RESULTS AND BENEFITS OF THE EUROPEAN PROJECTS
Sanitary Post High School "Fundeni" (ROMANIA)
About this paper:
Appears in: INTED2014 Proceedings
Publication year: 2014
Conference name: 8th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 10-12 March, 2014
Location: Valencia, Spain
Abstract:Founded in 1950, the current Sanitary Post High School „Fundeni” comes to represent the most important institution of public education in the field of nursing training in Romania today.
The school's courses are attended by the approximate number of 2200 students, trained for the following specialties: registered nurse, physical therapist, pharmacy assistant, radiology assistant, laboratory assistant.
The school's teaching staff consists of a total of 137 teachers.
After 1990, The Sanitary Post High School „Fundeni” established collaborative relationships at an international level, with a group of similar educational institutions from France, Denmark, Ireland, Great Britain, Belgium, Italy and the USA.
In the period 2008-2010, The Sanitary Post High School „Fundeni” was involved in the program Leonardo da Vinci – the project „Social and Healthcare Teachers against Violence, HEVI 2008-2010”, along with similar institutions from other countries: Finland, Bulgaria, Germany, Estonia, Ireland, Lithuania.
In the period 2009-2013, The Sanitary Post High School „Fundeni”, in collaboration with three important hospitals from Bucharest and also with seven healthcare schools from all the development regions of the country, has carried out the following projects:
- „Nursing – the convergence of pre-university medical training with working life”
- „S.O.S. The Medical Sector! Pilot project to improve practice and insertion, correlated with national campaigns for promotion, guidance and counseling, in order to reduce the shortage of medical staff”.
- „Multi-regional program to improve the transition from school to working life for students at healthcare schools”
The Sanitary Post High School „Fundeni” has become an important partner for OAMGMAMR in the project: „Transnational program to improve training stages for healthcare school students, in order to facilitate their transition from school to working life”.
Over time, conducting these projects enabled the involvement of a high number of students in activities to improve the practical training, and has also facilitated their motivation and active participation in the training activities for skills and professional abilities, as well as the active participation of practical training tutors and other persons involved in patient care.
The high level of theoretical and practical training of future nurses was achieved by the degree of student involvement in activities carried out in the demonstration rooms and during clinical training, along with activities of guidance and counseling for career and activities to promote the importance of adopting a healthy lifestyle and to ensure health and safety at work.
The students received free resources for the educational process.
The tutors, trained within the projects through pedagogy and methodology courses for the nursing field, coordinated the students' activity during practical training stages, the best graduates being awarded based on the results.
Thereby, the European projects reveal their importance and applicability in the actual economical environment by increasing the percentage of students who continue their studies during the three years of study (the school dropout has decreased and the pass rate in exams is one hundred percent) and also by increasing the rate of insertion of the healthcare school graduates on the labor market, this representing a solution to settle the staff shortage in this sector.