Want to become a connector in healthcare?
Due to COVID-19 we are not able to run our Nursing programme in autumn 2021. We hope to welcome you again in our spring semester.
Enhance your professional skills and learn how nurses work and care for patients in the Netherlands, with our Nursing exchange programme. We support you to develop into a healthcare professional who can work effectively with people of varied cultures, beliefs and practices and actively engage in lifelong learning. Combining theory and practice, we offer a unique start on a journey to fulfilling your potential. You will get practical experience with our healthcare partners, becoming a nurse who rises to all challenges.
What's Nursing like?
Windesheim’s bachelor’s degree in Nursing offers international students the opportunity to take part in an internship in nursing practice. Expectations and aims vary, but are generally focused on helping nursing students to develop knowledge and skills to become culture-sensitive professionals, working in multicultural societies. Below you can read how the programme (30 ECTS credits) is structured.
Healthcare exchange programme
The healthcare exchange programme is a broadening programme associated with the Nursing bachelor's degree of Windesheim. The programme is completed at advanced level and is primarily aimed at direct patient care, in the professional roles of caregiver and manager. The exchange programme is based on practical training.
We offer three different placements that vary in ECTS credits:
- Clinical placement 1 - HC.CP1xx016 (10 ECTS credits, 280 hours internship, about 9 weeks internship)
- Clinical placement 2 - HC.CP2xx016 (12 ECTS credits, 336 hours internship, about 11 weeks internship)
- Clinical placement 3 - HC.CP3xx016 (15 ECTS credits, 420 hours internship, about 14 weeks internship)
Clinical placement (10, 12 or 15 ECTS credits)
Get practical training and work experience by doing a clinical placement in mental or somatic healthcare (adults and/or elderly), which is organized by Windesheim University of Applied Sciences. The placements will be planned in care institutions in the region of Zwolle. Please be aware of extra travelling costs to get to your placement.
Windesheim international education week (2 ECTS credits)
If you are here during the spring semester, you are expected to participate in our International Week. We intend to create an international experience for both national and international students and lecturers by creating a platform for exchange of knowledge in the broad field of health care and social work. Students can choose from a variety of learning activities and meetings during the week.
While these parts are contextually related, each has its own EU code, making it possible to apply these parts to compile your own semester. This may be important if you are a foreign student who trains in the Netherlands. You can, for example, choose to receive only the credits for practical training here, and the rest in your home country.
Want to know more about this module? Check the course catalogue for more information about matters such as assessment and teaching methods.
Complete your exchange semester or year by taking one or more electives. The module Introduction to Windesheim is compulsory for all international students, but you are free to choose from the other options. You will receive ECTS credits when you complete a module successfully.
- Healthcare exchange programme
Requirements and application
You are required to have one year of Bachelor’s study experience in a relevant field and English-language skills at B2 level. We also require a testimony of at least one previously completed internship, as part of your degree at your home university.
When you decide to do an exchange programme at Windesheim, you have to sign the Learning Agreement of your programme. The Learning Agreement is a crucial document for the recognition of a study period abroad. It is an agreement between you, your university and Windesheim.