About the Department

We nurture academically and clinically trained nurses who practice critical clinical thinking as well as socially responsible and ethical decision making. We’re known for our strong interpersonal communication and cultural sensitivity training. Our location in Northern Galilee, with its diverse populations of Jews, Christians, Muslims and other international communities, is key to our strengths.

In our B.A. in Nursing program , students acquire tools for the challenging and changing world of health and welfare. They also develop an understanding of new research in the field – in a compassionate, inclusive environment. We train professionals capable of improving public healthcare services. Simulation training that emphasizes cultural adaptation and training in clinical areas such as stoma care, wounds, diabetes, heart failure, etc. are delivered in English.

Our program is in accordance with European, American, Canadian and WHO standards and is supervised by the Israeli Health Ministry. Through a combination of theoretical and practical studies via simulation labs, workshops, E-learning and clinical work in hospitals, primary clinics and secondary walk-in clinics, we address a range issues, including social, behavioral, and biological studies; healthcare research; and nursing studies.

International Collaboration

YVC and the Department of Nursing invest significant energy and resources in establishing and maintaining ongoing academic dialogues with colleagues outside of Israel. These academic interactions keep professors and students abreast of new developments, expand their horizons of inquiry and encourage collaborative research and applied projects.

In addition to engaging in dozens of ongoing collaborations in the United States and Europe, YVC is a partner in the IRIS project, a European Union initiative aimed at fostering stronger ties between Israeli academic colleges and European academic institutions.


Our on-campus clinical simulator center, designed specifically for practical studies, is unique and meets the highest standards in the field. Learning is carried out in small groups. The center has 16 simulation rooms with the latest equipment, including smart dummies and advanced training equipment to perform nursing procedures.

In addition to the studies and work done on campus, you’ll also gain experience in hospitals and a range of healthcare facilities with diverse populations off campus.

Research Highlights

Health Promotion: Obesity in children, infant mortality, Brucella prevention, waterpipe prevention, health promotion, health behavior, smoking policy, intervention program evaluation
Epidemiology: Epidemiology of chronic disease among minorities, study of distribution of chronic diseases and related risk factors (mainly of cancer, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases)
History of Nursing: Academization of nursing education, history of compassion, history of nursing in the kibbutz, development of health services in the kibbutz movement
Nursing Education: Aspects of teaching ethics in nursing, qualitative research in nursing, emotional work
Cultural Sensitivity: Intergroup and intercultural dialogue, cultural safety education, cultural competence of Israeli nurses

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