Aims and Objectives

UBT Nursing Aims and Objectives


The aim of the program is to prepare graduates to assume responsibilities as professionals and competent nurses in providing promotive, preventive, curative, and rehabilitative services. The Bachelor in Nursing program is profession-based and development-based. Profession- based means the focus of the program is professional, and that it focuses on development and changes in the nursing profession and the healthcare system. Development-based means that there is a focus on trials, development and research work which illuminates the current state of professional development as well as the need for development in relation to experiences in the profession and the healthcare system.


On completion of the Bachelor in Nursing, the student is qualified to work as a practitioner of nursing and to enter into multidisciplinary collaboration. The programme provides the student with the necessary grounding in both theoretical and clinical aspects of nursing in compliance with the general development of the society, science and technology as well as the demands for nursing in the general population. General and specific nursing competences acquired in a development based study environment, through the following: research and selected compulsory clinical placements. The graduates are also educated to work in health service, conducting nursing to children, adolescents, adults, and elderly with acute, chronics, somatic or psychiatric disease. They will also be able to plan, conduct, evaluate and develop nursing based on active involvement and participation of the parties affected. Through nursing practice, students will learn to promote and maintain health as well as prepare in preventive, rehabilitating and relieving nursing to the individuals and groups of people. The degree qualifies the candidate for authorisation as a registered nurse.  Nurse is qualified to provide nursing care for newborn, children, adults, the elderly in the community and in the health care sector in both the somatic and the psychiatric area. It also qualifies the Nurse for managing care and for participating in teaching and research.


Having successfully completed this programme, students should be able to:


Intellectual Competencies:


  • has in-depth knowledge of central areas of nursing, health science, science, humanities and social science
  • can find, sort, acquire and evaluate knowledge relevant for the nursing professional area, including search for new research-based knowledge
  • can identify general and specific nursing professional problems and analyse and interpret these applying relevant theory
  • masters selected methods of analysis from different perspectives in the processing of general and specific nursing professional problems
  • can argue theoretically and scientifically for suggestions for intervention in relation to central nursing professional problems
  • has insight into theory of science and research methodology aspects and is able to apply this insight in a critical evaluation of empirical research, theory and science
  • can communicate and argue orally and in writing for observations, knowledge, analyses, evaluations and interventions using a clear professional terminology
  • is conscious of own learning process and masters reading and study techniques as a prerequisite for continuous professional updating and development
  • masters basic academic working methods, which are prerequisites for acquiring post-graduate competences at master and candidate level.
  • can communicate in one of the main languages


Professional Competences


  • can analyse specific nursing professional problems and discuss possible connections, reasons and consequences attached to these problems
  • is familiar with central nursing professional intervention options and can describe possibilities and limitations in the use of these in connection to different patient groups and contexts
  • is familiar with central methods, procedures and tools applied in assessments, actions and evaluations of professional practice,
  • can adopt the patient perspective in the analysis of professional aspects and identify possible dilemmas and repressive aspects in the practicing of the profession or in the framework hereof,
  • masters specialised data collection methods used in the nursing profession and is able to analyse empirical data on the basis of different theoretical perspectives,
  • knows the principles for describing and updating nursing and treatment programmes
  • is familiar with general documentation strategies, classification systems and standards,
  • is familiar with clinical guidelines, research and development work and its use in the field of nursing,
  • knows the organisation of the health services, including distribution of responsibility between different sectors, departments and players and is able to analyse nursing practice in the light of organisational and administrative framework and conditions of society,
  • is familiar with methods, processes and barriers in quality and development work and in implementation of results of research and development work in nursing practice,
  • can identify and analyse ethical dilemmas and problems in the health sector and in nursing,
  • knows the legal framework of nursing practice and is familiar with consequences of the law on nursing practice,
  • has information and basic technology competences/IT competences.


Practice Competences


  • can independently identify nursing needs, set targets, conduct, evaluate and adjust nursing to selected patient groups,
  • can collaborate with patients, relatives and other professionals in the planning, practicing and evaluation of nursing,
  • masters nursing actions in relation to central clinical patient situations such as the patient in pain, the patient with changed perception, the patient with nutrition and fluid problems or the suffering or dying patient,
  • masters central instrumental nursing actions, methods and standards,
  • can adapt nursing to patients’ different perceptions of life as well as cultural, social and family conditions,
  • searches for insight into and adapts nursing in relation to psychological and existential aspects related to identity, crises and anxiety,
  • supports the patient in coping with their life situation and manages health education tasks,
  • communicates with patients respecting different values, pre-understandings, cultures as well as intellectual and emotional prerequisites,
  • identifies possible dilemmas and repressive aspects in nursing and treatment relations as well as structural conditions in the health service areas and acts on the basis of applying ethical guidelines,
  • contributes at diagnostic examinations, treatments and observations attached to this,
  • contributes to secure continuity in nursing and treatment, including collaboration with other staff groups and across sectors and institutions,
  • masters general documentation practice and administrative procedures and deals with management and coordination tasks which can contribute to creating continuity in nursing and treatment sequences,
  • can conduct quality and development work in nursing s well as follow, apply and participate in research activities in the health care sector,
  • complies with existing laws and ethical guidelines related to the field of practice.