The Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Prešov is an institution whose main task is to educate students in accredited non-medical study programmes at the level of contemporary knowledge, scientific and research results. Characteristics of the field of study.

Nursing is a field of study from the system of fields of study administered by the Ministry of Education of the Slovak Republic, as a field of knowledge (§ 50 (1) of Act No. 131/2002), in which the graduate of the study programme (§ 51 (1) of Act No. 131/2002) acquires the professional competence/competence to perform his/her original profession or prepares to pursue further university studies.

Sister - Bachelor (I. independently provides individual nursing care -preventive, supportive, curative, rehabilitative or auxiliary- to individuals, families and groups by the method of the nursing process, maintains and promotes the optimal health status of individuals, families, groups and communities in various situations requiring nursing care, obtains the active participation of individuals, families, groups, and communities in the process of health maintenance and promotion, treatment, and care; monitors the need for nursing care, including education of individuals, families, and groups, and in collaboration with each other, ensures its maximum quality in accordance with ethical principles, patients' rights, with emphasis on maximum quality and performance. She is able to think critically and work with credible research findings.

Prospects of graduates

Graduate's knowledge:
Theoretical knowledge of the graduate of the state program NURSING ( 1st degree):

  • theoretical knowledge and practical use of professional nursing terminology
  • acquires and understands essential facts, concepts, principles and theories related to nursing
  • is theoretically proficient in and practices the nursing process method
  • knows how to integrate knowledge from nursing theories and models and apply it to nursing practice
  • can think independently, respond promptly
  • acts quickly, prudently and decisively, knows legal responsibilities in the context of the profession continuously acquires professional knowledge related to his/her own expertise and takes care of his/her personal growth
  • is able to make changes, take risks, assume responsibility, and demonstrate the ability to improvise in necessary situations
  • communicates professionally in work activities
  • applies knowledge of management, social and behavioral disciplines, which he/she presents in patient/client encounters

Practical Skills and Abilities (Level 1):
The nursing graduate (Level 1) will acquire the ability to:

  • perform nursing activities in primary, secondary and follow-up care
  • apply nursing models in practice
  • work with nursing documentation
  • create and formulate standards of nursing care
  • monitor nursing problems and provide individualized nursing care using the nursing process method in collaboration with the client, family, and support and/or significant others
  • communicate within the healthcare team in collaboration with the client (individual, group, community)
  • introduce new technologies and practices into clinical practice within nursing
  • analyze problems and make decisions in collaboration with the client to optimize the client's health status
  • provide skilled first aid for injuries and life-threatening conditions, mass casualties and those affected by weapons of mass destruction
  • use computer and information technology.

Additional knowledge, skills and competences (level 1):
A nursing graduate (level 1) can:

  • collaborate and coordinate work in a team
  • organise their own learning and continue their own professional development
  • keep in touch with developments in their field
  • participate in ethical decision-making and apply ethical principles in nursing practice
  • use knowledge of psychology and pedagogy in the education of clients and in the training of new members of the nursing team

Additional knowledge, skills and abilities of the graduate:
The nursing graduate (level 1) knows:

  • possess basic and specific information and knowledge of the social and behavioral sciences as they relate to nursing
  • educate patients in the promotion, protection and restoration of health,
  • know foreign languages
  • master effective communication and professional behaviour and conduct
  • provide qualified first aid for injuries, health and life-threatening conditions, mass casualties and exposure to weapons of mass destruction
  • think and act consistently in a preventive manner on health matters
  • to master nursing management
  • work with information technology, in professional activities
  • adhere to a deeply moral, ethical and humane approach to people, especially the sick, physically, mentally and mentally handicapped
  • apply empathy, love and respect for people, the ability to understand their problems, to provide comfort and emotional support, to respect their personality
  • to think independently, to react promptly, to act purposefully, deliberately and decisively
  • apply and use acquired knowledge and skills in professional practice
  • make changes, take risks and take responsibility
  • independently, creatively and conceptually solve professional tasks, work creatively in a team and manage a nursing team
  • communicate at a professional level
  • shape one's own personality and continuously educate oneself, acquire information, work with it and transform it creatively,
  • shape and educate others, know how to motivate and win them for active cooperation in strengthening health
  • to contribute to the development of their field by studying the literature and developing it in a creative way, to participate in solving research problems in nursing.

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Conditions of admission
  1. completed secondary education with a high school diploma
  2. written test in human biology within the scope of the grammar school curriculum (60% pass rate) or SCIO test of General Studies Proficiency (GSP) in the National Benchmark Examinations (NBP) provided by Scio
  3. applicants who have a study average of up to 1.50 without an entrance exam (applicants must provide school-confirmed end-of-year report cards for Years 1-3 and a mid-year report card for Year 4 or Year 5 of secondary school with their application form. If the school does not certify the benefits, applicants must provide officially certified school reports).

!!! In case the applicant fails to submit the above-mentioned requisites to the application form, he/she will have to
take a written test on human biology - point 2).

