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University of Primorska, Faculty of Health Sciences, Polje 42, 6310 Izola
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Study programme 1st cycle

The study programme Nursing is in compliance with the Directive on the Recognition of Professional Qualifications 2005/36/ES and 2013/55/EU, as well as with the guidelines of the Bologna Declaration. Both systems provide a solid framework for the study programme Nursing, which maintains a fixed ratio between theory and practice and between natural science, social science and specific nursing care courses. Graduates who will begin implementing nursing care without internship are sufficiently qualified to competently carry out the profession of a registered nurse and, in addition, have developed the following principal abilities:

  • ability to APPLY general truths, rules and abstract concepts to specific situations within the nursing care process,
  • ability to ANALYSE, enabling them to become familiar with the connections and interaction of various factors in a specific situation,
  • ability to SYNTHESISE, enabling them to connect different elements into a whole,
  • ability to EVALUATE, enabling them to make the right judgments, based on comparisons and records.

A student connects the theoretical contents from natural sciences, social sciences and nursing care with the clinical training in working environments, which is enabled by case-based and practice-based learning. The study programme is adapted to the needs brought on by the demographic changes of a developed society. The share of practical training, as specified by directives, replaces the cancelled internship. With elective courses, students gain additional knowledge and become qualified to carry out highly diverse tasks in nursing care.

PROFESSIONAL TITLE Diplomirana medicinska sestra (VS) / Diplomirani zdravstvenik (VS) - (dipl. zn. / dipl. m. s.)

Study programme general data

3 years

+ diploma work (180 ECTS)

lenght of study programme



clinical training

In all EU countries



To enrol in the higher education professional study program Nursing one needs to have passed the final examination of any four-year secondary-school program, the vocational matura or general matura. If enrolment is to be restricted, the candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • Overall achievement in the matura, vocational matura, final examination (60 % of points),
  • Overall achievement in the 3rd and 4th years (40 % of points).


The tuition language at UP Faculty of Health Sciences is Slovenian.

Practical training for exchange students in English/Italian (15 ECTS): internistic placement (5 weeks), surgical placement (4 weeks).


W - winter semester
S - summer semester
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“Undergraduate nursing study programme at UP FHS is very dynamic and varied. In addition to lectures, which give us the theoretical basis , newly acquired knowledge can be advantageously used in clinical training and later in our work. If you are interested in working with people and healthcare, this is the study for you!” - Mirko Ilić, Undergraduate Nursing Student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I decided to study dietetics because this field is very promising . Nowadays we are faced with the " obesity epidemic " and we could say that "We are what we eat". Also, this is the only study in Slovenia in the field of nutritional counselling. Studying on the beutiful Slovenian coast is just another plus. If you are interested in gaining knowledge for helping people achieving a healthier life style, than studying Nutritional counselling is right for you.” - Žan Virtnik, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student
Monika Santorini, študentka dietetike
“I started studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences because I was attracted by the study programme Nutritional counselling - Dietetics . At first I did not know what competences and knowledge the degree in Dietetics will bring me, but shortly after visiting the Faculty for the firs time I decided that this was the right study for me. During the study I learned about the impact of food on the human body and why it is important to eat fresh and high quality food. I am satisfied with my decision and studying on the coast also has its charms.” - Nina Medved, Undergraduate Nutritional counseling - dietetics student

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