar with the equipment needed to practice emergency nursing;
  • knows the occupational safety protocol for emergency nursing;
  • become familiar with the health care – dispatcher unit;  
  • identify the biological, social, psychological and environmental risk factors that might affect human health;
  • gain expertise in planning nursing care;
  • acquire the knowledge and skills for implementing patient-specific nursing care in different areas;
  • provide quality nursing care to patients of all ages;
  • use the quality model protocols and are familiar with the assessment mechanisms and procedures for continuous quality improvement of nursing care;
  • identify the conceptual framework of nursing care and its most important theoretical models;
  • demonstrate ethical, legal and humanistic behaviour in all procedures related to nursing care implementation;
  • guarantee the right to privacy while respecting the confidentiality of information related to nursing practice;
  • use  IT solutions available in health care systems;
  • communicates clearly, shows respect and dedication to teamwork.
Mandatory references: See Course syllabi for the 1st and 2nd years.
Recommended references: /
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 participate in optional clinical training in compliance with the internal legal acts of the Faculty of Health Care Jesenice (FHCJ) for the implementation of mandatory and optional clinical training.
Assessment methods: Descriptive assessment of clinical training  (competences being assessed: professional behaviour, communication skills, cooperation, implementation of nursing interventions, documentation of nursing care at clinical placements, individual student work, health care counselling).
Students will be awarded ECTS points for conducting the entire clinical training, meeting the requirements of clinical training and getting a passing grade.
Student must have successfully passed the subject in order to be admitted into next year’s study program.