Academic Degree
Bachelor (Bologna 1st cycle degree)
General Objectives
The Nursing Degree course provides scientific, human, technical and cultural training to plan, provide and evaluate nursing care for healthy or sick human beings, throughout the life cycle, various levels of preventive care to the family, groups and community, and the capacity to undertake research in nursing, in particular, and health in general, and to participate in the training of other health professionals and in the management of health services.

Through the training process, the aim is that students will be able:

In the profession
- To contribute to the development of Nursing by participating in the management of services, in the training of nurses, in the conduct of studies related to the exercise of the profession and in research in nursing;
- To develop professional awareness, collaborating in organisations, with a view to helping the profession progress;

In the provision and management of nursing care
- To plan, execute and evaluate comprehensive and personalised care for individuals, families and communities at different levels of prevention, using scientific methodology;
- To develop competencies for designing, formulating clinical judgements, critical thinking and decision-making, which ensure excellence in care and the consequent achievement of health gains.

In organisations
- To participate in the development of health policies and programmes in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the National Health System;
- To collaborate in continuous improvement and quality assurance programmes;
- To take a proactive attitude in leadership processes relevant to the practice of nursing care and health care;
- To acquire interdisciplinary and multiprofessional work skills;
- To collaborate with other health technicians or other sectors involved in the development of individual or community health projects.

In society and in the world
- To interact in the community, undertaking the commitment to participate in the empowerment process for improving the quality of life by transforming the context.
- To understand the complexity of health problems and that their resolution takes place from a systemic perspective, following the evolution of the economy, education, the labour market and technological innovation;
- To incorporate into nursing practice skills that promote culturally sensitive care in a variety of geo-demographic contexts.
CNAEF Classification
Nursing
(723) Portaria n.º 256/2005 [PT]
Study Programme/Publication in the Portuguese Official Gazette
Schedule
Weekly: Daytime
Duration
8 semesters
ECTS
240
Requirements and Regulations
Career Opportunities
Exercise of the nursing profession in:
- Health institutions (public or private) in Portugal and abroad;
- Organisations of the 3rd sector;
- Companies;
- Educational institutions.
Graduate Profile
The Degree in Nursing gives graduates scientific, human, technical and cultural training to plan, provide and evaluate nursing care for healthy or sick human beings, throughout the life cycle, various levels of preventive care to the family, groups and community, and the capacity to undertake research in nursing, in particular, and health in general, and more specifically:
- To contribute to the development of Nursing by participating in the management of services, in the training of nurses, in the conduct of studies related to the exercise of the profession and in nursing research;
- To develop competencies for designing, formulating clinical judgements, critical thinking and decision-making, which ensure excellence in care and the consequent achievement of health gains.
- To participate in the development of health policies and programmes in order to achieve the strategic objectives of the National Health System;
- To understand the complexity of health problems and to solve them from a systemic perspective, keeping abreast of the evolution of the economy, education, labour market and technological innovation.
Entities to Practice
The activities of the entities where the graduates might work are related to:
- Hospitals;
- Health centres;
- National Continuing Care Network;
- Integrated care organisations;
- Organisations of the 3rd sector;
- Companies (occupational health and safety services); - Medical and nursing clinics;
- Sports clubs;
- Educational Institutions.
DGES Code
9500 (See more information) [PT]
Vacancies
85
Admission Requirements
Prerequisites: Group A

Regional Preference:
Percentage of vacancies - 50%; Influence area: Vila Real;

Group A:
Comprovação da ausência de deficiência psíquica, sensorial or motora que interfira gravemente com a capacidade funcional and de comunicação interpessoal a ponto de impedir a aprendizagem própria or alheia.
Entrega no ato da matrícula, de Atestado Médico sob a forma de resposta a um questionário, nos termos do regulamento publicado como anexo III da Deliberação nº 934/2008 de 31 março comprovativo em como está apto a frequentar o ensino superior.
Este documento resulta do preenchimento pelo médico de família dos Anexos I and II, sendo que, o Anexo II fica na posse do médico, and o Anexo I fica com o candidato, para o entregar na Escola, no ato da matrícula, do referido regulamento, a adquirir na página da Internet: http://www.dges.mec.pt/guias/preq.asp
Admission Tests
One of the following sets:
02 Biology and Geology or
(02 Biology and Geology; 07 Physics and Chemistry)
Minimum Classification
Entrance Testing: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Application Note: 95 (scale of 0-200)
Lowest Admission Grade (1st phase)
2019: 129,6
2018: 131,8
2017: 131,8
Calculation of the Grades
Final classification of secondary education – 60%
Classification of entrance exams – 40%
Resolution Date
31-05-2017
A3ES Deliberation
Registry Date
18-03-2011
Accreditation Validity
31-05-2023