Range of services

We work with the nursing profession on research concerning interprofessional, political, economic and social issues, within the context of acute and long-term care, as well as within psychiatric and outpatient care. Our focus is on health promotion and prevention, as well as on the treatment and care of healthy individuals. Additionally, we focus our services on the elderly, the handicapped and individuals with health challenges, as well as their relatives and involved health professionals.

Research + Development

Innovative research and development

Our research focuses on sustainable, innovative, effective measures for maintaining, regaining and improving the health of patients and their relatives. The health of individuals is always at the centre of what we do. Cooperation and participation, application at the interface of theory and practice and proximity to the relevant field of research, are our priorities and define our work.

Consulting services

Excellent consulting services

We take an expert, professional, cost-conscious, goal-oriented and transparent approach to research contracts. We apply our knowledge and skills from research, teaching and continuing education in a targeted manner, that is both discipline-specific, as well as interdisciplinary.

We offer the following consulting services:

  • Contract research/evaluation
  • Nursing development (projects, project support)
  • Quality management in healthcare (projects, project support)
  • Advice
  • Internal training and communication services

Doctoral Programme Nursing Science

The international Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science is offered jointly between Maastricht University (the Netherlands), the Medical University of Graz (Austria) and Bern University of Applied Sciences BFH. It gives registered nurses with a Master of Science in Nursing the opportunity to undertake independent research at a high level.

Internship in nursing research

Are you studying nursing and interested in nursing research? An internship with us will give you insight into exciting areas of nursing research. We accompany and support you in your first steps and involve you in research projects. This enables you to establish initial contacts with nursing researchers and build up an excellent network, which you can use for your professional career.

Are you interested in completing your internship with us? Then send us your application by e-mail.

Student theses

Training the next generation of nurses and student theses

We train the next generation of healthcare professionals, providing comprehensive, goal-oriented support to bachelor, master and doctoral students.

Bachelor and master theses give practice partners, institutions, companies and healthcare organisations, the opportunity to explore topics relating to nursing in collaboration with accomplished researchers. Cutting-edge knowledge is transferred to practice, and solid partnerships and relationships are formed.

Dual competence profiles that keep us at the cutting - edge of practice

The demands on healthcare, training and research in this area are high. Furthermore, they are changing constantly. With this in mind, we have launched a pilot programme that aims to more firmly embed the mixed profile of our lecturers and researchers in professional practice.

This equates to targeted practical placements that expand staff qualifications and expertise in teaching, research and continuing education. These placements take place in individual divisions; however, our practice partners also have the opportunity to build an interdisciplinary network and develop their skills through interprofessional collaboration. The results are initiatives and exchange models that we develop in cooperation with our practice partners; associates can also propose their own initiatives to strengthen their skills.

The dual competence profile is reinforced through practice partnerships with representatives from all healthcare areas and from all levels of patient care. By offering opportunities across all health professions divisions, we deliver patient-oriented care that keeps pace with modern requirements.

Training + Continuing education

Practice-based training and continuing education

Research, teaching and continuing education are closely linked together. Our lecturers’ and researchers’ mixed profiles facilitate the transfer of knowledge and experience between research, teaching and practice.