Bachelor's Degree in Nursing

Submission of applications:
Start: January 8, 2018
End: until the available seats are completed

4 years (Full-time study)

Open Days
March 17, 2018

Information session
June 21, 2018

Credits: 240 ECTS
Places available: 120, Spanish

The Degree in Nursing is aimed at the comprehensive training of the student, as a person and professional capable of providing comprehensive care for the improvement, maintenance and recovery of the patient's health.

The Nursing Degree qualifies the graduate to work in the regulated profession of nursing.

At our school, you will find comprehensive theoretical training, with extensive and varied practical experience over the 4 years in different centres and in various fields of professional practice, which will prepare you to be a competent nurse.

The practical knowledge of specific Nursing training is given in small groups, in the different nursing laboratories and in the High-Fidelity Simulation Unit in Nursing Care that the school possesses. In addition, we have advanced and innovative technology to promote student learning in the context of different simulation scenarios. This practical training is provided with direct supervision and active methodologies by teachers specialized in this area of knowledge.


Official Bachelor's Degree.


Four years.

Attendance mode:

Full-time study.



Classes begin on:

3 September 2018

New places available:


Submission of applications:

January 8, 2018 to complete the available places

Information on documentation to be submitted


Availability during the morning and the afternoon is required.

Admission tests:

The applicants will be notified of the date for the admission tests when the admission application is formalized.

Open Days:

March 17, 2018 at 10:00 a.m.

Information session

June 21, 2018

Applicant profile:

The recommended applicant profile is that of a service-oriented person in society, who is interested in acquiring the knowledge and skills required to deal with the complex responses of human beings to the different health and disease processes, and in caring for the individual, the family and the community in diverse sociocultural contexts, in order to contribute to their well-being and to improve their quality of life.

The aspiring student must feel identified with values such as respect and understanding others, as well as showing a strong interest in social commitment and helping other people.

Therefore, our educational project does not only include the necessary scientific and technical level, but also the essential training aimed at promoting greater humanization in health care.

Admission requirements:

To begin your studies is a prerequisite condition prove you accomplish with the legal requirements of access to the University.

Admission process and criteria:

In order to be admitted for the first year of the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, the student must have submitted the application following the process and in the time frame given, as well as having passed the admission tests established by the School’s Admissions Committee.

The following factors will count in the admission process:

  • Academic Record, with a 60% weighting.

  • A personal interview with a lecturer from the Nursing degree, where student motivations for choosing such studies are explored. The information collected by each interviewer is gathered in a formalized admission interview record, with a 20% weighting.

  • A set of aptitude tests, the sum of which will have a 20% weighting.

  • Having completed the secondary and pre-university education preparation course in Health Sciences will add 10%.

In addition to these tests, the applicants will perform an English exercise to demonstrate their level, with the sole purpose of being assigned to a suitable group within the Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies. This test will have no effect whatsoever on the global assessment of the admission tests.

Each application is submitted and assessed by the Admissions Committee, consisting of the Directorate, the Deputy Directorate, the Head of Studies, and a representation of the interviewer lecturers, who finally admit the new students.

Support Program for Students with Disabilities

Financial information:

Course fees: €1.608,60 plus nine monthly installments of €595,66 each.These amounts include two Comillas private degrees, the Diploma in Communication Skills and Foreign Language Studies, as well as a Diploma in Professional and Communication Personal Skills of the "San Juan de Dios" School of Nursing and Physical Therapy. These will be taken simultaneously with the Bachelor's Degree, during the 4 academic years.

Financial support:

Follow this link to read more about our grants

Information point:

"San Juan de Dios" University School of Nursing and Physical Therapy

Avda. San Juan de Dios, 1 - 28350 Ciempozuelos (Madrid)
Tel.: +34 91 893 37 69
Fax: +34 91 893 02 75
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The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing is studied over a four-year cycle, with a total of 240 ECTS (60 per year).
The Bachelor's Degree is part of the field of knowledge of Health Sciences.

The curriculum, structured over four academic years, includes basic training, Nursing Science specific training modules with an approach to the knowledge needs relating to the specific professional profile (including practice placements from the first year right up until completion of the Degree), and a final end-of-course project.

As an added value, the following two University private degrees have been designed:

Timetables and Exams

  • 240 ECTS


Graduate Profile:

Graduates on the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing are professionals with solid training combining scientific and humanistic knowledge with a humanizing attitude towards assistance, which enables them to provide comprehensive care for individuals, families and communities, and to easily adapt to the present and future health demands of society in this field.

Within this competence framework, their professional career options are oriented towards the following areas:

  • Public and private hospitals.
  • Primary care and outpatient specialized care centers.
  • Outpatient emergency service.
  • Retirement homes and other social health care services.
  • Work and school health services, and alike.
  • Teaching and research centers.
  • Nursing services management and organization.

The Bachelor's Degree in Nursing enables the student to access further training development through Postgraduate Programs, both those consisting of official university studies (master's degrees and doctorates) and those leading to the Specialist Nurse degree. Currently, the School offers the Official Master's Degree in Palliative Care.

