Nesna, Norway
Nesna, Norway

Nesna University College is a university college, a Norwegian state institution of higher education. It is one of the 24 Norwegian state university colleges, and is located in the municipality of Nesna in Helgeland, Nordland county. It was established in 1918 as Nesna Teachers' College, and was reorganised as a state university college on 1 August 1994 following the university college reform. Today, the university college has approximately 1200 students and 130 employees. The original teachers' college was established in 1918 by the local priest, Ivar Hjellvik, making it the second oldest institution of higher education in Northern Norway. This university college has permanent satellite campuses in the neighboring towns of Mo i Rana and Sandnessjøen. Nesna University College hosts the Nordic Women's University. Wikipedia.


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Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: MC-IRSES | Phase: FP7-PEOPLE-2012-IRSES | Award Amount: 182.40K | Year: 2013

Undertaking the problem of culture of trust in the use of information and communication technology in education is justified by an increase in the number of available technological tools and associated with this the valuation and educational usefulness of digital information. The main task of the project is to learn the elements of the culture of trust in order to understand the behavior of educational entities in situations of the usage of ICT tools and programs in globalizing societies. The object of study is formal education, non-formal and informal. The research will be carried out in diverse environments in terms of education, history, economy, politics and religion from a perspective of: critical and emancipator pedagogy (Poland), multimedia learning (Norway), sensory learning (Germany), value pedagogy (India), pedagogical aspects of evaluation (China), pragmatic pedagogy and social constructivism (USA). It is important to discover the elements of a culture of trust in consideration of diverse media messages because of their source (who is the author of the information, opinion, appeal, advice), content (what is the subject of information, opinion, appeal, advice), motives, objectives and circumstances of resorting to the transmissions (why in what situation). The project will result in: 1) educational rapprochement of cultures, 2) breaking down of stereotypes, 3) preparation of professional teacher training standards in establishing a culture of trust in the use of digital media.


Haug S.H.K.,Innlandet Hospital Trust | Danbolt L.J.,Innlandet Hospital Trust | Kvigne K.,Hedmark University College | Kvigne K.,Nesna University College | And 2 more authors.
Palliative and Supportive Care | Year: 2015

Objective: An increasing number of older people are living with incurable cancer as a chronic disease, requiring palliative care from specialized healthcare for shorter or longer periods of time. The aim of our study was to describe how they experience daily living while receiving palliative care in specialized healthcare contexts. Method: We conducted a qualitative research study with a phenomenological approach called systematic text condensation. A total of 21 participants, 12 men and 9 women, aged 70-88, took part in semistructured interviews. They were recruited from two somatic hospitals in southeastern Norway. Results: The participants experienced a strong link to life in terms of four subthemes: to acknowledge the need for close relationships; to maintain activities of normal daily life; to provide space for existential meaning-making and to name and handle decline and loss. In addition, they reported that specialized healthcare contexts strengthened the link to life by prioritizing and providing person-centered palliative care. Significance of results: Older people with incurable cancer are still strongly connected to life in their daily living. The knowledge that the potential for resilience remains despite aging and serious decline in health is considered a source of comfort for older people living with this disease. Insights into the processes of existential meaning-making and resilience are seen as useful in order to increase our understanding of how older people adapt to adversity, and how their responses may help to protect them from some of the difficulties inherent to aging. Healthcare professionals can make use of this information in treatment planning and for identification of psychosocial and sociocultural resources to support older people and to strengthen patients' life resources. Copyright © Cambridge University Press 2014.


PubMed | Nesna University College, Innlandet Hospital Trust, Hedmark University College and Telemark University College
Type: | Journal: Dementia (London, England) | Year: 2016

To synthesize research that investigated how residents and caregivers view spiritual care, come to understand the spiritual needs of people with dementia, and how caregivers provide care congruent with peoples needs.Meta-synthesis using Noblit and Hares meta-ethnography. A synthesis of eight qualitative, empirical, primary studies that explored spiritual care in the context of dementia care was performed.Spiritual care for persons with dementia was described in the forms of (i) performing religious rituals that provides a sense of comfort and(ii) coming to know the person, which provides opportunities to understand a persons meaning and purpose, and (iii) attending to basic needs provides an opportunity to appreciate others vulnerability and humanness.Spiritual care intended to help persons with dementia to express their faith and religious beliefs, and help persons with dementia experience meaning in life, connectedness to self, God/deity and other persons.


Raaen S.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Yu X.,Nesna University College
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2015

Adsorption and desorption of CO on clean and CO pre-covered Mo(1 1 0) have been studied by temperature programmed desorption (TPD), low energy electron diffraction, X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. It was found that adsorption and subsequent desorption of CO from Mo(1 1 0) and CO pre-covered Mo(1 1 0) show large differences in the TPD spectra in the low temperature region from 150 to 400 K. In the case of the pre-covered sample a dramatically increased width to lower temperatures was observed. The increased width at higher CO coverage is argued to result from a distribution of adsorption sites and increased lateral interactions between adsorbed CO molecules. © 2015 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.


Yu X.,Nesna University College | Yu X.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Raaen S.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Applied Surface Science | Year: 2013

Hydrogen adsorption/desorption on potassium doped carbon nanocones was studied by temperature programmed desorption (TPD), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, and ultraviolet photoelectron spectroscopy. TPD shows that the hydrogen storage was enhanced by up to 40% after potassium doping. Hydrogen adsorption on K-modified carbon nanocone material seems more stable than that on the undoped material. The XPS results indicate that there is charge transfer from potassium to carbon. The C 1s binding energy increases with increased potassium doping and the peak becomes wider. These binding energy shifts may be explained by work function changes related to potassium doping. The K 2p spectra indicate that there are two different local environments for potassium on the carbon cone material. © 2013 Elsevier B.V.


