Primary and community nursing – clinical training
Module: Nursing care
Contact hours – lectures:  
Contact hours – seminar:  
Contact hours – clinical exercises:  
Contact hours – clinical practice: 180
Holder of subject: Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
Year of study: Third
Primary and community nursing – 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:
  • ABFHC clinical mentors
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: The student:
  • Understands the nursing plan with an emphasis on individual phases of community nursing;
  • Understands the importance of keeping records in community nursing and is familiar with different types of documents;
  • Is familiar with the community nursing system in relation to the setting, individuals, families and the community;
  • Knows the importance of integrating community nursing into the local community;
  • Understands the importance of organization and implementation of community nursing;
  • Is familiar with the development of outpatient care and work methods;
  • Understands the importance of organization and implementation of outpatient care;
  • Understands the nursing processes in outpatient care;
  • Understands recording as an important part of outpatient care;
  • Becomes familiar with a nurse’s role and assignments in the outpatient setting;
  • Becomes familiar with specific nursing interventions according to clinical practice in an outpatient clinic;
  • Gets to know the role of a nurse in preventive and curative health care provision;
  • Becomes familiar with team work and a multidisciplinary approach;
  • Develops the right culture, ethical relationships, values and responsibilities towards patients, health care professionals and nursing as a profession;
  • Encourages health promotion, prevention, offering advice and instruction in accordance with the development of nursing for various diseases and injuries;
  • Develops the capacity for integral communication, decision-making, and effective team work;
  • Develops the knowledge and skills to implement scientific findings in evidence-based practice;
  • Defines nursing needs and diagnoses (plans nursing, implements nursing interventions, evaluates quality);
  • Develops the readiness for critical situations and conditions;
  • Respects the confidentiality of information.

Knowledge and understanding:
  • Student gains new knowledge and expands existing knowledge in outpatient and community nursing care and develops the skills needed to practice nursing;
  • Student learns how to prepare for a preventive and curative home visit;
  • Student practices preventive and curative home visits autonomously or under clinical mentor’s supervision;
  • Student identifies patients’ needs autonomously or under clinical mentor’s supervision, responds to them autonomously and solves them with suggestions or interventions under the clinical mentor’s supervision;
  • Provides quality nursing care in all stages of life;
  • Respects the quality model protocols and is familiar with assessment mechanisms and processes for continuous improvement of nursing quality;
  • Identifies the conceptual framework of nursing and its most important theoretical models;
  • Demonstrates ethical, legal and humanistic behaviour in all nursing procedures;
  • Ensures the right to privacy, respects confidentiality regarding nursing;
  • Uses the IT systems available in health care systems;
  • Communicates in a clear manner, shows respect and dedication to team work.
Mandatory references: See course syllabuses for the 1st , 2nd and 3rd 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: Numerical assessment of clinical training  (competences being assessed: professional behaviour, communication skills, cooperation, implementation of nursing interventions, documentation of nursing care at the clinical placement, 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.