Free Minors

Free Minors

Next to the pre-structured courses (the minors and the programmes in the US and Australia) you can also design your own minor abroad. This is called a free minor. Two possibilities are offered:

  1. a study programme at a foreign university in the EU
  2. a clinical placement at a foreign institute/hospital

A study programme at a foreign university

You select a foreign university of your own choice within the EU and select out of the offered English courses a programme of 30 ECTS (credits). You have to fill in a so called free minor application form and sent this form to the exam committee of IVS. The selected courses must have some connection with your own profession.

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After approval of this self constructed programme by the exam commission of the HBO-V or BMH,  you are allowed to follow this program at the university of your own choice.

Assessment: In order to get the 30 credits you have to pass all courses offered to you abroad. Make sure you have proof of those marks once you are back at HAN! (often by presenting a print of your results taken from the local Alluris). Only if you can present this proof you will get the 30 credits!

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In the past this process is proven most successful if students apply for a free minor with one of the universities we as IVS are connected with through a partnership. Our international partners are:

University of Artevelde, Gent, Belgium

University of Sealand, several cities in Denmark

University of UMEA, Umea, Sweden

University of ViC, Barcelona, Spain

Before going abroad you have to follow the mandatory GGM international Preparation Programme. All information about this programme can be found under the GGM international Preparation page also under this site.

For more information please contact Marc.Elie@han.nl or Monique.Nederhoed@han.nl

A clinical placement at a foreign institute/hospital

In half a year you have to reach 840 clinical hours. These 840 hours equal 30 ECTS (study points). Those 840 hours don’t necessarily have to be all clinical hours. Some amount of those hours can be allocated to special activities like the writing of a BPV plan, etc. etc. First step is to search for a clinical placement abroad. This placement is one you have to find yourself. If you have found a placement where you would like to spent half a year you present this placement to the coordinator internationalization of IVS (Marc Elie). He will make a first check of your preferred choice. The main question to be answered is if the institution or hospital offers care at a substantial level. After approval you have to fill in a so called free minor application form and sent this form to the exam committee of IVS. Pay special attention to the broadening and/or deepening aspects of your experience abroad. Broadening factors can be: getting in contact with other cultures, encountering non western diseases, grow as a professional, finding your way in difficult ethical problems. Deepening aspects can be: new medical techniques, new/other nursing models, skills we don’t apply in the care setting here at home, etc.

During your time abroad you will have to make some written assignments.

Vrije minor aanvraagformulier

After approval of this self constructed programme by the exam commission of the HBO-V or BMH,  you are allowed to follow this clinical program at an institute/hospital abroad.

Before going abroad you have to follow the mandatory GGM international Preparation Programme. All information about this programme can be found under the GGM international Preparation page also under this site.

Assessment: Before going abroad you write a BPV plan. A written report at the end of your stay will be graded. This report is written in relation to several international topics.

At the end of your stay an evaluation form is filled in by your preceptor abroad.

For more information please contact Marc.Elie@han.nl or Monique.Nederhoed@han.nl

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