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Opetussuunnitelmat: Centria University of Applied Sciences 2019-2020


Youth education (leading to UAS degree)

Valitse ryhmä:


Field of social services, health and sport

NNRNS19K (Julkaistu)

Courses of the group

Learning outcomes of incoming group

Core competence areas of the degree


Is able to assess and develop one’s skills and learning methods
Is able to search for, utilize and critically evaluate knowledge
Is able to take responsibility of group’s learning and sharing information


Is able to take responsibility of one’s own actions and their consequences
Works according to the ethical principles of one’s profession
Takes into consideration the interests of various parties
Applies the principles of equality
Applies the principles of sustainable development
Is able to influence on a societal level using one’s expertise and relying on ethical values


Is able to function as a member of a working community and promote the wellbeing of its members
Can manage communication and interaction situations in working life
Is able to utilize information and communications technology at work
Is able to make personal connections with working life and operate as part of various networks
Is able to make decisions in unforeseen situations
Is capable of leading groups and working independently in professional contexts
Possesses entrepreneurship skills


Has the ability of creative problem solving and developing of working methods
Is familiar with project work
Is able to carry out research and development projects applying the existing knowledge and research of the field
Knows how to search for client-oriented, sustainable and cost-effective solutions


Has the language skills needed at work and for professional development
Is capable of engaging in multicultural co-operation
Is able to consider the effects and possibilities of internationalization in the field

Bachelor of health care, nursing


Values the patient/family/community member’s expertise concerning their life
Is able to utilize the clients’ experiential knowledge in the care of their health and illness

Is able to encounter clients as active participants in their own care
Is able to evaluate clients’ resources and support them in the planning, implementation and assessment of their care

Is able to support the involvement in care of the client’s family and other close people respecting the viewpoints and strengths of the client
Is able to engage in professional interaction with clients of different ages
Understands the importance of culture in care and is able to encounter clients from various cultures

Ethics and professionality in nursing

Is able to apply the values and ethical principles of nursing in one’s work
Is able to work according to the legislation and ethical guidelines of nursing and is able to evaluate their application
in nursing
Acts without violating human rights

Is able to represent the client and nursing profession in various teams
Is able to assess and develop one’s own work and take responsibility of one’s actions
Is able to evaluate one’s own skills and development in interaction with others

Possesses the professional identity of a nurse
Is able to produce, share and utilize professionalism and companionship in multidisciplinary teams and networks

Leadership and entrepreneurship

Is capable of self-management and understands the meaning of internal entrepreneurship
Is able to assess the resources of a team, prioritize work tasks and related responsibilities
Understands the meaning of leadership/management in nursing
Understands the basis or entrepreneurship in health care and its role as part of the service system
Is able to co-ordinate the client’s overall care according to one’s responsibility

Understands the meaning of changes in health care and is able to act in changing situations according to one’s responsibility
Knows and recognizes the possibilities for career development in nurse’s work

Clinical nursing

Is able to use various methods in psychosocial support of a patient
Masters the main procedures and diagnostic tests as part of the overall patient care
Is able to respond to the need of care by using nursing methods and document them applying structurally coherent classification

Is able to evaluate the need of care of a patient based on appropriate clinical and physiological assessment, prioritize the needs, and document them applying structurally coherent classification

Understands the principles of infection control and is able to justify their use
Is able to plan, administer and evaluate safe pharmacological treatment in the care of different diseases
Is able to plan, administer and evaluate pharmacological treatment of various client groups
Understands the systems in the human body; the basics of their structure, function and regulation and the underlying factors
Understands the onset mechanisms of diseases and the resulting changes in the body
Is able to apply the Finnish Nutrition Recommendations in the prevention and care of Finnish national diseases
Is able to integrate nutrition therapy and education in co-operation with a multiprofessional network of experts
Is able to implement medical nursing and cancer related care
Is able to provide surgical patient with appropriate care
Is able to support and promote the wellbeing of families with children
Is familiar with the normal proceeding and monitoring of pregnancy, labour and post-natal period
Is able to support families in parenting and newborn care
Is able to maintain professional interaction and encounter patients with mental health or substance abuse problems and their significant others in various nursing environments, promoting mental health, preventing problems and focusing on strengths
Understands the influence of mental health and substance abuse in the wellbeing of a person and his family
Is able to support a client in acute crisis
Is able to support the achieving and maintaining of wellbeing, health and functional ability of elderly people
Understands the importance of nursing assessment in case of emergency patients
Is able to support patients in need of acute care and their families and close ones
Is able to provide patients with incurable or long-term illnesses symptomatic and humane treatment and support patients’ close people
Is able to support the functional ability and participation of a disabled person

