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Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing

As a nurse, you will work for the holistic wellbeing of individuals, their families and other groups. Promoting and maintaining good health as well as preventing and treating illnesses will be your main interests. A nurse's expertise is based on scientific evidence.

Possessing theoretical knowledge and practical skills enables nurses to advise and support the individuals and their significant others among other things. A nurse's ability to develop his or her work also plays a key role. Good interaction skills and communication skills are also required in nursing.

Nurse education contains several work placements, where the students work with their future colleagues in various health care settings, developing their own professional skills and the nursing profession.

Having completed the Degree of Nursing at a Laurea University of Applied Sciences, you can apply the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) for the right to practice as a licensed health care professional. Only a person, who has the relevant qualifications and who has been granted the right to practice the nursing profession may work as a registered nurse. The curriculum is compliant with EU Directives and the completed degree is also recognized internationally.

Core competence imparted by the degree

The core competence modules in the degree programme in Nursing are:
• The Basics of Nursing Care
• Health Promotion and Nursing of Non-communicable Diseases
• Decision-making in Clinical Nursing
• Nursing Care in the Promotion of Client's Participation and Well-being at Different Life Stages
• Innovative and Effective Nursing
• Expert in Development and Workplace Innovation

The objectives of developing your competence are specified in closer detail in the module, study unit and project descriptions.

Finnish language skills requirement for the Degree Programme in Nursing

All applicants for the degree programme in Nursing are required to have basic Finnish skills (level B1). Link to the Common European Framework of reference for languages:

The Degree Programme in Nursing in English is offered at Laurea Tikkurila.
For further information on the study contents, please see the Study Guide or contact Ms Tanja Tamminen, tanja.tamminen[a]

How to apply

Please read through the certificate requirements, entrance exams and application instructions available at How to Apply



Next application period

Next application period January 9th to January 23rd 2019.

Studies will begin in August 2019


Bachelor of Health Care

Duration of studies

210 ECTS, 3.5 years

Tuition fees for Non-EU /EEA students

€ 8000 / academic year

Read information about available grants >>


Laurea Tikkurila

Language of Studies


Contact person

Head of Student Affairs
Tanja Tamminen

Senior Lecturer
Riikka Mulder




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