The nursing programme provides a broad range of expertise in health sciences and a licence as a nurse. The programme can then be built on further with various specialities or supplemented with leadership for management roles in healthcare.
In order to practice as a nurse, knowledge and skills in nursing needs to be combined with knowledge in other subjects such as medical science, social and behavioural science. The programme aims to train nurses to be well prepared to contribute to the healthcare work of today and tomorrow.
The main task of the nurse is nursing. This means being responsible for qualified healthcare measures that aim for health and well-being despite illness. Utilising people's resources and capacity to handle problems, even in difficult life situations, is key.
The licensed nurse can work in many different areas of activity and the duties can vary widely and comprise persons of all ages in municipal healthcare, primary care and hospital care.
The nurse works to promote the individual person’s possibilities of living a meaningful life in accordance with his or her needs despite illness, suffering and functional impairment. Promoting health and preventing disease and illness based on the person's individual possibilities and needs is the basis of the nurse's work.
The nursing programme is a three-year programme, corresponding to 180 credits. The first year is devoted to an introductory course in nursing, including human biology (microbiology, pharmacology anatomy, physiology) symptoms and signs of illness. The second year is largely dedicated to courses in nursing in health and illness, and the environmental influence on health and illness and scientific methodology while the third and final year provides insights into leadership.
In the final year, the students prepare and accomplish a thesis in the main field of nursing. A large part of the education is on-site with municipal healthcare, primary care and hospital care. The local profile of the programme is based on the patient-based research that is pursued at the Institute of Health and Care Sciences at the Sahlgrenska Academy.
In Gothenburg, around 120 students are admitted to the nursing programme every autumn and spring semester. This programme is conducted in Swedish.
General entry requirements are:
If you have an IB degree from 2013 or earlier and received a diploma you have basic eligibility for higher education in Sweden, if you have sufficient knowledge in Swedish and mathematics.
For general admission, you must have:
And the specific entry requirements are:
Selection: Grades (66%) and the Swedish Scholastic Aptitude Test (34%).
Meet Joakim Hult, 23, a student in semester 2 of the nursing programme.