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About the Institute of Clinical Nursing Science

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About the Institute of Clinical Nursing Science

The Institute of Clinical Nursing Science was founded in 2021 and is part of the CharitéCentrum 1 for Human and Health Sciences. Nursing science is the scientific basis for the nursing care of people from birth to the end of life. The content focus of the institute in research and teaching is on nursing practice in various care settings.

The Institute is a cooperating member of the Platform - Charité Health Services Research and part of the Academic Health Professions Network.


What is nursing?

Nursing encompasses autonomous and collaborative care of individuals of all ages, families, groups and communities, sick or well and in all settings. Nursing includes the promotion of health, prevention of illness, and the care of ill, disabled and dying people. Advocacy, promotion of a safe environment, research, participation in shaping health policy and in patient and health systems management, and education are also key nursing roles (International Council of Nurses, 2002).