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Faculty of Nursing

Faculty of Nursing

The Faculty is a progressive faculty within the School of Health Sciences at the University of Iceland.

Programme offerings at the Faculty of Nursing include a 4 year BS programme in Nursing, various specialisations on the graduate level, as well as doctoral programmes.

In addition to programmes in Nursing the Faculty offers graduate and doctoral programmes in Midwifery.


Undergraduate studies

The BSc. in Nursing is a 4-year academic and clinical study programme consisting of 240 ECTS.

In the curriculum, the emphasis is placed on providing students with an understanding of the complexity of humanity, how health and sickness can affect people's circumstances and conditions, and the contributions nursing can make with regards to patients' well-being. In the first two years, students learn the fundamentals of natural and social sciences as well as the humanities.

Taught in Icelandic.


Graduate studies

The Faculty of Nursing offers a wide range of graduate programmes that open up new possibilities for nurses and midwives, whether the intention is to act as a clinical specialist, scientist, teacher, administrator, or leader. 

Taught in Icelandic.

Click here for further information on graduate programmes in Nursing or Midwifery

Contact us

Faculty of Nursing Office

Eirberg, 1st floor
Eiríksgata 34, 101 Reykjavík

Tel: +354 525 4960
Email: hjukrun[at]

Office hours: Mon-Fri 9:00-12:00 a.m. and 1:00-2:00 p.m.

Eirberg, hús Hjúkrunarfræðideildar