Nurse students practicing heart compressions on a doll

Bachelor of nursing

Bachelor | Part-time | 4 years

Nurse students practicing heart compressions on a doll

To be a nurse is a versatile and practical profession filled with meaningful tasks. As a nurse, you work on both preventing and treating illnesses in all phases of life. You must enjoy showing care and be prepared to take responsibility in challenging conditions. At VID, we provide hands-on learning with the goal of making you a confident and professionally skilled nurse.

For the part-time cohort of 2024 at VID Oslo, it is currently undecided whether students will be admitted at the Oslo or Sandvika campus. The next admission for Helgeland is in the fall of 2025.

Also available as a full-time study

About the programme

FAQs

  • What is nursing?

    Nursing is about people and their care, based on their life history, experiences, resources, significant relationships, values, and their perception of being ill or at risk of becoming ill. The discipline is grounded in various forms of knowledge: theoretical knowledge, skills, professional judgment, and experiential knowledge.

  • How and where does a nurse work?

    As a nurse, you work with prevention, care, nursing, treatment, and rehabilitation, in close collaboration with other professional groups. You can work in hospitals, nursing homes, home-based services, preventive health care, mental health, occupational health services, ambulance services, and international aid organizations.

  • What do I learn?

    The nursing discipline includes knowledge of psychology, social sciences, pedagogy, communication, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, worldview, ethics, scientific theory, and research methods. Through role-playing and simulation of patient situations in the university's skills center, you will practice practical skills, communication, and interaction. In practical studies, you will learn to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in direct interaction with patients. Understanding how individuals can maintain their own health and cope with illness and suffering is fundamental in nursing.

  • Information about practice

    Practice studies constitute 50% of the nursing education. Practice involves learning through participation in patient situations in various parts of the healthcare system and is arranged in collaboration with established partners. There may be some traveling depending on the assigned practice location.

    Read more about practice in Helgeland

    Read more about practice in Sandvika

  • What will I be qualified for?

    Nurses are in high demand as a valuable workforce with broad and versatile expertise. This provides opportunities for employment across a wide spectrum of healthcare services. Traditionally, nurses have worked in various parts of municipal health and care services and in specialized healthcare at different levels. The bachelor's education in nursing lays the foundation for further specialization and master's level studies.

  • Why study nursing at Helgeland?

    There is a high demand for nurses throughout Norway, and Helgeland is no exception.

    The program has been developed in close collaboration with the municipalities on Helgeland and Helgeland Hospital. The part-time program provides the same academic weight and covers the same curriculum as full-time nursing studies.

    With a completed nursing degree, you will always be in demand in the job market. At the same time, you have the opportunity to specialize later by, for example, pursuing further education, a master's degree, or a Ph.D.

    The nursing program at Helgeland also offers a newly developed elective course that better equips you to work as a nurse in rural areas—because we understand the significant differences between living and working on Helgeland compared to a big city. This elective makes you particularly well-prepared for situations where you might be the sole healthcare professional nearby. Such situations are more relevant on Helgeland and in other rural areas.

    Our close collaboration with municipalities and hospitals in the region contributes to a genuine study environment in Sandnessjøen, with close follow-up from our skilled staff at VID Helgeland. The Study Center RKK in Sandnessjøen offers free evening sessions with good food, academic input, and social interaction for students, in close collaboration with the professional communities in municipalities and hospitals.

Bachelor i sykepleie – studer ved VID vitenskapelige høgskole

Norge har stort behov for flere sykepleiere. På VID vitenskapelige høgskole (tidligere Diakonhjemmet i Oslo og Betanien og Haraldsplass i Bergen) utdannes 400 dyktige sykepleiere i året. Som sykepleier utgjør du en viktig forskjell for mennesker i sårbare situasjoner.

FAQs

  • What is nursing?

    Nursing is about people and their care, based on their life history, experiences, resources, significant relationships, values, and their perception of being ill or at risk of becoming ill. The discipline is grounded in various forms of knowledge: theoretical knowledge, skills, professional judgment, and experiential knowledge.

  • How and where does a nurse work?

    As a nurse, you work with prevention, care, nursing, treatment, and rehabilitation, in close collaboration with other professional groups. You can work in hospitals, nursing homes, home-based services, preventive health care, mental health, occupational health services, ambulance services, and international aid organizations.

