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Department of Nursing and Care

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING AND CARE

Head of the Department of Nursing and Care

Aurelija Blaževičienė, associate professor, doctor of biomedical sciences

E-mail: aurelija.blazeviciene@gmail.com; aurelija.blazeviciene@lsmuni.lt

Eivenių str. 4, LT –50009 Kaunas

The Lithuanian University of Health Sciences (LSMU), Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 606.

Phone No. +370 37 – 327147, local phone No. 5776.

 

History

In 1990, a Department of nurses with higher education was established at Kaunas Medical Academy, the Faculty of Medicine. With the enhancement of the studies of nursing and in accordance with the regulations and requirements of the University, the Department of Nursing and Care was established in 1994. The Department is the first department of such profile to be established in Lithuania. In 1999, Master studies in Clinical Nursing were established, and admission to doctoral studies in the field of nursing was initiated in the same year.  In 2003, first students were admitted to part-time extramural studies in nursing.

In 2010, a new bachelor-degree programme “Midwifery” was introduced. In 2013, first students were admitted to the full-time extramural first-cycle study programme “Midwifery”.

First cycle programs “Nursing” and “Midwifery” are meet requirements of EU Directive 2013/55/ES and international experts have been accredited for a maximum period - 6 years.

In 2015, for the first time in Lithuania, the Department of Nursing and Care started the preparation of the second-cycle Master studies “Advanced Nursing Practice”.

 

The mission of the Department of Nursing and Care

The mission of the Department of Nursing and Care is to educate and train highly qualified nurses and midwives who would become leaders in healthcare and would participate in the formation of the strategy of health policy, and also to develop the qualification of practicing specialists in nursing.

 

The objectives of the Department of Nursing and Care

  • To ensure the implementation of the Nursing and Midwifery study programmes in accordance with the requirements of the Directive of the European Union.
  • To integrate the Nursing and Midwifery study programmes and scientific research.
  • Use information technologies and effective teaching techniques to educate and train highly qualified nurses and midwives who would be capable of adapting in the rapidly changing labour market.                    

The majority of the employees of the Department of Nursing and Care are nurses, graduates of Kaunas Medical Academy Faculty of Nursing who have acquired Master’s degrees in Clinical Nursing or Management and/or Doctor’s degrees in the field of Nursing, the area of Biomedicine.

Employees

The head of the Department: Assoc. Prof., Dr. Aurelija Blaževičienė - aurelija.blazeviciene@gmail.com, aurelija.blazeviciene@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 – 327147, local phone No. 5776, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 606.

Administrator for studies: Regina Markauskienė regina.markauskiene@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 – 327196, local phone No. 5774, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 602.

Administrator: Sandra Zviagincevienė sandra.zviaginceviene@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 – 327196, local phone No. 5774, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 602.

Technician Lina Kiburienė lina.kiburiene@lsmuni.lt , phone No. +370 – 200070, Kaunas Clinical Hospital  (Laisvės al. 17), 3th floor, room 301.

Prof. Dr. Olga Riklikienė – riklikiene@hotmail.com; olga.riklikiene@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 – 787382, local phone No. 5777, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 607.

Lecturer Dr. Viktorija Grigaliūnienė – viktorijagr@gmail.com; viktorija.grigaliuniene@lsmuni.lt

phone No. +370 37 787328, local phone No. 5779, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 609.

Lecturer Dr. Daiva Kriukelytė – kr.daiva@gmail.com, daiva.kriukelyte@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 327310, local phone No. 5781, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 637.

Lecturer Dr. Jurgita Gulbinienė – jurgita.gulbiniene@gmail.com, jurgita.gulbiniene@lsmuni.lt phone No. +370 37 327235, local phone No. 5775, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 605.

Lecturer Dr. Alina Vaškelytė – alina.vaskelyte@lsmuni.lt, phone No. +370 37 787328, local phone No. 5779, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 609.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lina Spirgienė – lina.spirgiene@gmail.com, lina.spirgiene@lsmuni.lt,

phone No. +370 37 327253, local phone No. 5778, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 608.

