1. Kempten University of Applied Sciences
  2. Faculty of Social and Health Studies
  3. Degree courses
  4. Bachelor's degrees
  5. Nursing

Make life your vocation

Would you like a responsible job that revolves around people’s health and well-being? If so, studying nursing prepares you exceptionally well for a career encompassing a wide range and variety of valuable activities. A higher education programme in nursing provides an impressive combination of proximity with people and scientific work, qualifying you particularly to perform highly complex processes in this field.

As a nurse, you will attend to the health needs of people in all age groups. You will care for the sick, disabled or dying and help meet their interests in consideration of their own particular life circumstances and social setting. Throughout your studies, we support you with tutorials, small learning groups, special programmes for students and intensive mentoring for your bachelor’s thesis. In addition, you can expect practically relevant teamwork and learning, a friendly atmosphere and professors who know you by name. 

The Free State of Bavaria will introduce a scholarship programme for nursing students from the winter semester 2022/2023, which will compensate for the lack of remuneration compared to nursing training. For further information click here.

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At a glance

  • Award

    Bachelor of Science (B. Sc.)

  • Study mode


  • Standard duration

    8 Semester

  • ECTS credits


  • Starts

    winter semester

  • Restricted admission


  • Taught in


  • Faculty

    Social and Health Studies

  • Study abroad


  • Accreditation

    in the course of implementation

Details about this course

The foundation course (semesters 1 to 3) addresses issues relating to health, illness and the human body. You will already start learning the practical methods and communication skills for dealing with people in need of care, while also developing a systemic approach to working independently and scientifically.

The advanced course (semesters 4 to 7) teaches more profound knowledge and skills based on practical examples in areas of specialist care. You will learn to understand the individual problems and wishes of people in need of care, and to explain these with the aid of your theoretical knowledge. Other aspects of the programme give you insights into the sciences related to nursing that also need taking into consideration – medicine, psychology, sociology, ethics, ecology, law, politics and business administration.
Practical clinical skills lie at the heart of professional nursing. Simulations in the Skills Lab at Kempten University of Applied Sciences give you the chance to train hands-on skills in a risk-free but realistic interactive environment. This special form of higher education is a key component in your degree programme from the first semester on.

You will complete your degree by writing your Bachelor’s thesis . Upon successfully completing the programme, the university of applied sciences will award you the academic degree of Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). Graduates with this degree are entitled to apply for a Swabian permit admitting them to the nursing profession.

The programme with extended practice combines a regular bachelor’s degree programme at the university with intensive practical placements relating to your academic subject matter with our partners in the field.

Hands-on nursing stints are planned for each semester, generally at the end of the lecturing period. From the third semester on, practical blocks are also integrated into the lecturing period. During each of the practical stints, you will act as part of a nursing or therapeutic team led by experienced supervisors. In addition, you will be visited regularly by university lecturers to help you reflect upon your hands-on experiences on the basis of nursing science and thus support your transfer of knowledge between theory and practice.

You will spend 2,300 hours accumulating “hands-on learning”, partly in the form of preparatory simulation training at the university. You will complete at least 400 hours each in general acute nursing, general long-term nursing on wards and in peripatetic care. In addition, you will learn about further special areas of professional care and gain insights into health-related provision structures.

Professional nursing is a meaningful, scientifically based, health-focused activity involving close contact with people. This degree programme in Nursing qualifies you to perform clinical work in hospitals, nursing/care homes and mobile care provision. It teaches profound knowledge in promoting good health, assisting recovery and well-being on a scientific basis. Nurses are in charge of specific areas of responsibility that they cannot delegate to other professions. The often complex duties require good collaboration in teams with other health professionals.

The special tasks assumed by nurses with a bachelor’s degree include scientific work on specialist issues in nursing:

  • Planning, coordinating, conducting and evaluating complex nursing measures
  • Advising people in need of care and their close contacts on matters of health promotion, disease prevention, care, therapies and rehabilitation
  • Scrutinising, evaluating and critically applying the results of research
  • Preparing and performing medically prescribed measures for diagnostics and treatments
  • Initiating and performing lifesaving measures in emergencies
  • Working with different health professionals as a team
  • Evaluating the quality of nursing and advancing it on a scientific basis

Application process:
Professional nursing carries a great deal of responsibility, working with people in need of help at critical stages of life. To enrol on this course, you must therefore provide evidence of your state of health (health certificate) and of your reliability for performing this duty (certificate of conduct).
We have pooled all the information and details you might need about applying and the admission requirements .

About you:
Are you particularly interested in working with people, and do you have good social skills? Do you enjoy analytical thinking, and can you adapt flexibly to different tasks? If so, you’re on just the right track to study Nursing!

We ascribe to the values of openness, tolerance and acceptance. Our aim is to teach everyone involved at Kempten University of Applied Sciences about education in an international context. As part of this, we support university-wide, inter-faculty measures to promote international projects and cross-cultural interaction.

To hone your intercultural skills, we encourage you to spend your sixth semester undertaking a nursing internship abroad lasting 5 weeks. It is up to you which country you choose. This experience enables you to get to know a different health system and enriches your experiences in hands-on nursing.
Are you interested in learning more about our international aspirations and the options for you to study abroad? Take a look at the information posted in our portal.



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Further details about the degree programme

Qualification as a registered nurse

Kempten University of Applied Sciences awards students who successfully complete the programme the academic title Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.). Graduates with this degree are entitled to apply to the Swabian government for a permit formally admitting them to the nursing profession.


We know how exciting the prospect of going to university can be. So we want you to know whom you can get in touch with if you have any questions about studying with us.

Contact for prospective students

  • University Student Advisory Service

For general questions about studying and applications, please contact the University Student Advisory Service

  • Questions about course content

If you are interested in this degree programme and would like to ask any questions, please contact

Alina Peukert

Tel.: +49 (0)831 2523-9558

Email: pflege(at)hs-kempten.de

Presentations about the study programme