Bachelor’s Degree, Full-Time Studies ...

Degree Programme in Emergency Care

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Basics of Emergency Care and Nursing Science
Learning Skills 6
The Basics of Professional Nursing 6
Professional Communication 4
First Aid 2
Language studies
Professional English for Nurses 3  
Swedish, spoken 2    
Swedish, written 1    
Basics of Clinical Nursing
Infection Control in Nursing 3
Epidemiology, basics of medicine and clinical and microbiological examinations 3
Basics of Clinical Nursing 1 6
Basics of Clinical Nursing 2 4
Basics of Clinical Nursing 3 3
Studies Supporting Emergency Care Work
Anatomy and Physiology 5
Social and Behavioural sciences 5    
Pharmacotherapy and Basics of Fluid Therapy
Pharmacotherapy and Medical Calculations 3
Pharmacology 2
Intravenous Fluid Therapy and Blood Transfusion 2
Outpatient Health Care and Gerontological Nursing
Gerontological Nursing Care 3  
Nursing in Outpatient Health Care 4  
Clinical nursing
Supportive Studies of Clinical Nursing 6  
Surgical Nursing 3  
Perioperative Nursing 3  
Medical Nursing 3
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing 8  
Women, Families and Children as Nursing Clients
Paediatric Nursing 4    
Maternity Care and Gynaecological Nursing 4    
Basic Level Emergency Care
Basics of Emergency Care 1 3  
Basics of Emergency Care 2 4  
Bachelor's Thesis
Orientation to and Planning of the Bachelor's Thesis 5    
Implementation of the Bachelor's Thesis Process 7    
Reporting of the Bachelor’s Thesis 3      
Development and Administration of Nursing and Emergency Care
Nursing Science and Nursing Research 5    
Nursing Administration 2    
Management of Emergency Service 3      
Advanced Emergency Care, theory
Acute Nursing
Acute Care Nursing 4    
Emergency Medicine 1 4      
Advanced Emergency Care
Advenced Emergency Care 1 3      
Advanced Level Emergency Care 2 4      
Emergency Medicine 2 3      
Emergency Medicine 3 3      
Practical training
Orientation to Clinical Training, Basics of Clinical Nursing 5
Orientation to Clinical Training, Basics of Pharmacotherapy 2
Orientation to Clinical Training, clinical nursing 2  
Orientation to Clinical Training, Perioperative Nursing 1  
Practical training; Clinical nursing 11  
Supervised Clinical Training, Perioperative Nursing 3    
Orientation to Clinical Training, outpatient health care / home care 1  
Orientation to Clinical Training, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing 1  
Orientation to Clinical Training, pediatric and women´s nursign and obstetrics 3    
Supervised Clinical Training, Children Nursing 5    
Practical training; Delivery Room 1    
Orientation to Clinical Training, Basic Level Emergency Care 4  
Practical training, basics of Emergency Care 1 4  
Practical training, basics of Emergency Care 2 6    
Orientation to Clinical Training, Clinical Nursing 2 4    
Orientation to Clinical Trainng, Acute Care and Intensive Care Nursing 3    
Practical training; Intensive Care Units 6    
Practical training; Acute Care 6      
Orientation to Clinical Training, Advanced Level Emergency Care 4      
Practical training, Advanced Level Emergency Care 12      
Elective Studies
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Elective Studies 5      
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The curriculum has been planned so that the student completes 60 ECTS credits per academic year and 30 ECTS credits per semester

Studies of syllabus is planned so 60 credits are studied in academic year and length of studies is 3,5/4/4,5 years. Planned syllabus may change during studies.

The Degree Programme in Emergency Care includes the the Degree Programme in Nursing. Bachelors of Health Care are authorised by National Supervisory Authority of Welfrare and Health. The degree is comparable with equivalent degrees in other EU countries.

The core values of the Degree Programme in Emergency Care are the respect for individuals, human dignity, confidentiality, responsibility and a high level of professional activity.

Emergency nurse is able to care an acutely ill and emergency patients in hospitals and outside of hospitals. Emergency nurse can support the person´s health, evaluate, exam, take care and advice patient and his family in a holistic way and transport and guide him with further care.

Emergency nursing is based on nursing science and medicine, application of their good practices and other disciplines, such as social and behavioural sciences. Emergency nurse has good cooperation skills (relationship-, leadership- and communication skills). Emergency nurse works client/patient oriented, has extensive and basic technical and operational kwnowledge and skills. She/he is the expert of emergency nursing in different phases of the Emergency patient´s care chain.
Learning of nursing and emergency nursing includes both evaluation of prior knowledge and conduct in a reflective, critical and ethical way, realisation of new ways of action, and processing of personal attitudes. The starting point of learning is the multidimensional reality and knowledge of many levels. Learning rises from the key competence needs of the professional field.

After the first year of studies the emergency nursing student knows the basics of caring for patients and their relatives. The student can obey the lawframe, Health and Safety policy and ethical codes concerning health care. The student can identify and predict individual and community health problems. The student is able to monitor basic vital signs, recognises nursing needs, and is able to safely use appropriate nursing methods. The student knows how to carry out medication safely and masters medical calcultions. The student is able to give First Aid in emergency situations. The student is able to consider the meaning of different cultures in nursing.

During the middle phase of the studies the student develops his/her clinical know-how in different areas of nursing and is able to estimate the nursing needs of patients/clients of different ages, and plans, implements and evaluates nursing in cooperation with the patient/client and their families. The student utilises multidisciplinary knowledge as the basis for his/her work. The student is able to guide and support patient /clients in self-care. The student can work in a multi-professional co-operation in the interests of patient/client. The student can use the basic level technology, equipment and instrumentation. The student is able to examine the patient´s basic vital signs, assess and work with basic level equipments. The student knows how to evaluate his/her work critically.

In the optional professional studies towards the end of the programme the know-how of the student strengthens and deepens. As an emergency care student he/she is able to make ethically sound decisions based on evedence and act professionally as a nurse. The student is able to take care of an acutely ill patient in Accident and Emergency and intensive care word. The student can estimate independently the situation of ill or injured person, start and maintain patient´s basic vitals, start the care on addvanced level of emergency care. The student is able to work in accident and to lead emegency situation. The student is able to assis in emergency delivery and take care of the newborn and mother. The student is able to develop his/her professional skills and emergency nursing. The student deepens his/her knowledge in a emergency nursing filed through the Bachelor´s thesis.

The Degree Programme in Emergency Nursing is completed as full-time studies in Finnish. Part of the studies can be done also in English. In adult education the studies can be completed either as full-time or multi-modal studies. The Degree Programme in Emergency Nursing includes 84 credits of clinical training to enhance professional skills.