Nowadays, everybody is talking about „lack of time“. This thesis aims to review/validate whether an alleged lack of time hampers education, learning and teaching at the schools for health care and nursing, or makes them impossible altogether. Thus, time and education were thoroughly examined. At the beginning, the terms time and education are considered from different aspects. Philosophy, psychology, and many other disciplines such as sociology and economics view and define the phenomenon of time differently. In modern societies, the problem with time is not time as such, but the numerous activities which can be carried out simultaneously in a given time span. The main topics of a high quality health care and nursing education have increased enormously in addition to socio-cultural changes. It is an unproven assertion that the huge amount of knowledge, economic aspects as well as the general acceleration process could hamper education and learning within a limited time span is not proven. This assertion is more a hypothesis that it is based on empiric data. Research was conducted in two ways. The author compared her personal health care and nursing education four decades ago to the current situation at the School for Health Care and Nursing at the Regional Hospital Graz, where she is working as a teacher. The empiric method choice included problem-centred expert interviews of students as well as teachers at the health care and nursing school. The data was evaluated by means of content analysis according to Phillipp Mayring. Teachers as well as students confirmed a lack of time and believed in accordance with the authors personal experience that adequate education, teaching and learning are still possible in our fast-paced society. However, good time management and constant reflexion on time consumption are required. Nowadays, the necessary amount of time is supported by computer technology, the internet as well as in the future increasingly used robots in nursing. Time economy can be learned from the Greek gods Chronos and Kairos: Chronos clocks the time nowadays, chronometers carry out this task and Kairos shows us that we can use our leisure time to consider, reflect and seize the chance when the right moment comes.