Supervised clinical practice in surgical nursing
Study plans 2016-2017 - VPK3002 - 15 ECTS


  • VPM2012 or VPP2012

On the basis of

  • PRU2002
  • All previous teaching and litterature

Expected learning outcomes

Knowledge– the student:

  • has knowledge about disease prevention and health-promoting work in the specialist health services
  • has knowledge about factors that influence basic needs in acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with surgical diseases
  • describes the field of the operating theatre nurse

Skills– the student:

  • masters nursing interventions in accordance with requirements of sound and knowledge-based practice for acutely, critically and chronically ill patients with surgical diseases
  • teaches, supervises and informs different target groups in the specialist health services
  • leads and manages nursing to groups of patients and members of staff under supervision
  • shows the ability to approach the practice field and his/her own practice and learning process in a critical, innovative and analytical manner
  • utilises relevant theoretical knowledge and research results and connects them to quality development in practice
  • masters data collection, reporting and documentation related to a decline in basic needs
  • communicates patient information between different trajectories of care
  • shows insight into how e-health can contribute to increased involvement of patients and their relatives in healthcare
  • ensures the provision of holistic nursing to people regardless of gender, age, religion or nationality
  • shows insight into ongoing professional and quality development projects in the relevant clinical area

General competence– the student:

  • initiates discussions about professional and ethical problems
  • shows the ability to participate in practical cooperation structures for a sound nursing practice
  • shows the ability to engage in purposeful inter-professional cooperation
  • behaves, cooperates and practices nursing in accordance with ethical requirements and guidelines


Subject themes:

  • Nursing of patients with surgical diseases
  • The ethical competence of the nursing profession
  • Disease prevention and health-promoting work
  • Teaching and supervision
  • Organisation and leadership in nursing
  • Professional and quality development in nursing

Teaching Methods


Teaching Methods (additional text)

Learning by experience, reflection and tutoring indvidually and in groups.

Form(s) of Assessment

Assessment of Practicum

Form(s) of Assessment (additional text)

See curriculum for study unit 2 for spesific criterias.

Grading Scale


External/internal examiner

Supervised practice is evaluated by internal teacher and nurses in the ward.

Re-sit examination

Students who don't pass, can get another try after contacting the leader of the study.

Coursework Requirements

Documentation of presence during the practice period.

Oral and written reflection

Assessment of practicum

Teaching Materials

Litterature in the curriculum for study unit 2

Replacement course for

Fra studieåret 2009/2010 erstatter NYVPK3002 tidligere VPK3001

Additional information

When applications for the accreditation , transfer and recognition of courses from earlier cohorts or other institutions similar programs , each application is treated individually and applicants must be able to include such credits reduction by overlapping topics