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

Since the winter semester 2018/2019, the Faculty of Medicine in Tübingen has been offering one of the first primary qualifying degree programmes in nursing B.Sc. in Germany. The study programme is carried out in cooperation with the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences and the University Hospital Tübingen. The course leads to two degrees, the academic degree of Bachelor of Science and the professional 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.

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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.

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Eva Maria Burk M.A.

Programme coordination and subject counselling
Bachelor degree programme Nursing

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

Birte Kimmerle M.A.

Teaching Coordination
Bachelor of Nursing Studies

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

Horst-Ulrich Fecht M.A.

Practice Coordination of Nursing B.Sc.

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

Lisa Weiser B.Sc.

Academic practice guidance in the course of study Nursing B.Sc.

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

Matthias Schroth Dipl. nursing pedagogue FH

Academic practice guidance in the course of study Nursing B.Sc.

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

Claudia Eckstein Nursing Educator B.A., Nursing Scientist M.A.

Academic practice guidance in the course of study Nursing B.Sc.

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


The central paradigm of research in the Department of Nursing Science is Patient-Centered Collaborative Practice.

Focus areas

Interprofessional education and teaching research
Medicines Therapy Safety (AMTS) & Patient Safety
Supportive care in oncology
Care research on Covid19
Assistive technology and robotics in care

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.

  • Factors influencing the use of nursing technologies by nurses using the example of the Qwiek.up system in hospitals

Dr. med.

  • Complementary, non -invasive nursing interventions for the treatment of xerosos cutis and pruritus in the context of oncological therapies: Evidence-based recommendations for action based on a scoping review.
  • Complementary naturopathic nursing approaches to the management of therapy-related skin changes in patients with oncologic disease. Focus on skin appendages.

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