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Program description

Nursing

Do you want to get close to people and take part in their different stages of life? Are you interested in promoting health, well-being and safety of individuals and the whole community? Do you like changing situations and multicultural environments?

If you are a team player, enjoy taking responsibilities and can work independently, then you are suitable for nursing studies!

Admission requirements

The following education gives you eligibility in Centria's direct application:

  • International Baccalaureate completed outside Finland
  • Reifeprüfung completed outside Finland
  • European baccalaureate completed outside Finland
  • Foreign education that gives eligibility to apply to higher education in the country in question

Program content

Theory studies are implemented as face-to-face teaching, online courses and independent studies. In addition to Nursing Science-based professional studies, the programme also includes languages, IT, welfare entrepreneurship and other basic studies. Advanced professional studies strengthen the knowledge and skills of nurses in different fields of nursing and medical specialities.

The degree programme in Nursing includes 75 credits of supervised practical training, which are carried according to the study objectives, in approved practical placements, either in Finland or abroad. Part of the training takes place in workshops and simulation environments.

The teaching method used in the Degree Programme in Nursing is Problem Based Learning (PBL). PBL supports the student’s professional growth by providing them with the capacity for independent research and multidisciplinary cooperation, receiving and providing feedback and by enhancing self-assessment and communication skills. During the third and fourth study year, part of the study courses can also be in Finnish, so students should be able to communicate in Finnish at the end of their studies. Therefore, the Degree programme provides students with expertise to work both in Finland and in an international environment.

Degree

Bachelor of Health Care

Career opportunities

A Registered Nurse may after three years of relevant work experience continue for a Master’s degree from a UAS. As a nurse, you may also take part in different continuing courses and education. Universities also offer Master's studies in social work and health care destined to nurses.

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About school

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Centria University of Applied Sciences is located in western Finland, in northern Europe. Centria UAS is a multidisciplinary, dynamic and international higher education institution, which offers students and staff an environment that is innovative, caring and multicultural. A strong focus...


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Contact info

Centria University of Applied Sciences

Talonpojankatu 2
67100 Kokkola
Finland

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web.centria.fi

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