Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

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Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

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Student profile: Aimed at young people who want to devote themselves to the care of people with illnesses by becoming professionals through quality scientific, technical and human training that enables them to identify and assess health needs. The person who wishes to undertake the journey to nursing should have an interest in Health Sciences in general, and specifically in Nursing; interest in helping people with health care needs; empathy, solidarity and ability to help; respect, responsibility and balance in dealing with others; ease of communication and interpersonal relationships; ability to study and make a constant effort.

Official Degree:Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Center responsible:San Rafael-Nebrija Center

Branch of knowledge: Health Sciences

Openings available: 150

Total Credits:240 credits.
. Minimum of 12 ECTS credits and maximum of 90 ECTS credits per enrollment and academic period.

Academic year in which it was implemented: 2010/2011

Languages: Spanish (except for English in Health Sciences, which is taught in English)

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Program linked to professional practice

The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing offers professional education of a general nature with a high-quality scientific, technical and human training, enabling the student to identify and assess health needs and plan and implement the care of both healthy and ill people, and turn this into essential parts of the community where they are integrated.

The program has the support of the San Juan de Dios Foundation, an institution with over half a century of experience training great nursing professionals. The degree is taught at the San Rafael Hospital, on a Campus located in the center of Madrid.

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Nursing as a health profession is fully consolidated in its functions and legally regulated, and is currently presenting a great demand for professionals from public and private health systems, both in Spain and in other European countries.

From Nebrija University, in collaboration with the San Juan de Dios Foundation, we want students to become professionals with the ability to adapt to the scientific and technological advances of the current world, with inquisitiveness to staying up to date in the framework of continuous training throughout life.

This degree is taught at the "San Rafael-Nebrija" University Center of Health Sciences, managed by the Brothers of San Juan de Dios, who have extensive experience in both quality health care, characterized by comprehensive care for people and the humanization of health services, as well as in the training of health professionals.

General objectives

  • Acquire extensive knowledge of nursing science and health sciences, as well as human and social sciences, to respond to the health needs of people and the community.
  • Develop skills for planning, execution and evaluation in nursing care.
  • Develop skills to take responsibility for the direction of care and the management of health resources under their care.
  • Develop the ability to work in a team and to establish positive relationships with the people assigned to your care.
  • Develop the skills to carry out comprehensive care, focused on the person and the values of respect and humane treatment.
  • Incorporate ethical and legal principles into professional practice.
  • Use the scientific methodology in their interventions and acquire the necessary instruments to develop a critical and reflective attitude.
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Expert faculty with multifunctional spaces for health practice

Meetings with professionals

Wide range of conferences, talks, meetings and extra-academic activities that allow students to work as authentic professionals and learn about the current work reality in the world of healthcare.

Professional internships in Hospitals and Health Centers

Students carry out their internships in prestigious centers such as the San Rafael, La Princesa, Ramón and Cajal and Infanta Leonor hospitals, as well as in multiple Primary Care Centers of the Community of Madrid.

International mobility

Students have the possibility of studying a semester outside Spain, in some of the best universities in the sector in France, Italy and Portugal.

Expand your education

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Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health (InnES)

Complement your Degree with this optional diploma that will promote your skills in entrepreneurship, creativity and sustainable business models.

Diploma in English Professional Communication

Nebrija University, which is strongly committed to languages and quality, provides the student with an academic certification in English, a suitable complement to obtain the B2 and C1 levels.

Subjects in Professional Competencies

Promotion of competencies oriented to employability, management skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional and social development, which may be chosen by the student to enrich their personal and professional training.

The University puts within the students' reach a total of three subjects to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent professional within the demands of the current labor market.


