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Degree Programme in Nursing (in English)

Autumn 2007

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Fundamentals of Clinical Competence
Basics of Clinical Nursing 3
Fundamentals of Drug Management 3
Drug Management 3
Drug and Pain Management 3  
First Aid and General Safety 3
Surgical and Perioperative Nursing 3  
Surgical and Perioperative Nursing -Clinical Practice 12  
Basics of Clinical Nursing - Clinical Practice 1 3
Basics of Clinical Nursing - Clinical Practice 2 6
Decision-Making Competence
Decision-Making and Reporting in Nursing 3    
Medical Nursing 3
Medical Nursing - Clinical Practice 12
Interaction Competence
Professional Interaction in Nursing 3  
Nursing of Clients with Mental or Substance Abuse Problems 3  
Nursing of Clients with Mental or Substance Abuse Problems -Clinical Practice 9  
Ethical Awareness
Nursing of the Elderly 3    
Nursing of the Elderly - Clinical Practice 6    
Ethics and the Delivery of Health and Social Care 3  
Patient Education Competence
Patient Education in Nursing 3    
Nursing of Children, Adolescents and Families 3    
Nursing of Children, Adolescents and Families -Clinical Practice 9    
Health Promotion Competence
Health Promotion 3
Maternity Care and Sexual Health 3    
Health Promotion - Clinical Practice 3    
Research and Development Competence
Fundamentals of Research and Development 3  
Methods of Research and Development 3  
Utilization of Research and Development 3    
Final Project Outline Presentation 3    
Final Project Scheme Planning 4    
Final Project Draft Presentation 5    
Final Project Results Utilisation and Maturity Test 3    
Fundamentals of Nursing Science 3      
Leadership - and Team Work Competence
Global and Transcultural Nursing and Health 3      
Leadership and Multidisciplinary Team Work 3      
Professional Development 3      
Expertise in Nursing 3      
Global and Transcultural Nursing and Health -Clinical Practice 12      
Studies to Support Nursing
Skills for Studies and International Contexts, 3 3
Information Technology and Computing Skills 3
Verbal, written, and web-based communication skills 3
Swedish - for native Finnish speakers 3
Finnish - for non-native Finnish speakers 3
Anatomy and Physiology 4
Psychology 3  
Nutrition 3  
Society and Business Activities 3      
Academic English 3    
Professional English 3  
Professional Finnish 3    
Clinical Laboratory Science and Clinical Microbiology 3  
Medical Sciences 11
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 53.358.3593341.711.754.73.75813335.

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.


Aim of the program
Graduates who complete the degree program in nursing, are educated to become competent in evidence based nursing. In addition to health promotion and illness prevention, nursing practice involves care, support, guidance and rehabilitation of people with various health problems as well as their significant others. Furthermore, nursing practice involves care and support of the dying and of their significant others. Competent performance of a nurse is based on updated knowledge of nursing science, as well as on complementary knowledge of biologic, social and physical sciences. The fundamental competencies embrace the ability to gather and critically analyze information, and to apply this information in nursing practice, as well as in its evaluation and development.

Studies lead to readiness to plan, implement, evaluate and develop nursing care in collaboration with clients / patients of different ages as well as with their significant others. Emphasis is placed on reinforcement of individual and family resources in life transitions, in crisis, and during illness. Studies lead to competencies in provision of basic and specialist care in diverse nursing settings. In addition, graduates will be cabable of responding to immediate needs of patients requiring specialized care in rapidly changing situations. Furthermore, they will possess competecies to participate in, tocoordinate and to develop team- and network capabilities.

The syllabus is modular in structure, and it consists of nine themes, each one focusing on an area of professional competence. The themes have been dispersed over the 3.5 academic years, each one providing deeper understanding and progressively enhancing further professional development. During each clinical practice, competencies relating to a particular theme are being reinforced. In each module, completion of theoretical studies is a prerequisite for clinical practice placement.

Contact information
Elina Eriksson, head of the department; Marianne Pitkajarvi, program coordinator
PO BOX 4030 00099 City of Helsinki
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