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B.A. Applied Nursing Science

Study Nursing Science

Welcome to the University of Applied Sciences for Health and Social Affairs, KH Freiburg - a good decision for your studies in nursing sciences

At the KH Freiburg you can expect a first-class degree program in applied nursing science. Our excellent lecturers focuse a practice-oriented course of study. Thanks to small study groups you will find optimal support and a contact person for your concerns.

Your studies in Nursing Science at the KH Freiburg - everything you need to know

In 9 semesters you can complete your Bachelor of Applied Nursing Sciences at the KH Freiburg. This gives you a double qualification, a degree in a nursing profession and the academic degree Bachelor of Arts” academic degree.

Our lecturers will teach you the latest theories and findings in the nursing sciences. With the best knowledge from nursing, advanced skills in treatment, needs-oriented management of processes, professional communication and reflective learning processes, you'll be optimally equipped to care for people with care needs.

Thanks to the cooperation with training institutions in the care sector, small learning groups and optimal structuring, theory and practice flow smoothly into one another. This program allows a very good compatibility of studies and career. In addition to innovative nursing concepts, you will also gain an excellent insight into nursing science research.

Shortened study time

With the completion of a 3-year training course in nursing, you have  the opportunity to obtain your Bachelor's degree in Applied Nursing Science after just five semesters. Get in touch with us!

Academic requirements

Specific requirements for this study program include – in addition to the higher education entrance qualification (Abitur / Fachhochschulreife) – a training contract with a cooperating institution of the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg in the area of (Pediatric) Nursing or Geriatric Nursing. Therefore, applicants should apply to our partner institutions first. Only after you have been offered a place at one of our partner institutions can you apply for a place in the bachelor program of Nursing. All queries relating to vocational training should be addressed to our partner institutions.

Further information

Using the best knowledge in nursing care

  • You provide care on a scientific basis.
  • You develop innovative care concepts.
  • You will research and analyze the results of scientific studies.

Acquire assessment and treatment skills

  • You will apply advanced assessment and diagnostic tools.
  • You will acquire advanced skills in professional care.

Manage care processes

  • You will coordinate highly complex treatment and care processes for people with care needs.
  • You will manage processes in interdisciplinary teams.

Professionally manage relationship and communication processes

  • You advise people with care needs and their caregivers.
  • You analyze and reflect on care situations from an ethical perspective.

Initiate and support learning processes

  • You advise and train patients and their caregivers.
  • You accompany and guide trainees and students.
  • You introduce scientific findings into nursing practice.

Course of study I

In the first stage of your studies (1st - 6th semester), you will complete vocational training as a nursing specialist in parallel to your (part-time) studies at the university.

The second part of the course (7th - 9th semester) is completed in block phases exclusively at the university.

If you are interested in finding out which nursing training institutions are already cooperating with us or if you have any questions, please contact the Health Practice Department (praxis.gesundheit@kh-freiburg.de).

You can also start your studies if you (want to) complete your training at an institution that does not yet cooperate with the KH Freiburg. In this case, please contact the head of degree program or the student advisory service.

Course of study II

After completing 3 years of training in nursing ), you will complete a 5-semester course of study in block phases.

Following graduation, you will be able to work in hospitals, the ambulance nursing services, institutions for the care of the elderly, counselling or any other health care institution in Germany or abroad. Furthermore, graduates of the B.A. program may choose to advance their academic qualifications with a master’s program, for example specializing in advanced nursing practice.

Information for applicants with a foreign citizenship applying for a degree at KH Freiburg you will find on application.

Information on how to find your way to the KH Freiburg as an exchange student you will find on exchange students.

You will find the general semester dates on Semestertermine (in German).

Any questions? Don't hesitate to contact us!

Prof. Dr. phil. Nadine Konopik

Director of Study Program B.A. in Applied Nursing Science, Professor

Course Office Laura Zucconi