Nursing (Specialist) 2017-2018

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.

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.

Options in English

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

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.

  • 2EE078 Literature Review- Advanced Level, 3 ECTS credits (2 weeks, both autumn and spring semester)

Clinical rotations

The Specialist Nursing Programme arranges one full-time clinical rotation in Swedish.

  • 2EE095 Advanced nursing-clinical education, 7,5 ECTS credits (5 weeks)

This five week clinical rotation is only open to students in specialist training. The course is offered autumn semester 2017 and spring semester 2018. Please let us know what kind of specialty you are interested in. Some specialties can be hard to accommodate due to limited places. 

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)
  • 90 ECTS credits (1½ years of study) at the home university

The starting date of the rotation 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. 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 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.

Options in Swedish

Exchange students with a good command of Swedish or another Scandinavian language are welcome to apply for the options for exchange students presented below.

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.

Please visit the Specialist Nursing Study Programme's programme website for courses given in Swedish within the different specializations. The special eligibility requirement is a nursing degree/or current student status within a specialist Nursing Programme.

If you are interested in applying for one of the courses, or if you have questions and/or need help in finding a suitable course, please contact:

Gunilla Lilja

Please state "Specialist Nursing Course according to curriculum" in the application, and please state the name of the course from the programme website in the field for additional information.

Clinical rotations

For the academic year 2017-2018, the Specialist Nursing Programme offers one full-time clinical rotation in Swedish for exchange students.

  • Advanced nursing - clinical education 7.5 ECTS credits (5 weeks)

Specific requirements

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

The starting date of the rotation 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. 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 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.

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
  • A verified copy of your passport, where your photo and details are visible. 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. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • 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

Nursing