Clinical nursing I
Study plans 2016-2017 - SPL1012D - 15 ECTS

On the basis of

 SPL1004 og SPL1092

Expected learning outcomes


The student has knowledge of:  

  • Nurse professions history, its traditions and core values
  • Theoretical perspectives in nursing
  • Ethical theory and ethical principles
  • Humans′ basic needs
  • How aging impact on health, disease and the need for care
  • Models for nursing practice and decision making in nursing
  • Laws, statutes and formal requirements constituting the basis for nursing documentation
  • How patients with a cultural background as opposed to one's own can affect nurse’s assessment of patient data
  • Scientific methods, knowledge conceptions and methods for knowledge development
  • Innovation processes


The student has skills in:

  • Search and make use of scientific knowledge
  • Perform statutory documentation of nursing
  • Justifies ethical choices when caring for individual patients and their relatives
  • Transferring ethical guidelines for nurses into specific nurse – patients situations

General competence

The student has general competence in:

  • Reflecting on the ethical challenges on the basis of ethical theory
  • Make use of knowledge when dealing with individuals in order to demonstrate respect for their lives and dignity
  • Recognize professional knowledge as the basis for the practice of nursing
  • Are aware of your attitudes, being able to assume the patient's perspective and demonstrate respect for those who need help
  • Understanding aging as a base for a professional approach
  • Understand the content of the concepts: proper nursing practice, quality of nursing and patient safety


Nursing – profession and function I

  • Nursing - profession and responsibility I
  • Nursing -, sciences, theories and models I
  • Nursing processes I

Basic nursing I

  • The basic needs of humans I
  • Main concepts in clinical nursing I
  • The patient and relatives perspective I

Nursing of elderly patients 

  • Elderly persons, health and service needs
  • Living and working in an institution
  • Common illnesses and afflictions in elderly people

Knowledge-based nursing I

  • Ethics I
  • Health legislation I
  • Knowledge-based practice I
  • Research and science I

Teaching Methods

Group works
Mandatory assignments

Form(s) of Assessment

Written exam, 5 hours

Grading Scale

Alphabetical Scale, A(best) – F (fail)

External/internal examiner

External quality assurance of the examination paper
Exams be graded by two internal examiners

Re-sit examination

 Ordinær kontinuasjon

Coursework Requirements

3 obligatoriske arbeidskrav individuelt og i grupper, som må være godkjent før studenten kan fremstille seg til eksamen i emnet.

Nærmere opplysninger i Undervisningsplan for studieenhet 1.

Teaching Materials

Henvises her til undervisningsplanen for studieenhet 1. Litteraturliste er klar innen 1. juli 2012

Replacement course for

SPL 1002 og SPL 1011

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