Nursing Care and Public Health Management (Bachelor)

Brief overview

DegreeBachelor of Arts (B.A.)
DepartmentMünster Department of Health
Special type of studyfull-time
IntakeWinter semester
Standard period of study6 semesters
Language of InstructionGerman
Semester fee

Requirements and enrollment

Admissions restrictions No local entrance restrictions
Pre-study placementNo
Additional entrance requirements

Language requirements:

Applicants who did not acquire their study qualification at a German-speaking institution must demonstrate that they have knowledge of German at level C1 according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL), for example by proving that they have passed the TestDaF (Test Deutsch als Fremdsprache) with an average score of ‘4’, or must furnish equivalent proof.

In order to enrol for this degree programme, you must have completed an apprenticeship in health and nursing care, paediatric health and nursing care, elderly care or midwifery.
EnrolmentThe next enrolment phase
commences in Mai 2024.

Detailed description of the degree programme

The job profile of health care professionals is undergoing change; job opportunities in the nursing sector are becoming increasingly complex, meaning that new qualifications and skills must be acquired. In addition to classic primary nursing, there is an increasing need to perform leadership and management tasks. Our Bachelor programme in Nursing Care and Public Health Management will prepare you for these challenges – with an interdisciplinary approach and a high degree of practical relevance.


You will need to have strong professional and social skills in your future fields of work. Your study programme at Münster University of Applied Sciences will prepare you optimally for your profession – with regard to both theory and practice. After completing the degree programme, you will be familiar with concepts and models from the areas of nursing care of specific target groups, human resource development and leadership, management of healthcare institutions, and information and knowledge processing. You will be able to apply your knowledge to specific practical situations and to act independently. You will communicate appropriately with patients, nursing staff and members of other health care professions, convey specialist subject content to different target groups in a competent manner, and motivate your team members.

Occupational fields

Career prospects in nursing care and public health management are varied: depending on your specialisation, after graduating you may be hired at middle management level by a hospital or another nursing facility, assume the management of a ward or department, or even manage a nursing home. You could also provide expert opinions, work in quality management, training and further training, or provide consultation to patients and their relatives. Potential employers include healthcare facilities, associations, companies from the medical and health sector, specialist publishers, health insurance companies, nursing-care insurance funds and advisory centres.

We also offer you the chance to pursue our Master’s programme in Management in Care and Health Care Facilities after completing your Bachelor’s degree.

Content and course sequence

Interdisciplinary work is essential in nursing care and public health management, which is why our degree programme combines various topic areas during the first four semesters.

Basing Professional Action on Nursing Theory focuses on dealing with patients. In this area, the syllabus includes medical aspects as well as nursing models, case management and working with people with a chronic mental illness.

In Counselling, Training and Instruction, you will learn the skills and knowledge required in conflict management, communication and psychology. You will then be able to competently assume managerial responsibilities and organise your future team. This knowledge will also enable you to provide counselling, instruction and training in various occupational fields.

Health Care Management covers economic and legal aspects. You will discover how quality can be ensured in practice, which demands are placed on you in your profession by labour and health laws, and how to manage business processes more efficiently.

Many measures in the health system need to be evaluated. For this reason, in Information and Knowledge Processing you will learn how to create, conduct and statistically analyse surveys.

Once you have learned the theoretical foundations of the profession in the first four semesters and gained basic practical skills, you will specialise in the fifth and sixth semesters. You will choose your own specialisation, enabling you to nurture your individual strengths and to focus on specific professional goals. After a block of practice in a field of work of your choice, you will select your specialisation, depending on your interests and career goals. Examples include the use of IT in nursing, quality management, process management, and palliative care. You will complete this stage of the qualification with a Bachelor thesis at the end of the sixth semester, earning you a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Why choose us

What characterises our degree programme is that theory and practice are closely interlinked. Our teaching relates to practice and situations from the everyday working environment, developing theoretical knowledge from different disciplines on this basis. The methods used in our course include business simulation, as well as field trips to practice partners, trade fairs and other universities. If you would like to complete your block of practice abroad, we will be happy to provide assistance.

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