Silvia Nurse Education Programme, 30 HE
With an aging global population, caring for persons with dementia is one of the greatest health care challenges of the 21st century. The Silvia nurse programme will prepare you to gain knowledge and to understand the aging process and specific care needs of both younger persons and older persons with dementia including ethical perspectives and a palliative care context. The programme will furthermore prepare you to lead change in dementia care and improve the quality of care provided for persons with dementia and their families.
The Silvia Nurse programme is offered through distance learning on a part-time basis via Sophia Education Online (SEO). In order to participate in this education, students must have access to a computer with an Internet connection.
There are two semesters in the programme. Each semester runs over a period of 20 weeks with two courses per semester. Each course offers, upon successful completion, 7.5 higher education credits (HE).
The educational approach of the programme is based on student centeredness and student learning through active participation and study motivation. The programme offers online lectures and workshops, carefully planned to allow for high level academic discussions and learning. To ensure high quality, research proximity and clinical relevance, attention is paid to include a diverse group of lecturers with expertise in both clinical health care and academic research, in various subjects related to dementia.
Students who successfully complete the first three courses and commenced their studies in course four, are welcome to Stockholm for a final examination and graduation ceremony.
• Older persons – social gerontological perspectives, 7.5 HE
• Ethics and palliative care philosophy in dementia care, 7.5 HE
• Person-centred care in dementia, 7.5 HE
• Quality improvement and leadership in dementia care, 7.5 HE
Students must successfully undertake all four courses (30 HE) for the award of Silvia Nurse.
February 12, 2018 – January 18th 2019
Part-time studies, 20 hours per week
Number of accepted applicants
Language of instruction
The grading system at Sophiahemmet University are awarded on a three-level basis. There are two passing grades and one non-passing grade.
Entry requirements and application
Applications will be assessed based on students’ degree/diploma, work experience in dementia care as a registered nurse, and motivation for applying to the programme. A verification of registered nurse degree/diploma and English language proficiency (TOFEL/IELTS) must be submitted together with a letter of intent (LOI), a Curriculum Vitae (CV) and a copy of passport. The CV must be structured in accordance with our template, i.e. include a list of education and relevant work experience. The LOI (maximum of 250 words in English) should cover statement of intent, ambition and initiative. All copies must be validated.
If the documents mentioned above are not in Norwegian, Swedish or English, they must be accompanied by certified translations in English.
Applications for the 2018 academic year will open October 2, 2017 and closes November 1, 2017.
NB! Only online applications are accepted.
Successful applicants are required to pay tuition fees in advance in order to secure a place on the programme. The tuition fee for the entire programme is SEK 90 000 and must be paid in Swedish Krona (SEK). It is possible to pay the tuition fee in two instalments four weeks prior to the start of each semester. Tuition fees paid are non-refundable.
NB! The tuition fee does not cover travel- and living expenses, course/programme literature etc.
Scholarships are not available from Sophiahemmet University.
Information and contact
Josefin Norberg, International student coordinator