The Power of the Dutch Social and Health System

27 January 2023

The traditional model of care is transitioning from an acute hospital-based model to a socially driven well-being model.

Besides the necessary attention to illness or health problems, care should focus on creating preconditions for total well-being.

And that is what these times call for as well: a completely holistic approach to human beings with particular attention to their deeper needs.

This requires health and well-being faculties to deliver nurse and well-being education programmes across Europe to include the social needs of people utilising health and social care services in the modern era.

The RUN-EU Short Advanced Programme (SAP) The Power of the Dutch Social and Health System, is jointly organised by the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (NHL Stenden), the Technological University of the Shannon (TUS) and the Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), and will help prepare students for that future.

From 6 March to 17 April 2023

Face-to-face week
From 10 to 14 April at the NHL Stenden University of Applied Sciences (Leeuwarden, The Netherlands)

Mode of delivery

Language of instruction

ECTS credits

Academic recognition
The SAP is either part of an optional module or an add-on, which will be added to the diploma supplement.

Eligible participants
All RUN-EU students in a nursing degree programme.

Learning outcomes

At the end of this Short Advanced Programme, students will be able to:

  • Critically review a community organisation in the Netherlands recognising and respecting the values and the ideology of the organisation, regarding to demographic, legal issues, regulations and culture.
  • Discuss the resources of community partners that are designated to serve a public purpose.
  • Participate in a community activity which builds on the capacity of individuals, groups, and organisations and gain an insight and experience in how to collaboratively address issues of public concern.
  • Critically reflect on and evaluate community engagement, exchange of knowledge, groupwork, roles and resources within the framework of leadership and intercultural sensitivity.

How to apply
Fill in the application form

Deadline for applications
3 February 2023

Selection criteria
The student is in a nursing degree + balanced participation of students from all RUN-EU member institutions.


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