This paper examines the progressive educational concept of the Dalton Plan for its suitability of applying it at universities, specifically in the Bachelors degree for healthcare and nursing at the FH Campus Wien. The first part of this paper is based on the hermeneutical research method and focuses on describing the Dalton Plan and its suitability as methodological concept at a university. The question of applicability will be answered, taking into account the didactics of adult education as well as diversity-conscious didactics. In order to empirically complete the theoretical insights into a possible application of the Dalton Plan, interviews with experts have been conducted and the content analysis of the interviews has been included in the development of the research questions. Based on the research outcomes, possibilities and conditions for the Dalton Plans application at universities are presented in the paper. The main emphasis lies on the application of the Dalton Plan within tertiary education and nursing education. The described examples for the application of the Dalton Plan are adapted to the Bachelors degree in health care and nursing. This master thesis offers insights and methodological added value for teachers in the tertiary education sector, who are interested in the application of progressive educational concepts.