Charité – Universitätsmedizin launches New Bachelor’s degree in nursing

Berlin, 24.06.2020: Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin is launching a new course of study: the Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The aim is to meet the increasing demand for university-qualified personnel and to further improve the quality of nursing care. Within seven semesters, students acquire a professional admission as a nursing professional and the academic degree. The course of studies will begin for the first time in the winter semester 2020/21 with 60 students at the Charité.

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The Bachelor of Nursing is generalist in orientation and qualifies students to provide general care for people of all ages in various care settings, such as in hospital, nursing home or home care. With this model, nursing practice should be based on scientific findings.

„The current times of the pandemic also underline even more clearly the great importance of qualified and motivated colleagues in the health sector. We are therefore happy to be able to make a significant contribution to the further development of the German health care system with the new course of studies,“ explains Prof. Dr. Joachim Spranger, Vice Dean of Studies and Teaching at Charité.

During the special training, the students will become familiar with the methods of scientific work. Their areas of responsibility include direct care as well as counselling and guidance of patients and their relatives. They also coordinate and control care processes.

„The focus of our study programme is on inter-professional and diversity-oriented learning. These accents were particularly important to us in the design. Our goal is that students learn from the very beginning to interact and work together with other professional groups, such as doctors,“ says Prof. Dr. Adelheid Kuhlmey, Scientific Director of the Charité Center for Human and Health Sciences.

The students also receive communication training throughout their studies.

Interested parties with a university entrance qualification valid in Berlin can apply for a place in the bachelor’s degree programme in nursing. The application period is from July 1 to August 20, 2020. The course of studies expands the already existing range of training opportunities for nurses.

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