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All our degrees and curricula have been prepared in accordance with the new guidelines set by current legislation, having already been verified by the National Agency for Quality Assessment.
The student must take 240 credits

First year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 28 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | General and Health Psychology
  • 6 ECTS | Biochemistry
  • 6 ECTS | Statistics and Applied Information Technologies
  • 4 ECTS | Public Health and Demographics
  • 6 ECTS | History, Theory and Methodology of Nursing

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Social Psychology and Human Communication
  • 6 ECTS | Human physiology
  • 6 ECTS | Health Anthropology
  • 6 ECTS | Basic Nursing Care and Basic Life Support

  • Yearly 8 ECTS
  • 8 ECTS | General Human Anatomy

Second year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 26 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Pathophysiology I
  • 6 ECTS | Pharmacology
  • 6 ECTS | General Clinical Nursing I
  • 4 ECTS | Epidemiology
  • 4 ECTS | Nursing in Mental Health

  • Second Semester 24 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Pathophysiology II
  • 4 ECTS | Nutrition and diet
  • 4 ECTS | Technical English in Health Sciences
  • 6 ECTS | General Clinical Nursing II
  • 4 ECTS | Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynecology

  • Yearly 10 ECTS
  • 10 ECTS | Basic-level Supervised Internship

Third year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester 30 ECTS
  • 6 ECTS | Community Nursing and Health Education
  • 6 ECTS | Pediatric Nursing
  • 4 ECTS | Bioethics and Professional Ethics in Nursing
  • 4 ECTS | Nursing Care for Patients in Critical Status
  • 4 ECTS | Health Legislation and Nursing Services Management
  • 3 ECTS | Geriatric Nursing
  • 3 ECTS | Palliative Care

  • Second Semester 30 ECTS
  • 30 ECTS | Mid-level Supervised Internship

Fourth year 60 ECTS

  • First Semester ECTS
  • 4 ECTS | Research Methodology in Health Sciences
  • 3 ECTS | Drug dependence
  • 3 ECTS | Occupational Health
  • 6 ECTS | Interprofessional Competences Workshops
  • 3 ECTS | Complementary Therapies

  • Second Semester ECTS
  • 10 ECTS | Final Research Project

  • Yearly 40 ECTS
  • 3 ECTS | Participation Activities
  • 3 ECTS | Volunteer activities
  • 40 ECTS | Advanced-level Supervised Internship

More info about this subjects

Diploma in Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Health (InnES) Supervised internships 80 ECTS

It is mandatory that nursing students complete 80 credits of supervised internships throughout the 2nd, 3rd and 4th years of their studies. The internships are carried out in the Centers offered by the Ministry of Health, as well as in private hospitals with which there are agreements for carrying out said internships.

A program whose objective is to favor the practical training of the students, under the continuous supervision of the Department of Professional Careers of the University, the academic department corresponding to the degree and the company or collaborating institution where the internships are carried out. We provide advice on the choice of internships and follow-up and tutoring, always considering the professional orientation of each student.

  • 10 ECTS | Basic-level Supervised Internship
  • 30 ECTS | Mid-level Supervised Internship
  • 40 ECTS | Advanced-level Supervised Internship

The students of the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing of the San Rafael Nebrija University Center for Health Sciences come into contact with the working world by carrying out supervised external internships. These are, according to the current Curriculum of said Center, a compulsory subject of 80 ECTS credits. It begins in the 2nd year, in the subject “Basic-level Supervised Internship”, through the performance of basic care, in the health or social care field. They continue in the 3rd year, in the subject of “Mid-level Supervised Internship”, through the implementation, in a hospital setting, of mid-level surgical medical care. In the 4th year they finish their practical training with the subject of “Advanced-level Supervised Internship”, providing critical or specialized care, as well as primary health care.

Students will be able to prioritize their preferences when applying for internships. The order for making the lists of appointments for each practicum will be based on the weighted average grade of the student's academic record in the ordinary examination session, taking into account the following subjects organized by internship level:/p>

BASIC PRACTICUM Nursing History, Theory and Methodology
Basic Nursing Care and Basic Life Support
General and Health Psychology
Social Psychology and Human Communication
MID-LEVEL PRACTICUM General Clinical Nursing I
Mental Health Nursing
Nursing in Obstetrics and Gynecology
General Clinical Nursing II
ADVANCED PRACTICUM Nursing Care for Patients in Critical Condition
Palliative Care
Community Nursing and Health Education
Pediatric Nursing

The appointment to internship units and centers will be done following a practical itinerary in order for the student to carry out their practical periods in different settings in accordance with the theoretical competences acquired in the previous academic year(s).

