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List of Subject-Specific Competences

1. Capacity to apply knowledge in the holistic care of patients, families and the community, taking into account the different phases in the life cycle in processes of illness and health.
2. Skill in applying the nursing methodology and theories that underlie and organize intervention, guaranteeing the care relation.
3. Capacity to document and communicate information fully and completely to patients, families and community to provide continuity and security in care.
4. Capacity to utilise information and communication technologies for assertive decision-making and healthcare resource management.
5. Respect for culture and human rights in nursing interventions in the healthcare field.
6. Skill in interacting in interdisciplinary and multi-sector teams, with problem-solving capacity to meet priority, emergent and special healthcare needs.
7. Capacity to design and manage research projects.
8. Skill in resolving healthcare problems using research in one’s nursing practice.
9. Capacity to participate actively in the development of healthcare policies, respecting cultural diversity.
10. Capacity to plan, organise, execute and evaluate disease prevention and recovery campaigns, using quality criteria.
11. Capacity to work within a context of codes of ethics, rules, standards and Laws governing the profession.
12. Capacity to design, execute and evaluate formal and non-formal health education programmes addressing local needs.
13. Capacity to participate in multidisciplinary and trans-disciplinary teams in formulating educational projects.
14. Skill and capacity to promote ongoing learning among persons, groups and the community to foster good health habits and healthy life styles in relation to the surrounding environment.
15. Knowledge of and capacity to apply technology and computers in nursing and healthcare research.
16. Knowledge of the different functions, responsibilities and roles to be undertaken by nursing professionals.
17. Capacity to apply in practice the principles of safety and hygiene in nursing care.
18. Knowledge of and skill in using the instruments inherent in human care procedures.
19. Capacity to participate actively in ethics committees for the practice of nursing and bioethics.
20. Capacity to defend the dignity of the individual and right to life in interdisciplinary healthcare.
21. Capacity to administer safely drugs and other treatments necessary in providing quality nursing care.
22. Capacity to recognise, respect and support people’s spiritual needs.
23. Capacity to participate effectively in local, regional, national and international collective bodies that promote the development of the profession.
24. Capacity to establish and maintain a caring relationship with patients, families and community faced with different care requirements, with greater emphasis in critical situations and in the terminal phase of life.
25. Capacity to promote and undertake actions designed to stimulate public participation and community development within the chosen field of healthcare competence.
26. Capacity to demonstrate solidarity in situations of disaster, catastrophe and epidemics.
27. Capacity to manage autonomously new nursing services.