Bachelor in Nursing - Angra do Heroísmo

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Study programme's generic objectives: a) Analyze the problems health / disease at national level; b) Participate as a nurse and a citizen in the preparation of proposals for intervention in the problems of health / disease; c) To carry out health education, using appropriate teaching methodologies; d) Identify changes physio-psycho-pathological conditions in humans in order to support the delivery of care; e) Analyze the unique situations of each individual / family duality health / disease and nursing intervention; f) Apply preventive measures at primary, secondary and tertiary sectors, using the resources of the team coordinating them with other, extra, intra and inter - institutional; g) Advancing institutional management methods, team work and intervention personnel / family in line with the guidance in nursing; h) Develop capacity within the production / consumption research in nursing care.


Competencies published by the Association of Nurses (2003) for general care nurses, selected and analyzed with the skills Tuning (Tuning Educational Structures in Europe, Phase II ©). The operationalization of the objectives is made to the constant updating of scientific evidence in each course, whether T and P and TP and in clinical teaching. Objectives and competencies are delineated according to the developmental stage of the student group. The measurement of success is accomplished through individual testing, brainstorming, group work, presentation of papers, role-playing, portfolios, and conducting case studies with documentation standards in language classified (CIPE), education sessions for health and domiciliary visits. In teaching and learning strategies, are evaluated quantitatively and qualitatively knowledge and skills, and clinical education also supported by tutors from clinical practice

Admission Requirements

Those interested can apply for the course through one of the following national competitions organized by DGES: National Competition for Access and Admission to Public Higher Education; and Special Regimes. Application may also be possible through the following special competitions, organized by the University of the Azores: Special Competitions for Access and Admission to the University of the Azores (Over 23 Years, Holders of Technological Specialization Diploma, Holders of Higher Professional Technician Diploma, Holders of Other Higher Education Courses, Holders of dual certification courses in secondary education and specialized artistic courses); Regimes of Re-entry and Change of Institution / Course; Special competition for access and admission of international students to the University of the Azores. In all cases, the application is dependent on the candidates' compliance with the conditions required for this purpose. For more information on national competitions and the conditions of access and admission, consult the DGES page at, and for information on special competitions, consult the regulations available on our website.

Professional Opportunities

i) Train for the provision and management of general nursing care. ii) Enable for the prevention of the disease, as well as for the treatment, rehabilitation and social reintegration of patients throughout the life cycle. iii) Allow the acquisition of the professional title of Nurse recognized by the Order of Nurses, Hospitals, Health Centers and Clinics iv) Nursing seniors v) Schools, nurseries and kindergartens vi) Occupational Health Services vii) Self-employed


Angra do Heroísmo

Course Code


ECTS Credits



4 Years

Study Regime

Full- or part-time attendance, presence required in daytime schedule


  • Agência de Avaliação e Acreditação do Ensino Superior
  • Direcção Geral de Ensino Superior
  • R/A-Ef 208/2012/AL02

Study Program

Code Name Year Semester
0105870Anatomy and Physiology1st year1st semester
0105850Biochemistry1st year1st semester
01060614Fundamentals of Nursing and Ethics I1st year1st semester
0106045Microbiology, Parasitology and Infection Control1st year1st semester
0105960Psychology of Health 1st year1st semester
0106005Sociology of Health 1st year1st semester
01060620Clinical Teaching of Introduction to Nursing Practice1st year2nd semester
0106012Fundamentals of Nursing and Ethics II1st year2nd semester
0106013Health Education in Nursing1st year2nd semester
0106040Health Promotion in Nursing1st year2nd semester
0105932Maternal Health Nursing1st year2nd semester
01060669Nursing to People in Illness Situation I1st year2nd semester
0105961Pharmacology and Dietetics1st year2nd semester
0105954Adult and Elderly Nursing2nd year1st semester
0105911Communication and Personal Development I2nd year1st semester
0105943Epidemiology and Statistics2nd year1st semester
0105998Nursing Care of Children and Adolescents2nd year1st semester
01060675Nursing Research2nd year1st semester
0105977Nursing at the Person in Disease Situation II2nd year1st semester
01060631Clinical Teaching in Primary Health Care / Hospital I2nd year2nd semester
0105888Community Nursing2nd year2nd semester
0105825Nursing Mental Heallth and Psychiatry2nd year2nd semester
01060642Clinical Teaching in Primary Health Care / Hospital II3rd year1st semester
0105941Evidence Based Nursing3rd year1st semester
0106032Nursing in Continuing and Palliative Care3rd year1st semester
01060710Clinical Teaching in Gerontogeriatric Nursing3rd year2nd semester
01060686Clinical Teaching in Nursing Vulnerable Groups3rd year2nd semester
0105847Communication and Personal Development II3rd year2nd semester
0105851Family Nursing3rd year2nd semester
01060704Clinical Teaching in Continuing and Palliative Care4th year1st semester
01060697Clinical Teaching in Primary Health Care / Hospital III4th year1st semester
0105857Ethics in Health Care4th year1st semester
0105892Leadership and Manegement in Health4th year1st semester
01060658Clinical Teaching of Consolidation of Nursing Skills4th year2nd semester
0105877Nursing in Emergency Situations and Catastrophe4th year2nd semester