Qualification awarded (in original language)Degree in nursing. Bachelor's degree
Level of qualification1st Cycle of Studies. EQF level 6. ISCED 2011 level 6.
Admission requirementsStudents may apply to this 1st cycle program, through the general regime, if they obtain a minimum classification of 95 points (on a scale of 0 to 200) in one of the following national entrance examinations: Biology and Geology or Chemistry and Physics and Biology and Geology or Mathematics and Biology and Geology.
Application may also be possible, through special regimes, for:
. students inside the Portuguese educational system who want to re-enroll, change course of studies, or transfer education institution;
. holders of technological specialization course;
. olders than 23 who have succeed a special exam of assessment of capabilities to access the Higher Education System;
. holders of middle or high level courses;
. students coming from foreign higher education systems.
The access requirements for the 1st cycle of studies of Higher Education appear in the description of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
The pre-requisites of group A are compulsory.
Recognition of prior learningFollowing the implementation of the Bologna Process and the consequent legislation regarding the mobility of students among degrees and higher education institutions, prior learning must be recognized and credited. The prior learning concept comprises all the previous learning/training undertaken in other higher education study cycles in national or international institutions (crediting of certified training), as well as previous professional experience and any post-secondary school training or education. As such, the IPB promotes the crediting of the student’s prior learning when arriving at the institution.
Aiming at a quick and full integration of the student in his/her new education programme, the recognition procedures must be submitted when enrolling at the IPB.
For further enquiries on crediting and recognizing prior learning and training at the IPB (calendars, procedures and assessment criteria), please go to the Applicant Portal at www.ipb.pt/portaldocandidato.
Qualification requirements and regulations8 Semesters (4 years). 20 Weeks of study, per semester. 3985 total Anual contact hours . 240 ECTS Credits (30 per semester); of the 240 credits required for the training of the General Care Nurse, 50% are of Clinical Teaching / Internship, that is, 120 credits.1 credit corresponds to 27 hours.
The holders of this qualification are admitted in College of Nurses. Professional titles are awarded by this institution, according to its internal rules. Once the Professional title is obtained, they are allowed to develop the nursing Professional activity in public and private health institutions, nursing homes, kindergartens and nurseries.
Profile of the programmeThe profile of the programme comprises the development of the technical-scientific knowledge and professional skills in the study areas of Nursing; Biology and Biochemistry; Philosophy and Ethics; Health. Nursing; Biology and Biochemistry; Philosophy and Ethics; Health.
Key learning outcomesThe degree is awarded to students who demonstrate their ability to act in integrity and freedom with civic ability and responsibility to consciously and competently answer scientifically, technically and relationally.
the student should acquire the following skills and competences, being able to:
a) Acquire support knowledge to the interiorisation of contents related to knowledge of human development, as a dialectic construction process between the individual and their contexts;
b) Plan, prescribe, implement and evaluate general nursing care, according to scientific methodology, in the individual, family, groups and community, throughout the life cycle, in the three levels of prevention in health care (primary, secondary and tertiary);
c) Develop professional and personal consciousness at inter and transdisciplinary level of the various dimensions related to nursing: research, training / education, therapeutic activities and health management;
d) Develop research and implement appropriate intervention strategies.
To complete the qualification, the student is required to pass all compulsory course units of the study plan.
Occupational profiles of graduatesThe degree of "licenciado" (bachelor) in Nursing belongs to the education and training area of Health Sciences and Social Protection. Graduates are qualified to develop a professional activity within the profile of the programme.
Access to further studiesThe bachelor’s degree in Nursing allows to proceed to post-graduate studies, according to the diagram of the Portuguese Higher Education System, provided by NARIC (http://www.dges.mctes.pt/DGES/pt/Reconhecimento/NARICENIC/) and presented in section 8 of the Diploma Supplement.
Examination regulations, assessment and gradingExamination and assessment are regulated by the IPB general regulation, available in www.ipb.pt/sa, and by the School pedagogical regulation, available in www.essa.ipb.pt.
