28/05/2012

Participation of College of Nursing Jesenice in the Erasmus Intensive Program in Oslo

At the higher education institution Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science (Institute of Nursing) in Norway is currently held (from 14th until 25th May) an Erasmus Intensive Program entitled "Works in Progress: Developing Proposals for the Master project/thesis/capstone in Nursing and the Allied Professions that contributes to the development of new Nursing and Allied Professional Knowledge in Europe".
Erasmus Intensive Programs (IP) are short courses or summer schools, which gather together various higher education institutions.

In the current program are involved students and professors from the School of Nursing and Midwifery, Trinity College Dublin (Ireland), Polytechnic Institute of Leiria, School of Health Sciences (Portugal), Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Institute of Nursing (Norway) and College of Nursing Jesenice (CNJ).

This year's program was attended by our three students of the second cycle study nursing care program. Students have presented their empirical design parts in their master's thesis, namely in the field of the awareness of the meaning of breast cancer prevention in adolescents in Slovenia with the support of health promotion, violence towards nurses in elder care institutions and conditions influencing nurses' decisions to adopt evidence-based postoperative pain management practices.

Dr. Brigita Skela Savič, Assistant Professor has as a visiting lecturer participated in the first week of the program. She has presented a quantitative research methodology from the viewpoint of different research designs and has given assistance to students while incorporating it into their master thesis.
Dr. Joca Zurc, Assistant Professor will also participate in the second week of the program. She will lead a workshop for students and advise them how to improve their quantitative methodology.

Read further if you want to know more about the program or Erasmus Intensive Program.

College of Nursing Jesenice is also part of IRIS consortium whose background is resulting from regular contacts and activities of 9 different faculties. More about IRIS consortium could be found here.
Under the IRIS consortium are held also annual meetings between these 9 higher education institutions coming from Europe and United States of America. This year the meeting will be carried out in September in Oslo.

Let us mention that Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Science, Institute of Nursing (Norway) has submitted a new application of the described Erasmus Intensive Program under Lifelong learning program that will be, hopefully, carried out also next study year.