Nursing


Career Objectives

Address the physical, mental and social rehabilitation of the patient fully and directly.


Professional Profile

Professional whose objective is the treatment and rehabilitation of human health, once the doctor has reached a diagnosis of the disease, providing care to the individual throughout the process of recovering his health, attending to the symptoms that keep him uncomfortable both in the biological aspect as well as psychological, social and spiritual ones, in order to preserve human dignity in this difficult time he is living through, as well as the terminal stage of his life.

For that he has knowledge of:

-The structure, function and behavior of the human body.

-The factors and mechanisms that cause diseases and their evolution.

-The basic needs of the human being and the Nursing Process.

-The varying techniques of human communication.

-The accurate terminology in each situation of his professional activity.


Specific tasks or activities carried out in the profession

-He receives the patient and guides his family to hospital admission.

-He prepares the nursing care plan for the patient.

-He carries out the treatment, following standard clinical guidelines, knowing which care and help should be provided to the patient in all stages of the disease.

-He addresses this process of treatment or recovery in its sanitary and pharmacological aspects as well as the relief of symptoms.

-He prepares and uses nursing records.

-He performs the patient follow-up and control.

-He evaluates and controls the care plan.

-He gives directions to the nursing assistant regarding the preparation of the patient for the various diagnostic and therapeutic tests.

-Teaching the patient and his family for his self-care.

-He makes home visits.

-He assists the patient in terminal stage.

-He collaborates in multidisciplinary research and applies the results of the research.

-He participates in the development of health programs.

-He performs community care, participating in the development of health promotion and protection activities and community engagement in the acquisition of skills, habits and behaviors that foster their self-care.


Occupational Field

-Hospitals

-Clinics

-Health Centers

-Nursing homes

-Rehabilitation Centers

-Health Services in companies

-Doctor’s offices

-Free professional practice with home care

-Teaching


Estimated time of College years

Around 5 years


Main courses considered in the syllabus 

Basic Training Courses

Mathematics (1 semester)

*Biophysics

Professional Training Courses

*Cell Biology

*General and Organic Chemistry

Fundamentals of Nursing

General Psychology

*Human Anatomy

*Histology and *Embryology

*Biochemistry

Hygiene and First Aid

*Social Anthropology

*Human Physiology

*Microbiology and *Parasitology

Nursing Process (2 semesters)

*Medical Psychology

*Pathophysiology

Education for Self-Care

*Pharmacology

Women’s Health

*Biostatistics

Human Interaction

Nursing in *Community Health (2 semesters)

Nursing in Mental Health (2 semesters)

Nursing in Adults and *Senescent (3 semesters)

Nursing in *Epidemiology

*Social Psychology

Nursing Research

Human Sexuality

Child and adolescent nursing (3 semesters)

Administration and Leadership in Nursing

Nursing in Emergency and Disaster (2 semesters)

Nursing in Occupational Health

*Ethical and Legal Issues in Nursing

Specialties

Obstetrical Nursing

Mental Health Nursing

Pediatric Nursing

Gerontological Nursing

Nursing in medical-surgical care

Nursing, specialty in Ophthalmology


Vocation, Skills and Interests required in the candidate to this career 


Interests

-Focused fundamentally on human being.

-Strong motivation for service.

-Natural interest in physical contact with people.

-Curiosity for Biology.

-Appreciation for Scientific Method.

-Interest in technology and scientific changes applied to health professions.


Skills

-Organized

-Methodical

-Observant

-Adequate manual dexterity

-Ability for the establishment of interpersonal relationships that require direct physical contact.

-Emotional Strength

-Psychological Perception.

-Physical Health compatible with prolonged and varied working days.

-Teamwork ability.


Vocation

-Satisfaction for humanitarian service in direct contact with people.

-Wanting to be a support and comfort giving pain relief.

Or any specific dream or longing which feels involved or oriented towards this direction.


Candidate Personality

Empathetic

Patient

Meticulous

Organized


Work Scope

Hospital Sector

Operating room environment


Related Careers

-Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Obstetrics and Neonatal Nursing, Special Education, Nutrition and Dietetics.


*Glossary of Terms

*Human Anatomy: Study of the structure, condition and relations of the different parts of the human body.

*Biostatistics: Statistics applied to the field of medicine, necessary in the evaluation and interpretation of information for work planning and research of the discipline.

*Biophysics: Study of biology from the point of view of the principles and methods of physics.

*Cell Biology: Components of the cell, their internal organization and function.

*Biochemistry: Study of chemistry in living organisms.

*Embryology: Study of the early stages of the development of an organism.

*Community Nursing: Part of nursing responsible for the individuals, family and community to acquire skills, habits and behaviors that promote their self-care.

*Epidemiology: Biology of parasites causing disease in the country. Diagnostic hypothesis based on clinical-epidemiological background.

*Ethical: Moral aspect of an action.

*Pharmacology: Study of medicines and the action they perform in the organism.

*Human Physiology: Study of the normal functions of the body and its internal regulatory mechanism.

*Physiopathology: Organic malfunction.

*Histology: Study of body tissues.

*Microbiology: Epidemiological and control aspects of parasitic infections, bacteria and viruses.

*Parasitology: Study of parasites and the effects these produce.

*Medical Psychology: Study from the point of view of medicine of psychological disorders that come along with the disease.

*Social Psychology: Part of Psychology that studies how the social environment affects or intervenes in the way of thinking and the personal behavior of people, and in turn, how their mentality contributes to collective thinking.

*General Chemistry: Physical and chemical nature of matter, such as its electronic structure, chemical bond, chemical balance, among others.

*Organic Chemistry: Study of organic compounds and their ability for chemical reaction in presence of other substances.

*Community Health: Organization and direction of collective efforts intended to protect, promote and restore health of the inhabitants of the community.

*Senescent: A person who is in the stage of life in which he begins to age.

*Social Anthropology: It studies health in historical social processes, culture and family. -The basic needs of the human being and their relation with sociocultural variables. –Beliefs and popular health practices. –Educational approaches to the population.

-Role of the nursing professional in community care programs.

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