POVISA EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTION
It was born officially in 1991 under the patronage of the Povisa Hospital with the idea of developing a teaching function considered suitable and beneficial for a hospital of its characteristics, training nurse professionals who, once they had finished their studies, could be a part of the Nursing Department of the hospital, at the present time extending this philosophy to every Spanish as well as foreign health stratum. Povisa Educational Institution (PEI) has special economic conditions of matriculation because it isn´t subsidized by any public body.
In the 1995-96 course, at the same time as the New Professional Training appeared, it is sought the permission to impart the new training studies of High Technician in several health specialities: Health Documentation, Pathologic Anatomy and Cytopathology, Image for Diagnosing, Radiotherapy and, as complement to Nursing, Technician in Health Care Assistance.
Later, in the 2000-01 course, the specialities are increased with studies of community services, in particular: Social Integration and Interpretation of the Spanish Sign Language.
In 2002 the construction of a new building starts. This is called Povisa Educational Institution (PEI), located in Romil Street, no 75-77 near Hospital and with 3000 m2
aproximately, distributed in 4 floors.
From 2003-03 course, PEI goes on with the training in the Degree of Nursing and the Training Studies of Medium and High Technicians, for that reason two important pillars in training are differentiated: College of Nursing and Professional Training, both perfectly separated and sharing structures.
Likewise, our philosophy is training professionals able to carry out the specific functions in every imparted titulations as well as encouraging collaboration with different health professionals to achieve common aims.
To reach this goal, the training of pupils is based on three main props:
Development of theorist-practical classes focused on the resolution of problems, imparted by specialist in every subject, encouragement of the practical application of the theorist concepts and continuous assessment of the pupils via tutorships, what has special interest mainly in the clinical placements, evaluation made in collaboration with professionals of different Departments where the student does this Clinical Placement.
Moreover, in collaboration with the University of Vigo, different courses of Postgrade training are carried out: Masters and Specialities. In its job of formation in every level, the PEI organizes courses with different social colectivities such as Council of Vigo, Confederacy of Employers, Asociations, etc.
ABOUT THE NURSING TRAINING:
The studies destinated to obtain the title of Graduate in Nursing start in our College in the 2009-10 course, governed by the university legislation in force and so the syllabus is homologated and shared with the other colleges of nursing assigned to the University of Vigo, which issues the Degree in Nursing. This enables fluent communication and makes easy the possibility of students moving among the colleges that could appear at any time.
The participation in the Erasmus-Socrates Program allows us the interchange of pupils and teachers with several European Universities, as well as with the Latin-American Cooperation Program of Postgrade studies.
The main aim of PEI is to train professionals able to carry out the specific functions of Nursing, that are assistance, teaching, management and research, and work in collaboration with other health professionals to achieve common goals.