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The University Center of Health Sciences San Rafael-Nebrija is attached to Nebrija University and managed by the San Juan de Dios Foundation, created by the Hospitaller Order of San Juan de Dios for the training and promotion of scientific and assistance research in the areas of bio-medicine and social sciences.
It is located in a central and well-connected area of Madrid, within the San Rafael Hospital, an institution with extensive experience teaching Nursing and Physiotherapy degrees, and with recognized prestige in the quality of its students, both for the technical training received and for the integration of humanistic education, which prepares them to offer comprehensive care.
Currently, the San Rafael-Nebrija Center offers Undergraduate degrees in Nursing and in Physiotherapy. The students have at their disposal an excellent staff of professionals with extensive experience in teaching and in the development of health work, which will contribute to the materialization of their vocation to provide health services to people.
In the Health Sciences degrees taught, practical training has a great importance, and in order to carry this out there are agreements with health centers in all areas, where the student will complete the acquisition of the skills that will make him/her a competent professional.
Gema Escobar Aguilar Director of the San Rafael-Nebrija Health Sciences Center
PhD in Health Sciences from the University of Alicante. Official Master's Degree in Nursing Sciences from the University of Alicante and Associate's Degree in Nursing from the Autonomous University of Madrid.
She has taught statistics and research methodology since 2004 in different universities, starting in 2016 as a professor at the San Rafael-Nebrija Center, where she teaches the subject of Applied Statistics and Information Technology, and has been Coordinator of the Final Research Project in Nursing. She has also worked as a scientific advisor at the San Juan de Dios Foundation.
Her previous experience took place mostly in the Health Care Research Unit (Carlos III Health Institute), where she was responsible for the management of the Spanish Collaborating Center of the Joanna Briggs Institute for Evidence-Based Health Care.
Located within the premises of the San Rafael Hospital, in the center of Madrid, it continues the teaching work in the fields of Nursing and Physiotherapy that has been carried out in this hospital for over 50 years, with recognized prestige of its students by the quality of the training received, in both the technical and human spheres, which prepares them to offer comprehensive care in the health and socio-health fields.
Its privileged location in the area of the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, very close to the Nuevos Ministerios station, makes it very well connected by metro, bus and train.
The building that houses the Center is newly built (2011) and has infrastructures adapted to the training needs of students and the teaching needs of professors.
The Library is distributed on two floors, both with a reading room with a total capacity of 135 places, each of which allows the connection of computers through the electrified system of the tables.
The lower floor houses the collections of the free access library, divided into six double shelves with a capacity of 196 linear meters for the placement of books. It also includes a reading room area for 69 people. On the same floor there is a media library with 21 computers, mainly for documentary inquiries and from which the printing service can be used, since they are connected to two printing centers. It also has a newspaper library area that allows the consultation of various periodicals.
The upper floor has a capacity of 40 reading places, and houses two soundproofed work rooms that have capacity for 26 people, where students can carry out group work.
Both the first and second floors have separate deposits for old collections and magazines.
The users of the Library have a loan service both to the reading room and to home, allowing them to take documents for a specific period of time. The possibility of the intercampus loan is also offered, saving them from having to travel to other centers (Dehesa de la Villa, Berzosa and Princesa). Through an on-line catalog, the student accesses a reservation and loan renewal service.
The Center has free Wi-Fi Internet connection. It has two computer rooms (with 36 and 41 computers) intended for teaching activities. The University assigns each student a username that provides access, through a secure password, to all virtual campus services, including an email account. The San Rafael-Nebrija Center provides students with a rechargeable copy card with which they can print on a printer/photocopier for that purpose. In addition, it has an external photocopy service next to the library area.
There is a total of 16 classrooms with different capacities to adapt to different teaching needs, all equipped with their corresponding multimedia equipment (computer with Internet connection, projector, blackboard, screen and PA system), in addition to the general furniture (chairs and desks), anatomical model of complete skeleton and articulated and portable metal stretchers.
The lecture rooms are completed with the practice rooms and laboratories: Physiotherapy practice room, Nursing practice room, Anatomy laboratory, Biochemistry and Physiology laboratory, Critical Care practice room, Pediatric Nursing practice room and room. for polyvalent practices. Each space is equipped with modern materials and clinical simulation equipment that allow the practical part of the teaching programs to be carried out with quality.
As part of the facilities there is also an Auditorium with capacity for 190 people, as well as a Social/Dining Room, 24 offices, 2 Boardrooms, changing rooms, storage of teaching material, Administration and Management Area and Student Secretariat.
The faculty of the San Rafael Nebrija Center consists of full-time professors and part-time professors.
Full-time professors, of which a large number are doctors, are professors with a strong dedication to teaching and research. Part-time professors have a more professional profile, they are currently linked to the development of their profession in Health Centers, both public and private. There is also a group of collaborating professors in the different Hospitals where the students carry out their Tutored Internships.
The San Rafael Nebrija Center is characterized because its programs have an eminently practical and connected approach to professional reality, so it is important that its professors have a rich professional experience and know how to transmit and make the most of it in the classroom.
The School devotes part of its effort to research tasks, as a fundamental complement to teaching. These tasks are structured around the existing Research Groups, which are part of the official register of the University, and which materialize in research projects with companies and public institutions of the sector.Consult here the lines of activity and research groups
The School’s professors usually publish publications related to their research as an essential part of their activity at the University.Consult here the most recent publications