Eidissen S.E.,Nesna University College | Loras J.,Nesna University College
Blyttia | Year: 2014

Dypen nature reserve is located in the valley Lønsdalen in Nordland county, and represents one of the region's most intact pine forest ecosystems. Fourteen red-listed species of wood-inhabiting fungi and lichens are recorded, and the potential for even more rare species being discovered is large Additionally, more than hundred bark-peeled trees are present in the area and prove that biological values and Sami heritage exist side by side in the nature reserve This is due to the gentle way forests are used historically by the Sami, since they only harvested the bark of living trees. The trees were left alive However, there are a lot of bark-peeled trees outside thenature reserve, surrounded by cabins and roads, and such trees are also part of a large Sami cultural landscape. No red-listed wood-inhabiting species were recorded outside the nature reserve South of Dypen nature reserve, a high number of bark-peeled trees are found and also some red-listed species This area is not protected by law, and various types of disturbances may therefore be damaging to both species and to the Sami cultural heritage.


Sandbakk O.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology | Leirdal S.,Nesna University College | Ettema G.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology
European Journal of Applied Physiology | Year: 2014

Introduction: The current study compared differences in cycle characteristics, energy expenditure and peak speed between double poling (DP) and G3 skating. Methods: Eight world class male sprint skiers performed a 5-min submaximal test at 16 km h−1 and an incremental test to exhaustion at a 5 % incline during treadmill roller skiing with two different techniques: DP where all propulsion comes from poling, and G3 skating where leg skating is added to each double poling movement. Video analyses determined cycle characteristics; respiratory parameters and blood lactate concentration determined the physiological responses. Results: G3 skating resulted in 16 % longer cycle lengths at 16 % lower cycle rates, whereas oxygen uptake was independent of technique during submaximal roller skiing. The corresponding advantages for G3 skating during maximal roller skiing were reflected in 14 % higher speed, 30 % longer cycle length at 16 % lower cycle rate and 11 % higher peak oxygen uptake (all p < 0.05). Conclusions: Compared to DP approximately 14 % higher speed was achieved when leg push-offs were added in G3 skating. This was done by major increases in cycle lengths at slightly lower cycle rates and a higher aerobic energy delivery. However, the oxygen uptake for a given submaximal speed was not affected by technique although higher cycle rate was used in DP. © 2014, Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg.


Yu X.,Nesna University College | Raaen S.,Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Journal of Applied Physics | Year: 2015

Hydrogen adsorption on a potassium doped carbon nanocone containing material was studied by photoelectron spectroscopy and work function measurement. The valence band spectra indicate that there is charge transfer from potassium to carbon. Upon deposition on carbon potassium is in its ionic state for lower doping and shows both ionic and metallic behavior at higher doping. Adsorption of hydrogen facilitates diffusion of potassium on the carbon material as seen by changes in the K2p core level spectrum. Variations in the measured sample work function indicate that hydrogen initially adsorb on the K dopants and subsequently adsorb on the carbon cone containing material. © 2015 AIP Publishing LLC.


Hanssen O.,Nesna University College
ISCRAM 2015 Conference Proceedings - 12th International Conference on Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management | Year: 2015

This paper describes how enthusiasts from the radio-amateur and red-cross communities developed and applied position tracking to search and rescue services in Norway. This was based on the APRS standard which has been used by radio-amateurs for some time. The document describes how radio-amateurs designed a tracking device which was robust and simple to use along with a web-based online service, a map server, to display positions along with other geographical information on electronic maps. The software for the tracker and the map server is free and open source. This system has been used in a number of search and rescue missions in Norway since 2009, to support decisions making in the command and control centre.


PubMed | Nesna University College, MF Norwegian School of Theology and Oslo University College
Type: | Journal: BMC nursing | Year: 2015

A majority of people in Western Europe and the USA die in hospitals. Spiritual and existential care is seen to be an integral component of holistic, compassionate and comprehensive palliative care. Yet, several studies show that many nurses are anxious and uncertain about engaging in spiritual and existential care for the dying. The aim of this study is to describe nurses experiences with spiritual and existential care for dying patients in a general hospital.Individual narrative interviews were conducted with nurses in a medical and oncological ward. Data were analyzed using a phenomenological hermeneutical method.The nurses felt that it was challenging to uncover dying patients spiritual and existential suffering, because it usually emerged as elusive entanglements of physical, emotional, relational, spiritual and existential pain. The nurses spiritual and existential care interventions were aimed at facilitating a peaceful and harmonious death. The nurses strove to help patients accept dying, settle practical affairs and achieve reconciliation with their past, their loved ones and with God. The nurses experienced that they had been able to convey consolation when they had managed to help patients to find peace and reconciliation in the final stages of dying. This was experienced as rewarding and fulfilling. The nurses experienced that it was emotionally challenging to be unable to relieve dying patients spiritual and existential anguish, because it activated feelings of professional helplessness and shortcomings.Although spiritual and existential suffering at the end of life cannot be totally alleviated, nurses may ease some of the existential and spiritual loneliness of dying by standing with their patients in their suffering. Further research (qualitative as well as quantitative) is needed to uncover how nurses provide spiritual and existential care for dying patients in everyday practice. Such research is an important and valuable knowledge supplement to theoretical studies in this field.

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