„Die Ausbildung an der FH Kärnten in der Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege war für mich eine Zeit, in der ich mich ständig neuen Herausforderungen…
In the course of studies in Healthcare and Nursing at the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences, theoretical, nursing, medical, scientific, communicative and legal basics are taught/learned and consolidated in practical training within the 3 years. Half of the course of study is implemented in the "real" professional field" and offers the opportunity to reflect on the acquired knowledge and nursing activities from the very beginning and to establish a continuous theory - practice transfer.
Repositioning of the higher service
Internships are an indispensable prerequisite for obtaining a professional qualification. The aim is for students to learn to think critically, to justify their actions on a sound scientific basis and to implement or apply new knowledge. Both the theoretical and practical training deals with the repositioning of the upper level of the nursing profession and the associated transfer of competencies within and between the occupational groups in the health care system. From the very beginning, students learn basic knowledge about their job description and their position in an interdisciplinary team.
The course of study healthcare & nursing is completed with the following professional title:
Graduate nurse (Diplomierter Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegerin/ Diplomierter Gesundheits- und Krankenpfleger
Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSc)
Application periods for winter term 2023 closed.
Applications for winter term 2024 possible from November 2023 onwards.*
*Subject to change, further information will follow
The Semester starts in the middle of September. The start of lectures can be found in the individual timetable.
Monday to Friday full-time and partly on Saturdays
Language of instruction: German
Please contact us if you have any questions about your studies:
€ 363.36 / semester
- Bachelor of Science in Health Studies
€ 22.70 / semester
General Study Information
Study & Work - is that possible?
With over 80 Study & Work partner companies and organizations, Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers students of a bachelor's or master's degree program the opportunity to combine their studies with a career.
This attractive offer gives students the chance to immediately put theoretical knowledge into practice and gain professional experience in Carinthia's leading companies.
Social change processes, such as demographic change and socio-cultural shifts, but above all increasing cost pressure, place new demands on nursing staff and their professional self-image. As a consequence, health and nursing education is also challenged to redesign itself. There is a need for an equally practice-oriented and scientifically oriented range of courses at university level, in order to be able to prepare the upper level of the health and nursing service adequately for current and future developments in practice. Accordingly, the bachelor's degree program in "Healthcare and Nursing" offers a sound basic education on a scientific basis and with a high degree of practical relevance.
The degree program "Healthcare and Nursing" of the Carinthia University of Applied Sciences offers a sound, generalistic basic education that prepares students in the best possible way for the new tasks, competences and responsibilities of the higher service in health and nursing and provides the prerequisites for specialization trainings that deepen or broaden competences.
For admission to the internship you need the vaccinations listed in the vaccination sheet:
Graduates of the CUAS bachelor's degree program acquire the professional competence for the exercise of their profession, which includes subject and methodological competence as well as instrumental and technical competence. The professional competence is divided into the following competences, derived from the task areas of nursing:
- Individual-related competence: Graduates learn to apply their well-founded abilities and skills in the areas of competence (core competence in nursing, competence in medical diagnostics and therapy as well as competence in multi-professional care teams) of professional nursing to individuals, families and groups. They are able to perform demanding and complex nursing tasks and take over the professional management in nursing practice. They also have the skills to work in a multi-professional team.
- Organisational competence: Graduates can effectively and efficiently apply their knowledge of business administration, organisation theory and business management to their work in health care and nursing and weigh up professional ethics, economic efficiency and individuality in decision-making.
- Sociopolitical competence: Graduates are able to introduce the nursing perspective on health, functional impairment or damage, illness, dying or death into the socio-political discourse and to participate in or organize relevant events, actions, working groups, programs and projects. They also have the competence to perceive the range of tasks of health promotion and prevention - especially in schools, childcare facilities, companies and communities - and to develop innovative concepts for these areas.
