Academic Expert Program

Health Care and Nursing, practice mentoring



Health Care and Nursing, practice mentoring

Health care and nursing is in transition. As a result of the current legal expansion of job profiles, new job requirements are now being put into practice. This academic expert program gives you the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in applied health care and nursing and to underpin it with knowledge from nursing science and research. University didactics and practical mentoring form further focal points in the academic education.

Applied Nursing Science
Quality of life


  • Fulfillment of increased practical requirements (legal expansion of job profiles)

  • Focus: University didactics and practical mentoring of trainees of all levels

  • Interconnected and self-directed knowledge acquisition that empowers and empowers students in the academic expert program with higher education training for the challenge of practice

  • Our continuing higher education programs comply with the guidelines of the ÖGKV PFP® (Continuing Nursing Education Points brand by the Austrian Health Care and Nursing Association), which was launched in 2019 by the Austrian Health Care and Nursing Association (ÖGKV) to support continuing education options for certified nurses (DGKP).



    Final degree

    Academic health and nursing staff Practice instructor (§64 GuKG)

    Duration of course
    2 Semesters
    Organisational form

    tuition fee

    once payment € 5.600,- 1

    + ÖH premium / semester

    60 ECTS
    Language of instruction

    Application is possible at any time

    Study places


    1 Alternative model for semi-annual installments: € 2.940,- per semester

    Before the studies

    You would like to expand your expertise in health care and nursing with scientific competence. For this reason, you want to strengthen and reflect on your previous nursing experience with science and research. It is your desire to make a change in health care and nursing and to help further develop your profession. You would like to take responsibility for the individual and professional mentoring of trainees at all levels and are aware that practice-oriented learning requires university didactic expertise.

    Do you still have questions about the program?

    Make an appointment with our secretary's office and you will receive a personal counseling appointment via Zoom with the Head of Academic Course Hans Peter Köllner via Zoom.

    • A completed bachelor's degree with professional certification in health care and nursing OR
    • a diploma in general health care and nursing OR pediatric and adolescent nursing OR psychiatric health care and nursing
    • University entrance qualification (if Matura is not available, then present English Matura level (B2) and German additional examination)
    • At least two years of professional experience in the respective field
    • Equivalent foreign certificate, it is equivalent if it is agreed under international law or has been validated. The Head of the program may also recognize the certificate in individual cases.

    Regulation for the admission of third country citizens (PDF 233 KB)

    Information for applicants with non-Austrian (school) certificates (PDF 145 KB)

    • Marriage certificate with name changes if applicable
    • School leaving certificate or equivalent certification
    • Diploma in general health care and nursing/pediatric care/psychiatric care
    • Diploma in higher health care and nursing services
    • Certificate of employment in higher health care and nursing services

    Please note:

    It is not possible to save incomplete online applications. You must complete your application in one session. Your application will be valid as soon as you upload all of the required documents and certificates. In the event that some documents (e.g. references) are not available at the time you apply, you may submit these later via email, mail or in person by no later than the start of the degree program.

    The admission procedure consists of a written aptitude test as well as an admission interview, in which we would like to learn more about your motives, skills and knowledge.

    The date will be announced.

    During the studies

    FH Campus Wien is now the largest university of applied arts for nursing and health care sciences in Austria. Since being the first university of applied arts in Austria to establish a bachelor’s degree program in nursing already in 2008, we now possess extensive expertise and a large network of partners. This includes the University of Vienna, with whom we have a teaching network. The Vienna Healthcare Group, the Vinzenz Group and the Barmherzige Brüder are important educational partners. Together, we run the Bachelor's degree program for Health Care and Nursing. With the academic expert programs Health Care and Nursing, practice mentoring, Primary Health Care Nursing and Public Health as well with  Master's courses Advanced Nursing Practice, Advanced Nursing Education and Advanced Nursing Counseling, we cover a broad spectrum of qualifications for the higher health care and nursing services. In addition to teaching, we are also involved in research and development. R&D projects in the field of health care and nursing give you the opportunity to experience application-oriented research in practice.

    The course helps to further improve the quality of health care and nursing. As an academic advanced training course for qualified health care and nursing personnel, it closes a gap between the diploma program associated with the professional qualification and a university degree. You have the opportunity to deepen your clinical nursing competence and to link it with evidence-based findings from nursing science and research. Based on your professional experience, you will increase the effectiveness of your nursing decisions. You will be optimally prepared for the increased demands in practice and additionally qualify for the practical mentoring of trainees of all levels. As a graduate, you are entitled to instruct trainees of all levels and to carry the additional title of practical instructor.

    In the academic expert program, you will acquire a systematic understanding of science and, on the basis of your newly acquired scientific and evidence-based expertise, increased professional competence.

    In addition to a university didactic focus, you will also be trained in practical mentoring, which can be compared to §64 GuKG.

    Increased practical requirements such as emergency management, personalized medicine, discharge management, the preparation of nursing reports as well as changes in the delegation and subdelegation are reflected in the content of the academic expert program.


    Academic year 2023/24
    Summer semester: 15th February to 6th July 2024
    Winter semester: 7th September 2023 to 27th Janury 2024

    Number of teaching weeks
    14 per semester

    Teaching times
    Every other weekend
    Thursday, 4.30 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
    Friday, 8.45 a.m. to 5.15 p.m
    Saturday, 8.45 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.

    Selection and participation according to available places. There may be separate selection procedures.

    After graduation

    As a graduate of this program, a wide range of professional fields and career opportunities are open to you. Find out where your path can lead you.

    You have already gained experience in higher health care and nursing service. With this academic expert program, you can further develop the practical field in various areas and support evidence-based health care and nursing. You will also be empowered to contribute to research projects in a sustainable way.

    • Hospitals

    • Nursing facilities

    • Out-patient centers

    • Rehabilitation centers

    • Social security institutions

      • Non-profit organizations

      • Health centers

      • Research institutions

      • Universities of applied sciences, universities

      • Education and training institutions for social, health care and nursing services

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        Networking with graduates and organizations

        We closely cooperate with the Vienna Healthcare Group, the Vinzentinum Vienna, the Barmherzige Brüder Vienna, the University of Vienna, the Professional Association and other health care institutions. Our cooperations ensure that you have points of contact for your career or your participation in research and development activities. You will find many of our cooperations in the Campusnetzwerk. A look at them is always worthwhile and may lead you to a new job or to an interesting event of our cooperation partners!


        Head of academic expert program

        Secretary's office

        Dijana Sadric, BA

        Favoritenstraße 222, F.1.32
        1100 Vienna
        +43 1 606 68 77-4038
        +43 1 606 68 77-4009

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        Opening hours
        Monday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
        Tuesday, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
        Wednesday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
        Thursday, 8.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
        Friday, 8.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.


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