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Sjukskötare (YH) h20, dagstudier, Vasa,


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Introduction to academic studies and language
Introduction to academic studies 3
Finnish 3
Finnish - Oral Skills 0                                                        
Finnish - Writing Skills 0                                                        
Swedish 3
Swedish - Oral Skills 0                                                        
Swedish - Writing Skills 0                                                        
English 3  
Biomedical sciences
Human physiology and anatomy 1 3
Human physiology and anatomy 2 3
Immunology and pathology 3
Clinical microbiology and hygiene 3
Drug therapy 1 3
Drug therapy 2 4  
Basic vaccination skills 2  
Health promotion in nursing care
Public health care 3
Health promotion 3    
Family health care 4    
Clinical nursing care
Nursing process 3
Caring theory and ethics 3
Patient safety 3
Geriatric and palliative nursing care 3
Acute geriatric nursing care 3      
Care of the patient with cardiovascular disorders 3
Care of the patient with respiratory and sensory disorders 3  
Care of the patient with gastrointestinal and endocrine disorders 3  
Care of the patient with immune disorders and infectious diseases 2  
Care of the patient with musculoskeletal disorders 3  
Care of the patient with neurological and haematological disorders 3  
Care of the patient with genitourinary disorders 3  
Care of the patient with psychiatric disorders 3  
Nursing care of the patient with substance use disorders 3  
Research and development
Research methodology 3    
Research methods and nursing theory 6    
Nursing leadership 3      
Alternative Professional Studies.
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Extended clinical nursing care
Extended clinical nursing care in primary health care 6      
Acute nursing care and best nursing practices 3      
Clinical assessment 3      
Thesis 1 3    
Thesis 2 6    
Thesis and maturity test 6    
Clinical nursing care in different contexts
First Aid 2
Ergonomic and Kinesthetics 1
Basic clinical nursing skills 2
Wound care and bandaging 1
Nursing care of the old and geriatrics 6
Clinical care in an optional context 6
Clinical nursing skills 3  
Surgical nursing care 3  
Medical and Surgical 1 9  
Medical and surgical 2 9  
Medical and Surgical 3 3  
Medical and surgical 4 3    
Medical and surgical 5 9    
Maternity care, Paediatrics and Home nursing 9    
Mental health and psychiatry 9    
Extended nursing care in an optional clinical context 12      
Elective Studies
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ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60 59 61 30 26.1 33.9 23.6 35.4 24.4 36.6 30 13.1 13.1 11.3 11.3 11.3 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 11.8 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 12.2 15 15

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

Sjukskötare (YH) h20, dagstudier, Vasa


In the education, nurses are trained for different specialties. The nursing profession is a human-related work in various environments within social and health care. Caring science is the science that the nursing profession, the nursing work and the nursing care are based on. In addition to nursing science, students study public health science, medical subjects, behavioral and natural sciences such as anatomy, physiology and pharmacology.

The studies in the program are realized through lectures, independent and virtual studies, clinical exercises in class, simulation exercises, clinical examinations (OSCE = Objective Structured Clinical Examination) and supervised clinical studies in development department and other supervised clinical studies that can also be realized as projects.

The core of the studies is the care of people in different age groups and life situations. Caring science, health science, medical subjects, care work, drug treatment, anatomy and physiology, supervision and professional communication are also central topics. The education emphasizes preventive and resource-enhancing ways of working to promote the patient's health.

The studies include small-group work, lectures, independent and virtual studies, simulations, various examinations, work-life-based projects. Supervised clinical studies (internships) are included in the studies from the second semester, and mean 4-10 weeks periods in social and health care at health centers, hospitals, home care, counseling and other healthcare facilities. The clinical studies may be partly located in a different place from the place of residence and the place of study.