4.fulfillment of the criterion of medical fitness for the profession according to the Decree of the Ministry of Health of the Slovak Republic No.364/ 2009, which establishes the criteria of medical fitness for applicants for medical fields of study (applicants shall attach to the application form a recommendation of a general practitioner for study in the given field)

Additional information

SCIO's General Studies Aptitude Test (GSAT) in the National Comparative Examinations (NCEs), is being conducted by SCIO on six dates (before the faculty admission date) during the academic year 2021/2022 and in several cities in Slovakia. It is possible to take the NTS test more than once, and applicants will always be credited with the best result (minimum pass mark is 50th percentile).

The NTS test can be taken more than once.

If a student succeeds on the SCIO test, i.e. achieves a 50th percentile or higher,he or she no longer takes the faculty's written test in biology, but the faculty will give full credit for the admissions process.

If a student fail the SCIO test, the student has the option of taking the faculty written test in biology on the given admission date, and the faculty will not consider the SCIO test score.

Testing dates, sample tests, and the requirements for signing up for testing are posted at Signing up for the SCIO test and paying the associated costs is the responsibility of each applicant.

The Faculty does not organise these tests and does not register or invite candidates to take them. A candidate who duly applies for the examination will receive an invitation to the examination approximately 10 days before the examination by email from SCIO. The candidate does not submit his/her result to the faculty. The candidate's result is given to the faculty exclusively by SCIO. However, each candidate must give his/her consent to SCIO to hand over his/her results (he/she will do so as part of the application form for the HE examination)


SCIO tests are optional and are not a condition for admission, the applicant does not have to take them !!!

Conditions for international students

Foreign students must pass the admission procedure, namely a natural test in human biology within the scope of the gymnasium curriculum (in Slovak language).

In addition to the application form, foreign students must also provide proof of recognition of completed education. The decision on recognition of education from a foreign secondary school will be issued by the Regional Education Office in the Slovak Republic.

The following documents shall be submitted with the application form: certificate of medical fitness, curriculum vitae, high school leaving certificate, curriculum vitae and proof of payment of the admission fee.

Without entrance examinations

Conditions of admission without the entrance exam

study average for 1-4. year of secondary school up to 1,50

General information on the admission exam


1/ Application for Undergraduate Studies:

a) Paper application form (admission fee 35 EUR): applicants purchase the undergraduate application form designed for undergraduate studies at the form shops, fill in all parts of it thoroughly, attach other required documents and send it to the address of the Faculty of Health Professions of PU

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b) Electronic form of application (admission fee 30 EUR) Applicants fill in and submit the electronic application form on the website of the University of Presov Subsequently, it is necessary to print out the electronic application form, attach all other required documents and send it by post to the address of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the PU. Without receiving the printed electronic application form together with the additional documents, the electronic application form is invalid and the applicant will not be included in the admission procedure.

2/ Applicants applying for full-time admission must fill in and provide evidence of their high school grades for each year. The application form must include the end-of-year report cards for Years 1-3 and the mid-year report for Year 4. This benefit must be confirmed by the secondary schoolon page 3. If the secondary school does not certify the benefit, the applicant must submit notarised report cards for each year with the application form. After the matriculation examination, applicants shall submit a notarised matriculation certificate with their application form.

3/ The following must be provided with the application form:

  • original receipt of payment of the admission fee or proof of bank transfer
  • certified copy of the matriculation certificate (if you are graduating in the current school year, you will submit the MV as soon as you have passed the matriculation exams),
  • certified copy of the matriculation certificate (if you are graduating in the current school year, you will submit the MV as soon as you have passed the matriculation exams)
  • confirmation of academic average for 1-4. year of secondary school
  • recommendation from a medical practitioner for study in the given field
  • structured curriculum vitae
  • application form must be signed in the applicant's own handwriting (page 3)

4/ In case the applicant wants to apply for more study programmes at the Faculty of Physical Education PU in Prešov, he/she must submit a separate application for each study programme separately and pay the application fee for each application separately.

5/Only the applicant who submits a duly completed application form, encloses all required attachments and pays the admission fee within the set deadline will be invited to the admission examinations.

6/ The admission fee will not be refunded by the faculty.

7/ Please send the application form by 31.03.2023 to the following address:

University of Prešov

Faculty of Health Professions

Partizánska 1

080 01 Prešov


Form of entrance exam



test in human biology within the scope of the grammar school curriculum

  • Apply the application for study


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Anticipated number of applicants to be accepted

  • leaving certificate (paper form)
  • medical certificate (paper form)
  • CV (paper form)
  • doklad o zaplatení poplatku za prijímacie konanie (paper form)
  • potvrdenie študijného priemeru za 1.-4. ročník strednej školy (paper form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: cost free
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 1000 €

The fee for admission procedure
application form: 35 €
E-application form: 30 €

Billing information

account number IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677


variable symbol: 21080

Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

Foreign students will pay the fee:

Money institution:State Treasury

Radlinského 32

810 05 Bratislava

IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677


Address for sending the application form:

University of Prešov

Faculty of Health Sciences

Partizánska 1

08001 Prešov

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Detail of the study program

The first three years of your studies could be funded by a scholarship of up to €9,000. More information

Detail of the study program


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