Consult this Guide under the option “The ECTS at the IPB” for information on the grading and qualification system.
Mode of studyFull-time, Full-time.
Scientific areas of the study plan
|Scientific Area||Acronym||ECTS Credits|
|Biology and Biochemistry||BIB||23.0||0.0|
|Management and administration||GEA||5.0||0.0|
|Philosophy and Ethics||FIE||5.0||0.0|
|Therapy and Rehabilitation||TER||3.0||0.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1101-00-22 ||Anatomohistofisiology I||BIB||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1102-00-22 ||Bioethics and Deontology||FIE||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1103-00-22 ||Biochemistry and Biophysics||BIB||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1104-00-22 ||Dietetics and Nutrition||TER||3.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1105-00-22 ||Fundamental Nursing I||ENF||5.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1106-00-22 ||Microbiology||BIB||4.0|
|1||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-1107-00-22 ||Developmental Psychology||PSI||4.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1201-00-22 ||Administration and Management in Health||GEA||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1202-00-22 ||Anatomohistofisiology II||BIB||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1203-00-22 ||Gerontological and Geriatric Nursing||ENF||3.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1204-00-22 ||Epidemiology and Public Health||SAU||5.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1205-00-22 ||Fundamental Nursing II||ENF||6.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1206-00-22 ||Pedagogy||CIE||2.0|
|1||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-1207-00-22 ||Socioanthropology||SOC||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2101-00-22 ||Nursing in Emergencies and Catastrophes||ENF||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2102-00-21 ||Nursing in Rehabilitation||ENF||4.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2103-00-22 ||Medical-Surgical Nursing I||ENF||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2104-00-22 ||Medical-Surgical Nursing II||ENF||6.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2105-00-22 ||Oncology Nursing and Palliative Care||ENF||5.0|
|2||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-2106-00-22 ||Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy||BIB||5.0|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-2201-00-22 ||Clinical Training I - Surgery Nursing||ENF||7.5|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-2202-00-22 ||Clinical Training I - Nursing in Nursing in Medical and Surgical Specialties||ENF||7.5|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-2203-00-22 ||Clinical Training I - Nursing in Internal Medicine||ENF||7.5|
|2||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-2204-00-22 ||Clinical Training I - Nursing in Orthopedics||ENF||7.5|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-3101-00-22 ||Community and Family Nursing||ENF||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-3102-00-22 ||Nursing in Childhood Health and Pediatrics||ENF||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-3103-00-22 ||Nursing in Maternal and Obstetrics Health||ENF||6.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-3104-00-22 ||Nursing in Mental Health and Psychiatry||ENF||4.0|
|3||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-3105-00-22 ||Methods and Techniques of Research in Nursing||ENF||8.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3201-00-22 ||Clinical Training II - Nursing in Primary Maternal and Child Health Care||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3202-00-22 ||Clinical Training II - Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynecology||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3203-00-22 ||Clinical Training II - Nursing in Mental Health and Psychiatry||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3204-00-21 ||Clinical Training II - Infant and Pediatrics Nursing||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3205-01-22 ||Clinical Training II - Optional-Cuidados Continuados||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3205-02-22 ||Clinical Training II - Optional-Cuidados Paliativos||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3205-03-23 ||Clinical Training II - Optional-Estabelecimentos Prisionais||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3205-04-22 ||Clinical Training II - Optional-Estruturas Residenciais para Pessoas Idosas||ENF||6.0|
|3||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-3205-05-22 ||Clinical Training II - Optional-Cuidados de Enfermagem||ENF||6.0|
|4||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-4101-00-22 ||Clinical Training III - Community and Family Health Nursing||ENF||15.0|
|4||1|| Semestral || 9500-698-4102-00-22 ||Clinical Training IV - Nursing in Urgency||ENF||15.0|
|4||2|| Semestral || 9500-698-4201-00-22 ||Internship in Professional Life Integration||ENF||30.0|