Meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and at the same time study to be a competent nurse! The next application period is 5. - 19.1.2022.

You will learn to plan, implement and develop health-promoting, preventative, healing and rehabilitative work in health care. You can work in basic health care, social welfare or specialised health care, private companies, organisations, international positions in the field or as an entrepreneur.

Content of the Nursing Studies

The nursing studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows you to build your own career path. The education in Degree Programme in Nursing is highly esteemed and meets the strict quality requirements set in the EU legislation - A Bachelor of Health Care is a Registered Nurse.

Practical training, which represents one third of the nursing studies, is implemented in several phases in various health care environments. This allows you to acquire a deep understanding and a wide view of the different possibilities that a career in nursing can offer. Part of the practical training can also be completed abroad.

Basic Studies are: 

  • Entrepreneurship and innovation
  • Research studies
  • Language studies
  • Common basic courses in health and social studies
  • Clienthood in the field of health and social services
  • Health promotion and wellbeing

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Professional Studies

  • Mental Health
  • Medical Nursing
  • Family Nursing
  • Nursing in Acutean and Periopative Care



International degree students

Our nursing students come from all parts of the world; there can be even 20 different nationalities in one group. We offer a genuine possibility to meet different cultures and learn from each other. In addition, our teachers are international, coming from varied countries and experiences, all very committed to international nursing studies. All teachers have international experience as either a nurse, or a teacher, or even both!


Nursing student You Chen

"JAMK has taught me the many practical skills and educational knowledge for my future profession as a registered nurse. From my point of view, the educational process of JAMK University of Applied Sciences has worked extremely well to prepare me for the tasks I will be performing in my future position."

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Introduction of Global Health Team at JAMK, your nursing teachers!

"As a nurse I worked in operating room in Finland, and in the UK. I loved to mentor students all through my nursing career, so natural step was to study to be a nurse teacher. I have worked in JAMK from year 2003 as senior lecturer, and as the head of English nursing programme for 10 years. I travel quite a lot for my work, mainly to China and Kazakhstan, to train nursing students and nurse teachers. My passion is to develop international nursing studies, yours as well, if you choose us."

Marjo Palovaara, head of programme

"I was a primary school teacher in Ghana before I moved to Finland to study nursing. Therefore, I find the connection between nursing and teaching natural. My expertise are in Evidence-Based Nursing, Gerontological Nursing, and Internationalization in Nursing Education. I am very excited to meeting you and to learn from each other."

William Garbrah

"While I was a nurse in the hospital, I fell in love with guiding nursing students during their professional practices. This passion for guidance and teaching as well as my international background, shaped my path in becoming a teacher in the Nursing Degree Programme at JAMK. My expertise areas are medical nursing and health promotion. I look forward to get to meet you and be a part of your professional development! "



Eligibility for Further Studies

After graduation as Bachelor of Health Care and three years of relevant work experience, you will be eligible for the master's degree programmes offered by Finnish universities of applied sciences.

You can also develop additional competences through participation in continuing education programmes, which can be completed while working.

If you consider a career in teaching, you can apply for admission to the Teacher Education College.

The graduates of the master's degree programmes offered by Finnish universities of applied sciences are eligible for admission to post-graduate studies at universities. The universities set their admission criteria individually for each case.

Tuition fees for non-EU/EEA students

According to a legislation concerning tuition fees for universities and universities of applied sciences are obliged to charge tuition fees from students who are not citizens of countries of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) and who start their degree studies from 1 August 2017 onwards.

There are NO tuition fees for Finnish or other EU/EEA citizens.

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Applicant's Health Issues

Those applying to study in the field of Health Care and Social Services must have a sufficient good health status and functional capacity to be capable of completing practical assignments and work placement periods as part of the studies. Studying and working in these professions requires sufficient physical, mental and social capacity.

Obstacles to student admission may include, for instance, the following:

  • Severe rash and/or allergy to e.g. medicinal products and detergents
  • Sensory disability affecting functional ability
  • Mental health disorder
  • Substance abuse/drug abuse or misuse during the last two years
  • Limited social capacity which makes it difficult to work with people
  • Long-term illness or physical injury limiting participation in studies and practical training

The social welfare and health care sector is not suitable for individuals convicted of one of the following: of-fences against children, sexual offences, violent offences, crimes against freedom, or drug offences.

Students involved in traineeships in social welfare and health care operating units shall be vaccinated against measles and chicken pox or have acquired immunity to them from natural infection, and those treating infants shall be vaccinated against whooping cough. In addition, annual influenza vaccination is required. (Section 48 of the Communicable Diseases Act 1227/2016). An extract from the judicial record shall be submitted for completing assignments or practical training included in the studies which require working with minors. A university of applied sciences may oblige a student to present a certificate on a drug test if there is a reason to suspect that the student is performing practical assignments related to the studies under the influence of drugs or that the student has a drug addiction.

An issue related to health or functional ability is not an obstacle to student admission if the obstacle can be removed by reasonable means. The severity and the management of the obstacle will be taken into account when assessing the applicant's suitability to be admitted as a student in the degree programme concerned. Based on the applicant's notification submitted at the application stage, the university of applied sciences may require more detailed health information to assess whether the student will be able to manage the studies and which support measures will reasonably be required.


How to apply

The intake for Nursing is 40 students.

Nursing Apply 5 - 19 January 2022 by 3.00 pm Finnish time at Apply!
Palovaara Marjo

Palovaara Marjo

Lehtori, Senior Lecturer
HYVI T&K, Research and Development
Hyvinvointi, School of Health and Social Studies