Bachelor of Health Care, Registered Nurse, DP in Nursing, Multimodal implementation: RN22
Description of the degree program, areas of competence and professional competence profile
The structure of the Degree Programme in Nursing is based on both general and Nurse`s profession-specific competencies. A Registered Nurse (RN) graduating from Seinäjoki UAS has the aptitudes (knowledge, skills and attitude) to act as an expert of nursing in various fields of work in health care, to work in cooperation with the clients, their next-of-kin, as well as in a multi-professional team. Furthermore, a Registered Nurse is able to develop their work and profession in a responsible manner using evidence-based information.
Students deepen and extend their nursing competencies in advanced professional studies during the last semester. This Nursing Degree Programme does not include particular specialization education in a specific area of nursing. The nursing education (210cr) in SeAMK entitles the students to work as licensed Registered Nurses for example in the public sector (primary health care or specialized health care), in the private sector, or in the third sector with various organizations. Registered Nurses may work as experts of nursing in home care, nursing homes, service centres, health centres, outpatient clinics, emergency medical services, emergency clinics, and wards. A Registered Nurse is also competent to work as an entrepreneur, in projects, with different organizations, or in international activities.
After graduation, the Finnish National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) will grant, upon application, the graduate the right to practice as a licensed or authorized professional nurse by entering her or him into the Finnish central register of health care professionals. The nursing education in Seinäjoki UAS meets the standards set out in the European Union Directive on the recognition of professional qualifications, which allows for the comparability of the degree and employability as a nurse in the EU countries.
In DP in Nursing the pedagogical approach follows SeAMK's pedagogical model, which is
social constructivism. In this model, students are active in their learning process and they achieve skills for lifelong learning and they enhance their evidence-based knowledge.
Teachers have a role as mentors and they help students to develop their evidence based knowledge, clinical skills and professional attitude, which are required in Registered
Nurse's high quality profession, that comes with a grate responsibility of their patients and patients’ next-of-kin.
Registered Nurses work as team members and team leaders in multi-professional co-operation. Skills that are needed when working as a team member and team leader are practiced in group works, laboratory skills lessons and in simulations in various learning environments and in close relation to working life.
Group work, laboratory skills and simulations are part of our collaborative learning method where students can learn together and from each other.
In simulations, students give and get feedback in a collegial manner, which helps their professional interaction and growth as experts in Nursing.
Some study modules can happen abroad, during an exchange, according to an individual study plan. In addition, students can complete courses within SeAMKPro multidisciplinary learning environment according to an individual study plan.
Supervised practical training (90cr) consists of work in various fields of nursing or projects. Practical training serves the purpose of integrating theoretical and practical knowledge. The training periods follow the routines of the workplaces, which may involve work in three shifts on any days of the week.
Structure of studies (210 Ects):
-Basic studies common to all in Seinäjoki UAS (20cr)
-Professional studies of Nursing (188cr), from which Final Thesis 15 cr
-Free-choice studies (5-8cr)
The Bachelor’s Thesis (15 ects) is implemented in co-operation with the working life and it involves applying evidence-based knowledge of nursing science. The thesis is most commonly carried out in pairs.
In the Degree Programme of Nursing (RN) (210 cr) there is National Competence - exam and in different clinical comptence courses clinical competence -exams (competence in clinical nursing, medical nursing, surgical and perioperative nursing, child, adolescent and family nursing, mental health and substance abuse nursing, gerontological nursing, nursing in different service environments and nursing in need of special support).
Nursing students at Seinäjoki UAS have an opportunity to participate in international exchange programmes, and also get credits for international intensive courses organized abroad.
RN students can actively get involved in common courses and activities for international degree and exchange students, for example by participating in free choice studies available to all. Co-operation between Finnish and international students is important, as it facilitates familiarization with different cultures and societies and promotes understanding diversity. Parts of the study materials are in english.
Students co-operate with various health and social care organizations, for example during practical training periods and projects, as well as when writing their Bachelor’s Thesis.
