Requirements and admission
Last updated November 2015
REQUIREMENTS AND AVENUES FOR ADMISSION: Both the avenues and requisites concerning admission (link) into the Fundación Jiménez Díaz School of Nursing Undergraduate Degree are established by the application and admission regulations governing the public universities of Madrid. These rules are available on the Universidad Autónoma website.
Currently, students may apply to the Undergraduate Degree in Nursing upon completion of any of the programs which appear in the link on access and admission, although most students who enter the program do so after studying the Health Sciences option under the Spanish bachillerato program. While there are no specific requisites concerning prior training and skills, it is strongly recommended that potential students be equipped with a set of skills which will facilitate their acquisition of the knowledge and competencies taught during the program, such as an ability to communicate in both oral and written Spanish, fluency with new technologies, an ability for work both individually and in groups, and a critical and ethical perspective and understanding of the societal and political state of the country, as these are essential components required to understand and take on the problems of our society and grasp the perspective and limitations that exist depending on time and place.
- 75 new students are admitted into the program.
- Study plan: Students admitted to the program may enroll on a part-time or full-time basis. At the time of matriculation, students decide which of the two they prefer. This decision then applies to the entire first year of study but can be changed the following year.
- Full-time students enroll in 60 credits per academic year.
- Those studying under a part-time program enroll in classes having credits of between 40% (24 ECTS credits) of those taken by full-time students and up to 60% (36 ECTS credits) of the number of full-time credits.
LANGUAGE: All courses are taught in Spanish, although some contain readings in English, and the suggested activities entail reading scientific articles written in English. Therefore, students who gain admission to the program are recommended to have a sufficient level of proficiency in English so as to be able to read and understand English-medium articles.
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