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Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing

The Nursing program offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences educates internationally oriented professionals for the field of health care. The studies will provide you with the skills needed in varied health care settings.

Quick Facts

Full-time Duration: 3.5 years
Starting in: 1st of August 2021
Tuition Fee: € 9,800
Location: Tampere, Finland

Nursing is about supporting people’s health and wellbeing throughout their lives. The professional nurse’s role is to protect, promote, and enhance the health of individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life.

During Nursing program offered by the Tampere University of Applied Sciences, the latest research and evidence-based nursing practices will be integrated with hands-on professional skills.

As the studies proceed, you will focus on medical-surgical nursing preparing you for a nursing career in acute and long-term health care, social welfare organisations, international positions or as an entrepreneur.

The curriculum is based on EU directives and the qualification complies with the European standards. As a Bachelor of Health Care, you will have many further educational opportunities in Finland and abroad.

Study Content

  • Studies are divided into three stages: initial, middle, and advanced. Initial stage studies consist of modules Theoretical Basics of Nursing, The Basics of Competence in Professional Nursing, and Basics of Pharmacotherapy and Fluid Therapy.
  • Middle stage studies include modules Outpatient Health Care and Gerontological Nursing, Medical Nursing, Surgical and Perioperative Nursing, Women, Families and Children as Nursing Clients, and Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing.
  • Advanced professional studies consist of theory courses Nursing of Chronic Diseases and Acute Care Nursing, and clinical trainings.

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I really enjoyed learning in a relaxed atmosphere, meeting other people from many countries doing different things and getting to know the University before the hustle and bustle of term time as an international degree student began.

Lauren // United Kingdom (2015)


Nurses work in all different sectors and levels of health care in Finland. Medical-surgical field of nursing is vast, covering acute and long-term health care facilities, social welfare organisations, and international positions in the field or as an entrepreneur.

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