General Nursing bachelor degree programme
Become a healthcare professional and help people at all stages of life to stay fit and healthy, and overcome illness.
Our General Nursing bachelor degree will equip you with the knowledge and skills you need. Take advantage of an opportunity to build a rewarding career: as a graduate of this 3-year programme, you will have everything it takes to play a part in redefining nursing and healthcare.
Courses normally take place from Monday to Friday.
You will complete your degree in 6 semesters, or 3 years. During this time, your workload will be 180 ECTS credits.
During your degree, you must complete an internship lasting at least 52 weeks, equivalent to a total of 2300 hours.
This is the tuition fee for EU and EEA citizens. In addition, the Austrian National Union of Students (ÖH) dues amount to EUR 22.70. Please note that different tuition fees apply for non-EU citizens.
The degree programme
IMC Krems’ General Nursing degree will prepare you for a range of nursing duties. Combining theory and practice, it covers various nursing topics including acute care (care in hospital surgery and internal medicine wards), long-term care (for residents of care facilities), mobile care (for people in their homes) and rehabilitation care.
Besides patient-focused duties, you will also be well prepared for the organisational tasks and community-related responsibilities of your day-to-day work.
Studying such a broad curriculum has a major benefit: you can decide which area of nursing you want to work in after you have completed your degree.
As a graduate of IMC Krems’ General Nursing degree programme you will have the skills required to assume high-grade positions in the Austrian nursing and care sector, and meet the requirements of the Gesundheits- und Krankenpflegegesetz (Austrian Health Care and Nursing Act).
After graduating from the bachelor programme, you can either start working in the profession straight away or continue your studies, for instance with a postgraduate degree in health management or nursing science. Alternatively you could opt for a continuing education course in a specialist area such as intensive care or hospital hygiene. You can also take our Advanced Nursing Practice master degree programme once you have at least two years of professional experience.
The nursing profession
In the majority of cases, a nursing professional’s job is to provide care and support for people with temporary or permanent physical or mental impairments or conditions.
You could also choose to specialise in health promotion and disease prevention.
Overview of responsibilities
As a nurse, you will be responsible for the entire care process – from establishing the nursing needs and nursing diagnosis, through to planning, delivering and evaluating the required care.
Nurses perform many of their duties independently. In some cases they work as part of an interdisciplinary team, where they can bring their expertise to bear to improve the chances of a successful outcome for the patient.
" Our students have a broad perspective. They know that they will be faced with cultural challenges and language barriers in their work. This is why they practise using English in patient care and support situations on the programme. They can complete professional placements abroad, which is something that we actively encourage. "
Programme director Markus Golla
A formula for success: theoretical knowledge + practical experience
The programme is built on three pillars.
Get to know the core team of our bachelor degree programme General Nursing.
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