Published: 09-03-2016 11:51 | Updated: 09-03-2016 11:51

KI’s study programme in specialist nursing retains degree-awarding powers

The Swedish Higher Education Authority (UKÄ) has now reviewed all twenty-two specialist nursing programmes that had been previously faulted for lacking in quality, including nine specialist nursing degrees at Karolinska Institutet. The UKÄ considers the problems now resolved, which means that the programmes may retain their degree-awarding powers.

In 2014, nine specialisations on Karolinska Institutet’s specialist nursing programmes were judged to be lacking in quality, while the master’s programme in nursing received a high-quality rating. KI has since taken action to rectify the flaws that the programmes were deemed to have, and they are no longer contested.

This means that all of KI’s evaluated degree programmes now have UKÄ approval.

“What we’ve learned from the evaluations is proving very useful now that we’re devising a quality system for KI’s programmes,” says Dean of Education Annika Östman Wernerson.