ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE

The aim of the study program (s) – is to prepare a competent advanced practice nurse with acquired modern knowledge, practical skills and considerable critical thinking who would rely on the system of professional and personal values formed and is able to apply advanced nursing practice solutions based on scientific research, to work independently in various health care institutions and to take leadership in a dynamic multi-professional environment in order to effectively deal with the problems of health care system.

Degree
Master in Health Sciences, Advanced Practice Nurse
Duration
2 years
ECTS credits
120
Tuition fee (per year)
€5,157
* Tuition fees are subject to change
Language
English
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WHY STUDY ADVANCED NURSING PRACTICE AT LSMU?

  • Clinical skills developed in the largest clinical hospital in the Baltic States
  • Work experience in University Hospital for 12-24 months (depending on further career)
  • Better career opportunities, higher salary, more autonomous practice
  • Small groups (up to 10 students) in clinical courses
  • Master degree and professional qualification of advanced practice nurse
  • Support system for student adaptation: mentoring, tutoring and psychological counselling
  • Multicultural environment and student community: international students from 87 different countries make up over 23 % of the total student body at LSMU
  • Benefits – flexibility and adjustment to changing environments

After graduation you can:

Advanced practice nurse can provide care for patients at home within in- and outpatient health care institutions at palliative care centers etc.

Provide emergency medical aid.

Program structure

What you will learn each year:

  • Year 1

Health care system management, law and quality, Clinical ethics, Preparation of final thesis: Research Methodology I and II; Pathophysiology (advance level); Clinical pharmacology (advance level); Assessment of health condition and management of chronic and acute diseases (conditions); Health promotion and disease prevention programs Clinical practice

  • Year 2

Specialization’ subjects in Advanced nursing practice in primary care; Advanced nursing practice in emergency and Advanced nursing practice in anesthesiology and intensive care. Clinical practice Defense of Master Thesis and The final qualifying exam (clinical competencies)

LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES – SPECIALISED, INTERNATIONALLY RECOGNISED UNIVERSITY

Specialised in the field of biomedical studies, the University trains specialists in all in-demand areas of life sciences, the entire team of health care professionals: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, dentists, rehabilitation, public health, veterinary, animal sciences, food and feed production and safety specialists.

25 %
International students
19
Programmes in English
#1
Choice in LT for biomedicine
240
Partner Universities
400
Exchange students per year

STUDY environment

Studies at LSMU take place in modern classrooms, renovated laboratories, established practice bases, and practical skills are taught with the help of modern simulation equipment.

admission process

Admission requirements

The admission procedure to the study programmes in English is based on following RULES FOR ADMISSION OF STUDENTS TO THE LITHUANIAN UNIVERSITY OF HEALTH SCIENCES IN 2023 (Rules are reviewed each academic year, so minor changes are to be expected).

International students could be admitted into the English programme of the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences if they provide the legalized high school or college certificate and transcript (officially translated into English) and pass the entrance test. Basic knowledge in Biology, Chemistry and Mathematics is required. Good knowledge of the English language is obligatory.

All applicants must apply online and provide all documents required for admission. 

Holders of foreign qualifications who prefer to study in the Lithuanian language can be accepted to the state-funded study places in the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences or claim for scholarships in accordance with the procedures established by the applicable legislation in cases when:

  • They are citizens of the Republic of Lithuania or other member countries of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) ;
  • They are non-EU and non-EEA nationals granted a right of permanent residence in the Republic of Lithuania or they are stateless persons;
  • They are children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin (further the Diaspora and people of Lithuanian origin).

For more information, please, follow this link.

Foreign nationals and stateless persons who do not meet the required criteria listed above are accepted to study at higher education institutions with their own funds by taking part in the competition.  

DOCUMENTS TO BE SUBMITTED:

  • Matriculation / School Leaving Certificate approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”) in English or an authorized translation into English.
  • Transcripts of high school/ senior secondary school verifying successful completion of Biology and Chemistry. For Health Psychology study programme – Mathematics and Biology;
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of English: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (non-refundable).
  • Bachelor’s Degree Diploma (university’s level) approved by the governmental authorities (see below “Legalization of Education Documents”) in English or an authorized translation into English. More detailed description of the required educational documents is provided online: https://apply.lsmuni.lt/;
  • Transcript of Academic Records provided directly from the former university (if it was issued in any other language than English, an authorized translation into English must be provided);
  • Certificate proving the knowledge of English language: TOEFL – minimum 65 points (iBT); IELTS – above 5.5 points; the certificate confirming the knowledge of a foreign language at minimum B2 level (CEFR) or similar.
  • Motivation letter;
  • Passport or ID;
  • One passport-type photograph (3×4 cm);
  • Application fee 150 EUR (non – refundable).

Note: The Admission Committee may request additional documents.

Legalization of Education Documents
Applicants who received their education in member countries of the Hague 1961 Convention (e.g. Israel, Italy, India, United Kingdom, USA, Australia, Venezuela, etc.) should have an attached Apostille to their educational documents. In most countries, the Apostille is issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the Ministry of Education.

The education documents of applicants who received their education in any other country (Lebanon, Jordan, Philippines, Syria, Iraq, Iran, Pakistan, etc.) should be legalized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs or the diplomatic mission or consular post of the country where education was received.

Recognition of Education Documents
Applicants must be eligible to study at the university based on the level of qualification from former education. High school matriculation or university diplomas are verified according to the required level of education and must pass validation of authenticity. The process is performed following the Procedure for Academic Recognition of Foreign Qualifications and Quality Assurance System for Decision-Making.

