Nursing 2017-2018

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

The nurse has a major part to play in providing care at all stages of life, from infancy to old age. It is important that nurses can make patients feel secure and that they are in safe hands; it is equally important for nurses to cater for their care needs. 

Today's nurses must be able to use their knowledge of the nursing, medical, social and behavioural sciences in the humanistic and ethical provision of healthcare. The work of the nurse varies widely, from leading and planning the work of a unit to the teaching of future healthcare personnel.

The study programme in Nursing comprises both theoretical and practical, on-site education. Half of the programme is held in hospitals, healthcare centres and nursing homes.

In order to be accepted as an exchange student at KI, the applicant must be enrolled at a university that has a written exchange agreement with KI for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be nominated by their home institution. The final decision on admission will be made by KI.

After graduation

Nurses work in hospitals, healthcare centres, municipal nursing homes, private clinics and companies.

Options in English

For exchange students without very good command of the Swedish language, the Nursing Programme offers options in English as presented below. 

Curricular courses and project works

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time.

One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits.

The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Specific requirements may apply. General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:

  • A very good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

Course syllabuses

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow this link. You can find the course code right before the name of the courses listed on this page.

Offered both autumn and spring semester

  • 1EE008 Literature Review, 3 ECTS credits (2 weeks)

Offered spring semester

  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7,5 ECTS credits (5 weeks, early May - early June, 2017)

Clinical Rotations

The Nursing Programme arranges a wide range of full-time clinical rotations in English in different nursing specialties. The rotations may be combined according to the needs of the individual student. A student can, however, only attend one rotation at a time.

The starting date of the rotations is fairly flexible and may be adjusted to fit the study plan of the student. A rotation requires at least 40 hours of work per week, normally 32 hours of clinical work and eight hours of independent studies. In some rotations, students have to present a log book or a written report. By the end of the rotation the performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale with the exception of clinical rotations with a duration shorter than 3 weeks which will be graded fail or pass.

Please note that there is only a limited number of places for clinical rotations, especially in the field of geriatrics, and a study place can therefore not be guaranteed.

During the clinical rotation the student will be assigned to a clinical supervisor who will be responsible for ongoing instruction and supervision. Appointed lecturer will be responsible for the clinical area in question and participates together with the clinical supervisor in the initial discussion of the student's educational objectives and in evaluations.

The following requirements have to be met by students wishing to take part in clinical rotations:

  • A very good command of English (equal to a TOEFL score of 550)

Offered autumn semester 2017

  • 1EE031 Somatic nursing, medicine - Clinical education 1, 4,5 ECTS credits (3 weeks)
  • 1EE030 Somatic nursing, medicine - Clinical education 2, 9 ECTS credits (6 weeks)
  • 1EE027 Nursing of the elderly - Clinical education 1, 6 ECTS credits (4 weeks)
  • 1EE033 Somatic nursing, surgery - Clinical education 1, 4,5 ECTS credits (3 weeks)
  • 1EE034 Somatic nursing, surgery - Clinical education 2, 9 ECTS credits (6 weeks)
  • 1EE084 Somatic Nursing, Medicine - Clinical Education 1b (2 weeks)
  • 1EE085 Somatic Nursing, Surgery - Clinical Education 1b (2 weeks)
  • 1EE055 Somatic nursing - Clinical Education (6 weeks)
  • 1EE035 Child and adolescent health care - Clinical Education (6 weeks, places are limited)
  • 1EE029 Emergency Care -Clinical Education (2 weeks, places are limited)

