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

Degree Programme in Nursing and Health Care, Public Health Nursing, Bachelor of Health Care: 240 cr
Bachelor of Health Care

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Ida Nikkola
Manager of Degree Programme
tel. 0406473553
Irmeli Nieminen
Study Counsellor
tel. 0503119677

Qualification Awarded and the Level of Qualification

Bachelor of Health Care, EQF 6

Special Admission Requirements

General admission criteria, see TAMK’s websites.

Recognition of Prior Learning

It is possible for students to have their prior competence recognised.
See TAMK’s credit transfer guidelines

Qualification Requirements and Regulations

General qualifications for university of applied science required.

Profile of the Programme

The degree is a bachelor-level professional higher education degree.
The degree complies with the criteria set by the Finnish national degree system as well as with the European framework for degrees and other competence.
Ministry of Education and Culture

Key Learning Outcomes

After the first year of studies the student knows the basics of caring for ill patients. The student obeys the laws and ethical codes concerning health care. The student recognises and predicts the possible health problems of individuals and communities. The student is able to monitor basic vital signs, recognise nursing needs, and use appropriate nursing methods. The student knows how to carry out medication safely and masters medical calculations. 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 plan, implement and evaluate nursing in cooperation with the patient/ client and their significant others. The student utilises multidisciplinary knowledge as a basis for his/her work. The student is able to guide and support patients/clients in self-care. The student knows how to act in multiprofessional collaboration to the benefit of the patient/client. The student knows how to evaluate his/her own work critically.
In the optional professional studies towards the end of the programme, professionalism in public health nursing strengthens and deepens, especially know-how in health promotion. The student is able to make ethically sound decisions based on evidence and act professionally as a public health nurse. The student is able to meet the nursing needs of families and patients of different ages in his/her own field. The student can act as a primary nurse to patients and their families throughout nursing processes according to the principles of primary nursing. The student is able to develop nursing/public health nursing and his/her conduct responsibly. The student deepens his/her knowledge in a field through the Bachelor’s thesis and a development project.

Occupational Profiles of Graduates with Examples


After graduation you can work as a nurse or a public health nurse in various expert tasks which require either comprehensive or specialised skills. There are jobs in primary health care, special health care, social services as well as in private or third sector services both in Finland and abroad.

Access to Further Studies

The degree gives eligibility for master’s degrees.

Examination Regulations, Assessment and Grading

Assessment of study performances is based on TAMK’s assessment criteria
The detailed assessment criteria can be found in course implementation plans. The teaching and assessment methods are agreed on with students at the beginning of each course.
TAMK Degree Regulations

Graduation Requirements

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Mode of Study

Completion of studies and achievement of competence objectives in the extent set by the curriculum.

Development of the Programme

The Ministry of Education and Culture’ definitions of policy and TAMK’s strategy have been considered in the curriculum.