Students can also co-operate with students of other fields from different faculties during projects, international exchange programmes, SeamkPro multidisciplinary studies, or when writing their Bachelor’s Thesis.
The curriculum includes five seams permeating through the studies and extending over them. They are based on SeAMK’s reports, studies and strategy, as well as on the national and international recommendations and regulations related to education provided by universities of applied sciences:
The Information Search seam strengthens the student’s professional and field-specific information search skills throughout the studies. The basis of the nursing education is evidence-based learning, which is one of the central red lines. Information seeking and using are the essential parts in this learning process in the all studies.
The Internationalization seam secures the improvement of the student’s international competencies during their studies. The Registered Nurse`s profession is international, therefore in the contents of the education there are multiculturalism, the meeting of the people from the different cultures, teaching and learning in the foreign languages, international exchange periods abroad, acting as a international tutor, home internationalization.
The studies corresponding to the Entrepreneurship seam help the student understand the central and growing role of entrepreneurship in society. Acting according the principles of Entrepreneurship has an important part in the nurse`s profession. In the contents of studies there are internal and external Entrepreneurship and also economic thinking, which support the nurse`s Entrepreneurship. During the renewing of the structures of health and social services we have to account the private sector and voluntary organizations as the producers of the services in the contents of the studies.
The Sustainable Development seam makes the student aware of social responsibility and helps them understand the diversity of sustainable development as a working life skill. In the different phases of the education in the connections with different courses students learn about the sustainable development from different point of view.
The seam of Career Guidance helps the student recognize their competencies and own strengths. It also includes working life knowledge, job search skills, and lifelong learning. The model of the career development is implementing clearly in the study courses of Nurse`s Profession and career development.
The curriculum is developed and evaluated together with the representatives of the working life in the co-operation meetings.
It is possible that in these clinical training environments may also be under-aged patients. Therefore, the student must show criminal record certificate before starting this training.
The Outcomes of the Competencies in Degree Programme in Nursing
Y1 Learning competence
- is able to self-evaluate and develop one’s competence and learning style orientation
- is able to retrieve and analyze information and evaluate it critically
- is capable of taking responsibility for collaborative learning and sharing knowledge in teams
Y2 Ethical competence
- is able to take responsibility for one’s own actions and for the consequences of these actions
- is able to work according to the ethical principles of the subject field
- is able to take other people into account in one’s actions
- is able to apply the principles of equality
- is able to apply the principles of sustainable development
- is capable of social influencing using one’s know-how and based on ethical values
Y3 Working community competence
- is able to operate as a member of a work community
- is able to operate in communicative and interactive situations in working life
- is able to utilize information and communications technology in one’s subject field
- knows the working life in one’s subject field and is able to create personal contacts in working life and to operate in professional networks
- is capable of decision making in unpredicted situations
- is able to apply the principles of organizational management and leadership in working life and has abilities for supervision tasks
- possesses entrepreneurial skills
Y4 Innovation competence
- is able to conduct research, development and innovation projects applying the existing knowledge and methods of the field
- is able to work in projects
- is capable of creative problem solving and development of working methods
- is able to find customer-oriented, sustainable and profitable solutions
Y5 Internationalization competence
-possesses communicative competence necessary for one’s work and for professional development in the subject field
- is able to operate in a multicultural environment
- takes into account the effects of and opportunities for internationalization development in one’s own field
Y6 Entrepreneurial competence
- Understanding of the interaction involved in the operations in a company and the business environment, and of the concept of entrepreneurship and the entrepreneurial way of working.
- Understanding of the principles associated with a profitable business, and ability to analyse the operations and risks in a business.
Y7 Quality control competence
- Knowledge of the typical field-related quality control systems
- Understanding of quality-control and the requirements of quality-control systems.
Competence requirements and contents (180/ 210 ECTS credits) for general nurse education
RN1)Professionalism and ethics
Functions in accordance with the values, ethical guidelines and principles of nursing care, and evaluates their implementation in daily nursing care.
