Dual study nursing (Asklepios / hochschule 21)

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What is the content of the course of studies?

1st year of training

- 1st semester: Scientific work, basics of nursing (FS)

2nd year of training

- 2nd semester: Nursing scientific basics, nursing action in acute situations, nursing reservation and medical delegation tasks

- 3rd semester: Health conditions and disease phenomena, target groups and fields of action (FS)

3rd year of training

- 4th semester: Nursing diagnostics, nursing care with a focus on post-operative care, nursing people with chronic and life-threatening illnesses

- 5th semester: Methods of collegial counselling, Experiencing and coping with existential situations (FS), Basics of communication and counselling (FS)

- 6th semester: methods of nursing

research, intervention and outcome, education, experience of stress and coping

- 7th semester: methods of nursing research, professionalisation of nursing, care management, project management

- 8th semester: Organisation and Management, Quality Management, Bachelor thesis

After five semesters you take the exams and you are a qualified nurse. You will be able to take over responsible new fields of work in nursing. With the contents from training and studies, you will be able, for example, to design the care of people with complex problems or to implement new guidelines and standards in nursing care.

Where can I find employment later on?
The clinic, vocational school and university
In what fields/subject areas can I work?

The study programme is divided into three study phases: During the probationary period of the apprenticeship, a propaedeutic course (trial week) takes place at the Hei 21. Only after the probationary period does the second phase begin with enrolment; it has five semesters, one module per semester. The nursing knowledge gained during training is expanded in these university modules.

What are the entry requirements?
  • For dealing with our patients from different cultures it is especially important that you have the following skills: - high social competence - Empathy - excellent observational skills - good resilience - Team spirit - Creativity - Enjoyment of communication In addition to these personal skills, you should bring one of the following school-leaving certificates with you: - General or subject-related higher education entrance qualification - Technical baccalaureate
  • At Asklepios you also have

    • 30 days holiday per year
    • and a 38.5-hour work week

    or you can do your training part time, that's also possible

    After the five semesters, you will take the exam and become a nursing specialist. Afterwards, a full-time course of study over three semesters begins. During this time you can of course already work as a certified nurse.

What costs will I incur as part of my studies?
You will deduct a small part of your training allowance to pay the tuition fees at the university 21. As an Asklepios trainee, you will enjoy special conditions at the Hei 21: - Phase I/propaedeutic course: 150€/month for 6 months - Enrolment fee: One-time 300€ - Phase II/Study parallel to training: 150€/month for 30 months - Phase III/Study incl. Bachelor thesis: 285€/month for 18 months We will remunerate your work with a training allowance in accordance with the relevant collective agreement for trainees (TVAöD-Pflege): - 1st year of training: € 1140.69 gross - 2nd year of training: € 1202.07 gross - 3rd year of training: € 1303.38 gross


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Who offers this course?

Asklepios / hochschule 21

Type of study

University studies


8 semesters

Qualification on completion

Bachelor of Science and professional admission as a nursing specialist

Special features

The training with the dual study starts every year on August 15th.

The first semester at Hei 21 begins the following January. You will complete semesters 1 to 5 as a part-time student with about 5 days per semester. After the 5th semester, the final examinations for health and nursing care also take place. The study phase 2 (semesters 6 to 8) is a full-time study from winter semester on.

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