Master's Degree

Are you eager to develop your competencies in advanced nursing practice?

Advanced Practise Nursing, Master of Health Care

Endless career opportunities

Are you looking for new opportunities in nursing? Do you wish to work with a higher level of autonomy beyond that of a generalist nurse? Are you eager to develop your competencies in advanced nursing practice? 

More information at Studyinfo
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Product scope
Annual intake
Application period
04.01.2023 - 18.01.2023
Master of Health Care
Study modes
Part-time studies

The focus of the programme

The focus is on providing master-level education for experienced nurses who wish to work in clinical care with more varied and demanding responsibilities. This programme prepares you to achieve competencies in several areas such as translating evidence into practice, assessing and managing common health problems, and leading changes to improve quality care outcomes. Our vision is that the advanced level of nursing integrates leadership, education, and research and emphasizes direct advanced clinical care.

If you are looking for more autonomy in your work and eager to develop your competencies in advanced nursing practice – this is the perfect programme for you.

The International Council of Nurses’ recommendations for advanced practice nursing and Finnish Nurse practitioner’s competence areas have served as a basis for the programme planning. You can choose between two options of conducting your studies: a hybrid model of 1.5 – 2-year duration or a fast-track model of 1.5-year duration. The plan is to have five face-to-face study days per semester. Throughout the studies, you will have the opportunity to apply advanced theoretical knowledge into clinical practice. The APN programme is open to both Finnish and non-Finnish residents.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the degree programme Master of Health Care in Advanced Practice Nursing have found employment in different types of expert, manager, development, and coordination positions in healthcare organizations. They can also work as project managers and experts in international and multicultural development projects. The graduates will possess the skills needed to work as an entrepreneur in the health sector.  

Target group

The programme is targeted to nurses with a bachelor’s or equivalent higher education degree who have at least 2 years of clinical experience. The assignments during the studies are tailored so that you can develop and strengthen your personal expertise towards an advanced practice nurse’s role in Primary Health Care, Specialized Care, or private sector. The programme is open for nurses from Finland, Europe, and non-EU/ETA Countries.

Implementation of studies

Implementation af studies

How to apply in January

Short step-by-step instructions on how to apply.

Entry requirements: Advanced Practice Nursing

  • The requirements for eligibility are a bachelor's degree: Bachelor of Health Care in Nursing, Midwifery, Public Health Nursing or Paramedics AND
  • at least two years (24 months) of work experience in the field of social services and health care after the bachelor's degree.

Application period: 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time

Applying for degree programmes conducted in English at universities of applied sciences (UAS) takes place through an online joint application system. 

  • Apply online 4 – 18 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at
  • Attach the required enclosures (degree and work certificates and possible pre-assignment) to the online application form by 25 January 2023 by 3.00 p.m. Finnish time (UTC+2) (e.g. as pdf. files).

Entrance examination: Advanced Practice Nursing

The entrance examination (interview) is organised during weeks 11-13 (13 - 31 March 2023).

All applicants who have demonstrated their eligibility, sent the pre-assignment and have scored at least 20 points out of 40 points in the pre-assignment will be invited to the entrance examination (interview). Therefore, if an applicant fails to receive at least 20p. in the pre-assignment one is not invited to the entrance examination.

The student selection process includes a pre-assignment (max. 40p.) and an interview (max. 60p.), altogether max. 100 points. Student selection is based on the total score of the entrance examination and pre-assignment. The entrance examination does not include a pre-reading material.

An applicant must score at least

  • 20/60 points from the interview and 
  • altogether at least min. 40/100 points from both of pre-assignment and interview

in order to have a chance to be admitted to the programme.

Pre-assignment's questions can be found on the application on Studyinfo. The answers for the questions must be attached to the application (f.e. in pdf form) by 25 January 2022 at 3.00 p.m. Finnish time at the latest. 

Please note that if you are also applying for Jamk's Master's Degree in Digital Rehabilitation, these degree programmes do not co-operate in entrance examinations and you need to participate to and pass both of the entrance examinations.

Results of student selection: Steps for new students

Results are announced in the middle of April at the earliest and on 2 June 2023, at the latest.

  • accept the offer of admission at
  • enrol for attendance/non-attendance
  • NON-EU/EEA citizens: pay the tuition fee payment as soon as possible
  • start the residence permit (if needed) application process immediately in May to be able to start your studies in August. The residence permit application process might take time over 2 months, so be in time!
  • Studies will begin in the middle/end of August 2023. Welcome to study with us!

Jamk Talks Health-webinar: Endless Career Opportunities – Advanced Practice Nursing Master Programme

The webinar is part of our free webinar series “Jamk Talks Health”, where each time one of our experts delivers a 30-minute lecture on a current topic from the field of health care and/or education. Each webinar includes a Q&A session where our expert answers questions delivered by participants either beforehand or during the webinar via chat.

How to apply for Master's Degrees

Application timetable and selection criteria for Master's degree programmes conducted in English. Apply 4 - 18 January 2023 by 3 p.m.!

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If you are looking for more autonomy in your work and eager to develop your competences in advanced nursing practice –choose Jamk and Advanced Practise Nursing-programme.

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