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Nursing, B.Sc.

Faculty of Applied Healthcare Sciences

Academic Nursing Qualification 


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At the beginning of 2020, a German law came into force enabling universities to teach nursing through academic study. Currently, we are one of the few universities of applied sciences in Bavaria where you can study to qualify as a nurse. Throughout this bachelor course, you will learn how to skillfully nurse people in need of care. Compared to classic vocational training, the course teaches a lot of scientific content which will support you in managerial positions and help you to take responsibility on throughout your professional career. Many practical phases during your studies will enable you to develop your personal skills so you can assess care situations from your own perspective. Upon completion of your studies, you also qualify for state admission as a nursing specialist.  

Fact Sheet for Nursing


  • Nurse
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.)

Duration: 8 semesters (4 years)

Start: October (winter semester)

Location: Deggendorf

Course language: German (see language requirements)

Admission requirements:

  • General German university entrance qualification, or please check your eligibilty at the DAAD if you own an international qualification

Fees: No tuition fees, only €62 student service fee per semester

Contact: General enquiries about studying at DIT:

Career Prospects

As a nurse, you will work in a very sought-after profession. There is a massive shortage of nursing staff in Germany and you could work, for example, in hospitals, nursing homes and old people's homes, outpatient care services and all other health and social services. Nursing is an extremely valuable profession as direct patient care means that the patients you care for, who come from all age groups and life styles, are always in the forefront of your work. Your task is to select suitable preventive, curative and palliative measures for them and to look after them in everyday life. You are an important link between patients, relatives and doctors. You will gain the necessary practical experience for this in the practical phases of your studies, which make up almost half of your lessons and are organized by DIT.

Cooperation Partners

We made a list for you so you can see where you can do your internships for the BA degree Nursing: In case your desired institution is not on our list, that should not be a problem, of course. Just contact us and we will try to win the institution for us.

You got any questions about our cooperation partners or the practical phases for this degree? Just get in touch with us.

Different Semester Times

Due to the high practical component in the nursing degree programme, the semester times do not correspond with the regular schedule of the university. If necessary, the semester breaks are shortened. Nevertheless, 10-18 working days are available in the winter semesters and 16-38 free working days in the summer semesters, which can be freely planned in consultation with the respective practical institution. The Christmas holidays and public holidays over Easter and Whitsun remain unaffected.

Subject Overview

Overview of lectures and courses, SWS (Semesterwochenstunden = weekly hours/semester) and ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) in the Bachelor's degree Nursing.

1. Semester SWS ECTS
Science and Research 5 8
Health Diagnostics and Organisation 4 5
Health Promotion, Actvity and Rest, Nutrition, Excretion 12 10
Practical Exercises I 2,5 7

2. Semester

Systemic Healthcare Communication 7 5
Basics of Evidence-based Action 8 7
Perception, Cognition, Self-concept, Growth, Development & Well-being 7 5
Basics of Education 6 5
Practical Exercises II 1,7 8

3. Semester

Professional Identitiy and Policy 5 5
Quality Managment, Care und Case Management and Long-term Care According to SGB 4 5
Coping & Stress Tolerance, Role Identity, Security and Protection, Disease Theory I 8 5
Educations Concepts and Methods 4 5
Practical Exercises III 2,5 10

4. Semester

Ethical Decisions 5 5
Cooperation 6 5
Sexuality, Spirituality & Congruence, Disease Theory II 8 5
Healthcare Communication and Information 6 5
Practical Exercises IV 1,7 10

5. Semester

Compulsory Elective Classes 4 8
Special Pathology and Crises 6 10
Practical Exercises V 1,7 12

6. Semester

Practical Exercise Development 6 10
Innovation in Nursing Care 5 7
Psychological and Social Aspects of Health 5 5
Practical Exercises VI 0,9 8
7. Semester SWS ECTS
Utilities Research und new Technologies 6 7
Complex Intervention 5 8
Health and Social Justice 4 8
Practical Exercises VII 1,7 7

8. Semester

Development of Compulsory Elective Classes 2 5
Bachelor Thesis 2 10
Practical Exercises VIII 0,4 15
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