College of Nursing in Celje is relatively young independent HE institution, founded in May 2009, that performs 3-year professional study programme of the first-degree Nursing. College of Nursing in Celje serves the community as a higher education centre that encourages, expands and uses professional knowledge in the field of nursing and other health-related sciences, and it encourages life-long learning activities and initiatives. The experiences of College of Nursing in Celje (Slovenia) can guarantee the successful project development and implementation.

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Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU) was established after merging Kaunas University of Medicine and Lithuanian Veterinary Academy with roots in medical studies go back to the 1920s. Nowadays LSMU is one of the best and the largest institutions of higher education for biomedical sciences not only in Lithuania but also in the Baltic States with almost 100 years of academic experience successfully integrates studies (both in biomedicine and agriculture), research and clinical practice.

Clinical teaching and research are mainly based on cooperation with the largest health care institution in the Baltic States – the Hospital of Lithuanian University of Health Sciences Kauno klinikos which provides specialized health care services to patients from all over the country and abroad. Starting its activity in 1940 the Hospital today comprises 4 affiliated hospitals, 38 profiled clinics with the total number of beds exceeding 2400.

The Nursing and care department will bring to this project their expertise in clinical education of students that was gained during national and international projects and individual research in the field of students’ mentoring. The expertise includes development and implementation of continuing professional development courses for clinical nurses, preparation of teaching materials for students and mentors, distributing of scientific results.

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The Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management is a part of the Faculty of Medicine at University of Oulu, which is an essential part of the Life Sciences Campus Kontinkangas and is situated next to the University Hospital of Oulu. University of Oulu internationally recognized university including 16000 students and 3000 paid employees. The studies in the research unit offer graduates a wide range of career opportunities on different demanding professional paths in clinical expertise, research, administration, education and planning as well as in other expert tasks. The studies are multidisciplinary in the degree programmes in Master of Health Sciences including Nursing Sciences, Health Management Sciences, Teacher Education Programme in Health Sciences. The Research Unit of Nursing Science and Health Management brings to this project their expertise in the field of health sciences’ in development of the mentor’s competence to mentor national and international healthcare students in clinical learning environment.

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Established in 1971 and representing 36 National Nurses Associations (professional associations-regulators-unions), the European federation of Nurses Associations (EFN) work has an effect on the daily work of 6 million nurses throughout the European Union and Europe. Its mission is to strengthen the status and practice of the profession of nursing for the benefit of the health of the citizens and the interests of nurses in the EU & Europe by lobbying the EU Institutions on EU pipeline legislation linked to EFN political agenda topics: Education, Workforce, and Quality & Safety.

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The University of Alicante (UA), was created in 1979. Today it educates more than 20,000 students –plus 3,000 internationals- and offers 43 undergraduate and 80 postgraduate programmes: consequently, it is proportionally one of the fastest growing universities in Spain. It is also an appreciated reference point for international relations. Regarding participation in FP, UA has taken part in 25 FP5, 24 FP6 and 48 FP7 projects (13 of them coordinated by UA) and, nowadays 16 projects in H2020 (2 coordinated). About ERASMUS+ programme, UA has been involved in more the 40 projects, acting as coordinator in 21 of them.

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