Nursing Science (B.A.)

Program structure

Structure of the program

The eight-semester standard period of study is extra-occupationally organized and divided into two study stages of four semesters each.

Attendance phases take place twice a semester at Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences with a duration of two weeks (Mondays to Fridays). They are held in the form of lectures, seminars and exercises. The basic teaching material is provided either locally or online. Students receive academic texts to prepare and follow up the module topics and selected literary references for in-depth self-study. In addition, the possibilities of e-learning are used.

Outside the attendance phase, teachers and students primarily communicate via e-mail. As needed, working groups are set up,which work together on joint tasks and projects as well as prepare reports and presentations.

First study stage

The first study stage (semesters 1 - 4) provides the basis for a qualified nursing science education. The modules of the first two semesters are related to the competences acquired in professional practice and recognized by an equivalence exam and enable the entry in the third semester (application is made for the first semester). They are not taught at the University.

Second study stage

In the second study stage (semesters 5 - 8), the major subjects which give students in-depth knowledge for perceiving expert functions in nursing, but also in the quality management are central.

The courses of the second study stage specifically deal with issues of the professionalization of professional practice topics in the nursing science. The content is tailored to the nursing expert career field. Project work serves to help develop analytical and empirical research skills. Three in-depth specializations are offered in the sixth semester: "Organizational development", "Quality development in Nursing” and "Counseling in Nursing". Students must choose two in-depth specializations from these. These in-depth specializations have two modules each.