What is nursing?
Anatomy, ethics, pharmacology, health promotion, practical training, anesthesiology, drug calculation..
Here are only few examples about the themes that the nursing studies include. During this week I will do my very best in introducing you how it is to study in the Degree Programme in Nursing in JAMK University of Applied Sciences!
But first I will introduce myself. My name is Sanni Räsänen and I’m a second year nursing student. I have been interested in nursing all my life and when I heard that one can study Nursing in English in Jyväskylä, I became interested. I thought that it would be useful for me to study in English, because I have plans to work abroad in the future. Good language skills are an advantage when applying for job in Finland, too. When I heard that I got in, I was thrilled! They took only 15 students in the year that I applied, so I felt lucky for a good reason.
Of course you want to know what nursing actually is. The answer isn’t simple, because nursing is various things. Most of all it’s helping people, educating them, working in different kinds of environments with different kinds of people.
The versatility is something that fascinates me. We as future nurses have possibilities to work in all kinds of environments, including hospitals, health care centers, home care, nurse’s appointment, the list goes on and on. And it’s not just where we work, it’s also what we do! So many possibilities to choose from there too. I will tell more specifically about the nurse’s work in the near future.
Nurses need many abilities and some of them one can learn in school, others in practical training, but something that every nursing student must have in my opinion, is pure will to help others. That and bunch of other skills will help us in becoming super nurses! And the best part is that you ALWAYS will find a job! Not necessarily the one that you’ve always dreamed of in the very beginning, but something is always available these days.
Right now I’m accomplishing my first practical training this year, and I just came home from the evening shift. I have only 2 days left of this one, and next Monday starts the second practical training on another ward. So you can imagine that I’m a bit exhausted at the moment (but happy and eager to learn more!), better to continue tomorrow.
If you have any questions, you can e-mail me: firstname.lastname@example.org. I’m glad if I can help you 🙂
Hyvää yötä (=good night) and let’s continue tomorrow!