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Internationalization in Nursing

Learn about healthcare organizations around the world. Risks and prevention. How to convince others about the importance of public health and nutrition. Solve dilemmas. And more.

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The program in a nutshell

Classes and workshops take place mainly on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. On Wednesdays and Fridays you’ll be studying and working on assignments. The program runs for 8 weeks in full-time. At the end you’ll put your knowledge to the test during a multiple-choice exam.

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Program details

Learning outcomes

By the end of Internationalization in Nursing you can:

  • Contribute to the development and expertise of international nursing
  • Deliver care to patients/clients and encourage their self-sufficiency
  • Help people from a different cultural context utilize their knowledge
  • Inform others how to stimulate self-sufficiency and improve quality of care


  • Active role in the renewal of nursing
  • Advance the expertise of nurses worldwide
  • Transfer knowledge and skills
  • Observe cultural views
  • Give pragmatic information, advice and therapy
  • Deliver ongoing, integrated service
  • Improve existing healthcare policy situation
  • Broaden your vision of service provision
  • Perspectives, cultures, nationalities
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Students as partners

Dutch way of learning

The atmosphere in a Dutch classroom is quite informal and your lecturers are easy to talk to. In fact, at HAN you’re seen as a partner in the learning process. Class sizes are small and your lecturers encourage you to actively participate in class. To ask questions and give your own opinion. They also stimulate you to be creative and to discover things for yourself.

Orientation week

HAN International Intro

Get a good start to your studies during this week of orientation:

  • learn about living in the Netherlands
  • become familiar with the campus
  • get on board with your exchange program
  • make new friends!
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What about credits and grading?

At HAN we use the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System, or ECTS. It’s the standard credit system used in higher education across Europe. How does it work? One credit = 28 hours of study. Think of contact hours. Time spent working on assignments. Preparing for exams.

One semester = 30 credits = 840 hours of study. To earn credits, you need to pass your exams. What counts as a pass? A grade of at least 5.5.

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What are the admission requirements? And how do I apply?

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