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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.

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.

Get the full programme details in German

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.

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" 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.

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    1. The basics

    Semesters 1-4

    At the beginning of the programme, there is a clear focus on the fundamentals of nursing and learning about nursing’s various fields of practice.

    Courses focus on caring for people with a range of health circumstances and at different stages of life. In parallel with nursing expertise, you will also develop your basic medical knowledge. And just as importantly, you will be introduced to health promotion and academic methods.

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    2. Practical experience

    Semesters 1-6

    Practical training accounts for 50% of the degree programme. The cornerstone of this is the fourth-semester practice placement consisting of approximately 600 hours of hands-on training.

    Each semester, you will complete a practice placement lasting several weeks. This gives you the opportunity to immediately apply the skills and expertise you have developed in your lectures. Your professional training will give you experience in a variety of areas such as acute, long-term and mobile care, and you will become familiar with the public healthcare system. We provide you with support before and during your practice placements: we’ll help you to select your placements and offer you special coaching sessions.

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    3. Advanced courses

    Semesters 5-6

    Towards the end of your degree you will study familiar topics in more depth, as well as take a detailed look at efficient work processes. You will apply what you have learned during your degree and synthesise your knowledge of the different fields of nursing, for example when completing professional exercises and cases studies. These are based on realistic scenarios to simulate complex nursing situations and require you to tap into all of your professional resources. They encompass entire nursing cases from start to finish – to help you provide your future patients with outstanding care.

    A particular highlight here in Krems: In the 5th and 6th semester you decide on an elective module and thus have the opportunity to specialise further in your desired discipline. You can choose from Pflege für Kinder und Jugendliche (paediatric nursing care), Onkologische Pflege (oncological care), Pflege im Unfall- und Neuro-Rehabilitationsbereich (trauma and neuro-rehabilitation care) and Pflege in Krisenzeiten/Krisengebieten (nursing in times of crisis/crisis areas).

Our team

Get to know the core team of our bachelor degree programme General Nursing.

  • Markus Golla, BScN, MScN | Head of Institute Nursing Science / Programme Director General Nursing - IMC Fachhochschule Krems
    Markus Golla, BScN, MScN
    Head of Institute Nursing Science / Programme Director General Nursing

    Head of Institute Nursing Science / Programme Director General Nursing

    Markus Golla, BScN, MScN

  • Prof.(FH) Dipl.-Kfm. Stefan Baronowski, BA (Hons)
    Professor Department of Business
  • Katharina Heindl, BSc MSc
    Professor Department of Health Sciences
  • Mag. (FH) Nina Schafferer
    Associate Degree Programme Gesundheits- und Krankenpflege
  • Mag. Adelheid Schönthaler, BSc
    Programme Director Advanced Nursing Practice / Department of Health...
  • Petra Schumacher, BScN, MScN
    Professor Department of Health Sciences
  • Prof.(FH) Priv.-Doz. Mag. Dr. Gerhard Tucek
    Head of Institute Therapeutic and Midwifery Sciences

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