The Degree Programme in Nursing will prepare you for a valued profession, in which you will be working with clients of different age groups promoting their health and wellbeing and treating their diseases.

Bachelor of Health Care

210 ECTS credits
Intake 30
Degree Programme in Nursing
Campus: Satakunnankatu 23, Pori

Important Dates

Application period: 8–22 January 2020 and
11 March – 1 April 2020

Entrance exam: Online entrance exams (tba)
Studies start: Autumn 2020

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Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing, full-time studies, Pori

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Promoting Clients Health and Wellbeing and Treating Their Diseases

The Degree Programme in Nursing will prepare you for a valued profession, in which you will be working with clients of different age groups promoting their health and wellbeing and treating their diseases. You will gain competences based on ethical principles, comprehensive and multidisciplinary knowledge, practical skills and interaction skills.


SAMK students will be employed

As a graduated nurse you can work in different care settings from clients´ homes and open counselling centres to intensive care units in hospitals as well as a private entrepreneur.

Senior lecturer and student tell about the nursing studies at SAMK.

Nursing students practise a case simulation situation at Simulation Center.

President of SAMK tells why you should come to Finland to study.

You are warmly welcome to start your studies at SAMK Campus Pori.

Modern and Versatile Campus

SAMK campus is located in the city centre of Pori and it is future’s learning environment.

  • Over 4000 students
  • Diversified: business, health care and social services, technology, tourism
  • Around 600 degrees per year
  • Good traffic connections: located next to the Travelling Centre of Pori. It is easy to arrive by a local or long-distance bus or train.

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Your Studies

  • Basic Studies (Communication Skills and Basic Nursing Interventions)
  • Professional Studies (Medical, Surgical and Perioperative Nursing, Child and Adolescent Nursing, Family Nursing, Mental Health and Substance Abuse Nursing, Gerontological and District Nursing, Clinical Calculations)
  • Clinical Practice and a Bachelor’s thesis

Your studies consist of contact classes, projects, clinical simulations and online studies.

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The studies take place in English in a multicultural group of students in close cooperation with nursing settings and health care agencies. Internationality is integrated as a natural part of the degree programme. Internationality competence manifests itself as language skills, interactive skills and cultural competence. The student also has the possibility of completing studies or practical training periods abroad.


Goals of the Studies

  • your professionalism in nursing is based on health promotion and ethical practice
  • you are able to work independently and in multidisciplinary teams
  • you are creative and innovative in developing client-oriented services in social and health care

Practical Training and Thesis

The practical training introduces the student to practical work tasks that are essential especially to the professional skills and to the application of knowledge and skills in professional work. The practical training can be completed in the private or public sector, as an entrepreneur or in another separately approved working environment, fulfilling the set criteria, either in Finland or abroad.

In thesis you demonstrate your ability to apply your knowledge and skills in practical expert duties related to the professional studies.


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Noora is ready to pull out all the stops in the international Nursing education

A week-long personal experience from hospital gave Noora Lempinen a stepping stone for nursing studies. Noora also wanted to pull out all the stops and she applied for the English Nursing degree programme.
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Simulating working life means throwing oneself into role play

Simulation, or simulating working life in a learning situation is a part of the digitalization of teaching. It could also be called a role play with plenty of pedagogical methods and goals.

Further Information

Admissions office:

+358 2 623 4801

Further information about the degree program:

Mrs. Erja Hannula, Senior Lecturer
+358 44 710 9815

Your Campus

SAMK-campus Pori
Satakunnankatu 23
28130 Pori

Ask more about the programme from our admissions office