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Health Sciences


Bachelor of Health Care: Nursing

3.5 years

€0 pa

Programme profile

The aim of the degree programme in nursing is to educate students to become competent nurses with good knowledge of encountering, supervising and caring for patients with diᆳfferent degrees of health and illness.

The education provides you with competence to act in different caring settings, from open counselling centres to intensive care units. You can choose to work with children, youth, grown-ups or elderly in Finland or more internationally. Within the degree programme in nursing you will study nursing (e.g. internal and surgical nursing, paediatric nursing, mental health nursing), medicine and natural sciences (e.g. anatomy and physiology).

The learning process advances from basic nursing skills and nursing in different contexts (medical, surgical and psychiatric nursing, nursing of women and children) to extended studies in e.g. rehabilitation, elderly care, mental health or leadership. The programme will qualify students as registered nurses.

Arcada has a network of 90 institutes of higher education worldwide. If you are interested in completing part of your degree in another country, this is a unique opportunity

Programme content

Basics in Health Care and Nursing
Basics in Clinical Nursing
Medicine and Natural Sciences
Clinical Nursing
Psychiatric Nursing
Organisation and Leadership
Caring Science
Nursing Pedagogics
Leadership and Management
Finnish Language

This programme is taught in English, but please note that language skills in Finnish are necessary to complete your work practice periods.


The degree is comparable with equivalent degrees in other EU countries. In addition, graduates of this programme have found work in Australia and the USA. Bachelors of Health Care are authorised by the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health.

Entry Requirements

3 A-levels + 3 GCSEs

All applicants are required to have basic Finnish or Swedish language skills (level B1) on entry

Six subjects at Leaving Certificate including at least two 2 at H5

All applicants are required to have basic Finnish or Swedish language skills (level B1) on entry




Arcada will make provisional offers, based on receiving results in late July

07 January

20 January