Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Nursing staff focus on the individual needs of patients; people are at the focus of their work. Their goal is to offer patients the best possible treatment and care in order to maintain the independence and personal autonomy of each individual for as long as possible. A Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Eastern Switzerland University of Applied Sciences (OST) prepares you for the increasingly complex and demanding tasks that healthcare professionals are required to master.

After completing the basic and advanced portion of your program, you can choose between the three specialization courses «Clinical Nursing», «Management», and «Psychosocial Health». You will acquire additional knowledge in a specialist area, in accordance with your interests and inclinations, and lay the foundation for good professional opportunities and career development.

Program at a glance


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (180 ECTS)

Specialization courses

  • Clinical Nursing
  • Management
  • Psychosocial Health

Study options

  • Full-time study
  • Part-time study
  • Part-time study for people with a higher vocational qualification in nursing

Practical experience during your study

Clinical assessment, practical courses, practical semester

Admission requirements

Dependent on nursing-related or non-nursing-related degrees

Deadline for registration

Apply by April 30 of the current year | Registrations may be possible after this date, provided that there are still open admission slots available.

Program start

Week 38 in September (induction in week 37 )


CHF 1,000 per semester plus additional expenses

Study location

St.Gallen campus