SPL3903 - Bachelor thesis in nursing


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis
Grade: Letter grades

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Bachelor thesis 100/100

Course content

Competence based on theory and practical nursing skills (PNS) from nursing science, medical and natural science and social sciences. The students can work with individually chosen subjects or in cooperation with external partners.

Learning outcome


  • The student has an overview of different research designs and research methods used in qualitative and quantitative approaches
  • The student can account for the literature survey as a method
  • The student has knowledge about relevant publication channels and databases for research in the fields of nursing and health
  • The student has insight into ethical guidelines for medical and health research


  • The student plans and carries out literature searches and utilises relevant sources in all parts of the bachelor thesis
  • The student presents critical, logical and constructive argumentation, orally and written
  • The student masters norms for academic writing
  • The student discusses a relevant nursing perspective in relation to his/her chosen topic for the bachelor thesis
  • The student handles critical reflection on his/her work, learning outcomes achievement and collaboration in his/her exam group

General competence

  • The student utilises terminology relevant to the field
  • The student accounts for elements in knowledge-based nursing practice
  • The student shows the ability to think innovatively in his/her choice of topic for the bachelor thesis
  • The student shows opportunities for innovation and service development in the bachelor thesis

Learning methods and activities

Longitudinal teaching.

Lectures, group works, seminars.

Mandatory assignments: more information in the curriculum for study unit 3.

Mandatory coursework requirements: Yes

Compulsory assignments

  • Project plan
  • Temporary plan
  • Mandatory guidance

Specific conditions

Admission to a programme of study is required.

Required previous knowledge

SPL2041/D must be passed before submitting of the sketch for SPL3903.

The students can have two remaining practice periods when the sketch for the thesis is delivered.

The last period of supervised practical training can be completed after completed bachelor thesis.

SPL2012/D, SPL3013/D and SPL2031/D must be passed before the thesis can be turned in.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  20.0 SP
Study level: Third-year courses, level III


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2023

Term no.: 2
Teaching semester:  SPRING 2024

Language of instruction: Norwegian

Location: Gjøvik

Subject area(s)
  • Nursing and Midwife


Examination arrangement: Bachelor thesis

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn UTS Bachelor thesis 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring ORD Bachelor thesis 100/100



Room Building Number of candidates
  • * The location (room) for a written examination is published 3 days before examination date. If more than one room is listed, you will find your room at Studentweb.

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