Pediatric Nursing

Bachelor's Degree - School: Medicine and Surgery - Access type: Restricted number of available places

Language: Italian

General Information

o Class: L/SNT-1 (Ministerial Decree No 270 of 2004)
o Course type: Bachelor's Degree
o Duration: 3 years
o Access type: Restricted number of available places
o School: Medicine and Surgery
o Department: Biomedicine and Prevention
o Course code: L91

Description and Teaching Objectives

This Degree aims at training professionals mastering knowledge, application practices, know-how and with the correct attitude in Paediatric Nursing in preventive, curative, palliative and rehabilitative terms. They can hence perform a technical, relational and educational role through disease prevention, health education and care for the sick and disabled during their developmental age.
In particular, classes cover issues related to: health promotion and maintenance; organisation and continuity of care services; safety and risk control when taking charge; help relationship and adaptation; clinical nursing for infants, children, adolescents; implementation and management of diagnostic and therapeutic pathways as well as the clinical method; education for individuals during their developing age; self-learning and critical reading of source texts.
Course attendance is mandatory for all activities - both theoretical classes and traineeship.

Career Opportunities

This Degree qualifies graduates as Paediatric Nurses, i.e. healthcare operators who: are involved in identifying physical and mental health needs for newborns, children, adolescents, families; plan, carry out and evaluate paediatric nursing interventions; participate in health education interventions within families and communities; perform outpatient care, home care and hospital care for babies and children under 18 suffering from acute and chronic diseases; treat individuals during adolescence under prevention, health and social support programmes; ensure the correct implementation of diagnostic-therapeutic prescriptions.
Graduates can act individually or with health and social operators; if needed, they can be assisted by support staff. They can work in the National and Regional Health Service as well as within accredited private facilities as employees or freelancers.

Web References and Contacts


Coordinator: Professor Ersilia Buonomo