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Address: Hoppe-Seyler-Str. 9
72076 Tübingen

Phone number: +49 7071 29-88804

Fax number: 07071 29-25316

E-mail address: pflegewissenschaft.​sekretariat@​med.​uni-​tuebingen.​de

Nursing: For your and my future!

The Department of Nursing Science, founded in 2018, holds a bridging function between nursing practice and nursing research/nursing science. Nursing research applies a variety of empirical research methods used in the health sciences such as quantitative and qualitative methods. The results and knowledge gained from nursing research projects actively contribute to knowledge generation in nursing and make the contribution of nurses in the health care process visible.

The Department of Nursing Science holds responsibility for the development and establishment of the academic nursing programme at the Medical Faculty, Tübingen together with the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen and the University Hospital Tübingen. The integration of an Institute of Health Sciences at a medical faculty enables students of different health professions to learn with, from and about each other in an interprofessional manner, a key factor for patient safety. Our bachelor programme nursing qualifies and prepares nurses for increasingly complex situations in nursing and health care and equips students with the necessary tools and evidence base for nursing practice. We do this together with our partners in long-term and acute care facilities in the region and prepare our students for the healthcare of the future. 

To establish the discipline of nursing science in the Department of Nursing Science we focus on topics around patient-centered nursing care, which we pursue in cooperation with regional, national and international partners. To achieve this goal an increasing number of young nurse researchers are needed.  They need to be involved in the initiation of and the participation in research projects within a nurturing environment so that they can be promoted and supported along their academic pathway.


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Head of Department

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mahler M.A. RbP


Phone number: +49 7071 29-89160

E-mail address: cornelia.mahler@med.uni-tuebingen.de


Deputy Director



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E-mail address: pflegewissenschaft.sekretariat@med.uni-tuebingen.de

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Monday - Friday
from 9.00 am - 1.00 pm


Paradigm of research in the Department of Nursing Science focuses of topics around patient centred collaborative practice.

Main areas of research

Research in interprofessional education and collaborative practice

Medication Safety & Patient Safety

Supportive nursing care in oncology

Nursing research on Covid-19

Thesis – Bachelor/Master/PhD

We supervise thesis‘ around our research topics for nursing students (bachelor, master, PhD), medical students (Dr. med., Dr. dent) as well as health care students (Bachelor, Master/ Dr. sc.hum / PhD)

The Department of Nursing Science offers students and participants of postgraduate training programmes/courses the supervision of their thesis  in the field of nursing science. We aim to integrate students in running research projects. 

The offer is particularly directed at students and graduates of courses of study and further education in the health professions and health sciences.

The following forms of qualification work are supervised:

  • Bachelor theses
  • Master Theses
  • Theses as point postgraduate training programmes/courses 
  • Qualification for  Dr. med./Dr. med. dent./Dr. sc. hum.

Possible topics /areas of research:

  • Non-pharmacological (complementary) nursing interventions, e.g. in oncological supportive nursing care
  • Interprofessional communication and collaboration 
  • Further development of instruments to measure interprofessional education and collaboration
  • Cooperation health care providers in the health care system-
    • Cooperation between nursing services and general practitioners
    • Cooperation between family doctors and long-term nursing care
  • Nurses working in general practice (family medicine) -
    • Tasks and responsibilities of nurses working in general practice
  • Medication safety -
    • Competencies acquired in medication safety during nursing training
    • Current role of nurses within the medication process?

Further topics and ideas on request.


Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mahler


The bachelor programme „Nursing B.Sc.“ at the medical faculy of Tübingen

The medical faculty Tübingen offers one of the first academic nursing programmes in Germany since the wintersemester 2018/2019. The bachelor programme is conducted in cooperation with the University of Applied Sciences, Esslingen and the University Hospital Tübingen. Students achieve two degrees – the academic degree Bachelor of Science as well as the state licensure to work as a health professional / nurse. The decision to pursue this academic nursing programme leads to an evidence based qualification following an international career pathway in nursing. The bachelor programme Nursing B.Sc takes on a pioneering role in the development of academic nursing at university level in Germany.

Eva Maria Burk, M.A.

Program coordination and advising
Bachelor degree program in nursing

E-mail address: pflege.studium@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Laura Hagelskamp, M.Sc.

Teaching Coordinator
Bachelor degree program in nursing

E-mail address: pflege.studium@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Studying Nursing B.Sc.

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