National top position for Jönköping University

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The School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University (JU) tops the list of the most appreciated VFU placements among nursing-, radiography nursing-, and biomedical analyst students, according to a new survey from the Swedish Association of Health Professionals.

Work-based placements (VFU) are an important part of the education at the School of Health and Welfare at Jönköping University. A national survey sent out to students in the nursing programmes, radiography nursing programmes and biomedical analyst programmes shows that the students at JU are the ones who appreciated their VFU placements the most.

“We are proud that according to the Swedish Association of Health Professionals' survey, we are the best in Sweden at VFU, it is a nice proof of the hard work we do with VFU placements. I would also like to highlight the collaboration with our partners in Region Jönköping County and the county's municipalities who help us ensure that our students have a good and educational VFU-period,” says Agneta Stenebrand, Associate Dean of Education at the School of Health and Welfare.

Teachers and students confirm the survey results

The healthcare system has been in the center of attention in many aspects during the pandemic and nationally the trend points to a higher number of people applying to health and welfare-related educational programmes. This can also be seen in the application statistics at the School of Health and Welfare. The collaborations connected to the VFU placements are an important part of the education and the top placement in the survey is a seal of quality for this.

“I can only agree with the result. Our students return from their VFU periods with both good assessments and an increased understanding of and knowledge for their future professional role,” says Tillan Strand, programme manager for the Nursing programme.

Joel Skagersten is studying his sixth and final semester in the Biomedical Analyst programme focusing on laboratory science and he agrees that the VFU periods have been important and given him a good insight into his future professional role.

“I have had several VFU placements, both at different departments at the hospital and at a primary care center, and I have thereby seen what opportunities there are after graduation. I also got to see and practice some parts that we actually learned about later in school, and in other areas it was an opportunity to practice or go deeper into certain things you just scratched the surface of before. All my supervisors have been committed and professional,” he says.

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Contact Agneta Stenebrand External link, opens in new window., Associate Dean of Education, School of Health and Welfare