Nursing (2nd Cycle)

Study programme 2nd cycle

The master’s postgraduate study programme Nursing is the upgrade of the higher education professional study programme Nursing in compliance with European directives EU 77/452, EU 77/453 and 2005/36/ES. Students shall be able to search for new knowledge resources in professional and scientific areas, take on the responsibility to manage advanced systems in health care and nursing, and develop critical reflection and social and communication skills that are necessary to manage teamwork. Apart from the obligatory courses of the study programme which are intended to train graduate nurses and graduate health care workers for demanding professional health care tasks, the programme also includes the elective modules. After a consultation with their tutors, students can choose the entire module or individual courses.

Professional title

Magister zdravstvene nege / Magistrica zdravstvene nege (mag. zdr. neg.)

Study programme general data

To enrol in the study program, one needs to:

  • have completed a 1st level study programme amounting to at least 180 credit points (study programmes adopted after 11 June 2004) or higher education professional study programme (study programmes adopted prior to 11 June 2004) in the field of nursing,
  • have completed a 1st level study programme in other professional fields if one has got 10 years of appropriate work experience in the field of nursing and passes academic requirements (bridge exams) necessary to enrol in the 2nd level study programme Nursing prior to enrolment. Bridge exams amounting to max. 60 credit points are determined by the Commission for Academic and Student Affairs of the College of Health Care Izola on the basis of each candidate’s application. The commission checks the adequacy of the candidate’s work experience.

If enrolment is to be restricted, the candidates will be selected on the basis of the following criteria:

  • for candidates under the first point: average grade of prior studies – diploma grade 40%, average grade 60%,
  • for candidates under the second point: average grade of bridge exams necessary to enrol in the study programme.


Requirements for progression to the next year 


48 ECTS for enrollment in the next year.