BSc Nursing -

Short description

The curriculum is based on the "National Curriculum Regulations for Nursing Programmes" laid Laid down on 1 July 2004 by the Ministry of Education and Research , with the legal authority of § 46, No 2 in the Universities and Colleges Act No 22 of 12 May 1995.



3 years, full-time / 4 years, part-time

180 ECTS credits
Undergraduate programme leading to a Bachelor's degree.

Expected learning outcomes

Learning outcome express the competence the candidate is expected to have acquired at the end of the course programme and is described as outcome in the form of knowledge, skills and general competence as described in the National Qualification Framework.


The candidate

  • explains central topics, theories and issues within the discipline of nursing science
  • explains relevant knowledge from topics of medicine and natural sciences, and from social sciences
  • has knowledge of research and development of nursing
  • has knowledge of the welfare state, guidelines for practising the profession and the contributions of nursing to the health- and welfare service


The candidate

  • performs nursing based on research, experience and professional judgement
  • takes care of the patient's basic needs by observing, assessing, planning for, implementing, evaluating and documenting nursing
  • identifies risk factors of an individual and an environmental nature, plans and implements health-promoting and preventive actions
  • informs, teaches and supervises patients and next-of-kin
  • promotes learning processes that contribute to patient safety and trust in the health service
  • masters relevant professional tools, techniques, procedures and forms of communication
  • is a change focused nurse leader
  • cooperates across professional boundaries to create coordinated, holistic and continuous services

General competence:
The candidate

  • performs nursing according to professional guidelines, based on an ethical consciousness and critical reflexion
  • meets patients and next-of-kin with care, understanding and moral responsibility
  • performs holistic nursing for people with different ethnic, religious and cultural backgrounds
  • takes care of the patient's right to shared decision making and patient participation
  • contributes to innovation and innovation processes
  • shows ability and will to lifelong learning, performs evidence-based nursing and contributes to quality improvements in nursing and health service
  • applies and conveys central professional issues, such as theories, challenges and solutions both in writing and orally
  • contributes to highlighting professional and ethical norms in the public debate about health-political issues

The learning outcome is specified in course descriptions and programme plans for the three study units.


Students are offered the possibility to take a part of the programme abroad. The university college has cooperation agreements with universities in Namibia, Australia, USA, Belgium, the Slovak Republic, as well as the Nordic countries.

Admission Criteria

General matriculation requirement.

Table of subjects


Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S)
SPL1004 Natural Science C 14  
SPL1092 Social science and psychology C 5  
SPL1012 Basics in professional nursing C 7,5 7,5
PRU1002 Preparation for Clinical Practice 1 C 5 5
SPL1004MED Medical calculation C   1
VPS1002 Supervised Practicum in Nursing home C   15
Sum: 31,5 28,5
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course


Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A)
VPK2002 Supervised Practicum in surgical ward C     15    
VPM2002 Supervised Practicum 1 in Medical Ward C     15    
VPP2002 Supervised Practicum 1 in Mental Health Ward C     15    
SPL2031 Pathology C     5 5  
SPL2041 Pathology C     5    
VPK2012 Supervised Practicum 2 (Surgical Ward) C       15  
VPM2012 Supervised Practicum in Medical Ward C       15  
VPP2012 Supervised Practicum in Mental Health Ward C       15  
PRU2002 Course Description PRU2002 - Preparation for Clinical Practice in study unit 2 and 3. C     2,5 2,5  
SPL2012 Speciality Health Care Nursing C     5 5  
VPK3002 Supervised Practicum 3 (Surgical Ward) C         15
VPM3002 Supervised Practicum in Medical Ward C         15
VPP3002 Supervised Practicum in Mental Health Ward C         15
Sum: 30 30 32,5 27,5 15
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course


Coursecode Course name C/E *) ECTS each. semester
  S1(A) S2(S) S3(A) S4(S) S5(A) S6(S)
SPL3013 Health policy, organization, participation and health promotion C         10  
VPH3012 Supervised practicum in community health care C           15
SPL3903 Bachelor thesis in nursing C         10 10
Sum: 30 30 30 30 20 25
*) C - Compulsory course, E - Elective course