Course summary

The nursing  course trains and qualifies general clinical nurses. Students show a particular interest in scientifically based nursing and are motivated to deal with every aspect of patients’ needs, including their social network.


After graduating, the students are able to provide enhanced nursing quality even in highly complex situations and to perform additional functions in quality management, transfer of research results and interdisciplinary cooperation. They can also be deployed to handle exacting tasks in high level healthcare institutions.


Full-time studies are followed by a compulsory additional clinical practice module lasting ten months. The in-service course lasts two years and is intended for nurses already qualified to tertiary level (AKP, PsyKP, KWS, IKP, DN II, HF).


Title / QualificationBachelor of Science in Nursing
Form of studies Full or part-time/in conjunction with a job
Language(s) of instructionGerman
Professional qualificationyes
Course beginsWeek 38
Deadline for applicationsApplication deadline for the Bachelor program
Subsequent master program

Master of Science in Nursing


Together with their patients, nursing professionals address the issues of resources and care needs; they also set goals, plan and carry out interventions and evaluate their results. While interacting with those in their care considerately and empathetically, they are able to deploy their resources fully to achieve the goals they have jointly set. (Definition of professional nursing: Institute for Nursing, Basle University, 2003.). Nursing professionals work both in healthcare institutions and outside them, in the private and public sectors, and in temporary situations. Possible areas of employment are:

  • Prevention, long-term care
  • Rehabilitation, palliative / hospice nursing
  • School health, workplace health, health visiting
  • Consultancy, training, research and teaching

Detailed information

BSc Nursing

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Head of degree programme

Theresa Scherer

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