Nursing 2023-2024

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 2023

  • 1SJ027 Nursing research, 6 ECTS credits

Offered spring semester 2024

  • 1EE021 Community and Home Based Rehabilitation - Cultural Perspectives, 7,5 ECTS credits (5 weeks, early May - early June, 2024)

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 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)

Offered spring semester 2024

  • 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 2023 end of August to mid-January)
  • October 15 (for the spring semester 2024, 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.

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? You can start to prepare the documents needed for your application, but the link to the application will be published sometime in mid-March. 

Personal Data Act. 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.

Required documents:

  • 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 home institution, i.e. signed and stamped by somebody who works there, who can certify that it is a copy of your passport. A copy of an ID-card is not sufficient.
  • CV in English

Incomplete or late applications will not be considered.

Curriculum 2023-2024
Curriculum Nursing 2023-2024
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
07-03-2023