The Erasmus Mundus Master Course in Emergency and Critical Care Nursing (EMMECC NURSING) is a 1 ½ year programme that offers a highly specialized education in nursing, with an advanced perspective.
It is the first international joint degree in advanced nursing available in Europe.
The programme combines theoretical teaching, research methodology and activities, communication & management of critical scenarios and advanced evidence-based practice, using state of the art clinical technologies.
The EMMECC NURSING Programme focuses on adult, geriatric and paediatric critically ill patients. It allows students to acquire a general background in the field of Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, with a progressive specialization in paediatrics, or adult and geriatrics. Moreover, specific aspects about the care of oncologic, postoperative or transplanted patients are included in the Master, and a new learning method will also be developed: simulation
The EMMECC NURSING Programme is promoted by a consortium coordinated by the University of Oviedo (Spain) and counting with the partnership of the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences of Helsinki (Finland), the University of Algarve and the Polytechnic Institute of Santarém (Portugal). All of our partners have an excellent background in nursing training in tight collaboration with local hospitals and have, therefore, jointly developed a clear picture of the real-life situation of their acute care units.
To be eligible for the EMECC NURSING Master Programme applicants must fulfill some requirements, such as: • Be the holder of a Bachelor degree in Nursing • Be proficient in English • Have at least three years of work experience in a relevant field
Other world-leading associate partners such as the Faro Hospital (Portugal), the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias (HUCA, Spain), the Hospital of Santarém (Portugal) or prestigious universities such as the Universidade Federal de Sao Carlos (Brazil) or the Mahidol University (Thailand) are involved as associated partners, offering specialized training and internships during the EMMECC NURSING third semester.
The EMMECC NURSING Academic Committee will select the best students to be awarded an individual Erasmus Mundus scholarship according to the Student selection criteria approved by the EACEA. The number of scholarships for each category of individuals (students from categories A and B) will be defined on a yearly basis.
Category A scholarships may be awarded to selected students who are nationals of non EU/EEA countries and who have not resided or carried out their main activity for more than 12 months over the past five years in any of the EU or EEA Member States. Category B scholarships may be awarded to selected students who are nationals of a EU/EEA country or who have resided or carried out their main activity for more than 12 months over the past five years in any of the EU or EEA Member States.
The EMMECC NURSING programmes also accepts students on a self-financing basis who pay their tuition fees and cover their travel and living expenses from private sources or other scholarships. The academic conditions for admission are the same for all students regardless of the sources of funding.