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Introduction to Nursing: The Role of Nurses Around the World

Key information

Subject area:

FutureLearn Online Courses


Course type:

Continuing Professional Development (CPD)


Credit level:

Not for credit


Duration:

4 weeks


Available course dates:

From: 01 September 2023 To: 31 August 2024

Course overview

Are you interested in a career in nursing? Prepare with this course where you will explore how nursing contributes to the health and well-being of individuals and communities around the world.

You will learn about the different roles nurses play, including the role of nurses in public health. You will discover the principles of nursing and understand how nurses can help people and communities care for themselves.

This course has been created by the Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Midwifery & Palliative Care, as part of the PADILEIA project. It is supported by SPHEIR UK aid.

What does this course cover?

On this course, you will cover: 

  • The roles and unique contributions of nurses globally
  • Principles and applications of Holistic care within a local context
  • How nursing can support people and communities to care for themselves
  • The role of nurses in public health, and the role of World Health Organisation
  • The triple impact of nursing. How nursing can improve health; promote gender equality; and contribute towards stronger economies

What will I achieve?

By the end of this course, you will be able to: 

  • Explore the role of nurses globally, and explain the unique contribution of the nurse
  • Explain the principles of holistic care and apply holistic care within the local context of health and well-being
  • Investigate the impact of the nurse’s role in patients’ lives and local communities
  • Reflect on the role of the World Health Organisation in public health
  • Identify what contributes to health and well-being
  • Discuss the role of nurses in: improving health; gender equality; stronger economies

Who is this for?

This course has been created for refugees, displaced people and the communities supporting them in the MENA (Middle East and Northern Africa) region who wish to study nursing or a healthcare-related course at a university in English. It has been created as part of the PADILEIA project.

However, it will also be of interest to anyone looking to develop their knowledge of nursing and healthcare.

Supported by UK aid - Strategic Partnerships for Higher Education, Innovation and Reform

What is the teaching schedule?

This course runs multiple times each year. Every run of a course has a set start date but you can join it and work through it after it starts. Please click the Apply button to find out when the next run will start. 

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