Degree Programme in Nursing, Multimodal implementation


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Building competence
Studying at a University of Applied Sciences 2
Career planning and internationalisation 2  
Communication Skills 3
ICT Skills 3
Business and entrepreneurship competence
Basics of Entrepreneurship 3    
SeAMK Innovation Week 2
Research and project work skills
Introduction to Research and Development 2  
Introduction to Project Work 3
As an Expert in the Social and Health Field 2
English 3
Swedish 3    
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, written 0                                                          
Swedish Skills of the Staff of Public Organizations, oral 0                                                          
Quality and Safety in Social and Health Services
Organization and Services of Social Welfare and Health Care in Finland 2
Leadership, Professional Co-Operation Skills of the Employee and Quality Management in Social- and Health Services 3    
Digitalisation and eHealth in Social and Health Services 2
Evidence-Based Nursing and Decision-Making
Evidence-Based Nursing 2  
Research and Development Methods in Nursing Science 3    
Information Seeking 1-2 2
Client and Population-Based Health Promotion
National and Global Health and Health-Promoting Nursing 3    
Guidance and Education Competence and Supporting Self-Care 2
Practical Training in Health Promotion and Project Work 3    
Safe Drug and Fluid Care
Drug Care and Drug Calculations 4
Drug and Fluid Care 2  
Pharmacology 3
Registed Nurse`s Competence in Basics of Clinical Nursing
Professional Interaction and Cooperation Skills 2
Ethicality in Nursing 2
Anatomy and Physiology 3
Nutrition Science 2
Microbiology, Infectious Diseases Nursing and Vaccination 3
Clinical Examinations, Radiation Protection and Radiological Examinations 3
Medical Subjects in Nursing 4
Basics of Clinical Nursing, Rehabilitation and First Aid 6
Supervised Clinical Training in the Basics of Clinical Nursing 7
Evidence Based Clinical Competence of Registered Nurse 1.
Medical Nursing 3  
Gerontological Nursing 3  
Palliative Care and Management of Dying Patients 2  
Nursing of Clients with Developmental Disabilities or Disability Disorders 2  
Supervised Clinical Training of Medical Nursing 7  
Supervised Clinical Training in Gerontological Nursing 7  
Evidence Based Blinical Competence of Registered Nurse 2.
Surgical, Perioperative and Gynaecological Nursing 3  
Perioperative Nursing 2  
Admission and Outpatient Nursing 3  
Nursing in Acute and Critical Situations 3  
Practical Training: Supervised Operative Practical Training 7  
Supervised Clinical Training in Outpatient or Acute Nursing 7  
Evidence Based Clinical Competence of Registered Nurse 3.
Gynecological Nursing, Family Planning and Maternity Care 3    
Children, Young People and Family Nursing 3    
Mental Health, Crisis and Substance Abuse Nursing 4    
Supervised Clinical Training in Paediatric Nursing 7    
Supervised Clinical Training in Mental Health Nursing 7    
Evidence Based Advanced Clinical Competence of Registered Nurse
(Choose one)
Advanced Competence in Medical-Surgical Nursing for Registered Nurses 4      
Advanced Competence in Perioperative Nursing 4      
Advanced Competence of Registered Nurses in Gerontological Nursing 4      
Advanced Competence of registered Nurses in Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing 4      
Advanced Competence of Registered Nurses in Pediatric Nursing 4      
Advanced Competence of Registered Nurses in Acute Nursing 4      
Advanced Clinical Competence of Registered Nurse - supervised practical training
Optional Supervised Nursing Practice in International Exchange or Domestically According to a Personal Plan 7    
Specialization of Nursing Expertise - Supervised Clinical Training 14      
Public Health Nurse's Professional Development + National Competence Test 2
Advanced and Evidence Based Competence of the Registered Nurse - final thesis
Implementation and Reporting of a Bachelor Thesis Plan 5    
Implementation of Bachelor Thesis 5    
Reporting and Presentation of Final Thesis and Maturity Test 5      
(Select 4 ECTS)
Perspectives on Health promotion in Finland and Japan 2                                                          
English Preparatory Course 2                                                          
Anatomy and Physiology in Practise 2                                                          
Human factors causing mistakes in patient safety in nursing 3                                                          
Diabetes, deepen your type 1 and type 2 diabetic guidance skills 3                                                          
What about perioperative nursing? 2                                                          
Acute Nursing Situations 2                                                          
Ready for Take Off 2                                                          
Pharmacology for Everyday Nursing 2                                                          
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 6060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Due to the timing of optional and elective courses, credit accumulation per semester / academic year may vary.

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.

Teaching in the Degree Programme in Nursing follows the socio-constructivism theory of learning. Various kind of the student-centered, experiential, individual and collaborative learning methods enhance the student’s evidence-based learning. As learning methods there are different methods: theory-lessons, digital learning-platforms, skills-labs, simulation exercises and other exercises. The web-based learning supports the development of the nursing competence. Independent study is part of the program. 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)
-Basic Studies in health care and social work (8cr)
-Professional studies of Nursing (178cr), from which Final Thesis 15 cr
-Free-choice studies (4cr)
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 Registed 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/Public Health Nurse`s Profession and career development