International Courses

The Institute of Nursing Studies (INS) offers students two paths to becoming a health professional: the Bachelors courses for Nursing and Allied Medical Care. The education we offer aims to enable these students to become good, skilled health care workers, yet at the same time prepares them to work in a changing society with a changing health care system. Our curriculum therefore includes a programme of assisting both young people and adults to find their way in the complex world of health care: in hospitals, at home, or in between; in general health care settings, mental health, home care and public health.

INS offers several English taught courses for international students.

Course 1: Internationalization in Nursing 

Have you ever wondered how healthcare is set up in different parts of the world? Do you want to develop perspective of our profession? To reevaluate your own norms and values and your role as a professional, global citizen? Then register for the internationalization in Nursing course and give a new dimension to our Nursing career!

What will I learn about?

  • organisation of healthcare
  • healthcare risk and prevention
  • cultural and paradigmatic differences
  • acculturalization
  • diagnoses
  • epidemiology
  • language training
  • dilemmas
  • country-specific nursing rules

How will I learn?

During the course you will learn through:

  • assignments
  • group activities
  • training and individual study
  • international clinical placement

assignment or research assignment

The course consists of 1 or 2 parts. Each part is worth 15 ECTS credits. In the 1st part you do 8 weeks of full-time study. In the 2nd part you do a research project. These are limited, so apply early.

A good match for me?

  • Are you a student of nursing?
  • Are your English language skills at a B1 level or higher?
  • Have you completed professional tasks during a prior work placement (e.g. have you had contact with clients in a professional setting).

If you answer to these questions is yes, then this course will be a great match for you!

Key facts

Domain: Nursing

Offered in: Semester I and II

Location: Nijmegen Campus

ECTS credits: 15 or 30

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Course 2: Health & Community Development (H&CD).

This is an interprofessional course in which students from all health and social work institutes of HAN take part. A 30 ECTS course of 20 weeks. Aim of this course is to set up an intervention in the field of Public Health here in Holland with your interprofessional project team. During the first seven weeks of this programme you work in a team on a project design. During the second part of this course you will implement your intervention in a designated community here in the Netherlands. This community can be a city, a neighbourhood or a school. Recent topics in this minor were healthy communities and healthy universities. These topics were provided in collaboration with other European universities like Red Cross Portugal and University of Vic, Spain.

This programme starts once yearly in September.

International students are invited to apply for this course by sending an email to and

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