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CHU Caen Normandy

Nursing Training Institute

The Nursing Training Institute ( IFSI ) trains students to obtain the State Nursing Diploma. The institute can accommodate 180 students per class.

CHU Caen Normandy

Nursing Training Institute

The Nursing Training Institute ( IFSI ) trains students to obtain the State Nursing Diploma. The institute can accommodate 180 students per class.

The pedagogical team

  • senior health executive
    Pedagogical organization · Universitarization · Apprenticeship
  • FF Senior Health Manager
    Coordinator of internships and selections
  • Academic Administrative Assistant
  • Academic Administrative Assistant
  • Academic Administrative Assistant
  • Director of Paramedical Training Institutes
    Human resources and training institutes
  • The job

    The practice of the nursing profession involves

    • analysis,
    • organization,
    • the provision of nursing care and its evaluation,
    • contributing to the collection of clinical and epidemiological data
    • participation in prevention, screening, training and health education actions.

    Nurses carry out their activity in conjunction with other professionals in the health sector, the social and medico-social sector and the education sector (public health code, art R.4311-1) .

    The profession offers multiple career prospects, both in terms of specialization in nurse anaesthesiology, child care nurses or operating room nurses, and in terms of supervision (health executive, director of care) .

    Nurses work in a hospital environment (hospitals, clinics) , in an extra-hospital environment (nurseries, schools and universities, companies, retirement homes) , in a liberal environment (care center, home) , on humanitarian missions .

    The field of intervention of nurses is very wide. They are mainly involved in the health sectors, but also in the social and educational sectors, whether in the public, private or liberal sector.

    Moreover, since the diploma is recognized throughout the European Union, it allows total freedom of movement.

    As of January 1, 2019, the Adéli directory lists 722,600 nurses working in France. It is the leading health profession in terms of numbers, ahead of doctors. The profession is largely feminized: almost nine out of ten nurses are women (87%).

    The practice of the nursing profession involves

    • analysis,
    • organization,
    • the provision of nursing care and its evaluation,
    • contributing to the collection of clinical and epidemiological data
    • participation in prevention, screening, training and health education actions.

    Nurses carry out their activity in conjunction with other professionals in the health sector, the social and medico-social sector and the education sector (public health code, art R.4311-1) .

    The profession offers multiple career prospects, both in terms of specialization in nurse anaesthesiology, child care nurses or operating room nurses, and in terms of supervision (health executive, director of care) .

    Nurses work in a hospital environment (hospitals, clinics) , in an extra-hospital environment (nurseries, schools and universities, companies, retirement homes) , in a liberal environment (care center, home) , on humanitarian missions .

    The field of intervention of nurses is very wide. They are mainly involved in the health sectors, but also in the social and educational sectors, whether in the public, private or liberal sector.

    Moreover, since the diploma is recognized throughout the European Union, it allows total freedom of movement.

    As of January 1, 2019, the Adéli directory lists 722,600 nurses working in France. It is the leading health profession in terms of numbers, ahead of doctors. The profession is largely feminized: almost nine out of ten nurses are women (87%).

  • Training

    Registration conditions · Pre-requisites

    Two ways of admission are possible:

    • Candidates, holders or in preparation of a French baccalaureate or a title admitted in equivalence, are authorized to register via Parcoursup . Registration is not permitted to candidates under the age of 17 on December 31 of the current year.
    • People with 3 years of contribution to a social protection scheme (bachelor's degree or not) are authorized to register via the FPC selection (Continuing Professional Training)

    To follow the training:

    • Vaccination against hepatitis B is mandatory.
    • A laptop is recommended, a vehicle is necessary to get to the internship.
    Journey

    National Characteristics and Expectations

    To be a nurse is to practice a profession turned towards others: listening, examining, advising, educating or caring for people, ensuring their well-being. Being a nurse also means choosing your mode of practice and working as a team: nurses work in prevention and care structures, as well as at home, independently and in collaboration with other health professionals. This high-responsibility job requires rigour, vigilance and technicality.

    Five expected outcomes have been selected for nursing training:

    • Interest in health and social issues : knowledge in the health, medico-social and social fields, knowledge of the profession, sense of the general interest;
    • Human qualities and interpersonal skills : ability to show attention to others, ability to collaborate and work in a team, ability to exchange and communicate with others, practice of digital tools, ability to document and communicate in a language foreign;
    • Skills in written and oral expression : good command of French and written and oral language;
    • Aptitude for the scientific approach and mastery of the basics of arithmetic : ability to research, select, organize and restore scientific information, ability to produce logical reasoning, mastery of the basics of arithmetic;
    • Organizational skills and interpersonal skills : rigour, method, diligence, ability to organize, to prioritize tasks, autonomy in work, creativity.
    Label

    We are QUALIOPI certified

    AFNOR certifies that the CAEN University Hospital Center has been judged to comply with the requirements for carrying out training activities.