Assistant teacher Aušra Lekauskaitė – ausra.lekauskaite@gmail.com, ausra.lekauskaite@lsmuni.lt, , phone No. +370 37 327253, local phone No. 5778, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 608.

Assistant teacher Jovita Demskytė – jovita.demskyte@gmail.com, jovita.demskyte@fc.lsmuni.lt, phone No. +370 37 327310, local phone No. 5781, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 637.

Assistant teacher Virginija Bulikaitė – bulikaitevirginija@yahoo.com, phone No. +370 37 327235, local phone No. 5775, LSMU Teaching Laboratory Building, 6th floor, room 605.

The staff of the Department of Nursing and Care includes 1 professor, 2 associated professors, 5 lecturers, as well as assistant teachers and doctoral students. Currently, there are 4 doctoral students at the Department.

The employees of the Department are also experts in various fields. For instance, Prof. Dr. O. Riklikienė is a TAIEX expert evaluating nursing study programmes of other countries.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Blaževičienė is a  WHO expert evaluating nursing  and midwifery study programmes of other countries, Fulbright alumni, Sigma Theta Tau International the Honor Society of Nursing member and member  of various task groups at the Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania as well.

Studies

The Nursing study programme

The first-cycle study programme “Nursing” is a full-time study programme for individuals with secondary education level. These studies are also organised extramurally – such type of studies may be selected by individuals with the professional qualification of a general practice nurse. The scope of the study programme “Nursing” is 240 ECTS credits. Upon completion of the studies, graduates receive a university-level Bachelor’s degree in nursing and the professional qualification of a general practice nurse.  

 

The Midwifery study programme

The first-cycle study programme “Midwifery” is a full-time study programme for individuals with secondary education level. These studies are also organised extramurally – such type of studies may be selected by individuals with the professional qualification of a midwife.  The scope of the study programme “Midwifery” is 240 ECTS credits. Upon completion of the studies, graduates receive a university-level Bachelor’s degree in nursing and the professional qualification of a midwife. 

 

Master studies

In 1999, Master studies “Clinical Nursing” were introduced. The duration of full-time studies is 2 years, and the duration of part-time studies – 3 years. The aim of the Master study programme “Clinical Nursing” is to provide students with theoretical knowledge for the evaluation of the quality of nursing, to plan scientific research, and to create conditions allowing the verification of the research results in practice.

In 2015, Master studies “Advanced Nursing Practice” were introduced. The duration of the studies is 2 years. The aim of the Master study programme“Advanced Nursing Practice” is to educate and train competent extended practice nurses who would have the most recent knowledge and practical skills, would be capable of thinking critically, would ground their practice on the formed system of professional and personal values, would be able to apply research-based decisions in extended nursing practice, would be capable of working independently in various health care institutions, and would be able to be a leader in a changing multidisciplinary environment, effectively solving problems arising in the health care system.  

 

Doctoral studies

Individuals with a Master’s degree willing to start their careers as scientists may opt for doctoral studies in nursing. The duration of doctoral studies is 4 years. After the defence of the doctoral dissertation, the graduates receive a Doctor’s degree in the area of biomedicine, the field of nursing.   

 

Research and projects

The research carried out at the Department focuses on the issues of patients’ and nurses’ quality of life, computer literacy of the nurses, and the evaluation of the effectiveness of nursing.

Since 2016, the Department represents Lithuania at COST-funded project ‘RATIONING – MISSED CARE: An international and multidimensional problem’ as one among 28 countries (EU and International) (http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/ca/CA15208).

International relations

The Department of Nursing and Care participates in the activities of multidisciplinary networks such as Rosa Linea, Nordman, Trollnet, and Nordinnett financed by the Nord Plus programmes. The Department of Nursing and Care has 18 Erasmus/Socrates exchange agreements with various universities across the Europe.