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.