    Certificate 2022/98983.1

    Disabled

    training and disability

    In view of the law of February 11, 2005 for equal rights and opportunities, participation and citizenship of people with disabilities, the principles of non-discrimination and accessibility are applied to training.

    A disability representative is in contact with all the paramedical training structures at the CAEN University Hospital. The students concerned can contact her via the tuition secretariat of their course.

    Vigilant point:

    There is no obligation for the student to communicate their disability situation to their structure, either at the time of the competition or during their studies.

    The disability situation of a candidate or student is confidential, even if it may be a secret shared between professionals in the training structure.

    Objective

    Formation's goal

    The training leading to the state nursing diploma aims to acquire skills to meet the health needs of people within a multi-professional framework.

    3 years of pedagogical work-study training with…

    • A theoretical training (60 weeks at the institute) with lectures, practical work and tutorials. 59 teaching units are divided into 6 areas: human sciences, biological and medical sciences, foundations of nursing methods and techniques, nursing interventions and techniques, integration of knowledge and professional posture, working methods.
    • Clinical training (60 weeks internship) : internships are distributed alternately from the first year over periods of 5 to 10 weeks.
    Student

    Universityization

    As part of the decree of May 11, 2020 and the decree of 09/09/2021 authorizing experiments, the ten IFSIs of the Caen section are engaged in a process of universitarization of paramedical training.

    Students entering training are systematically registered at the UFR Santé de Caen (without any additional procedure) in the Bachelor of Care Sciences , whatever the access route. This license is obtained at the same time as the DEI.

    Skills Bachelor of Care Sciences

    • CL8.1 Assess a clinical situation and establish a business diagnosis
    • CL8.2 Design and conduct a care project related to the profession
    • CL8.3 Implement diagnostic and therapeutic actions related to the profession
    • CL3 Design and conduct a health promotion process
    • CL6 Communicate and lead the relationship with the person cared for
    • CL4 Contribute to the quality of care and the improvement of professional practices
    • CL 1 Use reference digital tools and computer security rules
    • CL2 Research and process professional and scientific data
    • CL5 Organize and manage the activity in cooperation with the various actors
    • CL7 Inform and train professionals and trainees

    IDE business skills

    • C1 Assess a clinical situation and establish a diagnosis in the nursing field
    • C2 Designing and conducting a nursing project
    • C3 Accompany a person in carrying out daily care
    • C4 Implement diagnostic and therapeutic actions
    • C5 Initiate and implement educational and preventive care
    • C6 Communicating and leading a relationship in a care setting
    • C7 Analyze the quality of care and improve professional practice
    • C8 Research and process professional and scientific data
    • C9 Organize and coordinate care actions
    • C10 Inform and train professionals and trainees

    You will find by following this link the essential information on this project:

    Training funded by various partners

    Before entering a health or social training institute in Normandy, you must ensure that:

    • the method of financing* the educational costs of your training (Normandy Region, OPCO , employer, self-financing, etc.)
    • your resources for the duration of your training (CROUS, Pôle emploi, OPCO , employer, etc.)

    *See Training Funding

    Annual training costs:

    • Registration fees 2023-2024: €170
    • Student Life and Campus Contribution (CVEC) 2023-2024: €100
    • Educational cost 2023-2024: €8,120

    Apprenticeship contract

    An apprenticeship contract can be set up for the 2nd and 3rd years of training. The CFA PSS (Training Center for Apprentices Health and Social Professions) of Normandy supports employers and candidates in this process.

    An institute integrated into a health training centre…

    The IFSI is part of a training center where are grouped:

    • Initial training : paramedics, caregivers, medical electroradiology technicians
    • Specialty training: anesthetist nurses, operating room nurses, childcare nurses
    • Health framework training
    • Medical training: medicine, pharmacy, maieutics, speech therapist

    The grouping of these training courses on a single site “Pôle des Formations et de Recherche en Santé ( PFRS )” makes it possible to develop shared and innovative educational activities: teaching and multi-professional internships. The premises are accessible to people with disabilities, a disability referent is also available on the Paramedical Training Center (contact details on request from the Institute's secretariat) .

    A multiple and quality educational support…

    The training is provided by health executive trainers, State Registered Nurses, who have varied professional experience and university titles: University Diplomas, Licenses, Masters.

