As a nurse, you will work in a valued profession with customers of different ages, promoting their health and well being and treating their illnesses. You will get an opportunity to work in multidisciplinary, cross-occupational, national and international environments.
In the Degree Program in Nursing, you will study in English in a multicultural student group. Metropolia has more than 20 years of experience in educating nurses in the English language.
The multicultural and international study group will provide an enriching “cultural immersion”. Lecturers are experienced in education of different fields of nursing, possessing versatile international and multicultural expertise in nursing.
The education will open up excellent job opportunities both in Finland and abroad. After completing the degree, you will possess a nurse’s qualification in accordance with EU directives.
The program is only available as a TOP-UP degree program: if you have a certificate or a degree related to nursing, you can apply to the top-up degree program in Nursing and study less than 3 academic years to receive a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.
Metropolia’s focus is on evidence-based clinical nursing where you strengthen your clinical skills required in your future profession.
Before clinical practices you will practice your practical skills in clinical laboratories, simulated learning environments with diverse methods and modern equipment.
The studies consist of basic studies, professional studies, elective studies, a Bachelor`s thesis and supervised clinical practices.
Your studies will include theoretical teaching, various practical assignments, web-based studies, independent and group studies and various workshops. You will also carry out written assignments in each course.
In addition, every Metropolia student will complete multidisciplinary innovation project studies with other students from various degree programs.
About one-third of the nursing studies consists of clinical practice, which mostly takes place in various care and operating environments in the health care and social services sector. There are clinical practice periods in every term. Please take into consideration that you may have to work in three shifts in many places where you will be carrying out your clinical training.
The clinical practices take place in Finnish language environments. Therefore fluency in Finnish language is required at least in level B1 in the entrance examination. Also the curriculum includes Finnish language studies for international students.
The core of your work is to guide, support, care and rehabilitate people with different illnesses in cooperation with other health care professionals and patient’s families. Your job also includes teaching, planning, development project, management and various expert tasks.
You may work in a hospital, home nursing, various rehabilitation and nursing homes or medical center. In addition, the nurse’s degree will enable you to work as an expert or consultant, with non-profit organizations or in international duties.