Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences (INN)

The university was established January 1th 2017 by the merge of Hedmark University College of Applied Sciences and Lillehammer University College. Inland Norway University of Applied Sciences has over 13,000 students and 1,000 employees, and there are campuses in Elverum, Hamar, Lillehammer, Blæstad, Rena and Evenstad.

The university educates candidates for the health sector, education sector, sports, agriculture and forestry industries, public administration and business. The university has a strategic superstructure that education and research should be for and with practice. This is especially valid in nursing education where half of the bachelor's program takes place in the clinical field of specialist and municipal health. The university offers campus-based and flexible programs and educates doctoral candidates in e.g. profession-based teacher education. The university has a goal of being able to offer a PhD in health/public health.

The Faculty of Public Health at Campus Elverum has expertise in nursing, health, physical education and sport, and a multidisciplinary environment in public health. The department has more than 2070 students in various programmes, and about 150 employees. Nursing Education has been established in Elverum since 1927. Employees in teaching and research are organized into four Departments, led by heads of department: the Department of Nursing, Department of Health, Department of Dentistry and Public Health, and the Department of Sports and Physical Education.

In the Department of Nursing, our main research programme is Quality and Cooperation in Nursing. Research groups are working with different project such as; life circumstances, health status and professional development among nursing students in Indonesia and Scandinavia, psychosocial rehabilitation following a stroke (multicenter and RCT study), patient participation in health care planning, dementia care, palliative care, nutrition in nursing homes, advanced clinical nursing in community care, participatory approach in asthma education in children, families and children as immigrants, health literacy related to patients with diabetes and use of evidence based nursing in hospital. In these research programmes, the researchers use a variety of research methods.

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