First release of ENhANCE FCN European Curriculum has been delivered

The main scope of ENhANCE Project is to target a specific existing mismatch between the skills currently offered by nurses working in Primary Health Care (PHC) and those actually demanded by both public health care institutions and private service providers when applying innovative healthcare models centered on PHC. This deliverable reports the results of T3.1 having the main scope of defining and describing the general characteristics of the EU Curriculum for Family and Community Nurses (FCN).

This task was nurtured with the results of WP2, in term of the 28 Core Competences, constituting the basis on which the WP3 partners have develop the “Key Activities” and the “Learning Outcomes” of the Modules of the European FCN curriculum. In Task 3.1, the consortium carried out a preliminary step of analysis and interpretation of the Professional Profile under several viewpoint: the end users demand, the relevant results from other projects in the field, the analysis of the existing FCN curricula. This increased the awareness about the existing needs and the ‘answers’ given at local level.

Afterwards, the main characteristics of the EU Curriculum have been defined, according to the framework of reference (ECVET), with an attention towards innovation. An effort was done in order to find solutions for recognizing the prior formal/non formal/informal learning acquired. Finally, a first draft of the FCN EU Curriculum has been prepared. The curriculum target EQF7 and envisage 60 credits, but was conceived with a particular attention to make it flexible and adaptable to different national or local needs. In the deliverable, all the steps undertaken are thoroughly described, so to provide a clear picture of the process that leaded to this first release of the curriculum.

Authors: Serena Alvino (SI4LIFE), Francesca Dagnino (SI4LIFE), Barbara Mazzarino (SI4LIFE), Cecilia Sistini (SI4LIFE), Eftychia S. Evangelidou (ENE), Aristides Daglas (ENE), Alise Vitola (ENE), Christos Kleisiaris (TEI-CRE), Hannele Turunen (UEF), Mina Azimarad (UEF), Nadia Kamel (Eurocarers), Madeleine Diab (AWV), Lars Oertel (AWV), Francesca Pozzi (ITD-CNR), Flavio Manganello (ITD-CNR), Marta Romagnoli (ITD-CNR), Isabella Roba (ALISA), Anna Maria Bagnasco (UNIGE), Milko Zanini (UNIGE), Gianluca Catania (UNIGE), Giuseppe Aleo (UNIGE), Ioanna V. Papathanasiou (TEI-THE), Evangelos C. Fradelos (TEI-THE), Sofia Kastanidou (TEI-THE), Georgia Garani (TEI-THE), Konstantinos Tsaras (TEI-THE), Dimitrios Papagiannis (TEI-THE)