31 Mar 2017

JAMK to launch a Master’s degree programme in nursing in Kazakhstan

The Master’s level training will be offered in cooperation with the Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education. JAMK University of Applied Sciences and the Kazakh Medical University of Continuing Education (KazMUCE) have made a preliminary agreement regarding the joint implementation of a Master’s level training programme in nursing. The agreement, signed by Rector Jussi Halttunen, was handed over to a representative of the partner university at JAMK last week.

The agreement pertains to the Master of Health Care programme that will be launched in Almaty, Kazakhstan, in September 2017. A total of 20 participants will be chosen for the programme, and the students will receive a degree from both KazMUCE and JAMK. The student recruitment process has already begun.

 “We are very happy about the cooperation. This will elevate our nursing training to an international level,” says Head of the Department Neilya Ussebayeva from KazMUCE.

The training programme, which leads to a Master’s degree, will be implemented in cooperation with nursing teachers from JAMK. Some of the studies will be completed online.

 “Online studies are a new study method in Kazakhstan. In connection with this training programme, we are also piloting the implementation of studies utilising an online environment,” says Senior Advisor Johanna Heikkilä from JAMK.

Some of the courses will be implemented by KazMUCE. The training will also include pedagogical studies that will provide the students with the qualifications to teach nursing.

The training programme is a continuation to other health care-related training programmes organised in Kazakhstan by JAMK University of Applied Sciences, Lahti University of Applied Sciences and Häme University of Applied Sciences. So far, over 700 people have participated in the programmes.

Together with Lahti University of Applied Sciences, Häme University of Applied Sciences and Tampere Adult Education Centre, JAMK has been organising training programmes in Kazakhstan since 2012. Most of the training programmes have focused on social services and health care as well as teacher education. Finland has also received students from Kazakhstan through the country’s Bolashak scholarship system. In recent years, Kazakhstan has become an important partner to JAMK in the field of vocational training and teacher education.

For more information, please contact:
Johanna Heikkilä, Senior Advisor, +358 (0)40 848 8623, firstname.lastname@jamk.fi, JAMK University of Applied Sciences, School of Health and Social Studies