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

Savonia University of Applied Sciences Finland

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The award
Bachelor of Health Care

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
find out

How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
EUR 5000 per year

All study options

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

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 analyse 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.

The degree studies are full-time studies and attendance is required in part of the courses. The study methods include eg contact lessons, distance and independent studies, eLearning and internship as well as RDI work. Internship periods are full-time studies and attendance is required.

We use versatile methods in our education, eg skills workshops and simulation. The guiding principles in nursing education are intercourse between theory and practice, contact lessons and independent studying both by oneself and in teams as well as learning in different expert cultures. The student takes an active role in the studies.

During the first year of your studies you will learn to observe a human being as a psychophysical entity and you will learn the basics of nursing. You will learn to use the nursing values and principles to enhance health and functional ability as well as in nursing medical patients.

During the second year you will learn to use evidence-based information in the medication of the most common diseases and in perioperative nursing. Perioperative nursing covers nursing before, during and after surgical operations. During the training periods you will learn to apply and expand knowledge of nursing children, adolescents and families as well as of mental health and addiction care.

During the third year you can apply and analyse information on ageing and the clients’ needs and you can implement nursing in different environments. You will be able to assess the development needs in nursing as well as plan and implement solutions to renew and develop nursing. You will also be able to apply the RDI skills you obtained during your studies when planning and writing your thesis.

During the final year of your studies you will be able to apply, assess and analyse your nursing skills in different fields, to coordinate your work and to work independently as a nursing expert in an international environment. You will have the ability to communicate both verbally and in writing with different audiences in and outside the field of nursing.

The content of nursing studies start with becoming familiar with nursing and proceed to applying the nursing skills in different patient work situations, eg patients at different ages and with different diseases. Your skills are developed and deepened during the study process.

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBachelor of Health CareHow you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course fees find outInternational course feesEUR 5000 per year

Notes about fees for this course

In the first academic year all students who are obligated to pay the tuition fee will get the scholarship, which covers 70% of the tuition fee. In the following academic years the scholarship covers 50% of the tuition fee and to qualify for the scholarship Bachelor student must complete at least 55 credits by 31 July.

If you are EU/EEA or Swiss citizen, you don’t have to pay the tuition fee.

EU countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Gibraltar.

EEA countries:

Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway.

Entry requirements

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

  • the studies required for graduating from the Finnish upper secondary school or a Matriculation Examination
  • an International Baccalaureate (IB) degree
  • an European Baccalaureate (EB) degree
  • a Reifeprüfung (RP) or Deutsche Internationale Abitur (DIA) degree
  • a Finnish basic vocational degree covering 120 credits or a skills score of 180 or a corresponding earlier Finnish vocational degree covering at least 80 credits
  • a Finnish intermediate or higher vocational training degree
  • a Finnish basic vocational degree, another vocational degree or specialised vocational degree in the form of competence-based qualification, or a corresponding earlier degree, or
  • a foreign degree or qualification which gives eligibility for higher education in the awarding country (e.g. a high school diploma, an upper general certificate of education, a higher secondary school certificate).

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.

Applicants with an IB, EB or RP/DIA degree must upload to the application form a copy of the degree certificate by 29 January 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. Those who are graduating during the spring of the application period shall submit Predicted Grades or an equivalent interim certificate by 8 April 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. Copy of the final certificate must be submitted by 15 July 2020 at 3 p.m. Finnish time.

Applicants with a degree completed outside of Finland must upload to the application form copies of original final certificate and transcript of records used as the basis for application by 29 January 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

If the applicant is graduating during the spring of the application period, he / she must upload to the application form a copy of the transcript of records or other document by 29 January 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time. The transcript of records or other document must state that the applicant will complete the degree in spring 2020. If the applicant will be admitted, he / she must submit copy of the final certificate / final diploma by 15 July 2020. If the applicant cannot submit the final certificate / final diploma, he / she must submit other document by 15 July 2020 proving that he / she has completed the degree. The document must also prove when he / she will receive the final certificate.

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 certificate / diploma or other documents (and translations if needed) in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the required document by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.

Applicants with a refugee / refugee-like situation

If an applicant is a refugee or in a refugee-like situation and is unable to submit documentary evidence of his / her qualification, he / she can still apply to Savonia UAS. The applicant must have an official decision attesting to his / her refugee status, e.g. a decision on asylum or a residence permit granted on the basis of a need for protection.

In addition to filling in the online application form during the application period at www.studyinfo.fi an applicant with a refugee / refugee-like situation must upload to the application form a copy of the decision by 29 January 2020 at 3:00 p.m. Finnish time.

The admission is conditional until Savonia UAS has checked original document in September when studies begin. If an applicant fails to submit the original document by the set date he / she will lose the study place in Savonia UAS.
 

Additional requirements to Nursing applicants

Legislation relating to aptitude

Legislation applies to education leading to a degree in applied sciences in the field of health care and social services, the humanities, physical exercise and maritime navigation. These fields have requirements concerning the safety of minors, patient and customer safety or traffic safety which restrict student admission.

In the field of health care and social services the studies include working with customer groups requiring special protection, in which case ethical requirements and requirements for patient or customer safety are crucial. The health and functional capacity of students shall be such that they are capable of performing assignments and practical training related to their studies.

Those applying to the field should bear in mind that:

  • studying and working in a profession of this field requires sufficient physical, mental and social capacity
  • the field of health care and social services is not suitable for individuals convicted of one of the following: offences against children, sexual offences, violent offences, crimes against freedom, or drug offences
  • the field is not suitable for those who have been drug or alcohol abusers during the last two years
  • conditions such as musculoskeletal diseases, chronic skin diseases, allergies and mental health disorders may lead to health issues during studies or later on in working life
  • blood-borne illnesses may restrict practical training and, after graduation, the students’ placement in work assignments
  • many health care and social services operating units care for patients/clients susceptible to infections, and in order to work at these units, students and staff must have up-to-date vaccination cover (e.g. measles, chicken pox, whooping cough). In addition, annual influenza vaccination is required. The required vaccinations are free of charge for students in the field of health care and social services.

Applicants are required to provide information concerning their health status and functional capacity as required to assess admission at the request of the university of applied sciences concerned, as well as information on any possible prior decision on cancellation of their study entitlement.

Students are required to produce an extract from criminal records at the request of the university of applied sciences if working with minors forms an essential part of the tasks assigned to them during their studies or work placement periods that are part of their studies.

Universities of applied sciences are entitled to require a student to produce a certificate of a drugs test if there is any reason to suspect that the student is under the influence of drugs during practical assignments or during a work placement that is part of their studies, or that the student is addicted to drugs.

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