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Bachelor of Health Care: Paramedic Nursing

3.5 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

As a paramedic, you will help trauma patients or people who suddenly fall ill and need urgent care, both in and out of hospital. You recognise and anticipate situations that threaten the patient's life and know how to act as the situation requires. In addition to alert tasks, your job will include non-urgent care: examining patients, mapping situations, and planning follow-up care. You will make nursing decisions and also be able to lead a team.

The work of a paramedic requires stress management skills, good interaction skills, and physical fitness. At work, you must be able to make quick independent decisions based on researched information and care instructions. Many paramedics work in ambulances, but you can also find work in, for example, a hospital emergency room or intensive care unit.

This programme meetd the competence requirements of a paramedic, both in theory and in practice. More than a third of the studies take place in real nursing environments and, for example, in simulation exercises. Clinical training in authentic health care environments is an integral part of your studies.

During your studies, you will learn about the technical innovations in nursing, such as nursing robotics and intelligent self-care applications, and learn how to utilise them to help your client and patient in the best possible way

Programme content

In the first study year, you will become acquainted with safe and ethical nursing in theory, practical exercises and the right client and patient situations. In addition, you will strengthen your knowledge acquisition and communication skills.

As your studies progress, you will learn a variety of skills needed in clinical work.  In your second study year, you will be able to apply what you have learned in basic first aid practice in an ambulance. At the end of the second academic year, an assessment of basic paramedic skills is held, and after that you can apply for summer work as a basic level paramedic.

During the last two years, you will study more about paramedics and special issues in nursing, such as childcare, emergency care and intensive care. The main emphasis is on nursing paramedic studies, co-operation with authorities and situation management in emergency care.

At the end of your studies, you will complete a nationwide nursing exam and demonstrate your skills in simulated emergency care situations.

Paramedical training also includes the studies required for the work of a general nurse. At LAB, nurse training focuses on strong clinical expertise and patient safety, whose expertise is reinforced throughout our studies at our modern simulation center.


Graduates are recognised to practice a Registered Nurses

Entry Requirements

Three A-Levels plus Finnish Language at European Level A2

Six passes at LC [two H5] plus Finnish Language at European Level A2




A Level or Leaving Certificate results usually need to be received by the university before 14th July

07 January

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