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Bachelor of Health Care, nursing

Degree: Bachelor of Heatlh Care, Sairaanhoitaja (AMK)
Location: Kemi, Finland
Duration: 210 ECTS, 3,5 years
Teaching time: Full-time studies

We educate health care professionals with general and special knowledge in health care and nursing. The studies enable graduates to work in Finland and other international environments in hospitals and health centres as well as in the private sector.
We provide the students with a broad core knowledge base as well as the advanced knowledge necessary to fulfil current and future needs in health care. The students receive good theoretical and practical skills in nursing, nursing science and nursing research so as to be able to contribute to the development of nursing. You will learn distance learning and digital services as part of nursing profession. In the learning process the student formulates links between practical experience and theoretical concepts. These links require the integration of theory and practice and that is facilitated by reflection on practice.

The clinical practice can be done in Finland or partly abroad. Studying in international programme you have excellent opportunity to have an education which is highly valued. You study 15 credits Finnish language while Finnish speaking students study English and Swedish language. Finnish language is used in practical training which is carried out in Finnish speaking organisations during the studies. Employment possibilities are excellent in Finland for registered nurses. 

Read more about the content of the studies and the degree curricula of Nursing:

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What do you benefit from studying in English?

Studying in English improves your language skills which is a valued skill in working life. You benefit from studying in English:

• Good language skills are highly valued by the working life
• You learn to work in multicultural teams
• You will start creating your international professional networks already during your studies
• You will improve your language skills.

What Nursing-students think about the studying? See a quick interview of a Nursing-student (video in Youtube).


How to apply year 2024?

Applying information you find from our website: Applying for degree programmes

 From Studyinfo.fi website you can find:
  • Application
  • Further information
  • Selection criterias
  • Entrance examinations. Nursing-programme has own online entrance exam. TImetables and more information about the entrance exam you find from Studyinfo.fi

Studies start

The next academic year starts in September 2024.

Practical information

See practical information for new student from Lapland UAS' webpages: Practical information / before coming to Finland.


Guide for new students

From the website -> Guide for new students you can find useful information for starting your studies in Lapland UAS. 


Information about the residence permit requirements and other procedures on the Finnish Immigration Service website.

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Master's studies after the Bachelor's programme?

After you have completed your Bachelor's programme, you can continue your studies in Lapland UAS' Master's programmes.

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Campus town Kemi



Ms Kirsi Heikkinen
phone +358 040 670 0427, kirsi.heikkinenLapin AMK sähköposti harmaa

Ms Hanne Luosujärvi
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Ms Hannele Kauppila
phone +358 50 310 9350, hannele.kauppilaLapin AMK sähköposti harmaa

Lapland University of Applied Sciences
Tietokatu 1
94600 Kemi, Finland



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