Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes

Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes

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Course title Certificate for Graduates of Non-EU/EEA Nursing Programmes
Type of qualification/award Not Applicable
National Qualifications Framework level Level 5
Duration 2 Semesters
Mode of attendance Part-time Day
Total ECTS credits 30
Coordinator Maria Cassar
Delivered by Faculty of Health Sciences
This programme of study is also offered on a full-time basis. Please consult the Registrar’s website for more information pertaining to courses offered by the University.

The Certificate programme addresses the gaps between the undergraduate training of nurses qualified in non-EU/EEA countries and the requirements for nurse training stipulated by EU regulations. Through a combination of study-units the programme is adjusted to meet your specific needs as an applicant, after an evaluation of your qualifications. The topics covered throughout the programme span across multiple facets of nursing care delivery. These encompass both health and social care issues, and range across the primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings. The core components of the programme address the over-arching requirements of the EU directive, and will enable you to consolidate your clinical competencies, to understand different healthcare systems, and to work as a nurse in healthcare systems within an EU-member state. You will also pursue a set of theoretical study-units selected as required from a wide array of study-units which address a range of clinical specialities.

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The Course shall be open to applicants in possession of:

(a) a qualification in Nursing deemed suitable by the Board of Studies and recognized at least at Level 5 on the Malta and European Qualifications Frameworks or

(b) a professional qualification deemed by Senate to be comparable to the qualification indicated in paragraph (a) or

(c) a qualification in Nursing recognized at Level 4 on the Malta and European Qualifications Frameworks together with a qualification in an area related to Nursing recognized at Level 5 on the Malta and European Qualifications Frameworks. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete additional study-units as specified in bye-law 8 of the bye-laws for the course.

In addition to the qualifications listed above, applicants shall be required to provide evidence that they are in possession of the licence to practice as a nurse awarded by the relevant regulatory council of the country from where the qualification referred to in the above paragraphs was awarded.

The number of students shall be limited to 20 students. Capping applies to both full-time and part-time modes. The maximum number of students will be accepted to the course independently of whether they opt for the full-time or part-time mode of study. Qualified applicants shall be accepted on a first-come first-served basis.

Once accepted to the Course, students are also required to undergo an occupational health assessment so as to ascertain that they are fit for the duties related to their proposed studies. Students who do not fulfil this requirement may be barred from progressing with their studies. Failure to disclose information about a physical or mental health problem that could affect patient safety is considered to be a serious breach of the University Suitability to Practise Regulations.

Further information, including a schedule of interviews for applicants for courses with a limited number of students and for 'adult learners/mature applicants' (in the case of undergraduate courses), as well as important information on the occupational health protocol can be accessed here. Prospective students are encouraged to go through these documents carefully as early as possible.

The admission requirements are applicable for courses commencing in October 2022.

For more detailed information pertaining to admission and progression requirements please refer to the bye-laws for the course available here.

UM currently hosts over 1,000 full-time international students and over 450 visiting students. The ever-increasing international students coming from various countries, in recent years, have transformed this 400-year old institution into an international campus.

Our international students generally describe Malta as a safe place, enjoying excellent weather and an all-year varied cultural programme. Malta is considered as the ideal place for students to study.

You can compare your national qualifications to the local requirements by visiting our qualifications comparability webpage.

Access more information about our admission process and English language requirements.

After you receive an offer from us, our International Office will assist you with visas, accommodation and other related issues.

Local/EU/EEA Applicants: No fees apply

Non-EU/Non-EEA Applicants: Total Tuition Fees: Eur 5,400
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
• Demonstrate the ability to work in any health and social care setting in a culturally competent manner, which accommodates an understanding of the legal and regulatory frameworks of a respective setting, country and population.
• Demonstrate adequate knowledge about the main health concerns in populations across the European region and prevalent trends of managing common health conditions and diseases.
• Think and evaluate critically in the course of assimilating and applying knowledge and skills to any one specific care setting or type of patient / client.
• Deliver care as a safe independent practitioner in all areas of care delivery which the EU directive identifies, that is surgical and medical settings, community and primary health, child and maternity, mental health and geriatric settings.
If you are a qualified nurse and have completed your nurse training programme outside the EU, and are seeking to align your nursing qualification with the latest EU requirements for nurse education, then this is the ideal course for you.
If you successfully complete this programme and graduate, you can apply for registration as a nurse with the Maltese Council of Nurses and Midwives subject to other non-academic requirements determined by the Council. You can also pursue CPD and further education opportunities which are available for registered nurses, provided that you successfully complete this programme.
Click here to access the Programme of Study applicable from 2022/3.

Last Updated: 21 July 2022

The University makes every effort to ensure that the published Courses Plans, Programmes of Study and Study-Unit information are complete and up-to-date at the time of publication. The University reserves the right to make changes in case errors are detected after publication.
The availability of optional units may be subject to timetabling constraints.
Units not attracting a sufficient number of registrations may be withdrawn without notice.
Unless for exceptional approved reasons, no changes to the programme of study for a particular academic year will be made once the students' registration period for that academic year begins.

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