Norwegian students at College of Nursing Jesenice

On Tuesday, September 14, 2010, CNJ received two exchange students from the Faculty of Nursing Oslo, Oslo University College.  

Lia Marianne and Aasen Anne Marte, third year nursing students at the Oslo University College, will be part of a 3-month international exchange program in clinical training. Their clinical practice will be conducted at the Jesenice General Hospital and at Golnik Clinic, under the mentorship of CNJ lecturers and clinical mentors in both study bases.

On this occasion, CNJ had the honour of hosting the Dean of Faculty of Nursing Oslo, Ms. Kari Toverud Jensen, and the international exchange coordinator, Mimi Gry Sandal. The students received a detailed program specifying their activities and obligations at the College and in the clinical setting. In order to prepare for the clinical setting, the students will first practice in simulation laboratories at CNJ, while at the same time filling in their clinical practice documentation which was prepared at CNJ especially for this purpose. Documentation includes case studies, reflections, partial assessments, final assessments, and student diary. In addition to clinical practice work, the exchange students are expected to attend lectures in ethics, contact culture, and beginners’ Slovenian. On their first day, they will be giving a presentation of nursing education and health care system in Norway to CNJ students.

Student tutors responsible for CNJ exchange students have prepared a list of possible free-time activities for the two visiting students. They have already participated at the 3rd CNJ International Scientific Conference, held between September 16th–17th, where they had a chance to meet with deans, lecturers, and other Slovenian and international participants. According to the first impressions, the cooperation between Norwegian students Marianne Lia and Anne Marte Aasen on the one hand, and college lecturers, nursing experts, international exchange coordinators, and CNJ tutors on the other hand, promises to be very successful.

The exchange is supported through a Norwegian Financial Mechanism grant. Both colleges have signed a bilateral agreement, thus continuing close cooperation which started in 2009. Four CNJ students began their exchange at the Faculty of Nursing Oslo at the beginning of October, and there is also an exchange of master’s level nursing students through a common development project MSc in Nursing/Interdisciplinary Health Care students” bringing together CNJ, Faculty of Nursing Oslo, Trinity College Dublin from Ireland, and Instituto Politécnico de Leiria from Portugal.