Meet people from around the world, learn about different cultures and at the same time study to be a competent nurse!

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.

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Basic Studies

  • 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

Professional Studies

  • Evidence-based nursing
  • Health promotion
  • Clinical nursing
  • Family-oriented nursing
  • Multiprofessional nursing
International degree students

At JAMK we have students from over 70 countries. Our international students report that the teaching is excellent and our staff is very supportive. Join our international team and start your own career!

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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Applicant's Health Issues

The person applying for a place to study health and social studies (Nursing) must meet certain health requirements to be able to study and work in the field. The applicant should consider the following points:

  • studying and working in this field requires a good mental health
  • diseases of the locomotive organs, chronic skin diseases, and allergies may constitute a problem during the studies or later in actual work, and diseases transmitted through blood may restrict the possibilities to work in the field
  • several social and health care units treat infection-prone patients. Staff working in them must have the required vaccinations.
  • this field is not suitable for people with alcohol or substance abuse problems

JAMK may also require a criminal record from the students whose practical training includes working with minors (under 18 year olds). (Polytechnics Act 352/2003 25 b §)

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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How to apply

The intake for Nursing is 40 students.

Palovaara Marjo

Palovaara Marjo

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