All district nursing educations in Sweden has been controlled by the Swedish Higher Education Authority, UKÄ. The inspection is done on behalf of the government. The district nursing education at the University of Skövde is rated high quality, which is the highest rating.
“This is a real proof of quality for our education and it shows that we are working in the right way. We have incredibly good competence among the teachers to deliver high-quality education, says Susanne Källerwald,” Head of School of Health Sciences.
Specialist nursing education for district nurses is offered at 13 Swedish universities. At seven of the higher education institutions, the educations were rated high quality. In the others, the quality of the assessment was questioned and the right to take the degree is now at stake. But the University of Skövde belongs to the first-mentioned category.
“Not all universities have passed and quite a few have questionable quality, so of course we are very proud that things are going well for us. We know we have a good education and were pretty sure this review would go well for us, so I am really glad that we did so well. District nurses need a good education since they have a very important job when handling patients from the cradle to death,” says Susanne Källerwald.
The overall assessment is based on the documents UKÄ has requested from the University and also on interviews with staff at the School of Health Sciences.
“We made a self-evaluation which was submitted to UKÄ and which the assessment group with experts went through. Interviews and dialogues about the various areas were included in the evaluation, concludes Susanne Källerwald.”