• Postal address

    Anniņmuižas bulvāris, 26 a

    LV-1067 Riga


Organization profile

The aim of the Department is to implement high-quality education in nursing and midwifery, develop integration between evidence-based care, studies and research, use interdisciplinary approach in the study process and draw upon experience of international cooperation.
Main tasks of the Department are using student-centred approach in the study process, development of professional competences of the academic staff and more valuable use of the potential, development of cooperation with professional organisations, employers and institutions of higher education, development of international cooperation in the sector of health care by participating in implementation of international projects
Department of Nursing and Midwifery is one of the departments of the Faculty of Public Health and Social Welfare. As of 2019, the Head of the department is asst. prof. Kristaps Circenis. The study process is successfully implemented thanks to the professionalism and considerable practical experience of the lecturers. In order for students to acquire the necessary knowledge and skills the department successfully cooperates with leading inpatient and outpatient institutions, GP practices and care centres in Latvia. Students can also undergo a placement at regional medical institutions across the country. In cooperation with the Latvian Red Cross, students are engaged in educating patients and society, within the framework of their study placement. Preclinical training is carried out in cooperation with the RSU Medical Education Technology Centre, which enables students to simulate various clinical situations and develop their problem-solving skills. 
The department is academically very accomplished considering the number bachelor’s and master’s theses that are prepared and presented, and the quality of its lecturers. Many of the department’s lecturers have obtained doctoral degrees in medicine, while others have recently finished their doctoral studies and are preparing for their doctoral thesis presentations. Further, international scientific publications are prepared in the department each year, and lecturers regularly take part in national and international scientific conferences and congresses. They are experienced in working at scientific conferences and on organising committees, managing plenary meetings and sections. They also review international publications and are members of editorial boards on international scientific journals.


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  • RSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare (Event)

    Olga Fokina (Reviewer of conference paper)

    24 Mar 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

  • RSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare (Event)

    Agita Melbārde-Kelmere (Reviewer of conference paper)

    24 Mar 2021

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesPublication Peer-review

  • RSU Research week 2021: Society. Health. Welfare

    Ģirts Briģis (Scientific committee member), Gunta Lazdāne (Scientific committee member), Anita Villeruša (Scientific committee member), Ivars Vanadziņš (Scientific committee member), Daiga Behmane (Scientific committee member), Dzintars Mozgis (Scientific committee member), Lolita Vilka (Scientific committee member), Kristīne Mārtinsone (Scientific committee member), Signe Tomsone (Scientific committee member), Inga Millere (Scientific committee member), Kristaps Circenis (Scientific committee member), Ramune Kalediene (Scientific committee member), Arja Liinamo (Scientific committee member), Kersti Pärna (Scientific committee member), Efrata Netar (Scientific committee member), Vilmante Aleksienė (Scientific committee member), Vicky Karkou (Scientific committee member), Aet Lukmann (Scientific committee member), Ruta Dadeliene (Scientific committee member), Katharina Stibrant Sunnerhagen (Scientific committee member), Ewout van Ginneken (Scientific committee member), Liubove Murauskiene (Scientific committee member), Valerie Fleming (Scientific committee member), Baiba Zariņš (Scientific committee member), Arja-Irene Tiainen (Scientific committee member), Vilius Dranseika (Scientific committee member), Michael Strmiska (Scientific committee member), Daniel Markovic (Scientific committee member), Marketa Rusnakova (Scientific committee member), Leona Stasova (Scientific committee member), Sarmitė Mikulionienė (Scientific committee member) & Irena Zemaitaityte (Scientific committee member)

    24 Mar 202126 Mar 2021

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...