The Saimaa University of Applied Sciences and Lahti University of Applied Sciences will merge at the turn of the year 2019, establishing the new LAB University of Applied Sciences. Take a look at the degree programmes and apply to LAB in January 2020!

The information about degree programmes and application process is no longer updated on SAIMIA's website – please see LAB's website.

Degree: Bachelor of Nursing, Registered Nurse
Degree title in Finnish: Sairaanhoitaja (AMK)

Duration and extent of studies:
3.5 years, 210 credits, including 75 credits of placement.

For further information please contact:
Degree Programme Manager
Mrs. Pirjo Huovila
tel. +358 400 607 064
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Degree Programme in Nursing produce registered nurses who are professionals in supporting individuals, families and communities in multiple fields of expertise.  

The nursing studies are based on a personal study plan, which allows you to build your own career path. The education is highly esteemed and meets the strict quality requirements set in the EU legislation - A Bachelor of Nursing is a Registered Nurse.

The students are offered a broad range of learning environments. Skills and knowledge are acquired in a natural context  as much as possible. We also utilise an online learning environment which allows flexibility in the studies. Good relations to different partners are integral to our programme. Among external interest groups, clinical placements for students are central. Our wide international network also offers both students and teachers the opportunity for exchange and other forms of co-operation.

Graduates from this programme may work as registered nurse in hospital environment, homecare and other kind of experts in social- and healthcare in Finland, Europe or around the world.

Non-EU/EEA students are subject to tuition fees. The annual tuition fee for students in Bachelor´s degree programmes is 5 400 e/year. Applying for the 50 % scholarship is possible after the first academic year. To be able to use the given option, you must be able to study full time during the first academic year - meaning, that you must complete a minimum of 55 ECTS credits of studies that are included in your personal study plan.

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