Nursing (B.Sc. and Professional Qualification)

General Information


The Nursing (B.Sc.) degree programme is open to those with a university entrance qualification and focuses on practical clinical nursing care in hospitals, care homes and outpatient nursing services. The programme has both theoretical and practical phases and qualifies you to practise as a nurse.

During the seven-semester, full-time degree programme, students analyse scientific findings on nursing care and health care sciences, medicine, psychology, sociology, ethics, law, politics, business administration and ecology. Students are thus prepared for the diverse nursing tasks they will have to undertake.


Successful graduates will gain two qualifications at the end of the programme:

  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) as the academic degree
  • State registered qualification as a nurse



Graduates are able to take responsibility for providing professional nursing care to support and monitor people of all ages who are in need of care when they have fallen ill and/or had an accident. This means specifically:

  • plan, coordinate, carry out, evaluate and document nursing care measures
  • support people in need of care with their routine needs
  • provide information, guidance, training and advice about a healthy lifestyle
  • take over medically prescribed diagnostic and therapeutic measures
  • perform life-saving emergency measures in emergencies
  • recognise nursing care quality and medical errors
  • research, read and apply research results
  • work in a team together with medical and therapy staff in the health care system.


Basic training in nursing care at university level is currently possible at only a few locations in Germany. This innovative degree programme is offered at the Campus for health sciences Tübingen-Esslingen and involves the cooperation partners Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen, Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and University Hospital Tübingen.

Modules taught at the universities: the modules are taught at the Medical Faculty of Eberhard Karl University and at the Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences of Esslingen University of Applied Sciences. Both locations have good transport links.

Practical phases: the practical phases integrated into the programme are undertaken at University Hospital Tübingen as well as at further health and nursing care institutions in and around Tübingen and Esslingen.

Student Advisory Service

Student Advisory Service
Eberhard Karl University of Tübingen
School of Medicine
Coordination Bachelor's programme Nursing (B.Sc.)

Esslingen University of Applied Sciences
Faculty of Social Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences
Esslingen Hilltop Campus

Degree programme leaflet

Nursing (B.Sc.)

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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures - at a glance

Degree awardedBachelor of Science (B.Sc.)
FacultySocial Work, Health Care and Nursing Sciences
Number of semesters7
Language of instructionGerman
Application PeriodsFor the winter semester: up to July 15th

Application and Admission

Application and Admission

The Nursing (B.Sc.) degree programme always starts in the winter semester of every year.

A total of 60 places are available on the programme per year.

How to apply

Admission requirements

  • General university entrance qualification (Abitur or equivalent)
  • Relevant subject-specific university entrance qualification or
  • Foreign university entrance qualification which has been recognised as equivalent by the official authority responsible, or
  • Restricted university entrance qualification with Delta examination certificate



The curriculum for the degree programme and detailed descriptions of the programme modules are contained in the Module Catalogue.

Module Catalogue Nursing (B.Sc. and Professional Qualification) (German Version)

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Career prospects

Career Prospects

Graduates take responsibility for providing professional clinical nursing care to people of all ages who are in need of care, particularly in:

  • hospitals
  • care homes
  • outpatient care

In a (possible) continuation Master’s degree programme, you can enhance your specialist and methodological knowledge with more in-depth scientific knowledge. Graduates with a Master’s degree may also go on to do doctoral studies.

Apply for winter semester 2021/22!

“Hochschulstart”, the central portal for applications, has put back the starting date for the submission of applications for Bachelor degree programmes commencing in the winter semester 2020/2021. Applications will be accepted from 1 July to 20 August 2020.
The application period for our Master degree programmes runs from 15 April to 15 July.

More information
Prof. Dr. rer. cur. Astrid Elsbernd