MDH’s specialist nursing programmes are of high quality

Confirmation from Swedish Higher Education Agency

Apr 20, 2016 | Education Student

The Swedish Higher Education Agency (Universitetskanslersämbetet, UKÄ) considers MDH’s specialist nursing programmes for anaesthetic care, intensive care and district nurses to be of ‘high quality’. – Our specialist nursing programmes are important for both the University and the region, so it is with great pleasure that we receive UKÄ’s announcement, says Paul Pettersson, acting vice-chancellor.

It is UKÄ’s task to evaluate all Swedish study programmes leading to a degree. In the evaluation of MDH’s nursing programmes in 2014, the specialist nursing programme for psychiatric care received the highest rating, ‘very high quality’. MDH’s master programme in caring science was given a ‘high quality’ rating.

The specialist nursing programmes for anaesthetic care, intensive care and district nurses received an ‘inadequate quality’ rating. Since then, however, MDH has introduced several improvements, such as increased teacher involvement in the assessment of students’ work placement performance, clearer links between examinations and intended learning outcomes, and degree projects now covering the entire research process.

Today, UKÄ has announced that the programmes are of ‘high quality’.

– Many people at MDH have contributed to ensuring the quality of the programmes, and now we have received the reward for us joining forces in quality matters. With today’s announcement, all programmes offered at MDH and evaluated by UKÄ in the latest round have received a ‘high quality’ or ‘very high quality’ rating, says Paul Pettersson, acting vice-chancellor.