Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Specialist Nursing 60 cr

Are you a registered nurse but wish to move on? Studying the Specialist Nursing Programme with the emphasis on Intensive Care may interest you.

Add specialist skills to your nursing qualification

As a specialist nurse within intensive care you are responsible for the care of patients who are acutely ill. To be able to work independently within intensive care the qualification required is the Specialist Nursing Programme.

You will be able to find work both nationally and internationally

The course leads to a Specialist Nursing qualification with the emphasis on Intensive Care. After completing the course you will work be able to work within intensive and post-operative care, at pain management clinics and as a paramedic. You will also increase your chances of working internationally in, for example, disaster areas.

The University of Gävle has extensive experience in educating specialist nurses.

Application deadline March 15

Graduate Diploma in Intensive Care Specialist Nursing 60 cr is an programme with local admission and the application deadline is March 15.

Application information

Nursing degree comprising 180 ECTS credits, or - Degree at the undergraduate level that includes at least 180 ECTS credits, including 90 ECTS credits in the main area of nursing, nursing science or health sciences - Identification issued by Socialstyrelsen - Professional experience corresponding to at least 12 months of full-time service as a nurse In addition, knowledge of Swedish and English is required, corresponding to what is required for basic eligibility for Swedish higher education at the undergraduate level.

University credits

More information about the selection procedure

In the assessment of qualifications, 75% of the places are ranked on the basis of a merit value which in turn is based on the number of credits earned. The maximum here is 285 credits. The remaining places (25%) are ranked on the basis of the length of the applicant’s professional experience as a nurse: 12 months is the minimum and 60 months is the maximum here. Previous professional experience needs to be confirmed with a certificate of employment which states the time you have been employed. A contract of employment is not sufficient.


Application *
Autumn 2023
Normal teaching
2023 - 2024
Not open *
Number of participants: 8
Location: Gävle
Application code: HIG-19317
Language: Swedish
Pace: Full-time

*) The online application at opens approximately one month before application deadline.

Published by: Veronica Liljeroth Page responsible: Veronica Liljeroth Updated: 2022-11-11
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