Department of Nursing and Midwifery

The Department of Nursing, as the predecessor of Department of Nursing Science, was established on 1 April 2000 and coordinated by Dr. Tünde Szabó. The contemporary Department of Nursing Science at our Faculty was formed in 2013 under the leadership of Dr Attila Sárváry. The staffs of the department are professionals of nursing and health sciences and represent different fields of nursing sciences such as teaching nursing, researches into nursing, clinic nursing, acute and chronic nursing.

Head of Department

​Lecturers and medical doctors

  • Dr. László Szerafin (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Department of Haematology, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Péter Diószeghy (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Department of Neurology, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Mihály Együtt (Revamed Kft., Surgeon, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Ferenc Riskó (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Emergency Depaertment, Nyíregyháza)
  • Istvánné Móricz (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Quality Management)
  • Dr. Piroska Pataki (Vásárosnamény, Institute of Public Health)
  • Dr. Zoltán Beregvári (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Septic Surgery, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Anikó Gajdos Őszéné (Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Györgyi Gebri (Viola Chemist’s, Nyíregyháza)
  • Dr. Csaba E. Móré (Kenézy Gyula Hospital and Polyclinic, Department of Adult Psychiatry, Debrecen)
  • Dr. László Birinyi (University of Debrecen Clinical Centre Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Debrecen)
Educational profile

Main subjects at Nursing and Patient Care Paramedic specialization
The staff members of the department take part in teaching the theory and practice of subjects in connection with Nursing, Care, Rehabilitation and Researches into Nursing both in the Bachelor and Master programmes Our students get to know with and learn the ethical standards of nursing; and acquire the theoretical and practical bases, policies and protocols of nursing as well as specialized nursing. Together with the settings we work out the schedule for our students’ professional practice.
Other subjects
The staff is also involved in teaching the theory and practice of subjects which are connected to Public Health, Health Promotion and Pedagogy.
Scientific profile
  1. Examining the career choice and migration attitudes of health care students and health professionals; Needs and objectives of human resource planning; Health condition of nurses.
  2. Quality examination of care provided for patients with chronic diseases; Issues of home care and hospice care.
  3. Health behaviour, Assessing the health condition of young people, minorities (mainly Roma people) and migrants.
The staff members took part in the establishment of ETNE (European Transcultural Nursing Association) in 2005. Our department has joined several international projects thank to the institution’s wide international relationship. The most important ones are:
  • – Universities of five countries (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey) which provide nursing training have started a joint research. Its topic is the situation of nurses in the context of EU expectations and WHO guidelines.
  • – In the frame of ETNA the department has taken part in researching the nursing characteristics of countries with different cultures since 2005. The Faculty of Health organized a Summer University on this topic in 2006 where there were professionals from six countries.
  • – A comprehensive research, supported by EU, called ‘Toward Active Old Age’ was carried out with four countries where the Hungarian partner was the Nursing Department of the University of Debrecen. (FIN-01-B-F-NT-126629).
  • – A ProDomo LLP, supported by EU, was implemented with six countries between 2009-2011 with the title of ’Transfer of Accreditation Best Practice for At-home Care Service - the Innovative Aspects Integrated by the Cooperative Work of the Partnership’ (LLP-LDV/TOI/09/IT/0456) The partner countries were: Spain, Germany, Slovenia, Great-Britain, Italy and Hungary represented by the University of Debrecen Faculty of Health.
  • – A HUSKROUA project was implemented from 2012 to 2013, when the University of Debrecen collaborated with the Uzhgorod University with the aim to study the social and health care systems and work out health promotion programs.
International professional organization membership
  • ENNE – European Network for Nursing Education,
  • FINE – Federation of Nursing Educators,
  • Sigma Theta Tau International (az USA legnagyobb ápolási szervezete). A szervezet 2010-ben a Karon tartotta éves európai fórumát.
  • ETNA – European Transcultural Nurse Association
  • FEPI - European Council of Nursing Regulators
Major events
Conference There are annual conferences for nurses and midwives which are organized by our three partner universities such as University of South Bohemia, Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, University of Rzeszów.
Intensive programs Lecturers of the department and nurse students regularly join intensive programs in the frame of Erasmus+ organized either at our Faculty or at other institutions’ faculties.
Course books
Adrienn Siket Dr. Ujváriné, Nóra Szögi (2014): Community nursing. University of Debrecen Faculty of Health.
Katalin Papp Dr., Adrienn Dr. Siket Ujváriné (2014): General principles of health care and nursing. University of Debrecen Faculty of Health.
National and International Relations
We have Erasmus Life Long Learning cooperation agreement with several international partner institutions, so our students and teachers can take part in mobility and intensive programs. Our department organized two ENNE intensive programmes in 2011 and 2013 focussing on case studies and Problem Based Learning.
The cooperation agreements with our foreign partners make it possible for students to spend their professional practice in one of the partner institutions, for which they are awarded credits.
Main international partners
University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Czech Republic
Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Slovakia
University of Rzeszów, Poland
Kajaani University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Oulu University of Applied Sciences, Finland
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences, Pori, Finland
Groningen School of Nursing, Netherlands
Hainburg and Pottendorf, Old People’s Home Austria
Istanbul University Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing, Turkey
University of Maribor Nursing College, Slovenia
We also have cooperation agreement with hospitals, social institutions and old people’s homes from the region. Students spend their professional practice in these settings.
Main national partners
Szabolcs-Szatmár-Bereg County Hospitals and University Teaching Hospital
Nyíregyháza, Fehérgyarmat, Mátészalka, and Nagykálló
University of Debrecen Clinical Centre
Kenézy Gyula Hospital and Policlinics, Debrecen
Upper Szabolcs Hospital, Kisvárda
Borsod-Abaúj- Zemplén County Hospital and University Teaching Hospital, Miskolc
Miskolc Semmelweis Hospital and Health Centre, Miskolc

Updated: 2022.06.07.

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