Evidence-based practice and decision making

Is able to utilize nursing research in decision making
Is able to solve problems in professional contexts in multiprofessional teams
Is able to assess own actions critically
Is able to evaluate the nursing process (assessment, planning, implementation, evaluation) and assess nursing interventions according to the decision making process
Is able to actively utilize research knowledge (recommendations, reports based on research evidence) in nursing decision making
Is able to participate in development, innovation and research processes
Knows how to carry out data searches using the most common health science databases
Is able to read and critically evaluate scientific publications
Understands the concept of evidencebased practice and its importance in social and health care
Understands the role of a nurse in EBP and commits to that
Is able to recognize and critically evaluate actions and guidelines/policies
Understands the importance of nursing guidelines and standardized practices in client care and is able to implement them
Is able to evaluate, follow-up and document the results of standardized practices

Education and teaching competence

Understands the philosophical, ethical and pedagogical bases of education and teaching and their significance in education and teaching
Is able to plan, implement and evaluate education and teaching in client and group oriented manner together with other professionals
Manages education as a part of nursing work in different contexts
Is able to utilize client oriented education and teaching methods appropriate to the situation
Is able to appropriately utilize existing education and teaching material and produce new material

Promotion of health and functional ability

Understands the connections between societal/political decision making and structures in promoting health and functional ability
Understands the financial basis of health promotion
Understands the principles of health promotion and is able to work according to the values of health promotion
Is able to identify and evaluate the health and wellbeing of the population and related factors on individual and communal level
Is able to utilize existing knowledge (e.g. registers and statistics) about the health issues of the population on individual and communal level
Is able to identify causes for public health problems
Is able to prevent risk factors that cause deterioration of health, functional and working ability and lead to limitations in the functional ability and is able to intervene early
Is able to plan, implement and evaluate interventions promoting health and functional ability on individual, group and communal level utilizing multidisciplinary and multiprofessional networks

Social and health care environment

Understands the organization, guidance and monitoring of social and health care services, and service provision in Finland
Is familiar with and follows the main and current policies in social and health care
Is able to guide the client/patient to using the appropriate public and private sector social and health care services and third sector services for promoting health and wellbeing
Understands the significance of different services for the client as part of the treatment and service process
Is able to utilize electronic services as part of the overall treatment of the patient / client
Is able to utilize social media in nursing and separate private and professional roles in the use of social media
Masters the use of the most important care and monitoring equipment needed in clinical nursing
Is familiar with the use of patient record systems

Quality and safety of social and health services

Understands the principles of safety control and one’s responsibility in promoting them
Understands one’s professional responsibility in ensuring and promoting patient safety
Is able to promote patient safety in all phases of the patient’s treatment process
Is able to advice patients and their close ones in decision making concerning the treatment and in promoting safety
Shows responsibility of the quality of nursing in one’s work
Is able to prevent and identify quality deviations in all phases of the treatment process
Is able to evaluate the quality and methods of nursing in all phases of the treatment process
Understands the importance of confidentiality in the treatment process
Acts responsibly in maintaining information confidentiality and security

Description of learning outcomes in the field of study

The professional skills of Nurses are based on nursing science and require a multidisciplinary knowledge. The student’s professional growth: independent information acquisition, multidisciplinary co-operation, interaction skills, self-assessment and to give and receive feedback, is supported throughout the studies. In order to safeguard the rights of the profession, the Act on Health Care Professionals (559/94) and the Degree on Health Care Professionals (564/94) have been taken into account when planning the curriculum. The education of Nurses fulfills the requirements set by the European Parliament Directive (2013/55/EU) on the recognition of professional qualifications. Practice promoting professional skills (Degree concerning Universities of Applied Sciences 352/2003) correspond the clinical education set in the directive above for Nurses’ education.

Description of learning outcomes

A nurse (UAS) is an expert in nursing and works in basic health care, special health care, social care, private and third sector as well as with international tasks. Ethical principles and regulations guide the activities of a nurse. The skills of a nurse include promotion of health, clinical nursing, teaching and councelling. Cooperation with different professional groups is prerequisite for working as a nurse, also skills in administration, research and development. Social, multicultural knowledge and skills in entrepreneurship are needed in the work of a nurse. The education is based on the requirements according to the directives of the European Council concerning nursing education.

Description of learning outcomes in the advanced studies

The advanced professional studies consist of a total of 30 credits. During the advanced studies the student will deepen his/her knowledge in a chosen field of nursing and use Evidence based knowledge in supporting his/her own professional development and the development of nursing. The advanced studies consist of 12 credits theoretical studies, 15 cr guided practice in nursing unit of choice and 3 cr optional studies.