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 / Qualification

Master of Science in Nursing


Bern University of Applied Sciences: Health promotion and prevention, psychosocial health

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 options

Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job

Language(s) of instruction

German, some lessons in English


Bern, St. Gallen, Winterthur

Course begins

Week 38

Deadline for applications

Application deadline for the Master program


St. 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. Petra Metzenthin

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