International Standards

CUN’s Nursing Program will fully comply with international standards, as set forth in the Essentials of Baccalaureate Education for Professional Nursing Practice (US Association of Colleges of Nursing, 2008), the regulations set forth in the Laws on Professions in Individual Health Care (“BIG”, Dutch government, 1998), standards set forth in the WHO European Standards for Nursing and Midwifery and the Family and Community Nurse Competencies of the ENHANCE project. Having a statutory seat in Curacao, being an Associated Member of the European Union, as part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, CUN subscribes to the Bologna Process. We follow and subscribe to international initiatives for optimizing Nursing standards and the development, unlocking and standardization of resources on an international level. An example of such initiatives is the International Classification for Nursing Practice (ICNP), by the International Council of Nurses.

We put a heavy emphasis on our principles and standards. Therefore we proudly adhere to the principles and standards of the American Holistic Nurses Association.

Ethically, we are  governed by the above mentioned and similar standards and codes. A number of internationally accepted and officially adhered documents are therefore to be considered a mandatory part of the curriculum. A list of these documents is found below.

12th century Hippocratic Oath
12th century Hippocratic Oath

All referred to documents and titles will be made available in our online Student Information and Study Center.