  • What do I learn?

    The nursing discipline includes knowledge of psychology, social sciences, pedagogy, communication, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biochemistry, pathology, worldview, ethics, scientific theory, and research methods. Through role-playing and simulation of patient situations in the university's skills center, you will practice practical skills, communication, and interaction. In practical studies, you will learn to apply theoretical and practical knowledge in direct interaction with patients. Understanding how individuals can maintain their own health and cope with illness and suffering is fundamental in nursing.

  • Information about practice

    Practice studies constitute 50% of the nursing education. Practice involves learning through participation in patient situations in various parts of the healthcare system and is arranged in collaboration with established partners. There may be some traveling depending on the assigned practice location.

    Read more about practice in Helgeland

    Read more about practice in Sandvika

  • What will I be qualified for?

    Nurses are in high demand as a valuable workforce with broad and versatile expertise. This provides opportunities for employment across a wide spectrum of healthcare services. Traditionally, nurses have worked in various parts of municipal health and care services and in specialized healthcare at different levels. The bachelor's education in nursing lays the foundation for further specialization and master's level studies.

  • Why study nursing at Helgeland?

    There is a high demand for nurses throughout Norway, and Helgeland is no exception.

    The program has been developed in close collaboration with the municipalities on Helgeland and Helgeland Hospital. The part-time program provides the same academic weight and covers the same curriculum as full-time nursing studies.

    With a completed nursing degree, you will always be in demand in the job market. At the same time, you have the opportunity to specialize later by, for example, pursuing further education, a master's degree, or a Ph.D.

    The nursing program at Helgeland also offers a newly developed elective course that better equips you to work as a nurse in rural areas—because we understand the significant differences between living and working on Helgeland compared to a big city. This elective makes you particularly well-prepared for situations where you might be the sole healthcare professional nearby. Such situations are more relevant on Helgeland and in other rural areas.

    Our close collaboration with municipalities and hospitals in the region contributes to a genuine study environment in Sandnessjøen, with close follow-up from our skilled staff at VID Helgeland. The Study Center RKK in Sandnessjøen offers free evening sessions with good food, academic input, and social interaction for students, in close collaboration with the professional communities in municipalities and hospitals.

Bjørg Toril Stranden Langmo

Programme Director

Bjørg Toril Stranden Langmo

Assistant Professor, Programme Director

Institute for Nursing

bjorg.langmo@vid.no

Alexander Didriksen

Admission

Alexander Didriksen

Study Advisor

Division for Academic and Student Affairs

alexander.didriksen@vid.no

Bjørg Toril Stranden Langmo

Programme Director

Bjørg Toril Stranden Langmo

Assistant Professor, Programme Director

Institute for Nursing

bjorg.langmo@vid.no

Merete Gloppen

Admission

Merete Gloppen

student advisor

Division for Academic and Student Affairs

merete.gloppen@vid.no

Subject list

  • BASPDEL1010 Grunnleggende sykepleie, fag og profesjon
  • BASPDEL1020 Anatomi, fysiologi, biokjemi og mikrobiologi
  • BASPDEL1010 Grunnleggende sykepleie, fag og profesjon
  • BASPDEL1040 Grunnleggende sykepleie i klinisk praksis
  • BASPDEL1050 Livssyn, verdier og relasjoner i profesjonell praksis (bachelornivå, fellespensum)
  • BASPDEL2010 Sykepleie til akutt, kritisk, kronisk syke
  • BASPDEL2020 Sykepleie til akutt, kritisk, kronisk syke i klinisk praksis del 1
  • BASPDEL2030 Sykepleie til akutt, kritisk og kronisk syke i klinisk praksis del
  • BASPDEL2105 Valgemne: Distriktssykepleie
  • BASPDEL3020 Sykepleie til hjemmeboende pasienter
  • BASPDEL2040 Folkehelse i et lokalt og globalt perspektiv
  • BASPDEL3010 Sykepleiefaglig ledelse og innovasjon i et samfunn i endring
  • BASPDEL3040 Sykepleiefaglig fordypning: Bacheloroppgave
  • BASPDEL3030 Sykepleie i samhandling med mennesker med psykisk lidelse og/eller rusavhengighet