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Master’s degree programin nursing science

The "Agency for Quality Assurance and Accreditation Austria" (AQ Austria) of the Republic of Austria approved the application for accreditation of the "Master Study in Nursing Science" at Paracelsus Medical Private University on September 24, 2012. In addition, on March 28, 2014, the application for extension of the accreditation was approved for six years.

The first master’s degree study program in nursing science started in April 2014 with max. 25 study places. It is designed as a combined online/attendance course which can be completed while working. The master study in nursing science has a nursing science, practical nursing care and research-oriented profile. After completing the study (four semesters/120 ECTS), the students receive the grade of "Master of Science in Nursing", or abbreviated - "MScN".

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The main goal of the Institute for nursing science is to educate its graduates as competent and methodologically versed scientists in the nursing care field. To this purpose, along with the scientific abilities and the current professional contents, they receive also competences in critical thinking, self-study and connecting the theory to the practice.

Our educational focus in the master’s degree study program Nursing Science is first in the presentation of the main pillars of the healthcare (nursing care) provision (hospitals, outpatient services, hospices, nursing homes) – both in the German-speaking regions and in selected countries in Europe and beyond. In order to evaluate the healthcare provision, it is not only necessary to show the current status quo in these individual sectors of the nursing care provision, but also to consider generally how and why this current status has emerged in the German-speaking regions. In retrospect and by looking at the present situation, it is worth to present the challenges in the sectoral areas, the care gaps in the preventive, curative and rehabilitative nursing care provision, and to find practical solutions. Thereby the inclusion of the medical sector is absolutely necessary.

Already during the confrontation with the aforementioned main points, the students are familiarised with the principles of the scientific work. They learn the secure application of the scientific works and the use of the scientific literature.

The preventive healthcare gains an increasingly greater importance. Here, too, the nursing sciences can make decisive contributionsby scrutinising the existing preventive programs and developing new prevention concepts and programs for health promotion.

The Institute for nursing science and practice in Salzburg reacts and research to the social, demographic and medical developments in the area of study in order to shape the future of healthcare based on the given needs. Our goal is to develop the research for the well-being of all participants in the healthcare area, in particular of the patients and the clients, but also to make sure that this new knowledge finds its way into the practice. The interconnection between research and teaching, between theory and practice, provides to the professional field of the nursing care a scientific base which ensures the modern patient care and fulfils the requirements of the Austrian healthcare and nursing care law, the orientation of the care practice towards the current scientific knowledge.

Please send registrations per mail to: Jacqueline Horvatits: j.horvatits@pmu.ac.at

Study structure and content

Attendance times

The master’s degree study program in nursing care science is designed as a combined online/attendance study program which can be completed while working. The Internet-based learning contents can be studied with the students managing their time individually,outside of Paracelsus Medical Private University (PMU). The attendance times at Paracelsus University are pre-set and can not be selected individually.

The attendance times at the Salzburg study location comprise in the first year of study six weeks (30 workdays) and in the second year of study four weeks (20 workdays). In the first year of study there are an additional three introductory days and in the second year of study, at the end of the study program, in addition, three graduation days for presenting the master thesis. The attendance times in the first year are taken in blocks of 6 x 5 workdays, in the second study year - in blocks of 4 x 5 workdays at Paracelsus University.

At maximum, 25 study places are provided for the master’s degree study program.


Study duration

Study start: in April
Duration of the study program: 4 semesters
Hour amount: 120 ECTS
Graduation: Master of Science in Nursing (MScN). Contuinuing with a doctorate study program is possible.

Study contents

The study contents are shaped to fit the needs of the professional field and also to the requirements of the labour market at the locations where the care is provided.

