Nursing studies combine clinical skills and theoretical knowledge
In the beginning, the studies will mostly be conducted in English, with Finnish language teaching gradually taking over. During the studies, the Finnish language skills are improved, and by the time of graduation you will have reached the sufficient language proficiency in order to work in Finland as a nurse.
During the studies, you can start your Finnish language studies from the beginning or continue them from the level you are now. The goal is that by the end of studies you will have reached reference level B2 – C1. You will study Finnish on courses, in clinical practice and in peer groups.
In addition you will get to know the Finnish culture and society and will be able to act as full member of it in working life as well as on your free time.
The nursing profession requires competence in professional interaction and communication, empathy, as well as a careful and responsible work attitude. If you are persevering and have strong problem-solving skills, the profession of registered nurse (RN) is suitable for you.
With the degree of registered nurse, you can be easily employed both nationally and internationally. You are able to work in hospitals, health care centers, nursing homes, home hospitals, rehabilitation centers, or in the private or community sector. You can also work as an entrepreneur.
The degree gives qualifications in accordance with EU directives, which enables you to seek a career in interesting and demanding duties both nationally and internationally.
As a registered nurse, you have a strong competence in clinical nursing practice, and readiness to plan, implement, assess and develop the nursing of patients of varying ages.
As a specialist in nursing, you educate, support, treat and rehabilitate patients with different health problems in cooperation with a multi-professional team and the patient’s next of kin. As a registered nurse you will be able to explain and justify your actions.
The importance of social and health care legislation, professional ethics and supporting and increasing patients’ and clients’ capacity, health and well-being is emphasized in patient and client centered care. Nursing practice requires the adaptation and implementation of scientific and multidisciplinary knowledge in nursing.