Master of Science in Nursing

Course summary

The Master of Science in Nursing degree course expands and deepens the professional and methodical skills acquired at the Bachelor level, and additionally offers in-depth specialist nursing training. Students will learn how to develop various approaches and models in solving highly complex problem situations based on practical nursing, will realise research work and initiate and direct all-inclusive projects.


They will assess nursing-related and ethical questions in societal and healthcare contexts, suggest possible solutions and involve themselves in their implementation. The study course will enable them to take on new roles and responsibilities, including in interdisciplinary teams, in further developing the theory and practice behind the discipline as needs dictate.


Title / QualificationMaster of Science in Nursing
  • Bern University of Applied Sciences: Health promotion, psychosocial health and care efficiency and effectiveness
  • St. Gallen University of Applied Sciences: Caring for people with chronic health problems with special emphasis on the needs of elderly people and educating patients and their families
  • Zurich University of Applied Sciences: Caring for people with acutely critical health problems and caring for people with acute and chronical health problems in the community
Program study optionsFull or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman, some lessons in English
Campus(es)Bern, St. Gallen, Winterthur
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Master program
Co-operationsSt. Gallen University of Applied Sciences, Zurich University of Applied Sciences


Master’s graduates are experts employed in analysing highly complex problems, developing new solutions and concepts and/or in processing research questions. They provide effective care based on the very latest scientific findings and are capable of actively advancing the further development of healthcare on the basis of professional knowledge. A broad area of activity is open to Master’s graduates – whether in nursing practice, in research, in teaching or management.

Detailed information

MSc Nursing

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Dr. Anne Kersten

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