Department of Caring Sciences

Subjects within the department


The department´s activities are focused on teaching in nursing and specialist nursing, teacher training programmes and many stand-alone courses. We can also offer courses/sections of courses as commissioned courses.


Research is divided into three areas: Health promoting working life in nursing and health care, nursing and care of elderly, and living with chronic ill-health. In addition, there is research aimed at developing, connecting with research and quality assurance of programmes. The project is about students´ learning but also the supervision of nurses on clinical training.

Research Manager

Maria Engström


Cooperation is important to ensure quality and places in clinical training, and important cooperation partners are county councils and municipalities in the region of Gävleborg. We have many partners of cooperation in research, including those in the business sector.


Tina Nordström

Published by: Camilla Haglund Page responsible: Annika Strömberg Updated: 2020-10-13
Högskolan i Gävle
Box 801 76 GÄVLE
026-64 85 00 (växel)