This official degree program enables students to carry out the the regulated profession of "Nurses responsible for general care"

  1. Ability to analyze and synthesize.
  2. Ability to apply theory to practice.
  3. Planning and time management.
  4. Basic general knowledge of the field of study.
  5. Basic knowledge of the profession.
  6. Oral and written communication skills in the native language.
  7. Knowledge of a second language.
  8. Basic computational skills.
  9. Research skills.
  10. Learning ability.
  11. Information management skills (search and analysis).
  12. Critical and self-critical skills.
  13. Ability to adapt to new situations.
  14. Ability to generate new ideas (creativity).
  15. Problem solving.
  16. Decision-making.
  17. Teamwork.
  18. Interpersonal skills.
  19. Leadership.
  20. Ability to work in an interdisciplinary team.
  21. Ability to communicate with laypersons.
  22. Appreciation of diversity and multiculturalism.
  23. Ability to work in a global context.
  24. Knowledge of other cultures and their habits.
  25. Ability to work with autonomy.
  26. Project design and management.
  27. Initiative and entrepreneurial spirit.
  28. Ethical commitment.
  29. Concern for quality.
  30. Motivation.
  1. Ability to work within a professional, ethical environment, surrounded by laws and regulatory codes, recognizing and responding to moral or ethical issues and dilemmas arising on a daily basis.
  2. Ability to work with a holistic, tolerant approach, without prejudices, being careful and sensitive, ensuring that no right, belief or wish of the different individuals or groups is compromised.
  3. Ability to educate, facilitate, support and promote health, well-being and comfort in those populations, communities, groups and individuals whose lives are affected by bad health, suffering, disease, inability or death.
  4. Ability to recognize the diverse roles, responsibilities and functions of a nurse.
  5. Ability to adapt their own role with the purpose of adequately responding to the population or patients' needs. Whenever it may be appropriate and needed, being able to challenge the systems in force, in order to cover the population and patients' needs.
  6. Ability to accept responsibility for your own learning and professional development, using assessment as the means to reflect and improve your work, as well as to increase the quality of the services provided.
  7. Ability to perform thorough, systematic assessments using the proper tools and frameworks for any given patient, taking into consideration the relevant physical, social, cultural, psychological, spiritual and environmental factors.
  8. Ability to identify and understand normal or changing signs of the patient's health-bad health, suffering, inability (assessment and diagnosis).
  9. Ability to respond to the patient's needs by planning, providing services, and assessing the most appropriate individualized health care programs together with the patient, their carers and families, and other social and health workers.
  10. Ability to question, assess, understand and summarize, using a critical approach, a range of information and data sources, in order to facilitate the patient's choice.
  11. Ability to assert clinical judgments in order to ensure all practice is evidence-based and that quality standards are met.
  12. Ability to maintain the patient's privacy, confidentiality and dignity (using the skills...).
  13. Ability to put into practice health and safety principles, including patient handling and mobility, infection control, basic first aid and emergency procedures (using the skills...).
  14. Ability to safely prescribe drugs and other therapies (using the skills...).
  15. Ability to take into consideration all the emotional, physical and personal care, including satisfying any comfort, nutrition and personal hygiene needs, while making it possible to maintain daily activities (using the skills...).
  16. Ability to respond to personal needs during the life cycle, and during health and disease experiences. For example, pain, vital decisions, disability or during the impending death process (using the skills...).
  17. Ability to notify, educate and supervise patients, carers, and families (using the skills...).
  18. Relevant knowledge on nursing theories and nursing practice and the ability to apply it.
  19. Relevant knowledge on basic sciences and life sciences and the ability to apply it.
  20. Relevant knowledge on social, behavioral and health sciences, and the ability to apply it.
  21. Relevant knowledge on ethics, law and humanities and the ability to apply it.
  22. Relevant knowledge on technology and computers, and the ability to apply it in the field of health care.
  23. Relevant knowledge on national and international politics and the ability to apply it.
  24. Relevant knowledge on problem solving and decision making and the ability to apply it.
  25. Relevant knowledge on research and information principles and the ability to apply it.
  26. Ability to communicate effectively (including the use of technology): with patients, families and social groups, including those with communication difficulties.
  27. Ability to allow for patients and their carers to express their concerns and interests, and to be able to respond adequately to them. For example, emotionally, socially, psychologically, spiritually or physically.
  28. Ability to appropriately represent the patient's thoughts and to take action in order to avoid abuse.
  29. Ability to suitably use counseling skills (communication techniques intended to promote patient's well-being).
  30. Ability to identify and treat challenging behaviors.
  31. Ability to recognize anxiety, stress and depression.
  32. Ability to provide emotional support and to identify at which point a specialist's advice or any other intervention is necessary.
  33. Ability to notify, record, document and refer care using suitable technology.
  34. Ability to realize that the patient's well-being is achieved by combining resources and actions of social and health care team members.
  35. Ability to manage and coordinate a team, appropriately delegating care.
  36. Ability to work in a collaborative manner, maintaining effective communication with all the support staff in order to prioritize and efficiently manage time, all while meeting quality standards.
  37. Ability to assess the risks and actively promote the safety and well-being of all the people involved in the work environment (including him/herself).
  38. Making critical use of the health care assessment and auditing tools, in accordance with the relevant quality standards.
  39. Within a clinical context, the ability to educate, facilitate, supervise and support health care students, and social and health workers.
  40. Be aware of the social and health care financing principles and thus efficiently use the resources available.
  • In addition to the Bachelor's Degree in Nursing at the Teaching Unit "Centro San Juan de Dios" you can take a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy. This Bachelor's Degree includes a number of curricular internships.
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