Department of Health and Nursing Sciences

The Department of Health and Nursing Sciences offers educational programmes in nursing, mental health, rehabilitation and substance abuse, as well as cancer, theatre and intensive care nursing. 

Employees at the department are affiliated with the research groups Advanced Clinical Nursing, Child and Youth Mental Health, Health of Elderly People, Palliative Care and Global Health, and development projects such as GIVE - on the development of supervised professional training for nursing students


Liv Skomakerstuen Ødbehr is Head of Department, and the department has three sections:

  • Section for Nursing,  Head of Section: Frank Rune Martinsen
  • Section for Advanced Nursing, Head of Section: Marianne Reinfjell Carlsson
  • Section for Mental Health and Rehabilitation: Ann-Grete Dybvik Akre