The program enables you to develop knowledge and skills in:

• the nature of theories, knowledge, philosophy, science, and expert practice in nursing;
• modern discourse in the theory and development of nursing practice;
• planning and implementation of research, including data collection and analysis;
• complex evidence-based nursing practice;
• ethical principles in the research and practice of nursing;
• organization, management, leadership, and quality in nursing;
• education and training for students, new employees in clinical nursing practice, and new mentors.

Intellectual competencies will enable you to:

• critically assess the information available in specialist literature and other sources, forming conclusions based on these facts by applying deduction or induction;
• provide explanations or theories about clinical nursing practice through the processes of observation and discussion;
• prepare an appropriate plan for activities, solutions, or strategies in connection with a project or a study;
• discuss topical subjects, issues and challenges facing nursing and health care clinical practices with co-workers and university lecturers;
• reflect on the sensitive situations in clinical nursing practice, and on the contributions of each health care professional;
• study different best practice models or recommendations before adopting a decision for an action plan;
• make planning strategic by considering the predominant goals and circumstances.

Transferable competencies will enable you to:

• demonstrate your knowledge and skills by using information technology (compiling,storing, receiving, and sending information in various forms);
• get access to, obtain, interpret and use information and evidence in an appropriate way, including numerical data, searching for and obtaining information and evidence from various sources, their interpretation, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation, effective use of information and evidence for professional goals;
• demonstrate efficient communication skills, write specialist and research papers;
• collaborate with individuals and groups in different situations and environments in order to achieve common objectives;
• demonstrate personal organizational skills and personal responsibility level, recognize and efficiently use sources, recognize priorities among several projects, efficiently manage time, take initiative and demonstrate personal responsibility;
• contribute to change implementation management, help assess the needs for change implementation, recognize possibilities, decide for a specific option or strategy, be actively involved in its implementation and evaluation of effects;
• demonstrate the ability for critical thinking, use your intellectual capabilities in order to show the right judgment;
• reflect on your actions and achievements in an appropriate way, and find ways in which to improve them, recognize the need for further professional development, think about your decision making capabilities in a complex and unpredictable environment.