Exchange programme | Nursing and Midwifery

Exchange programme

Location: Turnhout - Campus Turnhout

The Nursing and Midwifery Exchange Programme at campus Turnhout is part of the STAR-Track Programme

Job security with a noble purpose

  • You like to be among people.  
  • You are warm, sociable and empathetic.  
  • You have a great sense of responsibility.  
  • In this study programme, you first learn the basics of care and science.  
  • You will become acquainted with different care domains.  
  • You become better at communicating and working independently. 
  • You discover how to reason clinically and assess requests for care. 
  • Thanks to a wide range of optional subjects, you can shape your own study programme.    
  • Future jobs in all sectors of healthcare: in a hospital, in care for the elderly, in mental healthcare, in home care and many other sectors. 

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Ria Bruijn
International Coordinator
International Coordinator
For all your questions on your exchange and Learning Agreement
Sofie Mols
International Coordinator
International Coordinator STAR-Track Programme
For all your questions regarding the STAR-Track Programme
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
Aitzi Menchaca de Diego
International Office
For all your questions on the application procedure & practical arrangements.
Inge Vervoort -IO
Inge Vervoort
Head International Office

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Brand new simulation room

We have a brand new simulation room in campus Turnhout. We are fully committed to providing a high-tech learning environment for our students to make everything as realistic as possible!

Throwback: opening of the simulation room!
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Great opportunities for your internship

As we work together with several hospitals and other health care providers in the region of Turnhout, Geel and Antwerp we can offer you interesting placements where you will have the opportunity to integrate your theoretical knowledge into practice and show off your skills!   
On top of this you will be closely guided by a link tutor from Thomas More who will monitor and coach you and evaluate your learning process At some places it will be possible that you will be linked to a student of Thomas More. Your personal buddy!

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In the middle of everything

Whether you like to be in a vibrant city or in the middle of nature, in region Kempen we can offer it all! Good train or bus connections will bring you in a minimum of time to your destination. 

Programme

  • Overview
  • Courses
  • Conditions
  • Exam regulations
  • Personal coaching
  • STAR-Track
  • Overview

    Great that you are interested in an exchange experience with the nursing or midwifery department at Thomas More campus Turnhout.

    Most of you take part in one of the European Commission’s educational programmes, such as Erasmus+. Others are visiting Thomas More in the framework of an exchange agreement at faculty level between your home university and Thomas More University of Applied Sciences.
    As an exchange student, you remain enrolled at your home university while spending a few weeks or months at Thomas More, free of charge.
    You can only study at Thomas More as an exchange student if your home institution has a formal exchange agreement with Thomas More.

    Besides the possibility of doing a traineeship we offer two types of courses:

    • Interdisciplinary courses offered to all Thomas More University of Applied Sciences incoming students (Star Track programme)
    • Specific courses in the bachelor of nursing / midwifery education.

    The combination of an intership and other classes will make your experience even more colourful!

    The academic year in a nutshell

  • Courses

    Below you can find an overview of the courses ( under reservation of changes), with the number of credits per phase. Credits express how many hours you need on average to process the subject matter (incl. lessons). Count about 25 to 30 hours for 1 study credit. 

    • We have explained the most important courses in a blue tooltip.  
    • Would you like to know the detailed content of each subject? Check the programme guide. 
    • Courses marked with a * are offered fully online. This means you don't have to physically come to Belgium to take these courses.
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14019 10 x x
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14020 15 x x
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14021 20 x x
    Medical English i n.a. 3 x x
    Internatonal activity* i Z14018 3 x x
    Tour of Flanders* i n.a. 3 x x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
    CodeECTSAutumnSpring
    PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14019 10 x x
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14020 15 x x
    Traineeship in nursing or midwifery i Z14021 20 x x
    Medical English i n.a. 3 x x
    Internatonal activity* i Z14018 3 x x
    Tour of Flanders* i n.a. 3 x x
    FUTURE PROOF SKILLS
    Coaching Z14436 5 x
    Engineering for Society Z15946 3 x
    Ethics Z15593 5 x
    Intercultural communication Z14469 5 x
    Project Case Z15589 5 x
    Startup Bootcamp: Climate Launchpad Z15947 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13456 3 x
    Survival Dutch i Z13455 3 x
  • Conditions

    • Only third and fourth year nursing students are eligible for a clinical traineeship.
    • Only third year midwifery students are eligible for a clinical traineeship.
    • Candidates have to demonstrate a good command of English minimally at an intermediate level, CEFR B2 (Common European Framework of Reference for languages)

     

  • Exam regulations

    See the ECTS file of the different courses for specific information.

  • Personal coaching

    Yes, we care  

    During your exchange you can count on a whole support team to truly make you feel at home at Thomas More. The International Support Team, the International Office, your 'buddy', Student Services (STUVO), all of our lecturers and many more will personally guide you to ensure that you blend in from the beginning and prosper so that we help you to deploy and nurture your talents. You will never feel alone.  

  • STAR-Track

    Are you passionate about people and interested in different disciplines and cultures? Do you aim high and have what it takes to make a difference? Are you ready to shape the future? Do you have an open mind? Do opportunities and challenges trigger you to do more?

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More

    STAR-track is a multi-disciplinary exchange semester in English. Team up with students with a different cultural and study background. A STAR semester consists of a total of 30ECTS which combines 15ECTS professional skills in your field of expertise (business) with 15 ECTS future proof skills of your choice.
    More information in our webpage.

     

Need to know

  • Practical information
  • Practical information

    Become a STAR @ Thomas More
    • Do you have questions regarding...
      • the Star-Track Programme? Contact Sofie Mols
      • your courses or Learning Agreement? Contact your International Coordinator !
      • your nominations, application, visa or practical arrangements? Contact the International Office via incoming@thomasmore.be 
    • Application deadline
      • 15 May (to start in September - STAR-Track Programme)
      • 31st of October (to start in February)

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