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Price $6.512.200

Offered in: Manizales

Duration 8 semestres

Degree: Enfermero (a)

Mode: On-site

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SNIES: 7950

Resolución 024217 del 23 de diciembre de 2022 por 6 años

Faculty of Health Sciences

Level of education: Career - Undergraduate program

Admission: Every Semester

Graduate Profile

Believe in your vocation: to protect and save lives!

As a UCM nurse you will have the skills to provide comprehensive care to individuals, families and community, understanding their environment, respecting their cultures, promoting self-care and developing individual and collective potentialities to the maximum. Also, you will be able to lead processes and decisions about the care, diagnosis, treatment, recovery and rehabilitation of patients with the support of interdisciplinary teams. 

Likewise, as a UCM graduate you will have the ability to research and contribute to the development of the profession and the solution of health problems. Additionally, you will be able to manage, design and implement public health policies and services.

Areas in which you can work:

  1. Community: You will be able to apply theoretical, methodological and communication elements to educate the community, families and individuals on health care and life issues. In addition, you will be able to participate in research processes that solve priority health problems in the communities.
  2. Outpatient and inpatient care: you will provide direct care of hospital patients and follow up at home for their recovery at any stage of their life cycle.
  3. Occupational health and safety: You will perform occupational health surveillance and control, identifying occupational risks and proposing timely intervention strategies in coordination with interdisciplinary teams.
  4. Independent professional: You will be able to provide professional advisory and consulting services in the field of nursing through health promotion and disease prevention.
  5. Administration and management: You will be able to plan, organize, implement and evaluate care at different levels of health care in the hospital setting. In addition, lead community health programs in different public and private organizations.


Upon completion of all your courses in the Nursing program, you will have a comprehensive education with a humanistic emphasis. You will be able to demonstrate your ability to provide comprehensive care to communities, families and individuals, taking into account the environment, respecting their culture and promoting self-care. In addition, you will have the ability to support the creation, design and implementation of public health policies. For this reason, as a student you will begin an internship process in organizations and hospitals in the public or private health sector during an academic period in which you will strengthen all the knowledge and learning you acquired during your degree.

In which sectors will you be able to do your internship?

  1. Clinics.
  2. High, medium and low complexity hospitals.
  3. IPS.
  4. Secretaries of Health.

Social contribution of the program

Thanks to UCM's comprehensive training and social approach, the Nursing program prioritizes the social and collaborative development of teachers and students in the participation and active generation of projects that contribute to the care of individuals, families and communities, promoting care, support and implementation of activities that ensure a dignified and healthy life at any stage of the life cycle of the community.

These are some of the projects that UCM has supported:

  1. Heart of Mary Dining Room: seeks to guarantee a dignified life for the elderly of the San Sebastián neighborhood, in alliance with the Betania Social Works Foundation, impacting on the maintenance of cognitive, physical and occupational skills, strengthening socio-cultural and human capabilities and restoring their rights. Likewise, home visits are made to provide care and education to the elderly and their caregivers.
  2. Aula Hospital: This project is carried out through the clown health educator strategy, which benefits patients who receive joy and education in their hospitalization places through songs and games, bringing hope, moments of recreation and health education to patients.
  3. Accompaniment in rehabilitation: This project seeks to provide support in the process of comprehensive rehabilitation to children, youth and adults of the Caldense Disability League and the Foundation with Human Style, who attend UCM's sports facilities, thus favoring the rehabilitation and social inclusion of people with disabilities.
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