Child and adolescent 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
Child and adolescent 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:
  • Marta Smodiš, Lecturer
Level of study: First Bologna cycle professional education study program
Semester: Winter
Language: Slovene/English
Subject-specific competences: The student:
  • becomes familiar with the role of a nurse in practicing preventive and curative health care;
  • becomes familiar with team work and the multidisciplinary approach;
  • develops a culture of ethical values and responsibility towards patients, health care professionals and nursing as a profession;
  • encourages health promotion and prevention, guidance and teaching in accordance with nursing development 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 into evidence-based practice;
  • establishes nursing needs and determines the nursing diagnosis (making a nursing plan, implementing nursing interventions, evaluating quality);
  • develops the readiness for critical situations and conditions;
  • respects the confidentiality of information related to nursing care implementation.

Knowing and understanding:
  • understanding the importance of parents’ inclusion in child and adolescent nursing;
  • practising a responsible and humane approach to working with children, adolescents and their parents;
  • obtaining knowledge in planning nursing care;
  • obtaining the knowledge and skills in the field of implementation of patient-specific nursing, according to specific areas;
  • providing high-quality nursing to patients of all ages;
  • respecting the quality model protocols and being familiar with evaluating mechanisms and processes for continuous improvement of nursing quality;
  • identifying the conceptual framework of nursing and its main theoretical models;
  • showing ethical, legal and humanistic behaviour in all nursing procedures;
  • ensuring the right to privacy while respecting the confidentiality of information regarding the implementation of nursing;
  • using IT solutions available in the health care systems;
  • communicating clearly, showing respect and dedication to team work.
Mandatory references: See Course syllabi 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 accordance 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 obtaining a passing grade.