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.


INITIAL -innovatives Lehrprojekt

Förderung der interprof. Zusammenarbeit zwischen Medizin + Pflege

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DBfK Junge Pflege Kongress

Wir waren mit Studierende aus dem Pflegestudiengang mit dabei!

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Nursing Science

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

The Nursing B. Sc. programme at the Medical Faculty Tübingen

Beginning in the winter semester of 2018/2019, the Tübingen Faculty of Medicine offers the first primary qualifying Nursing B.Sc. degree programme in Germany. This study programme is carried out in cooperation by the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and the University Hospital of Tübingen and culminates in two qualifications. First is the academic degree ‘Bachelor of Science’; second is the professional state qualification as a health care and nursing assistant. The decision to study nursing is a decision for a scientifically oriented and internationally established career path in nursing. The Nursing B.Sc. programme takes on a pioneering role in the design of nursing education at university level.

Nursing students talking to a trainer

study nursing

How is the course of study structured? What career opportunities do I have afterwards? The information page gives an insight into the study programme and answers the most important questions.

Learn more

Eva Maria Burk M.A.

Program coordination and student advisory service
Bachelor's degree program Nursing

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

Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Melanie Mauch M.Sc.

Teaching coordination
Bachelor program Nursing

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

Horst-Ulrich Fecht M.A.

Practice Coordination Nursing B.Sc. program

E-mail address: praxis.pflegestudium@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Michaela Allard Nursing Management M.A

Academic practice guidance

E-mail address: michaela.allard@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Hildegard Garmer Qualified teacher

Academic practice guidance in the Nursing B.Sc. program

E-mail address: hildegard.garmer@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Matthias Schroth Nursing educator FH

Academic practice guidance in the Nursing B.Sc. program

E-mail address: matthias.schroth@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Sebastian Semmelrogge B.A.

Academic practice guidance

E-mail address: Sebastian.semmelrogge@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Katrin Siedle B.A..

Academic practice guidance

E-mail address: katrin.siedle@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Lisa Weiser B.Sc.

Academic practice guidance in the Nursing B.Sc. program

Currently on maternity leave

E-mail address: praxis.pflegestudium@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Desiree Yandemir B.A.

Academic practice guidance

E-mail address: desiree.yandemir@med.uni-tuebingen.de



The central paradigm of research in the Department of Nursing Science is patient-centered collaborative practice.

This links the complementary research initiatives of the department, which are integrated into the following focus areas and national and international collaborations:

Focus areas

The Jounal Club

Network now in the Journal Club:

A collaboration of the Department of Nursing Science and the UKT!
  • The Journal Club is for all interested nursing professionals who are studying, have completed a degree, or are still pursuing a degree, regardless of your current field or role!
  • People from all fields of study (health and nursing science, nursing education, nursing management, etc.) are welcome!

We are pleased to introduce our Journal Club for nursing professionals, which has been active since 2021. Our Journal Club represents an exciting and interesting opportunity to gain new impetus for nursing practice. We analyze relevant literature from nursing research projects and build our research skills together.

The Journal Club provides a platform for nursing professionals from the different specialties of the UKT and beyond to discuss research results, always with a focus on the transfer between theory and practice. Especially the applicability and relevance in clinical practice we want to assess together and develop our own ideas. At the same time, we practice and improve our critical thinking and also argumentation skills through the common exchange. In addition to increasing our knowledge of research and evidence-based practice, we strive for a better understanding of research processes and promote a critical appraisal of research findings. We emphasize sharing and collaborative learning, which fosters enjoyment and interest in improving the quality of care. Through active participation, all participants expand their knowledge, acquire new skills, and contribute to the advancement of nursing science at UKT in perspective.

We strive to continuously develop the Journal Club. Based on a survey conducted in 2022 to capture the wishes and suggestions of our participants, we have already adapted content and planned the future design of our Journal Club accordingly.

  • 31. January 2024
  • 25. April 2024
  • 24. July 2024
  • 25. September 2024
  • 20. November 2024
  • 29. January 2025

from 15.00-16.30

Join now!

We cordially invite you to become part of this dynamic and growing circle and to contribute to the shaping of our Journal Club. Please feel free to visit us without obligation, we look forward to seeing you!

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For questions or to register, please contact us at:

E-mail address: melanie.mauch@med.uni-tuebingen.de

Qualification theses - Bachelor/Master/Doctorate

We supervise qualification theses on our main research areas for students of nursing / nursing science (Bachelor / Master / Doctorate), medicine (Dr. med. / Dr. dent.) and health and social sciences (Bachelor / Master / Dr. sc. hum.).

The Department of Nursing Science offers students and participants of professional further education the supervision of qualification theses in the field of nursing science. A connection to ongoing projects is desirable and planned.

The offer is aimed in particular at students and graduates of courses of study and further training in the health professions and the health sciences.

The following forms of qualification theses are supervised:

  • Bachelor theses
  • Master's theses
  • Qualification theses in the context of further education in the health care professions
  • Doctorate to the degree of Dr. med./Dr. med. dent./Dr. sc. hum.

Possible topics:

  • Interprofessional communication and cooperation
  • Further development of instruments for interprofessional learning and interprofessional cooperation
  • Cooperation between different actors in the health care system-
    Cooperation between nursing services and GP practices-
    Cooperation between GPs and nursing homes
  • Nurses in GP practices-
    What are the roles of nurses in GP practices?
  • Drug therapy safety-
    What drug
    therapy safety competencies do nurses receive in their training or studies?
    - What are the current roles of nurses in the medication process?
  • Non-drug (complementary) nursing interventions, e.g. in oncological supportive therapy.

Further topics and ideas gladly on request.

Contact person:

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Mahler


Dr. sc. hum

  • Interprofessionelle klinische Entscheidungsprozesse von Pflegefachpersonen und Ärzt:innen auf der Intensivstation – Eigenschaften, Ursachen und Folgen
  •  Gebrauchstauglichkeitsbewertungen von technischen Pflegehilfsmitteln – Beitrag zur menschzentrierten Hilfsmittelentwicklung


Dr. med.

  • Komplementäre, nicht -invasive pflegerische Interventionen zur Behandlung der Xerosos cutis und des Pruritus im Kontext onkologischer Therapien: Evidenzbasierte Handlungsempfehlungen auf Grundlage eines Scoping Reviews.
  • Komplementäre naturheilkundliche pflegerische Ansätze zur Behandlung von therapiebedingten Hautveränderungen bei Patienten mit onkologischen Erkrankungen. Schwerpunkt Hautanhangsgebilde.

Certificates and Associations