The concept „profession based teaching“ is relatively new in relation to The Degree Course in Nursing. The topic of this article is based on a discourse analysis which tries to answer the following questions: what does „profession based teaching“ mean, and how is the concept handled by various positions, such as the political, trade unions and educational institutions. The analysis shows that everyone knows what the concept „profession based teaching“ means. It never means the same because the meaning depends on the position from where there is speaking. Therefore a synonymous definition of the concept is impossible.