Degree course: 
Corso di First cycle degree in Nursing
Academic year when starting the degree: 
Academic year in which the course will be held: 
Course type: 
Compulsory subjects, characteristic of the class
Standard lectures hours: 
Detail of lecture’s hours: 
Lesson (450 hours)

To access the internship, the student must have attended the theoretical activities and propaedeutic workshops offered during the first and second semesters of the academic year.

Final Examination: 

The evaluation of the internship is summative and certifying and different elements are involved.
The student is admitted to the internship examination if he/she has attended the professionalizing activities, the laboratories and the internship foreseen for the year of the course and if he/she has reached at least the sufficiency (18/30), calculating the weighted average of the following elements
• three written tests aimed at evaluating the disciplinary knowledge and the ability of professional judgment acquired
• a written paper assessing the student's ability to investigate a clinical topic using valid and relevant sources
• at least one clinical internship evaluation form for each internship experience signed by a pedagogical tutor (tutor dedicated full-time to the CdS) or by an operative unit internship assistant (ATUO) in which the skills acquired in the assistance procedures and the ability to establish a helping relationship with the patient are evaluated.
The internship examination has two appointments, to be scheduled by early October, and consists of an oral test taken with the pedagogical tutors in which the ability to apply the disciplinary method is evaluated.
The final evaluation will be expressed in suitability.

Giudizio Finale

The purpose of the 1st year internship is to initiate the acquisition of the general nursing professional competencies. The internship experience allows the student to:
1. begin to build a professional identity by confronting different role models
2. begin to develop the skills and attitude proper to the professional helping relationship, promoting and respecting human rights in light of the physical, psychological, spiritual and social needs of each individual, taking into consideration opinions, beliefs, values and culture
3. collaborate in promoting the health and well-being of individuals, ensuring safety and promoting autonomy in low complexity care situations
4. begin to accept responsibility for one's own professional activities within the limits of one's training
5. begin to employ critical thinking skills in the evaluation of care situations.

Upon completion of the first-year professionalizing internship, the student will be able to:
1. draft the nursing care plan that includes the initial assessment of the person being cared for, identification of nursing diagnoses/needs, and goals/outcomes particularly sensitive to nursing care
2. perform nursing interventions and procedures useful in achieving established goals/outcomes inherent in the skills learned in the first year of the course
3. correctly complete health and nursing documentation in use at internship sites
4. describe the various roles and skills of members of the nursing team
5. communicate, interact and work effectively with all team members
6. use key procedures to ensure the right to privacy and confidentiality of health and care information.

First year internship content consists of experiences aimed at learning the skills necessary for low complexity care.
The internship of the first year is divided into "propaedeutic internship" and "clinical internship".
The training called "propaedeutic" consists of the first experiences in a clinical environment aimed at the acquisition of the following contents:
- structure and organization of the healthcare environment in relation to individual and patient safety
- management of sterile clean dirty material in the healthcare environment
- patient assistance in personal hygiene, mobilization and nutrition
- vital parameters
- objective examination and initial assessment
- interview-interview
- discussion of low complexity cases

The internship called "clinical" consists of a prolonged experience in a clinical environment and is aimed at the acquisition of the following contents, skills and competences:
- collection of biological specimens for diagnostic purposes, management of sterile, clean, dirty material, performance of simple dressings and bandages, performance of enemas and other techniques to promote bowel elimination
- objective examination and initial assessment
- nursing care planning for low complexity care patients
- discussion of low complexity care cases
- communication and collaboration in multi-professional teams
- consultation and compilation of caregiver's health records

Materials provided and recommended by the professor.
Hinkle J.L., Cheever K.H. (2017) Brunner-Suddarth Infermieristica medico-chirurgica. 5°edizione italiana della 13°americana, I volume. Milano: Casa Editrice Ambrosiana
Hogan-Quigley B., Palm M. L., Bickley L. (2017) Bates. Valutazione per l’assistenza infermieristica. Esame fisico e storia della persona assistita. Rozzano: Casa editrice ambrosiana

Exercises and simulations in classrooms equipped with low/medium fidelity simulators.
Use of platforms to simulate care procedures, objective examination and clinical reasoning.
Attendance of operating units of low-medium care complexity with the support of Assistant Operative Unit Internship (ATUO) and / or pedagogical tutor.
Distance learning activities aimed at developing interpersonal, clinical, and document selection and reading skills through activities such as: case reverse study, critical reading of documents, debriefing, and discussion of clinical cases to support nursing care planning.

For appointments or requests for information you can contact the Referent of the Degree Course in Nursing of Como via e-mail at: or the coordinator of the first-year course