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About Study Course

Credit points / ECTS:2 / 3
Course supervisor:Olga Fokina
Study type:Full time
Course level:Bachelor
Target audience:Nursing Science
Language:English, Latvian
Branch of science:History


To provide knowledge and create understanding of the development of the nursing profession in the historical context, of nursing theories and to establish connection between the nursing theories and modern changes in health care.


World history, history of Latvia and natural sciences.

Learning outcomes


On completion of the study course, students will gain in-depth knowledge of the historical course of nursing profession development in antiquity and professional development in the 18th-20th centuries, education, job description and activity in society, classical theories and concepts of nursing science, more recent theories and models of nursing, their related theories; students will be able to understand the impact of historical development of nursing on the professional development of nurses today.


Students will be able to analyse, synthesise and interpret the development of the nursing profession in different historical stages, taking into consideration the development of medical and nursing professional skills; evaluate and understand the theories of the nursing science, compare nursing theories by chronology, level, approach and content.


Evaluate and justify the developmental links and cyclical development of the nursing profession with changes in the profession today; identify theories and concepts of Nursing Theory and other healthcare related sciences in nursing practice; will be able to explain, interpret and scientifically argue them.

Study course planning

Planning period:Year 2021, Spring semester
Study programmeStudy semesterProgram levelStudy course categoryLecturersSchedule
Nursing Studies, MZF2Bachelor’sRequiredDiāna Platace, Olga Fokina
Nursing, ĀSNMZF2Bachelor’sRequired