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 professional competence to perform his/her original profession or prepares to continue in further higher education.

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, assures its maximum quality in accordance with ethical principles, patients' rights, with an 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 degree programme 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

EXTERNAL FORM OF STUDY - without entrance exam

External study candidates will be admitted after fulfilling the prescribed conditions:

1. Complete secondary vocational education completed by the matriculation examination in the field of study of medical assistant, practical nurse, general nurse, children's nurse, women's nurse or higher vocational education in the field of study of diploma general nurse (send matriculation certificate and diploma)

2. employment in the health profession as a nurse, nurse practitioner or health care assistant for a fixed weekly working time in a health care (or social care) establishment

3. the employer's confirmation of the job title and length of professional experience shall be attached to the application

4. fulfilment of the criteria of medical fitness for the performance of 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 the recommendation of a general practitioner for study in the given field).

Conditions for international students

Foreign applicants for study in the field must pass the admission procedure, namely written test from human biology in Slovak language in the scope of the gymnasium curriculum

In addition to the application form, foreign students must also provide proof of recognition of completed education. The decision on the 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, matriculation certificate, curriculum vitae and proof of payment of the admission fee.

Without entrance examinations

Form of entrance exam

without entrance exam (not valid for international students)

  • 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 zamestnávateľa o pracovnom zaradení a dĺžke odbornej praxe (paper form)

Annual tuition fees
Standard length of study: 950 €
Study longer than the standard length of study program, parallel studies: 950 €

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

Billing information

account number IBAN: SK 11 8180 0000 0070 0008 2677


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Money institution: Štátna pokladnica Radlinského 32 810 05 Bratislava

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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