BASIC PRACTICUM Basic care Social and health care field
Specialized care: medical and surgical hospitalization units
MID-LEVEL PRACTICUM Mid-level care in the medical-surgical field Specialized care:
medical and surgical hospitalization units.
Mental Health / Psychiatry Units.
Obstetric-Gynecological Units. Day Hospital, Outpatient Consultations.
ADVANCED PRACTICUM Advanced care in special units and primary health care Specialized care:
• Critical care units: ICU, RR (Recovery Room)
• Surgical Block
• Emergency Services
• Palliative Care Unit
• Pediatric Units
• Other special units: Dialysis, Coronary Unit...
Primary health care:
• Health centers

Likewise, the student will be able to rotate through different centers and shifts. If the student needs to do the internship on specific shifts/dates due to academic or work reasons, he/she must fill out a "Request" form that they will find in the Student Portal, along with a copy of an official document that accredits it (work certificate, etc.).

At all levels of the internship, supervised learning is carried out so that the student can integrate in his/her practical knowledge into the theoretical knowledge acquired, as well as the attitudes and values necessary to reach the professional competences that will enable him/her to provide adequate health care to the needs of the population. Thus, in the training and follow-up of the internship student will be, on the one hand, the tutors of the centers in which they are carried out, and, on the other, the professors responsible for the supervised internships in continuous coordination. The coordination of internships designs the trajectory that the student should follow throughout their training, by covering and taking the opportunity to put into practice all the competences required in the Bachelor's Degree.

The learning methodology used in the subjects at the different levels of Supervised Internships is based on the application of a scientific method for problem solving and a reflective practice that provides the students the progressive acquisition of action outlines and strategies that will allow him/her to become, in the medium term, a thoughtful nursing professional. In addition, students will attend face-to-face training sessions, taught by internship professors, in order to guide the student in their comprehensive training process. This included attending monographic seminars, theoretical-practical workshops, exhibitions and tutoring sessions. The objective is for the student to acquire skills and/or knowledge complementary to those acquired in the theoretical subjects, necessary to ensure greater success and to make the most of their internships. The tutoring sessions will serve to assess the student's degree of adaptation to the internship context; to have a personalized follow-up of the practicum by resolving questions and problems on the subject, and evaluating their learning. The competences to be acquired by the student, as well as the evaluation system followed, are specified in the respective teaching guides.

Students must be the protagonists of their learning, and this in turn must be actively shared with the internship professor, the teaching tutor and the nursing team that collaborates in the practical learning.

The Supervised Nursing Internships are regulated by specific regulations.

In order to carry out the supervised internships, the San Rafael Nebrija University Center has a series of agreements with Centers in both the public and private sectors. On the other hand, there are also agreements with foreign universities that allow the student to stay to carry out the internship. For more information on these agreements, see “International Option”.

The list of agreements for carrying out Internships in the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the San Rafael Nebrija University Center is as follows:

  • Ramón y Cajal University Hospital
  • La Princesa University Hospital
  • Virgen de la Torre Hospital and Mental Health Specialty Centers (Puente y Villa de Vallecas)
  • Infanta Leonor University Hospital
  • Madrid Single-area Primary Care Centers
  • San Rafael Hospital
  • La Luz Hospital
  • Instituto San José Foundation
  • Health Humanization Center
  • San Francisco de Asís Hospital
  • Santa Elena Clinic
  • Grupo CASER Residencial: Arturo Soria, Santa Hortensia, La Moraleja
  • Nuestra Señora de La Paz Clinic
  • Ecoplar Mirasierra
  • San Vicente Clinic
  • Nuestra Señora del Perpetuo Socorro Nursing Home
  • San Juan de Dios de Santurce Hospital
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital in San Sebastián
  • San Juan de Dios Assistance Center (Palencia)
  • San Juan de Dios Hospital in León
  • Santa Clotilde Hospital (Santander)
  • Hestia Madrid Hospital
  • Laguna Care Center
Final Research Project 10 ECTS

This project involves the development of research tasks regarding different subjects by the student under the advice of one or several professors of the Department and, occasionally, professionals from the business world. For this, the student has the possibility to choose a project from among those offered.


