The LAB University of Applied Sciences educates professional nurses who are able to plan, implement and develop nursing practices in a multi-professional health care team. Nurses are trained to promote health and prevent diseases, and provide care, support, guidance and rehabilitation.
The aim of the degree programme is to educate students to become registered nurses (RN) for the field of health care. The graduates of the programme can operate flexibly in multi-professional and multi-cultural settings, while promoting health and providing hospice care to individuals, families and communities. The practical part of the education takes place in varying and multi-disciplinary areas of health care.
Nursing studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows students to build their own career paths. Our modern health care labs and simulation environment enable developing skills, knowledge and decision-making abilities together with lecturers, experts and fellow multi-cultural students. Flexible e-learning possibilities are also employed.
Good contacts with different partners both within and beyond the university are integral to our programme. The nursing programme offers the opportunity to meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and study to become a competent nurse. All students are encouraged to take part in exchange programmes to deepen their intercultural competence.
As a Registered Nurse (RN) you will work in cooperation with other experts involved in the patient's care and participate in multidisciplinary teams as expert of your own field. You can work in social and health care services in the public, private or third sector, in health care centers, hospitals, in various assisted living facilities, associations, disabled people's organizations and foundations, and as a self-employed entrepreneur. Various national and international expert roles are also available in different development projects.
About the School
LAB University of Applied Sciences operetas in Finland in the cities of Lahti and Lappeenranta. The new institution will start its operation on 1 January 2020.