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Degree Programme in Nursing (in English)

Autumn 2008

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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
Anatomy, Phyisology and Pathophysiology 5
Basics of Clinical Nursing - Clinical Practice 1 3
Basics of Clinical Nursing - Clinical Practice 2 6
Surgical and Perioperative Nursing 3  
Surgical and Perioperative Nursing -Clinical Practice 12  
Decision-Making Competence
Decision-Making and Reporting in Nursing 3
Medical Nursing 3
Medical Nursing - Clinical Practice 12
Nutrition 3
Clinical Laboratory Science and Clinical Microbiology 3
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  
Psychology 3  
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      
Leadership - and Team Work Competence
Global and Transcultural Nursing and Health 3    
Global and Transcultural Nursing and Health -Clinical Practice 15    
Leadership and Multidisciplinary Team Work 3      
Expertise in Nursing 3      
Career Development and Entrepreneurship 3      
Research and Development Competence
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      
Fundamentals and Methods of Reasearch and Development 5  
Innovation project 10  
Studies to Support Nursing
Introduction to Studies 3                                                  
Computing and Communication 3
Swedish - for native Finnish speakers 3
Finnish - for non-native Finnish speakers 3
Academic English 3    
Professional English 3  
Professional Finnish 3  
Medical Sciences 10
Elective Studies 0                                         
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year

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.


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, to coordinate and to develop team- and network capabilities.

The curriculum is modular in structure, and it consists of nine themes, which are dispersed over the academic years. Each theme focuses on core competence areas of professional significance. Moreover, each theme provides a theoretical framework determining its central learning content. They are developed, deepened and integrated throughout the studies. During each clinical practice, professional competence related to the ongoing theme is reinforced. In each module, the completion of theoretical studies is a prerequisite for clinical practice placement, and they must be completed according to the chronological order stated in the curriculum.

Elina Eriksson, director; Marianne Pitkajarvi, head of the degree program