Application calendar
Date
1 NovemberOpening the online application period. All applicants must apply at apply.lsmuni.lt and upload copies of all required documents
8 NovemberReview of the applications begins
2 JanuaryThe period of Entrance tests starts
5 JulyApplication deadline. The online application system will be closed on 5 July 00:00
15 JulyDeadline to sit entrance test
Student visa

Students must obtain a temporary residence permit (TRP), which enables them to live in the Republic of Lithuania for a more extended period, i.e., the whole study period. Students coming from the Member States of the European Union also nationals of Norway, Switzerland, Iceland, and Liechtenstein shall be issued a residence permit for a national of the European Community Member State – EC residence permit.

Students from any other country than the EU Member State shall apply for the national visa D. The application for the issue of a national visa D shall be submitted to the diplomatic mission or consular office of the Republic of Lithuania abroad. The visa D will enable a student to enter Lithuania and stay for one calendar year legally. Since the application for the issue of a temporary residence permit could be examined within four (4) months, first-year students shall submit an application for the issue of TRP to the local Migration Office four (4) months before the expiry of the visa D. Usually TRP is valid for one calendar year. A student of the EU Member State shall submit an application for the EC residence permit in Lithuania to the Migration Office, too. The application will be examined not later than within one month from the date of receipt of the application.

Students staying legally in the Republic of Lithuania shall submit an application for the replacement of their residence permit (TRP) to the local Migration Office two months before the expiry of the actual TRP.

The visa D and the TRP are obtained through the mediation of the University at the student’s expense. The following documents should be submitted when applying for the visa D or the TRP:
1. Application Form;
2. Valid passport or ID;
3. University’s mediation documents;
4. Documents certifying the financial status of the applicant;
5. Health insurance policy;
6. Application fee;
7. Two passport-type photos.

IMPORTANT! A student who applies for the temporary residence permit (TRP) first time shall submit a Statement (Criminal Record) of a competent authority of a foreign country, where the student lived before arriving in the Republic of Lithuania or where s/he currently lives, certifying the fact that s/he has (not) been convicted of a crime in that state.

Refer to the Migration Department for detailed information about the issue of visa D and the TRP.

Study fairs and events

We are looking forward to meeting you at the study fairs in your city!

DateFair/WebinarCountryMore information
27-28/10/2022

XXV International Education Fair

Tashkent, Uzbekistan




24-26/11/2022 Thursday 10:00-17:00, Friday 10:00-16:00, Saturday 10:00-15:00

Kunskap&Framid



Gothenburg, Sweden


Visit us in stands B05:40 and B03:27 https://en.kunskapframtid.se/


07/12/2022, 9:00 – 16:00SACO  

Malmo, Swedenhttps://www.hhs.se/en/about-us/calendar/meet-us/2022/saco-studentmassa-malmo/

19/01/2023, 09:30 – 18:00     

Unitour International University Fair  Valencia, Spain  Visit us: MUSEO DE LAS CIENCIAS – CIUDAD DE LAS ARTES Y LAS CIENCIAS Av. del Professor López Piñero, 7, 46013 Valencia  
01-02/12/2022 9:00 – 16:00SACOStockholm, SwedenKistamässan AB, Arne Beurlings Torg 5, 164 40 Kista  
28/01/2023 12:00 – 16:00Annual Eduplanet fairStockholm, SwedenClarion Hotel Sign Stockholm Stortingsgata 20, Venue room C4
03/02/2023 13:00-16:00Annual Blueberry fairGothenburg SwedenRadisson Blu Scandinavia Hotel (close to central station) Street address: Södra Hamngatan 59 Post code: 401 24 City: Gothenburg
04/02/2023 13:00 – 16:00Annual Blueberry fairStockholm, Sweden Kulturhuset, Foajé 3, Sergels Torg (close to the central station) Address: Sergels torg 3
15-16/02/2023. 9:00 – 15:00Students Fairs NorwayOslo, Norwayhttps://www.tautdanning.no/studentfairs/oslo/   Exhibition venue
Telenor Arena
John Strandruds vei 16,
1360 Fornebu OSLO / TELENOR ARENA
01-02/03/2023World EXPO Educational FairTashkent, UzbekistanInternational Hotel Tashkent, Uzbekistan
04/03/2023, 10:00 – 16:00Horizon fair in MunsterMunster, GermanyMesse und Congress Centrum Halle Münsterland
09/03/2023, 16:00 – 20:00Annual Eduplanet fairOslo, NorwayÖstra Järnvägsgatan 35 0161 Oslo, Norway 111 20 Stockholm, Sweden  
09/03/2023Annual Studin fairStockholm, SwedenSergels torg, Stockholm, Sweden
11/03/2023Annual Studin fairGotheburg, SwedenTredje Långgatan 9 in Göteborg, Sweden
01/04/2023, 10:00-16:00Annual fair with Future DoctorMunchen, Germany    PresseClub Munich, on Marienplatz 22, 80331 München
01/04/2023, 14.00–18.00Begin fair in Vietnam  Hanoi, VietnamVenue: Pullman Hanoi Hotel, 40 Cat Linh St., Dong Da District Registration page, https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-hanoi/
01/04/2023, 14.00–18.00Begin fair in VietnamHo Chi Minh City, VietnamVenue: Lotte Hotel Saigon, 2A-4A Ton Duc Thang St., District 1 Registration page, https://begin-expo.com/en/events/international-education-fair-hochimihn/
26-28/04/2023GETEXDubai, UAEDubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre

Contacts for more information

Not sure which specialty would work best for you?
Contact us. We will tell you about the study programmes, their differences, and introduce the possibilities in detail.
Milda Mankelevičienė
International Programme Coordinator / Administration of academic and migration certificates / Cooperation with India / Admission officer