Nursing Course

Getting a Bachelor’s degree in Nursing  takes 4 years.

The Nursing Course is beneficial for future nurses who are to provide first aid and other occupational duties to patients. As nurses spend a lot of time in contact with patients, they must have great interpersonal and communicative skills. The Nursing Course is focused on an in-depth study of nursing theory and practice of giving help to real people, and the development of clinical skills. To get these skills, students take part in simulations of real-life situations.

The curriculum of Nursing Course at Ukrainian/Russian universities includes theoretical and practical nursing aspects in such areas: health promotion, preventive health care, health education, and a wide range of treatment, rehabilitation, and nursing procedures.


Russian and Ukrainian universities start their academic year on the 1st of September and finish in the middle of June (depends on the university). The studying year is divided into 2 semesters:

  • The 1st semester lasts from September,1 to the last week of January.
  • The 2nd semester lasts from the first week of February to the middle of June.


There are 5 working days (Monday-Friday) and 2 weekends (Saturday, Sunday) at universities.

Classes usually start at 8/9:00 and finish at 16:00.

During their studies, students have lectures, practical lessons (seminars), excursions, hospital practice, unit tests, colloquiums, and final tests. In the end of each semester students have an examination session. If the students pass it successfully, they go on a winter/summer vacation. In case they fail the exams, students get a “tail” and prepare to pass the failed exam once more.

The winter vacation usually lasts from January to February, and the summer vacation – from the mid of June to the end of August. While being on holidays, students can travel all over Russia/Ukraine, CIS countries and European countries as well!


Fields of studies of Nursing Course:

  • ● Biology;
  • ● Chemistry;
  • ● Communication;
  • ● Psychology;
  • ● History;
  • ● Political Science;
  • ● Mathematics;
  • ● Pathophysiology;
  • ● Microbiology for Health Professionals.