Health care professions are becoming increasingly demanding. Nursing staff face ever-growing challenges due to difficult conditions in practice, a changing nursing environment and changes in the health system. Consequently, the importance of training and continuing education for health professionals in nursing is also growing - and with it, the need for qualified teachers of nursing. Our Master's programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Nursing will prepare you optimally for this work in vocational education.
Münster School of Health's Master's programme in the Education of Health Professionals in Nursing provides the academic training required for this task. You will be able to teach nursing staff the technical and personal skills they require for the complex scope of duties involved in professional nursing. In addition, the Master's degree will enable you to gain further academic qualifications in scientific research areas in the national and international educational area.
With this Master's degree, a wide range of career opportunities will be open to you. You will be able to teach - as a teacher of nursing in hospitals and communities, and at technical schools, nursing schools and other educational institutions involved in training and continuing education in the health system. You will also be qualified to perform the core activities of school development or quality assurance. In addition, the Master's degree will enable you to pursue further academic qualifications in scientific research.
Content and course sequence
Our Master's programme, lasting four semesters, combines nursing education expertise with imparting the competences required to teach nursing. In the process, teaching is clearly oriented to practical tasks.
Three thematic blocks structure the study programme in the first three semesters:
In Nursing and Health Sciences, you will expand the knowledge gained in your Bachelor programme, consolidating the expertise acquired there. Examples of modules include: Theoretical and Clinical Perspectives of Nursing; Ethics; Dealing with the Mentally Ill; Caring for Families; Foundations of Medicine; and Public Health.
The second thematic block addresses the production of scientific work. In modules such as Epistemology and Qualitative and Quantitative Data Analysis, you will learn the basics of research methodology and practise using scientific instruments.
The Education Science thematic block deals mainly with the central areas of activity in teaching nursing, such as curriculum development and conceptions of teaching and learning arrangements. In addition, there are courses on fields of research from education science and vocational education, as well as modules on education law and research in education. A three-month practical stage in Teaching and Delivery ensures that the course content is linked to work experience.
You will write your Master's thesis in the fourth semester, concluding your degree programme with a Master of Arts title.
Why choose us
What characterises our degree programme is that theory and practice are closely interlinked. Rather than conveying specialist knowledge devoid of context based on the logic of isolated scientific disciplines, we teach on a case-related basis and in an interdisciplinary manner. Thanks to the practical stage, the programme structure itself also enhances the connection to professional practice. In addition, we engage in constant exchange with various healthcare facilities on the latest topics and current needs.
Other entry requirements
Bachelor or Diplom degree in Nursing Education or related areas with an overall grade of 2.5 or better.
Master's programmes for Education of Health Professionals start in the winter semester. The closing date for applications is 15 July. If you are unable to present documentary evidence of your Bachelor's degree by then, you may submit a transcript plus a statement of your average grade. Information about deadlines and the minimum required achievements can be found on our website, together with the current cut-off date, by which time you must have presented proof of your Bachelor's degree.