Complies with current legislation and information guidance in their work.
Has adopted the professional identity of a nurse and committed to the principles of a service profession.
Demonstrates ability to function in the role of an expert in nursing care and to accept responsibility for their actions.
Demonstrates ability to assess and develop their own skills.
Demonstrates ability to intervene in unprofessional conduct.
Recognizes their limits in coping, seeks support and uses different forms of support available.
Demonstrates knowledge of career opportunities for nurses.
Complies with occupational safety regulations
RN2) Client-centered care
Respects clients/patients and encounters them as experts of and actors in their own lives.
Demonstrates ability to encounter vulnerable patient groups in nursing care.
Demonstrates ability to encounter client/patients from different cultures individually.
RN3) Communication and multi-professionalism
Demonstrates knowledge of professional interaction in nursing care with client/patients of different ages and backgrounds and their family members and loved ones.
Demonstrates knowledge of independent communication and interaction in his or her native language, the second official language of Finland, and at least one foreign language.
Understands his or her own responsibilities and those of other professionals in health care and social welfare services, as well as the significance of controlled and flexible division of duties in the client’s /patient’s holistic care.
Demonstrates good work community skills when working in multidisciplinary teams, environments and networks.
RN4) Health promotion
Demonstrates ability to apply current research data and other information from the field of health promotion to their work with client/patients.
Identifies risk factors of clients/patients and provides early support to those in need.
Plans and implements interventions promoting health and functional capacity of individuals and groups of clients/patients in multidisciplinary collaboration.
Recognizes existing and new threats to health and knows how to integrate them in the promotion of health of clients/patients.
RN5) Leadership and professional co-operation skills of the employee
Demonstrates ability to priorize the task flexibly
Motivates members of their working community and is able to give and receive feedback.
Demonstrates ability to work according to the principles of cost-efficiency, Sustainable development taking into account the environment
Demonstrates ability to guide fellow students and co-workers.
Demonstrates ability to develop and adapt their ways of working to changes in the health care and social welfare services.
RN6) Information technology and documentation
Complies with the requirements and regulations governing data protection and information security in health care and social welfare services relating to the creation, use, storage and disposal of data.
Demonstrates knowledge of appropriate recording of the client’s /patient’s nursing care process, and is capable of evaluating whether data recorded in the patient data repository is up-to-date, correct and of good quality.
Documents the nursing care of client/patient according to the nursing care process; assesses the client’s/patient’s need for interventions (care) in accordance with the Finnish Care Classification (FinCC), plans and implements interventions using the Finnish Classification of Nursing Interventions (FiCNI), evaluates nursing outcomes using the Finnish Classification of Nursing Outcomes (FiCNO), as well as produces a summary of the nursing care.
Demonstrates knowledge of information technology, electronic databases and reporting tools used in health care services.
Complies with netiquette, regulations and practices regarding emails, and assumes the role of a health care professional in social media.
RN7) Guidance and education competence and supporting self-care
Assesses the needs, resources and responsibility of the client/patient in planning guidance and self-care.
Plans, implements and assesses individual and group guidance in cooperation with the patient/client, and other professionals.
Requirements for implementation of patient guidance
Uses client/patient-centered education and guidance methods.
Demonstrates ability to evaluate guidance outcomes together with the client /patient, their nearest ones and health care professionals.
Uses pedagogy and ethics in plans, implementation and evaluation of guidance supporting the client’s /patient’s self-care.
Encourages the client /patient and their nearest ones commit to the care.
Demonstrates knowledge of the clinical pathway of the client/patient and masters the basics of service guidance.
RN8) Clinical nursing
Responds to the needs of the client/patient by planning, implementing and assessing appropriate individual nursing care in cooperation with the client/patient, their family members, and other professionals in health care and social welfare services.
Demonstrates ability to use diverse nursing care methods in psychosocial support of the client /patient.
Masters the knowledge and skills needed for key nursing interventions as a part of holistic
care of the client /patient.
