The article elaborates on contradictions between the authors’ empirical findings from a nursing school and the educational political decisions of the 2001-reform that implemented the bachelor profession. The intention is to examine how educational political decisions appear in the scholastic part of the bachelor profession. Likely consequences are analysed as an academisation of the profession. The article draws specific attention to risks involved in this process described as an „as-if“ academisation with unforeseen consequences for the clinical work of nurses.