Offered spring semester 2018

  • 1EE031 Somatic nursing, medicine - Clinical education 1, 4,5 ECTS credits (3 weeks)
  • 1EE030 Somatic nursing, medicine - Clinical education 2, 9 ECTS credits (6 weeks)
  • 1EE027 Nursing of the elderly - Clinical education 1, 6 ECTS credits (4 weeks)
  • 1EE033 Somatic nursing, surgery - Clinical education 1, 4,5 ECTS credits (3 weeks)
  • 1EE034 Somatic nursing, surgery - Clinical education 2, 9 ECTS credits (6 weeks)
  • 1EE084 Somatic Nursing, Medicine - Clinical Education 1b (2 weeks)
  • 1EE085 Somatic Nursing, Surgery - Clinical Education 1b (2 weeks)
  • 1EE055 Somatic nursing - Clinical Education (6 weeks)
  • 1EE035 Child and adolescent health care - Clinical Education (6 weeks, places are limited)
  • 1EE029 Emergency Care -Clinical Education (2 weeks, places are limited)

Options in Swedish

Exchange students with a good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language are welcome to apply for curricular courses in the nursing programme.

Curricular courses

All courses are full-time courses and require at least 40 hours of work per week. A student can only attend one course at a time. One study week is equivalent to 1.5 ECTS credits. The performance will be graded in accordance with the ECTS grading scale and on the basis of the student´s fulfillment of the learning outcomes stated in the course syllabus.

Specific requirements may apply. General requirements have to be met in order to apply for the courses:

  • A very good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language (Pass Tisus test or equivalent)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

Curricular courses available

Please consult the programme website for courses available in Swedish. As an exchange student you can also apply for the options in English, see above.

For more information about the clinical rotations, please contact the International Co-ordinator for the Nursing Programme;

Gunilla Lilja

Curriculum 2017-2018

Semester Course ECTS Credits
1

The nurse profession and nursing science

Anatomy and physiology in healthy humans

18

12

2 Nursing from a health perspective 30
3 Nursing in illness and disease 30
4

Nursing in mental health and psychiatry

Nursing in primary care and in home care

Scientific theory and method

12

13.5

4.5

5

Nursing in emergency care

Leadership, pedagogics and management in nursing

Elective course

15

7.5

7.5

6

Nursing of the elderly in a changing life situation

Interprofessional teamwork

Degree project

12

3

15

Application

Application deadlines

  • April 15 (for the autumn semester 2017, end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2018, mid-January to the beginning of June)

Who can apply? When you have been nominated by your home university for exchange studies at Karolinska Institutet, you can apply using the form below.

Will I be admitted? There are only a limited number of places on curricular courses and projects. You apply in competition and a study place cannot be guaranteed. Please choose more than one alternative when filling in the application form, since that will increase you chances of being admitted.

How do I apply? Start the on-line application below by selecting your home university, preferred period of study and language of instruction. Then look through the entire form and read all the information carefully, especially under proposed study programme at Karolinska Institutet. Mandatory information is marked " * ". You will not be able to submit the application if you omit this information.

Have all the information ready when you start. Once you have started to enter the required information on-line, you cannot save it to continue at a later stage. This means that you must have all information ready by the time you wish to submit your application, which will take about 15 minutes to complete. As long as you are actively entering information, there is no time limit.

Remember to print the application and registration number. Please note that you must print your application before you submit it electronically. You submit the application by pressing the "Submit" button at the end of the form. Note that when this is done you cannot make any changes! You will immediately get a notification that your application has been registered along with a registration number unique to your application. Please make a note of this registration number as it is used to check the status of your application.

What do I do with my printed application? Once you have printed the application, sign it and also have it signed by the international coordinator or contact person at your university. Please send the application to the international  coordinator, either scanned or by regular mail, together with:

  • A verified transcript of credits and grades, i.e. list of courses passed at your home university
  • Notarized copies of the pages in your passports showing your personal data and the validity of the passport. The copy MUST be certified by your university, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works at your university, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport.
  • One photograph (passport size )

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to PUL (Personal Data Act - Swedish Code of Statutes, SFS 1998:204).

Application form 2017-2018

Contact

Administrative officer

Karen Gustafsson

Phone: +46-(0)8-524 880 61
Organizational unit: Student- och karriärservice
E-mail: karen.gustafsson@ki.se

Degree ProgrammeNursing