Why study nursing at Savonia?
Name of the study programme: Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing
Degree title: Bachelor of Health Care
Extent of the study programme: 210 credits
City: Kuopio, Finland
Mode of teaching: Full-time, on Campus
Application period: 9-24 January 2018
Objectives of Studies
After having completed the nursing studies you will be a competent and skilled nursing expert. You will have extensive knowledge of nursing; you will master the required concepts, methods and skills to enable critical assessment and decision-making in changing and unpredictable nursing situations.
After graduation, you will be an expert in nursing patients and have an ability to apply your knowledge and skills when solving complex and unpredictable nursing problems.
During your studies, you will learn to be in charge of professional work or projects as well as to work in expert jobs in the field of nursing. You will also learn to assess your own skills and the skills and development of other people and teams. You will be able to apply, assess and analyze your nursing skills in different situations. You will also be able to coordinate the work and to work independently as a nursing expert both in your home country and abroad. You will be prepared for lifelong learning and have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with different audiences in and outside the field of nursing. You will also have good communication skills both in Swedish and in English.
Choosing the Major or Specialisation
The degree consists of 180 ECTS of common studies and 30 ECTS of alternative studies.
At the final stage of the studies, you can choose 30 ECTS of alternative professional studies. The study modules include eg Mental Health and Addiction Care in different environments, Clinical Nursing of Medical Patients in different environments, Perioperative Nursing in different environments, and Acute and Intensive Care Nursing. You can also include courses in foreign languages and entrepreneurial courses into the alternative studies. You can develop your entrepreneurial skills also during the training periods.
The National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (VALVIRA) grants licensing, upon application and upon the announcement of the UAS, to practice nursing as a licensed professional. The professional qualification of a nurse and the education of a nurse working in general nursing are regulated by the directive 2013/55/EY of the European Parliament and of the Council as well as by the European Qualifications Framework, 2006.
You can study international issues and develop your intercultural skill at different stages of your studies both at Savonia UAS in a multicultural environment and at our foreign partner universities. In addition, you can improve your intercultural skills by being a peer tutor-student and/or by hosting our foreign exchange students.Our exchange partners are eg in Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, China, India, Kenia, Mozambique, Namibia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Thailand and the UK.
At Savonia UAS we implement OIS (Open Innovation Space) where high-quality learning and teaching are combined with work-based RDI. The student is active and works on different premises, groups, communities and eLearning environments. Students from different fields, teachers and people working in RDI together with representatives from the working life work on different types of assignments and solve various practical problems. Part of the studies is completed by working on various work-based projects.
At Savonia UAS we have assigned RDI focus areas. The Degree Programme in Nursing focuses on applied welfare technology.
Possibilities to continue studies after graduation
Different types of additional, further and continuing education and training support and enhance your nursing career development. After gaining three years of work experience, you can continue your studies at a UAS and complete a Master’s degree there. Universities also provide possibilities for further education.