Bergen Deaconess University College - Diakonissehjemmets Høgskole
English language section of Bergen Deaconess University College
Type of Higher Education Institution: University
The Bergen Deaconess University College was founded in 1918. It is located in Bergen, Norway which is also known as the 'The gateway to the Fjords' and is the best tourist area in the world according to National Geographic. The college currently offers a bachelor degree program and a range of higher and further education courses. At present, all courses are taught in Norwegian but an English module is planned for 2009.
The main subject of study at the Bergen Deaconess University College is its bachelor degree in nursing. This course is available as a full-time three-year course and a part time five year course. The course is structured with half of the focus being on theoretical study and half on practical learning. Most practical studies are done in hospitals. There are currently two further and higher education courses available. A program in counseling and one in palliative care is offered on a part time basis. These programs require that students have one year working experience and a bachelor degree.
The Bergen Deaconess University College was founded on strong Christian values and aims to promote Christian care in its academic outlook. This involves taking special attention to educate and care for those who are sick and needy. All students are also given the opportunity to travel abroad to undergo training. This provides invaluable practical experience and an understanding of health issues from an international perspective.