    The permanent trainers work in collaboration with university teachers and professionals in the field. Since 2013, students have benefited from a university digital platform that allows them access to educational content remotely.

     

    PP_ IFSI _2023-24

    A tool to help you succeed...

    Each student is followed during the 3 years of study by a referent trainer who accompanies him in the acquisition of his skills.

    Formalized times in small groups allow students to share their experiences and work on the areas in which they encounter difficulties. These times are led by the institute's trainers.

    A system of supervision of undergraduate students by their undergraduate peers aims, for new students, to support the start of training to promote integration into the institute and better adaptation to the work methods required. Regular assessment activities of this system are organized by the teaching team.

    Training

    Innovative teaching methods...

    1. Promoting interprofessionalism and interdisciplinarity is a strong axis of our project.

    Several activities are proposed in this direction throughout the training:

    • Implementation of the sanitary service
    • Mutualization of educational activities with the medical university
    • Participation in awareness-raising actions : organ donation days, diabetes days, white plan simulations
    • multi-professional simulation activities with the CHU simulation center
    • Co-organization of events to raise awareness among groups of users or future professionals (teddy bear hospital with medical and speech therapy students, organization of activities to raise funds to help user associations, participation at high school student forums and days, at cluster open days, etc.)
    • Participation in interprofessional conferences (hygiene days, wound and healing conferences, etc.)
    • Participation in discussion and/or working groups organized by the ARS , the Regional Council, Health Establishments, the University, etc.

    2. Develop your skills through simulation

    The IFSI of Caen Normandy University Hospital wished to develop active teaching methods such as simulation by proposing multiple scenarios:

    • Simulations by scenarios supporting exchanges and reflections around the care of a patient in a given situation.
    • Simulations on basic mannequins (low fidelity) allowing training in professional gestures (sampling, injections on peripheral sites or on implantable chambers, surveys, cardiac massage)
    • Standardized patients: these are simulated patients or role plays allowing caregiver-patient interaction. It is a question of developing technical relational skills in scripted situations (welcome interviews, crisis situation management, etc.)
    • Simulation on an interactive mannequin: The objective is to put the learners in an evolving situation, to mobilize their knowledge and to acquire skills.
    Vaccine

    Professional and diversified internship sites…

    The students of the institute benefit from numerous internship sites in the departments of the CHU but also in peripheral public or private hospitals, home care structures, mental health establishments and accommodation for dependent elderly people, establishments schools, businesses...

    • The IFSI manages the assignments of students on internships. The 3-year course respects the typologies and durations prescribed in the reference system. Internships are established for the semester. For some internships, the student has the possibility of looking for a land by himself
    • In the event of a learning difficulty, the course can be adapted according to the student's situation.

    An internship allowance and reimbursement of travel expenses are paid in accordance with the decree of July 31, 2009 relating to the State Nursing Diploma.

    Test

    Assessment methods: Individual or collective

    Online assessments, online homework submissions, homework on the table, oral presentations of work, simulated situations, analyzes of clinical situations during internships.

    Certification methods

    The state nursing diploma is obtained by obtaining 180 European credits. Students, having validated the first five semesters of training (i.e. 150 credits) and having completed all the tests and internships of semester 6, are authorized to appear before the regional jury for the award of the State Diploma in Nursing .

    Diploma

    Continuation of studies, continuing education

    After obtaining the DEI, it is possible to access state diplomas in “specialties”: childcare nurse, operating theater nurse, nurse anesthetist (Master 2 grade), health executive (Master 2), or practical nurse advanced (Master 2).

    The degree in care sciences facilitates access (bridges) to other medical and paramedical university courses.

    Throughout their professional practice, the nurse can have access to targeted training on professional development: public health, quality, pain management, ethics, etc.

    Key figures

    Promotion Success
    Promotion : 2023
    Success: 94.08% success rate for all training courses combined
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2023
    Success: 99.12% success
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2021
    Success: 94.96% success
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2020
    Success: 96.24% success
    received / registered
    Promotion : 2019
    Success: 94.69% success
    received / registered
  • The selection

    Back to school in September 2023

    You will find the public report of the Parcoursup 2023 below.

    Back to school in September 2024

    Three routes to training

    1- For baccalaureate holders (or in final year class): registration via Parcoursup :

    Parcoursup 2024 selection calendar:

    • coursup.fr information site : December 20, 2023
    • Registration and formulation of wishes: January 17, 2024 to March 14, 2024
    • Deadline to complete your file and confirm your wishes: April 3, 2024
    • Main admission phase (training responses) : from May 30, 2024 to July 12, 2024

    2- For people with 3 years of contributions to a social protection system (high school graduates or not): registration via Continuing Professional Training (CPD)

    FPC 2024 selection results : Tuesday February 13, 2024 from 2:00 p.m.

