Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing (Bachelor of Health Care)

Savonia University of Applied Sciences

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The award
Bachelor of Health Care

How long you will study
4 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 5000 per year

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About Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing at Savonia University of Applied Sciences

Do you want to study nursing in Finland and fulfill your educational dream to get profession that provides you patients-facing, independent and multifaceted career possibilities? Come to study in Savonia University of Applied Sciences (UAS) in Kuopio!

Savonia UAS offers you multiprofessional learning context in modern learning facilities with clinical skill laboratories, simulation center and health technology. The studies are implemented in blended learning with e-learning, personal tutoring and intensive periods with hands on nursing skills to deepen multiprofessional evidence based care.

  • Savonia UAS is one of Finland´s biggest and most versatile universities of applied sciences
  • Kuopio is a city by the lake area in the Eastern Finland and the opportunities for sport and leisure time in nature are excellent
  • Finland is located in the Northern hemisphere where you can really experience the four seasons

Statistics of Savonia UAS

  • There are almost 6.000 students and 600 employees
  • Open Innovation Space (OIS) is implemented in education
  • International partners in over 30 countries
  • International students represent over 20 nationalities
  • Main international participating programs are ERASMUS+, FIRST, TEMPUS, NORDPLUS and NORTH-SOUTH-SOUTH

Nurses today

Nursing is one of the most esteemed professions among Finns. Highly educated nursing professionals perform independent and responsible work based on nursing science, EU-directives and requirements.

Structure of studies

The studies contain 210 ECTS (1 ECTS = 27 hrs). The annual average of student workload is 60 ECTS. The aim of the studies is to educate competent nurses with excellent knowledge of enco–untering, supervising and caring for people of different levels of health issues.

Content

Basic Studies

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Research studies
  • Language studies
  • Common basic courses in health and social studies
  • Clienthood in the field of health and social services
  • Health promotion and well-being

Professional Studies

  • Evidence based nursing
  • Health promotion
  • Clinical nursing
  • Family oriented nursing
  • Multiprofessional nursing

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Notes about fees for this course

EU/EEA area and Swiss citizens are not subject to tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Eligibility to apply for higher education studies can be obtained with:

The qualification must be completed by the end of the application period. This doesn’t apply to those who are graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final degree certificate by 10 July 2018.

In order to prove his / her eligibility to apply, an applicant must submit copies of original final certificate and transcript of records used as the basis for application to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

If the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period, he / she must submit a copy of the transcript of records or other certificate to Savonia UAS Admission Services by post or as email attachment by 7 February 2018 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. The transcript of records or other document must state that the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period and will receive the final certificate / final diploma by 10 July 2018.

If the language of the certificate is other than Finnish, Swedish or English, an official translation must also be submitted. The translation must be signed and stamped by the authorized translator.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has checked the applicant’s original final degree certificates (and translations if needed) in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the original certificate by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.

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