Academic nursing and advanced nursing practice in Caritas outpatient and inpatient care for the elderly

Academically qualified nursing professionals are predestined to take on expanded roles, tasks and specialisations in the provision of care. The aim of such a reorientation in nursing is to provide patients, residents in nursing facilities and citizens with high-quality medical and nursing care. This also includes ensuring and improving the quality of care. The extended and advanced nursing practice by academically qualified nursing specialists in specific areas of care has already been proven effective for many years, e.g. in Anglo-Saxon or Scandinavian countries, and is also already being implemented at certain locations in Germany. Nevertheless, future fields of action, tasks and responsibilities of academically trained nursing professionals are insufficiently tested and structurally described.

The aim of the research project is to work out criteria for future tasks and responsibilities of academically trained nursing professionals in outpatient, long-term inpatient care and home care, as well as to derive contractual, performance and regulatory framework conditions and recommendations for their deployment. Specifically, recommendations for the use of academically trained nursing professionals and for the necessary framework conditions for the state of Baden-Württemberg are to be described and formulated in order to promote the understanding of an expanded nursing practice.

  • Project duration -
  • Research theme Society, Health, Sustainability
  • Research Institute Care & Technology Lab

Project partners

  • Furtwangen University, Care & Technology Lab
  • Caritasverband der Erzdiözese Freiburg e.V. (DiCV)
  • Diözesan Caritasverband – Arbeitsgemeinschaft Altenhilfe, Hospizarbeit und Pflege (DiAG)
  • Catholic University of Applied Sciences Freiburg


The project is funded by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Social Affairs, Health and Integration as part of the Nursing Innovation Programme.


[Translate to English:] (AP)²Caritas (I32681-1)
[Translate to English:] (AP)²Caritas (I32681-2)

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