Degree in Nursing

2022/2023 · 240 credits

What you learn

These studies qualify the students to respond to the requirements of their future work environment in a dynamic and responsible way. The skills needed are acquired by the study of disciplines such as biomedicine, psychosocial study, nursing care... as well as the study of human morphology, body functions and human behaviour in healthy and pathological conditions, knowledge that enable our students to provide a high quality health care applying scientific attitudes and methodologies proper of the field.

The practical training offered represents a high percentage of the total credits, enabling the student to apply and implement knowledges, abilities and attitudes the nursing care requires from them in an actual professional environment at health care centres.

Complete study skills

Professional and academic career

Companies and institutions involved

Professional activity is developed in: health care centres, social-sanitary centres, social and educative centres, and others (business, NGO, defense, prisions, free practice...).

Planning for teaching

This study has teaching guide
You can read it to learn more about the study. In the table below you can see the individual teaching guides for each subject.

Study structure

The degrees are organized by courses. Click on a academic year for more information.

  Guide Type QTR. credits
Anatomy Core annual 9 ECTS
Psychology Core annual 9 ECTS
Physiology Core annual 12 ECTS
Foundations of Nursing Compulsory annual 12 ECTS
Biology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Information and Communication Systems in Health Science Core 2nd 6 ECTS
Bases for the Interpretation of Scientific Knowledge Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Nutrition Core 1st 6 ECTS
Pharmacology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Health Risk Situations and Radiology Core 1st 6 ECTS
Work Placement I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Clinical Nursing I Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Community Nursing I Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Mental Health Nursing Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Professional Ethics, Legal Framework and Philosophy of Care Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Work Placement II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Clinical Nursing II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Clinical Nursing III Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Nursery Nursing Compulsory annual 9 ECTS
Work Placement III Compulsory annual 18 ECTS
Gerontological Nursing Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Community Nursing II Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Management of Nursing Services Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS
Occupational Health Nursing Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
Pharmacotherapy Optional 2nd 6 ECTS
  Guide Type QTR. credits
Work Placement IV Compulsory 1st 12 ECTS
Work Placement V Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Work Placement VI Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Work Placement VII Compulsory 1st 6 ECTS
Work Placement (Practicum) Compulsory 2nd 24 ECTS
Final Year Dissertation Compulsory 2nd 6 ECTS

 BOE with syllabus (PDF)


By now, the study does not have departments responsible for teaching.

Student mobility

UDC holds student mobility agreements with universities and other third-level institutions across four continents. Students are offered several opportunities each year to apply to study abroad in one of these centres (for a single term or for a whole year), with the guarantee that all credits obtained will be duly recognised in their academic record upon their return.

For each round of applications, the University publishes the list of exchange options available to students and, where relevant, the specific conditions associated with each. Students may also apply to the University for funding for international work experience placements and internships.

Work experience placements are accredited in the student's academic record and the European diploma supplement. Students are free to decide in which host company or academic institution within the EHEA they wish to carry out their placement. To assist them in their search, the University has created an online noticeboard with jobs postings and other news.

Work-study placements in A Coruña are arranged by the International Relations Office (ORI) of the UDC in collaboration with the international relations coordinators in the student’s home university. The general entry criteria, rights and obligations of students, and admission and acceptance procedures for the programme, are regulated by the UDC Mobility Policy.