    Registration date : registration file available from Tuesday April 30, 2024

    3- For students undergoing reorientation following a validated health access license 1:

    The registration file must be downloaded and delivered to the Training Institute of your choice between May 13 and 24, 2024 at 12:00 p.m. latest deadline.

    The registration file must be delivered by hand to the IFSI , 4th floor, office PS 4-061 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

    Oral interviews will take place between June 10 and 14, 2024.

    The results will be published on June 20, 2024.

    Specific Caregiver course

    The decree of July 3, 2023 allows access to the second year of nursing training after having successfully passed the selection.

    This admission to the second year is subject to prerequisites (see order of July 3, 2023 and DGOS of August 2, 2023

    “Universitization” experimentation

    As part of the decree of May 11, 2020, the ten IFSIs of the Caen section are engaged in a process of universitarization of paramedical training.

    Students who enter training are systematically registered at the UFR Santé de Caen (without additional steps) in the Care Sciences License regardless of the access route. This license completes the State Nursing diploma.

    You will find by following this link the essential information on this project:

    Training facilities for top athletes

    Licensed high-level athletes can, under certain conditions, request an adjustment to their training. Each individual situation is studied on a case-by-case basis by the director of the institute. Please note, this arrangement may result in an extension of training.

    Please note that all applicants must:

    • Be at least 17 years old on December 31 of the year of entry into training
    • Secure funding for the cost of their training.
    • Check with their attending physician that they are up to date with their mandatory vaccinations for the start of the school year (take into account the deadlines: several injections spaced one month apart for hepatitis B with serological control). Covid vaccination is no longer compulsory for all healthcare professionals (including students) .
  • Back to school 2024

    Admitted FPC candidates

    Registration procedure for the 2024 school year:

    After having been declared ADMITTED to our institute by the jury for the selection of candidates for Continuing Professional Training, you must proceed with your administrative registration from 04/30/2024, 2:00 p.m.:

    1- Follow the link https://concours.chu-caen.fr/MySelect/

    2- Download the registration file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Information ” section)

    3- Pre-register (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Register ” section)

    4- Create your file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Login ” section)

    Final registration is only validated after :

    -> Deposit of the documents which are expected on the MySelect (possibility of depositing the parts in several installments)

    AND

    -> Sending the documents expected by post to the IFSI secretariat ( registration fees and medical certificates)

    The administrative registration deadline for people in Continuing Professional Training is set for 05/30/2024.

    PARCOURSUP candidates admitted

    We invite you, after having definitively accepted a proposal for entry into our institute , to begin your registration as soon as possible in order to be able to respect the regulatory deadlines (take into account in particular the deadlines for making an appointment with an approved doctor and the time necessary to validation of your vaccination schedule).

    PARCOURSUP / Registration procedure for the 2024 school year:

    After having definitively accepted a proposal for entry into our institute on the Parcoursup , you must proceed with your administrative registration:

    1- Follow the link https://concours.chu-caen.fr/MySelect/

    2- Download the registration file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Information ” section)

    3- Pre-register (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Register ” section)

    4- Create your file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Login ” section)

    Final registration is only validated after :

    -> Deposit of the documents which are expected on the MySelect (possibility of depositing the parts in several installments)

    AND

    -> Sending the documents expected by post to the IFSI secretariat ( registration fees and medical certificates)

    For candidates in the final year, validation of admission is subject to obtaining the baccalaureate .

    Administrative registration deadlines are set by Parcoursup .

    PASSERELLE LAS admitted

    >> LIST OF ADMITTED <<

    (Results available from 06/20/2024)

    LAS gateway / Registration procedure for 2024 school year:

    After having been declared ADMITTED to our institute by the jury for the selection of Passerelle LAS , you must proceed with your administrative registration from 06/21/2024:

    1- Follow the link https://concours.chu-caen.fr/MySelect/

    2- Download the registration file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Information ” section)

    3- Pre-register (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Register ” section)

    4- Create your file (“NURSE – IFSI 2024 RETURN / Login ” section)

    Final registration is only validated after :

    -> Deposit of the documents which are expected on the MySelect (possibility of depositing the parts in several installments)

    AND

    -> Sending the documents that are expected by post (registration fees and medical certificates)

    The administrative registration deadline for people admitted via the PASSERELLE LAS is set for 07/26/2024.

  • Useful documents