Master's Degree Programme in Advanced Practice Nursing


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Advanced studies
Expertise in clinical practice
Pharmacology 5
Development of clinical evidence-based nursing 5  
Assessment of patient's/client's care needs and functional capacity; counselling and consultation 5
Expertise in public health and prevalent diseases
Expertise in Public Health 5
Expertise in Prevalent Diseases 5
Expertise in acute situations
Expertise in Acute Situations 10  
Research and development in working life
The Process of Development Activities 5
Development and research 5
Research and development methods 5
Evaluation methods 5  
Master's thesis
Thesis Plan 5
Implementing the Thesis Process 10
Thesis Report 15  
Free-choice studies
(Select 5 ECTS)
Leadership skills of the future 5
Special Issues in Clinical Work 5  
International Collaboration in Health Care and Social Work 5  
Development and management of occupational health care 5
The environment in support of physical activity and ability to function 5
Remote counselling 5  
Development and Management in Elderly Care 5
Marketisation and Social and Health Care Services 5  
Management and Change 5  
ECTS credits per period / semester / academic year 60606060606060606060606060606060606060606060606060

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

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

This Master's degree programme aims at creating development, management and evaluation competences to meet changing needs in social work and health care practice. The clinical expertise studies are linked to work community development through innovative practices and models. Students have an opportunity to deepen and extend their competence in prevalent diseases and in the management of acute situations. The programme also improves students’ ability to assess patients’ or clients’ care needs and functional capacity and their preparedness to use various counselling and communication methods. The programme offers students new competences and career opportunities. The studies are working life-oriented and multi-professional. Electronic communication is essential in study counselling and tutoring.
It is possible to study while at work, as the studies include an average of 2 days of contact teaching per month. Each student’s study plan will be individualized, including recognition of prior learning.
• Career prospects in the public sector: demanding client work in social and health services, service planning and management
• Career prospects in organizations: expert positions, development, education and management
• Career prospects in the private sector: first line management, management, development of intersectoral practices and service models