Nursing is evolving into an ever more challenging profession. More and more people are requiring increasingly complex nursing care, calling for specialist knowledge and skills on the part of today’s and tomorrow’s nurses.
This degree course, designed to be completed alongside active part-time nursing practice, endows professionals in the field with the academic and practical competencies to take on leadership roles, identify research lacunae and fill them by carrying out appropriate research projects.
HAW Hamburg’s Department of Nursing and Management is a pioneering institution in driving nursing’s transformation into a graduate profession, and collaborates with Hamburg’s healthcare industry, one of the region’s key employers, which is growing at a rate twice that of the economy overall.
The course allows for specialisation and the incorporation of issues arising in your day-to-day nursing practice. The research and teaching in our Department are valuable contributors to the search for solutions to today’s structural and qualitative challenges in both the specific field of nursing and the wider area of management of health and social care institutions. At HAW Hamburg, you’ll benefit from:
- lecturers with strong track records of expertise in the field of delivering nursing care
- close cooperation with significant players in the healthcare industry (an example is the University Medical Center in Eppendorf)
- an internationally recognised nursing degree
- the opportunity to proceed to doctoral study
The course is designed for qualified, licensed general, paediatric or geriatric nurses or carers for the elderly who have been working in the profession for at least a year and for those holding a first degree (Bachelor, German Magister or Diplom, or equivalent). The course enables you to specialise, qualifies you for management roles, and trains you for a career driving the advancement of nursing processes on an academic evidence base.
The course is four semesters in duration, with the final semester devoted to students’ Master theses, and has a modular structure. You can complete the course’s practical element with your employer or, alternatively, with one of our training partners.
The modules focus on the scientific exploration of relevant issues from nursing practice, in the following areas of nursing care delivery:
- Drawing up care scenarios for people with gerontological care needs
- Drawing up care scenarios for people with intensive and complex care needs
- Drawing up care scenarios for people with oncological and palliative care needs
Students on this degree course attain the skills required for implementing nursing practice on the basis of scientific evidence within a specific setting, for translating research findings into nursing practice, for working in nursing management roles, and for initiating, supervising and implementing evaluation and research processes. As they learn, they gain the capacity to place the perspective of the individual patient or client at the centre of their scientifically-based nursing practice, to take evidence-based decisions, to act in line with ethical, societal and scientific insights, and to take due account of their patients’ lifeworlds and situations. They will also learn to frame issues from nursing practice in their academic contexts. Elements of the course are:
- Nursing science and research
- Delivering clinical nursing care
- A specialist nursing project
- Health systems and health policy
- Initiating and shaping processes of change
- An international view of health and social care
- A license to practise in nursing and/or paediatric nursing and/or geriatric nursing and/or care of the elderly
- At least one year’s experience in your profession
- A completed first degree (Bachelor’s, German Magister or Diplom, or equivalent) worth at least 210 credit points.
Further required documents:
- Letter of motivation
If your application is successful, you need to have enrolled for the course online by 1 July 20xx. If you gained your first degree outside Germany, you will need to have it checked for equivalency to the German system prior to applying. The organisation uni-assist performs this role.
N.B.: Applicants whose Bachelor’s degrees are equivalent to 180 credit points are required to attain a further 30 credit points within the first two semesters on the course in order to enrol fully. You gain these points by attending courses from the Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Healthcare and Management at HAW Hamburg, as stipulated by, and subject to the agreement of, the admissions committee for the Master’s course. Your enrolment will be provisional for the first two semesters and full enrolment will be subject to meeting this condition. There are further details in the Admissions and Selection Regulations for this degree course.
The course has an intake every two years. Applications for the next intake close on 15 August 2020. Please submit the following documents:
- A covering letter (letter of application)
- Your certificate of school-leaving qualification
- Your first degree certificate, if you have it
- Certificates of any continuing education courses you have attended
- Your CV
Applications and admissions:
HAW Master's Degree Course Admissions Office
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor Campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9898
Drop-in office hours: Monday/Tuesday: 11:00 am–1:00 pm; Thursday: 2:00–5:00 pm
Infothek opening hours: Monday–Thursday: 10:00 am–4:00 pm; Friday: 10:00 am–1:00 pm
Telephone office hours: Moday/Tuesday, 9:00–10:00 am; Thursday: 9:00–11:00 am
Due to the restrictions resulting from the corona pandemic, drop-in office hours are not being offered at the moment. You can reach us by telephone during these times. The Infothek is closed until further notice.
For general queries about degree courses:
Student Counselling Team (Studienberatung)
Stiftstrasse 69, 20099 Hamburg (Berliner Tor Campus)
Tel.: + 49.40.428 75-9110
Advice and information by phone: Monday–Tuesday: 10 am–1 pm; Thursday: 1 pm–5 pm
Contact person for applicants with disabilities or chronic health conditions:
Alexanderstrasse 1, 20099 Hamburg, room 4.10
Tel. +49.40.428 75-7220
Current office hours:www.haw-hamburg.de/inklusion
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Information about this degree course is available in German only.