  • inglés Compulsory in English
  • Basic Education (70 ECTS)
  • Compulsory (74 ECTS)
  • Electives (6 ECTS)
  • Internships (80 ECTS)
  • End of Degree Project (10 ECTS)

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Nebrija University's International Mobility Office together with the San Rafael-Nebrija University Center for Health Sciences make a constant effort to monitor the agreements with the most prestigious universities, for the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing.

Students can study at one of the following foreign universities:

Country University
Reino Unido United Kingdom Keele University (Staffordshire, United Kingdom)*
Francia France IRFSS Poitou-Charentes IFSI Croix Rouge Francaise (Angoulême, France)
Francia France Institut de Formation en Soins Infirmières Lionnois (Nancy, France)
Italia Italy Universitá degli studi di Roma Tor Vergata (Roma, Italy)
Italia Italy Universitá degli studi di Roma La Sapienza (Roma, Italy)
Portugal Portugal Universidade de Évora (Évora, Portugal)
Portugal Portugal Escola Superior de Enfermagem São José de Cluny (Isla de Madeira, Portugal)
Portugal Portugal Universidade Católica Portuguesa (Oporto, Portugal)
Dinamarca Denmark University College Lillebaelt (UCL) (Odense, Denmark)
Lituania Lithuania Vilniaus Kolegija/University of Applied Sciences (Vilna, Lithuania)
Estonia Estonia Tartu Health Care College (Tartu, Estonia)
Suiza Swiss BFH Bern University of Applied Sciences (Berna, Swiss)
Suiza Swiss ZHAW Zurich University of Applied Sciences (Winterthur, Swiss)

* Agreement undergoing modification after Brexit.


Career Opportunities

Nursing graduates are professionals with a solid background that combines scientific knowledge with a human commitment to assistance. This facilitates comprehensive care for people and communities, adapting to their health demands. Their professional career is carried out in:

  • Public and private sector hospital centers
  • Outpatient and primary care centers
  • Outpatient emergency care and civil protection services
  • Nursing homes and social and health care services.
  • Occupational prevention and assistance.
  • School health services
  • Cooperation programs and NGOs
  • Teaching and research.
  • Organization and management of Nursing and Health services in general.

Labor integration

Training and Employment Office (TEO)

The Training and Employment Office (TEO) conducts a satisfaction survey of graduates regarding the academic training received, as well as their job placement. The information regarding the satisfaction of the Nursing and Physical Therapy Degrees is shown in the attached documents. This information was collected from surveys sent by email. In all cases, those graduates who did not submit the completed questionnaire were contacted by telephone after being sent the email.

Report of the Training and Employment Office

Employability recognized in the Rankings

The commitment of Nebrija University to the academic requirement, training in leading companies and institutions, innovation in multidisciplinary programs and international projection, places the University in the top positions of the most important rankings.

The International Ranking QS Stars awards Nebrija University the maximum score in the quality and satisfaction of students in teaching, employability of the graduates and the internationalization of the institution.

The national rankings also recognize Nebrija University as the first Spanish university in teaching and second in employability, highlighting its performance in research, knowledge transfer and internationalization.

Development of Professional Competences

Nebrija University, in accordance with the aims proposed in "The Nebrija Contract", directs its efforts to turn its students into valuable professionals in the labor market. To this end, the Nebrija Institute of Professional Competences (INCP) was created, which leads the training in professional skills, employability, managerial skills, coaching, personal branding and any other topic related to professional, personal and social development.

The activity of the Competence Institute covers all the activity segments of the university. On the one hand, it offers three subjects that are distributed throughout the undergraduate degree and that enable students to effectively manage their work, proactively develop personal and professional self-improvement processes and properly guide their first steps in the workplace. In addition, the INCP incorporates coaching modules for employability in different postgraduate programs of the university, and designs and carries out customized in-company training actions for different projects in companies and institutions.

The methodology of the actions, which are completely personalized and eminently practical, provides the participant with an adjusted analysis of his/her personal characteristics and his/her fit with the demands of the working world and the company, and offers an individualized development plan that is complemented with practical actions in which he/she must learn to solve real-life situations.

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