|Introduction to Business Administration for Healthcare Professionals and Health Economics||VO||1,5||1,5||B3.08180.40.050|
|Patient-Centred Nursing across Different Settings 1||ILV||2,5||2,5||B3.08180.40.030|
|Pediatric and Adolescent Care||ILV||1,5||1,5||B3.08180.40.040|
|Ethical Reflection on Internship 3||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.40.070|
|Nursing across Different Care Settings||ILV||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.40.020|
|Optional subject||Type||SPPS||ECTS-Credits||Course number|
|Patient and Family Education: Trainings, Education and Counselling Programmes||ILV||2,0||3,0||B3.08180.40.090|
|Work Organization and Delegation||ILV||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.60.010|
|English for Health Professionals 2||SE||1,5||3,0||B3.08180.20.150|
|Ethical Reflection on Internship 5||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.60.030|
|Bachelorthesis Seminar 2||SE||1,5||0,5||B3.08180.60.050|
|Optional subject||Type||SPPS||ECTS-Credits||Course number|
|Entrepreneurship in Professional Health Care||ILV||2,0||3,0||B3.08180.50.070|
|Biology, Anatomy, Physiology||VO||3,0||3,0||B3.08180.10.070|
|Nursing Process (Basic)||ILV||2,0||2,5||B3.08180.10.060|
|Introduction to Health Sciences||ILV||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.10.120|
|First Aid, Radiation Protection and Disaster Control||ILV||1,0||1,0||B3.08180.10.100|
|Ethics and Sociology for Nurses||ILV||1,5||1,5||B3.08180.10.160|
|Principles of Geriatric Care||ILV||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.10.040|
|Principles of Geriatric Care||ILV||3,0||3,0||B3.08180.10.010|
|Group and Team Processes||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.10.150|
|Hygiene and Infectious Diseases||VO||2,0||2,5||B3.08180.10.090|
|Communication and Personal Competence||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.10.140|
|Medical Terminology for Nursing Professions||VO||1,5||2,0||B3.08180.10.180|
|Practical Training in Nursing (Basic)||LB||3,0||2,0||B3.08180.10.020|
|Nursing Theories, Models and Concepts||ILV||2,0||2,5||B3.08180.10.050|
|Psychology and Pedagogy for Nurses 1||VO||1,0||1,0||B3.08180.10.130|
|Optional subject||Type||SPPS||ECTS-Credits||Course number|
|Applied Information Technology 1||SE||2,0||3,0||B3.08180.10.200|
|Counselling Techniques and Methods in Nursing||SE||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.30.060|
|Nursing Care of Patients with Special Needs in Different Stages of Life 2||ILV||3,0||3,5||B3.08180.30.010|
|Practical Training: Patients with Special Needs||LB||3,0||2,0||B3.08180.30.020|
|Ethical Reflection on Internship 2||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.30.080|
|Psychology and Pedagogy for Nurses 2||VO||1,0||1,0||B3.08180.30.050|
|Special Pathology, Diagnostics and Therapy 2||VO||2,5||2,5||B3.08180.30.040|
|English for Health Professionals 1||SE||1,5||3,0||B3.08180.10.190|
|Patient-Centred Nursing across Different Settings 2||ILV||2,5||2,5||B3.08180.50.010|
|Patient Safety and Quality Management||VO||2,0||2,0||B3.08180.50.020|
|Ethical Reflection on Internship 4||SE||1,0||0,5||B3.08180.50.060|
|Bachelorthesis Seminar 1||SE||1,5||0,5||B3.08180.50.040|
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Healthcare and Nursing is a highly qualified, versatile profession, which is characterised above all by professional competence, a sense of responsibility and lifelong learning. "Nursing" makes up the largest occupational group in the health care system and is accordingly a profession with very good job opportunities, further education and training opportunities. No matter whether nurses work in an interdisciplinary team or alone - every qualified nurse is responsible for his or her own actions at the moment he or she starts work and requires a basic moral and ethical attitude.
WHY STUDY NURSING?
Nursing studies - profession & study - profession as a vocation?
Newly defined areas of competence in nursing (see GuKG), technical progress in medicine, the multimorbidity of people of all ages and demographic development are some of the reasons why the requirements in professional training for qualified nurses have become more extensive. The reaction to this is the so-called academisation of nursing (nursing training at tertiary level at university).
It is necessary for members of the nursing profession to adapt to new findings, to allow changes and to constantly reflect and adapt their nursing actions. The application of evidence-based care1 in the respective field of work of nursing is the process of lifelong learning of nurses. Many steps in daily practice are based on learned expertise combined with positive experiences and traditions. In combination with clinical expertise, evidence-based care becomes scientifically based, individual and patient-oriented care rather than "cookbook care", which leads to the thoughtless application of rules, guidelines and standards (DiCenso, Cullum 1998).
