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Nursing students are trained at the simulation centre
Photo: Tomas Gunnarsson

Study here

We offer a range of undergraduate and graduate study programmes including nursing, diagnostic radiology nursing, midwifery and specialist nursing. We also provide contract education for professionals as well as single subject courses.

To be able to work as a nurse or midwife in Sweden, you are required to speak and understand Swedish fluently. Hence, all programmes and most courses at the Institute of health and care sciences are taught in Swedish and documented proficiency of the Swedish language is an entry requirement to the study programmes. However, we welcome incoming exchange students from our partner universities who wish to undertake project work, clinical training or take a class taught in English. Please find more information below.

Brief information on our study programmes

 

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

180 higher education credits - Taught in Swedish

The programme leads to an academic professional degree, and forms the basis for authorisation to work as a nurse. The programme also aims to provide a general first-cycle degree and to prepare students for continued education at second- and third-cycle levels.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
The programme also provides the basis for a general degree at bachelor’s level.

Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing

180 higher education credits - Taught in Swedish

The programme leads to an academic professional degree, and forms the basis for authorisation to work as a radiology nurse. The programme also aims to provide a general first-cycle degree and to prepare students for continued education at second- and third-cycle levels.
Degree: Bachelor of Science in Diagnostic Radiology Nursing. 
The programme also provides the basis for a general degree at bachelor’s level.

Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing

60/75 higher education credits - Taught in Swedish

A Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing with a defined specialisation is awarded after the student has completed the courses required. In addition, the student should be registered by Socialstyrelsen [Swedish National Board of Health and Welfare] as a nurse.
Degree: Postgraduate Diploma in Specialist Nursing.
The programme also provides the basis for a general master’s degree.


Specialisations

  • Anaesthesia care, 60 hec
  • Diabetes care, 60 hec
  • Intensive care, 60 hec
  • Theatre care, 60 hec
  • Paediatric care, 60 hec
  • Surgical care, 60 hec
  • Medical care, 60 hec
  • Oncology care, 60 hec
  • Mental health care, 60 hec
  • Geriatric care, 60 hec
  • Primary health care, 75 hec
  • Neurologic care 60 hec

Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science/
Reproductive and Perinatal health

90 higher education credits - Taught in Swedish

The programme in Midwifery Science leads to an academic professional degree och forms the basis for authorisation to work as a midwife. The programme also leads to a second-cycle general degree (Master one-year) in Midwifery Science), and prepares for continued education at third-cycle (research) level.
Degree: Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery Science.
The programme also provides the basis for a general master's degree.