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Bachelor's Degree in Nursing Care

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is launching a bachelor’s degree in nursing in the winter semester of the 2020/21 academic year. The new course aims to prepare students for generalist nursing roles requiring a professional attitude and the ability to work independently.

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The degree program

Completion of the course qualifies students to work with patients of all ages and in a range of clinical settings.
After 8 semesters of study, students will become qualified, licensed nursing professionals, also gaining the academic title of ‘Bachelor of Science (BSc)’.

Charité’s new nursing degree will offer a total of 60 places per year. Student enrollment and re-enrollment will take place once a year, at the start of the winter semester.

The degree program course profile

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing  aims to produce outstanding nursing professionals with effective social and team working skills, and the confidence to work independently. Graduates will be fully trained for the modern clinical environment and committed to remaining up to date with the latest advances in science and practice. They will ensure that patient care is delivered in a safe, effective, and patient-centered manner. As nursing generalists, they will be optimally prepared to work either independently or within a team, in roles spanning the facilities and services available within the fields of health promotion, disease prevention and rehabilitation, as well as curative and palliative care.

Key features of the Bachelor’s in Nursing degree program

Duration

  • 8 semesters
  • 210 ETCS credits

Course structure

  • Practice-oriented and competency-based degree program
  • Modular structure
  • Training in communication, interaction and team working delivered throughout the course
  • Practical training in a modern and established skills lab
  • Inter-professional, diversity-conscious approach to learning (medicine and nursing) and inter-professional team working
  • Practical training options in a range of clinical environments across Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin
  • A place of study and work which is both interesting and challenging
  • Practical placements at CharitéUniversitätsmedizin Berlin, other university teaching hospitals and partner institutions specializing in long-term, outpatient and inpatient care
  • Practical placements in educational and expanded fields of nursing practice (e.g. Nursing advisory services, Charité's teams of nursing specialists)

Entry requirements and costs

In order to secure a place on the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree course, applicants must have obtained the university entrance qualifications applicable in Berlin. The usual semester fees apply.

Career prospects

The degree program prepares students for evidence-based practice roles across the field of nursing. This includes, in particular: the management of complex cases; the provision of advice and education to care recipients and their families; the conception and design of nursing services; contributions to practice development; evidence-based practice and quality management; and ensuring that fellow staff members are trained and qualified in current nursing care processes. Thanks to the Bachelor of Science degree program and the diversity of Charité's existing clinical partnerships, graduates will be in a position to compete internationally. Completion of this academic qualification also opens up additional career paths. In addition to qualifying students for careers in nursing management, nursing research, patients care and nurse education, the degree course also qualifies students for further studies as part of a master’s or doctoral program.

Applications and admissions process

Applications for the Bachelor's in Nursing degree program can be submitted between 1st June and 15th July of every year. Applications must be submitted to the Office of Student Affairs. The first intake of applications (for the winter semester 2020) must be submitted between 01 June and 15 July 2020.

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