After the Bachelor's degree in Healthcare and Nursing, which provides students with a generalist education and thus enables them to care for people throughout their entire life span, specialisation and further training is offered at university level.
There is a wide range of further training courses, and this is what makes the job really interesting. You can set your own priorities: Hygiene officer, wound management, diabetes counselling, breast care nurse, cancer nurse, pain nurse, stoma nurse, practical instructions, and much more.
Specializations according to GuKG §70a
- Specialisations comprise a total of at least 90 ECTS theoretical and practical training. They can be offered as self-contained courses of study or in staged courses with individual degrees (levels 1 and 2).
- Level 1 (without extension of authority) comprises medical, nursing and scientific specialisation in the corresponding subject areas to the extent of at least 30 ECTS.
- Level 2 (with extended authorization) requires Level 1 and includes medical, nursing and scientific expansion in the corresponding subject areas to the extent of at least 60 ECTS.
- Specialisations with several departments can also be offered and completed separately in Level 1, but must be combined in Level 2.
Specializations are currently (2017) possible in the fields of child and adolescent care, psychiatric health and nursing, anaesthesia and intensive care, palliative care, kidney replacement therapy, and nursing in the surgery area.
Innovative Lehr- und Lernmethoden
"Neu definierte Kompetenzbereiche in der Pflege, der technische Fortschritt in der Medizin, die Multimorbidität der Menschen in jedem Alter und die demographische Entwicklung sind mitunter Gründe, warum Inhalte und Anforderungen in der Berufsausbildung für Gesundheits- und KrankenpflegerInnen umfangreicher geworden sind. Innovative Lehr- und Lernmethoden helfen unseren Studierenden, sich ein umfangreiches Fachwissen und die nötigen Fachkompetenzen des Pflegeberufes anzueignen. Neben der fundierten, fachlichen Qualifikation für diesen verantwortungsvollen Beruf ist es mir ein Anliegen, dass sich unsere AbsolventInnen auch durch professionelle Kommunikation im interdisziplinären Team sowie mit kranken und pflegebedürftigen Menschen jeden Alters auszeichnen. "
Anita Mitterdorfer, BA M.ED. MA
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The capital of Carinthia has numerous events and sights all year round. Whether the World Bodypainting Festival, Ironman Austria, major concerts in the Wörthersee Stadium, open air cinema in the Burghof or the magical Christmas market during Advent - there is always something going on here.
The campus in St. Veiterstraße in Klagenfurt is characterised by short distances. The FH building is located in the immediate vicinity of the city centre and is directly on the grounds of the clinic. In addition, green spaces make it possible to spend time at the university in a pleasant atmosphere.
Coming from Villach or Wolfsberg: Take the A 2 South Motorway, bypass Klagenfurt Nord and take the exit Klagenfurt Nord/ Feldkirchen. Drive south on the Feldkirchner-Straße - towards the city. Follow the road until you reach St. Veiter Ring and turn left. Turn left at the St. Veiter Straße intersection and after approx. 600 m select the entrance to the Landeskrankenhaus site on the left-hand side. Our university building is on the left side.
Coming from St. Veit: Take the S37 directly onto St. Veiter Straße. Follow the road until you reach the entrance to the grounds of the Landeskrankenhaus on the right-hand side. Our university building is on the left-hand side.
Coming from Klagenfurt main station: When you leave the station building, turn left towards the bus station. Lines 40 and 41 of the Klagenfurt public utility company will take you to our building. Distance: about 2,5 km. Walking time: approx. 25 minutes.
Coming from the bus station -Heiligengeistplatz: The bus lines 40 and 41 of the Klagenfurt public utility company will bring you to our building. Distance: about 1,2 km.
Coming from the bus station - Heiligengeistplatz: Walk east on Wiesbadener-Str. towards Neuer Platz and keep right. Turn left into Kramergasse, cross Alter Platz and continue along Wiener Gasse to Heuplatz. Cross the Heuplatz and continue on the St. Veiter Straße. After about 600 m you will find the entrance to the grounds of the Klagenfurt Regional Hospital on the left-hand side. Our building is located on the left side of the street. Walking time: approx. 15 min.
Our building is number 24 on the site plan of the Klagenfurt Regional Hospital.