International Silvia Nursing Programme in Dementia Care
E-learning, Contract Education
30 hp • Avancerad nivå • Halvfart
With an aging global population, caring for persons with dementia is one of the greatest health care challenges of the 21st century. The Silvia nurse programme will prepare you to gain knowledge and to understand the aging process and specific care needs of both younger persons and older persons with dementia including ethical perspectives and a palliative care context. The programme will furthermore prepare you to lead change in dementia care and improve the quality of care provided for persons with dementia and their families.
The International Silvia Nursing Programme is offered through distance learning on a part-time basis via Sophia Education Online (SEO). In order to participate in this education, students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection.
There are two semesters in the programme. Each semester runs over a period of 20 weeks with two courses per semester. Each course offers, upon successful completion, 7.5 higher education credits (HE).
The educational approach of the programme is based on student centeredness and student learning through active participation and study motivation. The programme offers online lectures and workshops, carefully planned to allow for high level academic discussions and learning. To ensure high quality, research proximity and clinical relevance, attention is paid to include a diverse group of lecturers with expertise in both clinical health care and academic research, in various subjects related to dementia.
Students who successfully complete the first three courses and commenced their studies in course four, are welcome to Stockholm for a final examination and graduation ceremony.
- The Older Person from a Social Gerontological Perspective, 7.5 HE
- Ethics and Palliative Care Philosophy as Values in Dementia Care, 7.5
- HEPerson-centred care in dementia, 7.5 HE
- Leadership and quality improvement in Dementia Care, 7.5 HE
Students must successfully undertake all four courses (30 HE) for the award of Silvia Nurse.
Programme start, to be update
Part-time studies, 20 hours per week
Number of accepted applicants
Language of instruction
The grading system at Sophiahemmet University are awarded on a three-level basis. There are two passing grades and one non-passing grade.
Successful applicants are required to pay tuition fees in advance in order to secure a place on the programme. The tuition fee for the entire programme is SEK 90,000 including VAT and must be paid in Swedish Krona. It is possible to pay the tuition fee in two instalments four weeks prior to the start of each semester. Tuition fees paid are non-refundable.
NB! The tuition fee does not cover travel- and living expenses, course/programme literature etc.
Scholarships are not available from Sophiahemmet University.
Entry requirements and application
Applications will be assessed based on students’ degree/diploma, work experience in dementia care as a registered nurse, and motivation for applying to the programme.
Following documents are required:
A verification of Registered Nurse degree/diploma or another certificate of being a Registered Nurse
English language proficiency – click here for more information
A copy of passport
CV + letter of intent. The CV must be structured in accordance with our template i.e. include a list of education and relevant work experience. The LOI maximum of 250 words in English should cover statement of intent, ambition and initiative.
Copies of certificates/diplomas or other documents must be verified by someone other than the applicant as true copies of the original document. The person who verify the copies (can be anyone) must compare the copy with the original document and sign each page with full name, phone number (including land code) and a signature.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by certified translations in English.
Application for the 2018 academic year closes April 16, 2018.
NB! Only online applications are accepted.
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