Red Cross University College of Nursing - Röda Korsets Högskola
English language section of Red Cross University College of Nursing
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
School/Program: Nursing and Health
The Red Cross University College of Nursing is based in Stockholm in Sweden. It is affiliated to the Swedish Red Cross, which was officially founded in 1863. The college was started in order to train nurses and health practitioners with the principles of the Red Cross in mind. Today, the college teaches almost 30,000 students and it was recently shifted to a new campus in 2004.
The Red Cross University College of Nursing offers a nurses training program, which covers three years. The course is focused on both theoretical and practical aspects of nursing and aims to imbibe a sense of the scientific along with nursing skills. Students will learn a combination of medical sciences, natural science, human sciences and liberal arts. On completion of the course, the graduate will have a Bachelor Diploma in Nursing and may continue on for postgraduate studies.
The Red Cross University College of Nursing also provides a number of single subject courses, but these may vary with each new term. Courses such as disaster medicine, nursing in Europe and pain- nursing and treatment are some of the recurring courses. A library is also available for student use and contains a number of resource material as well as fiction works. A large amount of research is also done at the college, with the lecturers devoting a generous amount of their working hours towards various research projects.