Masters the knowledge and skills of key nursing diagnostics as a part of holistic
care of the client/patient.
Masters the principles of infection prevention and puts their knowledge into practice in the implementation of infection prevention.
Applies knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, applied pharmacology and medication to the planning, implementation and assessment of medication for treatment of different diseases.
Applies knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology and applied pharmacology to the planning, implementation and assessment of safe medication of different client/patient groups.
Demonstrates knowledge of legislation governing medication and information guidance.
Applies nutrition and care recommendations for different age and target groups for prevention and treatment of national diseases.
Demonstrates knowledge of the principles of family work and is able to put them into practice.
Uses various methods to support the psychosocial and conviction needs of patients and their nearest ones
RN9) Evidence-based practice, utilization of research knowledge and decision-making
Understands that work of a nurse is evidence-based and commits to it.
Demonstrates ability to plan, implement and evaluate evidence-based nursing safely.
Participates in developing evidence-based practices in their own work.
Demonstrates ability to search information in major databases of health sciences and to read scientific publications critically.
Demonstrates ability to make evidence-based clinical decisions
Demonstrates ability to exploit scientific data in clinical decision-making
RN10) Entrepreneurship and development
Understands the idea of intrapreneurship and commits to it in his or her work.
Has the basic qualities required for an independent entrepreneur in the sector.
Masters the principles of cost consciousness in nursing and works cost-efficiently.
Reflecting with his or her work community, he or she is able to identify practices to be developed and things that need to be changed in their own work.
Demonstrates ability to participate in development, innovation and research processes as a team member.
RN11) Quality management
Evaluates the quality of nursing care in order to develop the client’s /patient’s care, and their own practices.
Participates in quality management as a member of the work community.
Understands the impact of their own activities on the quality of the organization.
Understands the use of patient safety reports as a part of quality control of the organization.
RN12) Service system of health care and social welfare services
Understands how health care and social welfare services are produced and organized, and how they are controlled and monitored in Finland.
Understands the roles of different action and service units as part of the care and service chain.
Understands their personal role in promoting the organization’s reputation, brand and image, as well as in creating a positive service experience for the client.
Demonstrates competence in using digital services as a part of holistic
care of the client/patient.
Demonstrates ability to function in changing environments and to provide service guidance.
RN13) Patient and client safety
Demonstrates knowledge of key factors regarding patient and client safety
Promotes patient safety and prevents patient safety incidents in every phase of the nursing process of the patient.
Communicates clearly to ensure patient safety.
Takes immediate situation-specific action in a hazardous situation.
Recognizes potential patient safety incidents and reports them.
Understands how a report on patient safety incident is handled.
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BASIC STUDIES COMMON TO ALL IN SEAMK
|XX00CG96||Studying at a University of Applied Sciences||2||2||2||1||1|
|XX00CG97||Career planning and internationalisation||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|YP00CO58||Information and Communication Technology||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
Business and Entrepreneurship Competence
|XX00CY41||Basics of Entrepreneurship||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|XX00BE94||SeAMK Innovation Week||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
Research and Project Work Skills
|YPOE1C2||Introduction to Research and Development||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|YPOE2C3||Introduction to Project Work||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
BASIC AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN THE DEGREE PROGRAMME IN NURSING
Registered Nurse's Language Skills
|BA00CO56||Professional Finnish 1||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CO72||Professional Finnish 2||3||3||3||1||1||1|
