The Department of Nursing of TEI of Western Greece is based in Patras and is a part of the School of Health and Social Welfare. It offers a four year degree in Basic Nursing. Once a student has successfully completed his studies, 240 ECTS credits are awarded. The courses are held in Greek language.
This Department participates in the Inter-disciplinary Post-graduate Studies Program “Rehabilitation Sciences”, which includes Language and Speech Therapy, Nursing and Physiotherapy, and runs since the spring semester of the 2015-16 academic year.
The new European Program for life learning began in 1/1/2007 which covers the sectors of Education and Professional Training. Informationis givenviatheweb pages(www.iky.gr–www.europa.eu) and fromtheweb pageof TEI of Western Greece (www.teiwest.gr).
The participants are trained group by group in a specially isolated room, while the rest of the team watch them behind the one-way mirror, along with the instructors. The whole simulation is recorded in real time by specialized software and is followed by analysis of the procedure, jointly by instructors and participants.
The module ‘Research Methodology’ is offered to students of the 5th semester. Under the new Curriculum, this module is complemented with lab practice in groups. The lab provides 20 PC workplaces connected to the intranet with access to scientific electronic databases.
The Department provides seven nursing labs, with a maximum capacity of 35 students each. Four out of seven labs have five-level sitting arrangements. They are all equipped in a way suitable to simulate bedside nursing care, enabling the potential practice of all nursing skills.
The Department provides five lecture halls, with their capacity ranging from 50 to 100 seats. All lecture halls are equipped with roof projectors, projector screens and venetian blinds, and they take full advantage of natural light potential. They are designed in the best way so as to comply with appropriate safety regulations.