In the master’s degree study program Nursing Science, the students shall acquire the following competences:

  • Secure application of the principles of the scientific work
  • Structured evaluation of the healthcare systems of selected European and non-European countries with focus on the nursing care/nursing science areas
  • Evaluation of the healthcare provision in the society in the German-speaking region in the intra- and extramural areas
  • Qualified categorisation of the social inequality related to the providing of healthcare services to the society in the German-speaking region
  • Knowledge of the scientific theories and their relation to the care practice
  • Support to the humanistic-ethical attitudes and sets of values as an independent basis for the scientific activity
  • Planning and realisation of research projects as well as secure planning and application of quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Qualified use of third-party means from national and international research funds
  • Secure in handling quantitative and qualitative data evaluation methods
  • Processing and distribution of scientific studies, their course and results orally and in writing



Admission prerequisites

Only applicants who fulfil and can can provide proofs for the following prerequisites can be admitted for the master’s degree study program Nursing Science:

  • Diploma in higher service for general healthcare and nursing care, children and young people care or psychiatric healthcare and nursing care or an international equivalent

and

  • completed bachelor study in nursing science or in other related sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology or a comparable equivalent).

Study fees

The study fees must be paid annually and amount to 4,500 Euros per study year (plus annual valorisation).

When admitted, a one-time admission fee of 190 Euros must be paid; it includes the starter package (registration fees, student ID card, headset, mouse pad, USB stick).

In addition to the payment of the study fees, an examination fee of 250 Euros must be paid annually.

The Austrian students are entitled to a public scholarship according to the current student support law.

Application

We appreciate your interest in the master’s degree study program in nursing science at Paracelsus Medical University.

Application documents

The following application documents must be submitted:

In certified copy:

  • Completed bachelor degree study in nursing science or in other related sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology or comparable equivalent)
  • Diploma in higher service for general healthcare and nursing care, children and young people care or psychiatric healthcare and nursing care or an international equivalent
  • criminal record certificate / extract from the judicial record / police clearance certificate (not older than 3 months, original or certified copy)

In addition:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • (Specialist) further education confirmations/certificates in copy (if available)
  • Other graduation confirmations/certificates in copy (if available)
  • Photo (passport photo) of the applicant (jpg format) with the designation:
    last name.first name.jpg

Please send the documents to:

Paracelsus Medical Private University
Institute for Nursing Science and Practice
Ms. Jacqueline Horvatits
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg
Austria
Or per mail to: j.horvatits@pmu.ac.at

Incomplete applications will not be processed. Please do not submit original documents! The submitted documents remain in possession of Paracelsus Medical University.

Registration deadline

for the submission of the application documents for  2016/2018  ends on 31. December 2015.  

After this pre-set registration deadline, no application is possible. Only a complete set of documents received on time can be processed.

Admission procedure

The number of study places per year is limited to 25. After the processing of the application documents, every applicant is invited to a personal interview with the management of the study program of the university.

FAQs

Which admission prerequisites do I have to fulfil for the master study in nursing science?
Applicants who desire to apply for master’s degree study program in nursing science must fulfil and have proof of the following prerequisites:

  • Diploma in higher service for general healthcare and nursing care, children and young people care, or psychiatric healthcare and nursing care, or their international equivalent, as well as
  • completed bachelor study in nursing science or other related sciences (e.g. sociology, psychology), or a comparable equivalent

When can I apply for the master’s degree study program?
Application is possible at any time.

How can I apply for the master’s degree study program?
Send the application documents by mail or per e-mail to:

Paracelsus Medical Private University
Institute for nursing science
Ms. Jacqueline Horvatits
Strubergasse 21
5020 Salzburg
Austria
or per mail to: j.horvatits@pmu.ac.at

Is there a personal admission procedure?
Yes, a personal interview of about 30 minutes is conducted at Paracelsus Medical Private University by Ass. Prof. Dr. Andre Ewers .

What is the amount of student fees to be paid?
The student fees must be paid every academic year and amount to 4,500 Euros per academic year

Is there a registration fee?
The one-time registration fee at the beginning of the study is 190.00 Euros. The starter package is included in it.

What does the so-called "starter package" contain?
The package contains the student ID card, professional headset, USB stick with additional documents and information about the stay in Salzburg during the attendance phases, as well as a mouse pad and useful advice concerning the stay in Salzburg during the attendance phases.

Is there an examination fee?
After the payment of the study fees, also an examination fee of 250 Euros must be paid annually.

In what language do the seminars take place?
The teaching language is German. Very good German language skills are necessary.

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