Healthcare and NursingPLUS

Bachelor programme

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Health Sciences

Studying Healthcare and Nursing

During your studies, you will acquire the necessary skills and knowledge for an interesting and challenging job in the health and nursing sector. In addition, you have the opportunity to complete the course Preclinical Care and Nursing: Next to the professional licence for health care and nursing, you will also receive a licence as a paramedic and emergency paramedic. You can complete the programme in St. Pölten or at the Bildungscampus Mostviertel in Mauer.

Funding possible

Monthly subsidy + tuition fee reimbursement possible. Read details

Completed nursing training? Crediting is possible!

2 Study Locations, 2 Entering Points each Year

Choose the Right Option for your Degree Programme:

Start in February, Campus St. Pölten Start studying Healthcare and Nursing at the St. Pölten Campus in February.
Start in September, Campus St. Pölten

Get the PLUS: If you start your studies in September you can complete the Academic Course Preclinical Treatment and Care as an option. 

Start in September, Bildungscampus Mostviertel in Mauer

Study in the newly designed premises at the Bildungscampus Mostviertel. You can complete the Academic Course Preclinical Treatment and Care as an option. 





Why does nursing require a study programme?

The study programme is based on scientific findings and provides the ideal preparation for the increasingly complex multiprofessional world of patient care in various settings.
Graduates of Healthcare and NursingPLUS have comprehensive nursing competencies and a sound knowledge of emergency management, medical diagnostics, and therapy both in the clinical and preclinical settings.

Can I become an emergency paramedic?

Yes. If this is your wish, you can enrol in the academic continuing education programme Preclinical Treatment and Care in addition to your study programme as it includes paramedic and emergency medical technician training in accordance with the Austrian Act on Ambulance Service Members (Sanitätergesetz, SanG).

In this way, you deepen your knowledge in the area of Preclinical Treatment and Care and obtain the necessary qualification to work in the emergency sector in addition to healthcare and nursing.

Moreover, you have the option to acquire internationally recognised special certificates:

  • Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support
  • Advanced Medical Life Support
  • Emergency Pediatric Care

However, you have this option only if you begin your studies in the winter semester and at our main site in St. Pölten (start of semester: September).

What is the “third space of learning”? And why are there T-shirts that say “Nurse in Progress”?

The third space of learning is not a physical location but rather a didactic/pedagogical concept which offers students a protected space for training, strengthening, and deepening newly acquired skills and competencies within the framework of subject-related practical trainings in the St. Pölten UAS’ labs (Health Labs) under the supervision of lecturers and experts. In this way, you are ideally equipped for your vocational internships and for working with patients.

All students acquire the T-shirt saying “Nurse in Progress” at the beginning of their studies. It serves them, for example, as work clothes at the third space of learning – in other words, whenever subject-related practical exercises take place. Our students can also wear these shirts during their vocational internships if their internship provider does not provide scrubs for them.

How well does the study programme prepare me for my future working life?

In this practice-oriented study programme, we set great store by linking theoretical education and professional practical experience. Starting from the 2nd semester, every semester of this programme includes practical study phases that may pertain to diverse subject areas both at the national and international levels.

The St. Pölten UAS has numerous cooperations with partner institutions in countries such as the USA, Switzerland, Finland, Belgium, and Germany. The vocational internship covers a total of 2,300 hours and constitutes a comprehensive preparation for your future working life.

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