|BA00CO78||Professional English Language||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|BA00CT95||Academic English Language||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
Implementing Evidence-Based Knowledge in Nursing
|BA00DB28||Health and Social Services in Finland||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CO80||Evidence-Based Nursing and Information Searching||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CP02||Wellbeing Technologies in Health and Social Services||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CO82||Research and Development Methods in Nursing Science||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
Working Life Related Bachelor's Thesis
|BA00CO84||Bachelor's Thesis Plan and Information Searching||5||5||5||2.5||2.5|
|BA00CO88||Bachelor's Thesis Implementation and Report||10||10||10||3.3||3.3||3.3|
Registered Nurse's Core Competencies Module I
|BA00CO70||Ethicality in Nursing||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00DB72||Sustainable Development and Global Health||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CP10||Functions of the Human Body||4||4||4||2||2|
|BA00DA72||Basics of Clinical Nursing||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00DA71||Assessing Patient's Vital Functions||2||2||1||1||0.5||0.5||0.3||0.3||0.3|
|BA00CP04||Medication Management and Drug Calculations||4||4||2||2||1||1||0.7||0.7||0.7|
Registered Nurse's Core Competencies Module II
|BA00CP16||Diagnostic Examinations in Nursing||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|BA00CU03||Infectious Diseases and Vaccination Skills||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|BA00CU04||Palliative and End of Life Care||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|BA00CP06||Medication and Fluid Care I||2||2||2||0.7||0.7||0.7|
|BA00DB26||Professional Interaction and Clinical Skills - Simulations||4||4||4||1.3||1.3||1.3|
Registered Nurse's Core Competencies Module III
|BA00CU07||Nursing for Clients with Special Needs||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CU06||Gynaecological Nursing and Maternity Health||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CT97||Acute Care Nursing||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CT96||Medication and Fluid Care II||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CO94||Health Education and Patient Counselling - Simulations||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
Registered Nurse's Core Competencies Module IV
|BA00CP22||Mental Health and Addiction Nursing||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CP26||Nursing for Children, Young People and Their Families||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CP36||Life Crises as Part of Nursing||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CP28||Nursing in Outpatient Health Care||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CP30||Critical Care Nursing||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00CP00||Registered Nurse as a Team Leader||2||2||2||1||1|
|BA00DB29||Professional Co-operation in Nursing - Simulations||3||3||3||1||1||1|
|BA00CP34||Development of Nursing Expertise||3||3||3||1.5||1.5|
|BA00CU08||Registered Nurse's Clinical Decision-Making - Simulations||2||2||2||1||1|
Supervised Clinical Training in Nursing Studies
|BA00CP40||Professional Career Development||2||1||1||1||1||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3||0.3|
|BA00CP44||Clinical Training in the Basics of Clinical Nursing||7||7||7||2.3||2.3||2.3|
|BA00CT98||Clinical Training in Gerontological Nursing||6||6||6||3||3|
|BA00CP46||Clinical Training in Long Term Nursing||7||7||7||2.3||2.3||2.3|
|BA00CP48||Clinical Training in Short Term Nursing||7||7||7||2.3||2.3||2.3|
|BA00CO90||Clinical Training Promoting Health Individually and Globally||4||4||4||1.3||1.3||1.3|
|BA00CP50||Clinical Training in Mental Health Nursing||6||6||6||3||3|
|BA00CU00||Clinical Training in Acute or Short Term Nursing||6||6||3||3||1.5||1.5||1||1||1|
|BA00CT99||Clinical Training among Under-Aged Children and Their Families||6||6||6||2||2||2|
|BA00CP52||Clinical Training Advancing Registered Nurse's Competencies||14||14||14||7||7|
|BA00CU01||Clinical Training in Free Choice Nursing Environment I||5||5||5||1.7||1.7||1.7|
|BA00CU02||Clinical Training in Free Choice Nursing Environment II||5||5||5||1.7||1.7||1.7|
PROFESSIONAL FREE-CHOICE STUDIES
(Choose ects: 8)
Professional Free- Choice Studies
(Choose ects: 0)
|BA00CO96||Finnish Society and Culture||3|
|BA00CW42||Ready for Take Off||2|
|BA00CW08||Perioperative Nursing - Simulations||3|
|BA00CW40||Human Errors in Nursing - Viewpoints on Patient Safety||2|
|BA00CW45||Pre-Hospital Emergency Care||2|
|BA00CW46||Pre-Hospital Emergency Care - Simulations||3|
Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.
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