Nursing 2022-2023

180 Higher Education Credits, 3 years.

To be accepted as an exchange student at Karolinska Institutet you must be enrolled at a higher education institution that has a written exchange agreement with Karolinska Institutet for the specific study programme of interest. Exchange students should be selected and nominated by their home institution, however the final decision on admission is made by Karolinska Institutet.

To find the syllabus for the course or rotation you are interested in, follow the link to the course syllabus archive above.

You need to enter the course codes to access the syllabuses and they can be found right before the name of the courses or rotations listed on this page, under "Options in English" and "Options in Swedish".

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 work

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.

General requirements 

Specific requirements may apply.

Offered both autumn and spring semester

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

Offered autumn semester 2022

  • 1SJ027 Nursing research, 6 ECTS credits

Offered spring semester 2023

  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7,5 ECTS credits (5 weeks, early May - early June, 2023)

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 2022

  • 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 2023

  • 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.

 

Application

Application deadlines

  • May 3 (for the autumn semester 2022 end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2023, 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.

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

The information you enter will be stored in a database and treated according to EC Data Protection Directive (95/46/EC), or the EU Regulation 2016/679 and its implementing complementing national laws.

Application form 2022-2023

Curriculum 2022-2023
Curriculum Nursing 2022-2023
Semester Course ECTS Credits
1 The nurse profession and nursing science 18
Anatomy and physiology in healthy humans 12
2 Nursing from a health perspective 30
3 Nursing in illness and disease 30
4 Nursing in mental health and psychiatry 12
Nursing in primary care and in home care 13.5
Scientific theory and method 4.5
5 Nursing in emergency care 15
Leadership, pedagogics and management in nursing 7.5
Elective course 7.5
6 Nursing of the elderly in a changing life situation 12
Interprofessional teamwork 3
Degree project 15

Christoffer Bodforss

Administrative officer