The Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing program at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences (SeAMK) prepares students to become international Registered Nurses (RNs). SeAMK is highly regarded for its student satisfaction, ranking consistently high in the nationwide graduation feedback survey . SeAMK offers excellent learning environments and strong connections with working life, making it a top choice for nursing students. The program emphasizes promoting and maintaining health, preventing illness, and rehabilitating individuals in various health care and social settings.

Thanks to the intensive Finnish language training during the Pathway to Finland, students will achieve a suitable level in Finland to join the program at Seinäjoki and eventually start using the Finnish language both in their studies and training situations.

Semester starts

August 2025

Degree info

  • Bachelor of Health Care
  • 3,5 academic years / 210 ECTS
  • Language of instruction: English and Finnish
  • Tuition fee: 9,500 € / academic year
  • Campus: Seinäjoki

Edunation application period

Pathway to Finland program
• Online studies: 31.07.2024, 27.12.2024
• Study hub in Finland: 1.10.2024 (Spring Study Hub)

The objectives of the Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing program at Seinäjoki University of Applied Sciences are to:

  1. Equip students with comprehensive nursing knowledge and advanced clinical skills.
  2. Prepare competent and qualified Registered Nurses (RNs).
  3. Promote health and prevent illness in diverse populations.
  4. Enhance evidence-based practice and decision-making.
  5. Develop multicultural competence and provide culturally sensitive care.
  6. Instill ethical principles and professionalism in nursing.
  7. Advance skills in e-health and modern healthcare technology.
  8. Foster effective teamwork in multiprofessional environments.
  9. Ensure proficiency in English and Finnish for professional practice.
  10. Provide diverse practical training opportunities in Finland and abroad.

The program structure includes:

  • Components:
    • Theoretical tuition
    • Laboratory skills
    • Simulation
    • Supervised practical training (75-90 ECTS practical training)
  • Training Locations: Practical training takes place in South Ostrobothnia, Finland, and can also be conducted abroad.
  • Competences Developed:
    • Client-centered care
    • Ethics and professionalism
    • Leadership and entrepreneurship
    • Clinical nursing
    • Evidence-based practice
    • Patient education and guidance
    • Health promotion
    • Awareness of health care and social services
    • Safety and quality in health care
  • Language: Taught mainly in English, but basic Finnish skills are required (level A2). Students will acquire the level A2 through the Pathway to Finland program, throughout their studies at Seinäjoki UAS, they will develop their Finnish Language skills even more!

Graduates of the program have excellent employment opportunities in the health care sector both in Finland and internationally. In Finland, Registered Nurses can work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Health centres
  • Elderly homes
  • Home care
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Public and private sectors
  • Voluntary sector
  • As entrepreneurs

The ongoing Social and Health Care Reform in Finland enhances the demand for skills in multiprofessional working contexts, further increasing the employability of graduates

Some vaccinations may be required, but depending on the work placements, you may be required to take additional vaccinations (this can be done at your own cost in Finland).

Our Edunation Pathway Diploma program offers guaranteed access to Metropolia’s bachelor programs and you can get accepted within 2 days. The admission requirements are:

  • High school diploma / Higher Secondary Education
  • Transcript of records (if possible)
  • Proof of English language: from IELTS 6.5, or equivalent
  • Copy of passport ID page

You can find more information about the English language requirement on our page.

The students are admitted on a first-come, first-served basis.

The admission requirements for the program can be found on the university page.

Further information about the tuition fee and available scholarships for the program can be found on the university page.


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