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Bachelor nursing education

You have already completed training in health and (children's) nursing, geriatric nursing or midwifery and would like to accompany others as a specialist teacher for nursing professions and qualify for a job in nursing? In the Bachelor Degree Program in Nursing Education we prepare you precisely for this.
The focus is on the question: How do you motivate linguistically, culturally, intellectually and heterogeneous groups of learners for a physically, psychologically and socially challenging profession in the long term? Among other things, we show you which pedagogical-didactic methods you can use to introduce apprentices to self-reliant learning, how to incorporate current research findings into your teaching, and how the transfer from theory to practice works, taking into account social challenges.
In your correspondence course, you acquire important know-how from the social sciences, psychology, philosophy and health sciences, as well as dealing with political and legal framework conditions as well as the subject of digitization in nursing.

Accredited degree

All current programs of IUBH are accredited by the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation).
An accreditation is only pronounced if a study program fulfills all qualitative requirements in terms of content and structure.
The FIBAA is a kind of TÜV for academic education, which checks the quality of Bachelor and Master programs on behalf of the Accreditation Council. The accreditation is renewed every five (first accreditation) or seven (re-accreditation) years - a guarantee for the quality of our teaching.
For courses of exceptional quality, FIBAA awards its premium seal. Five courses at the IUBH have already been awarded this special seal. The IUBH is thus one of the leading universities in Germany with five or more premium seals.

Your future career in nursing education

With the completion of our nursing education program, you can primarily take up a teaching position in nursing and health-related educational institutions. Possible priorities include health and nursing, health and child care, care for the elderly and midwifery / maternity care.
In addition, you are also (freelance) teaching activities in continuing education and training open, both for professional caregivers, as well as caring relatives. Further fields of application are occupations with expert activity, eg in the publishing house, with health insurance companies or advice centers. But you can also make a career as a care specialist in project management or research.

Course Overview

In the distance learning nursing education you will be taught primarily scientific basics of adult education, general and nursing-specific didactics and lifelong learning. In addition, you will be concerned with the analysis of framework conditions in the field of teaching and learning, the different nursing contexts and the upcoming changes in nursing itself. In addition, legal and ethical aspects, relevant insights from psychology and management will be considered and discussed. You will also gain important insights into the different settings of inpatient and outpatient care for the elderly and the elderly or hospital management.
Our bachelor's degree program has a modular structure, ie you study on the basis of subject areas that are divided into so-called "modules". Within these modules, there are sometimes an introductory course and a specialization course, which systematically prepare you for completing this module. Within the modules, you will receive credits for every successful graduation (European Credit Transfer System) that documents your achievements. These ECTS credits are internationally comparable and of course recognized.


In the sixth semester, you choose your two specializations amounting to 20 ECTS. For this you opt for a specialist specialization ("compulsory specializations") in the field of nursing education and a functional and industry specialization ("Wahlspezialisierung").
Some exemplary election specializations are:
  • Technology in health care and e-health
  • Health economics
  • General and diagnostic fundamentals of curative education
  • Education and promotion management and consulting
  • Law in health and social work

study models

Adapt your distance learning to your life.

You can complete our bachelor's degree in both full-time and two part-time variations. In terms of content, these models are identical, but with the part-time variants, your weekly learning time is reduced.

The part-time study is particularly suitable for those who already have a high workload or who want to reduce their monthly costs.



In full-time study you can choose the maximum number of courses per semester. If you do not finish your studies in the designated time, the study is extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have less time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

part time


Part-time studies reduce your monthly tuition. At the same time, the number of courses you can choose per semester is also decreasing.

If you can not finish your degree within the designated time, your studies will be extended for another 18 months. During this time you can use all offers of distance learning as before free of charge. If you notice that you have more time than expected, you can switch to a different time model with a period of 3 months to the end of the month.

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Last updated May 14, 2019
This course is Online
Start Date
July 15, 2019
36 - 72 months
312 EUR
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