UFSC Nursing Program prepares professionals who are committed to the needs of the population and concerned with health public policies. The nurse can work in public and private health networks, hospitals, outpatient clinics, clinics in general, homes and industries.
In the first year, students take core courses, and from the second year on, specific and practical courses are offered. The University Hospital (HU) is the program’s main laboratory. Most of the classes are held at the hospital and, before degree completion, students must pass through all of the hospital departments.
Another way to experience the practice of their future career is serving in heath centers’ outpatient clinics. Students can also participate in research and outreach groups. In the University Hospital, there are groups focused on diabetes, cancer, hypertension and pregnancy, among others.
To develop awareness of the role of the nurse practitioner within society, students take courses in Health and Society, Nursing in the Social Context and Psychology.
The program also encourages extracurricular internships in research and outreach. Students can take internships at any place as long as there is a professional to supervise their work, such as in companies, clinics and nursing homes. Nursing students also participate in the Universidade Solidária program, a national program that promotes outreach and engagement between universities and communities across the country.
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