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Health Sciences


Bachelor of Health Care: Nursing

3.5 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

The aim of the degree programme in nursing is to educate students to become competent nurses with good knowledge of encountering, supervising and caring for patients with diᆳfferent degrees of health and illness.

The education provides you with competence to act in different caring settings, from open counselling centres to intensive care units. You can choose to work with children, youth, grown-ups or elderly in Finland or more internationally. Within the degree programme in nursing you will study nursing (e.g. internal and surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing), medicine and natural sciences (e.g. anatomy and physiology).

The learning process advances from basic nursing skills and nursing in different contexts (medical, surgical and psychiatric nursing, nursing of women and children) to extended studies in e.g. rehabilitation, elderly care, mental health or leadership. The programme will qualify students as registered nurses.

Arcada has a network of 90 institutes of higher education worldwide. If you are interested in completing part of your degree in another country, this is a unique opportunity

Programme content

Basics in Health Care and Nursing
Basics in Clinical Nursing
Medicine and Natural Sciences
Clinical Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Organisation and Leadership
Caring Science
Nursing Pedagogics
Leadership and Management
Finnish Language

Students need to be able to interact with patients in Swedish/Finnish already on their first practical training at the end of the first academic year, so students with little or no knowledge in the before mentioned language at the time of application should be prepared to study on their own


The degree is comparable with equivalent degrees in other EU countries. In addition, graduates of this programme have found work in Australia and the USA. Bachelors of Health Care are authorised by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health.

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels + 3 GCSEs

All applicants are required to have basic Finnish language skills (level B1)

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H5

All applicants are required to have basic Finnish language skills (level B1)




Arcada will make provisional offers, based on receiving results in late July

09 January

24 January