Bachelor of Health Care

A  Bachelor of Health Care is a Registered Nurse. A register nurse qualification will gives you a range of professional and technical skills.  You will be given the ability to function effectively as part of a multidisciplinary team and to support and advise patients and their families.

During your studying you work with people of all age groups, cultures and ethnic origins in a variety of settings. This allows you to develop excellent written and oral communication skills. You also learn to act as an advocate for others.

If you complete a bachelor’s degree you receive more training in areas such as communication, leadership, and critical thinking, all of which are becoming more important as nursing practice becomes more complex. Bachelor’s degree program offer more clinical experience in nonhospital settings. A bachelor’s or higher degree is often necessary for administrative positions, research, consulting, and teaching.

Nursing degree courses  provides you with additional transferable skills and personal qualities sought by employers in a range of sectors. These include:

  • flexibility;
  • adaptability;
  • empathy;
  • organisation and time management;
  • leadership;
  • determination and tenacity;
  • the ability to conduct research.

To be able to complete an international Bachelor of  Health Care in Finland you should have

  • good English skills – the nursing program is conducted in English
  • to have the ability to plan actively your studies – Studies in a University of Applied Sciences are practically oriented; studies are based on a personal study plan They allow and also require self-directed learning readiness.
  • to have good social skills ( you will be providing care for people of all ages and backgrounds; you should be able to put people at their ease, gain their confidence and deal sympathetically with their problems and fears)
  • to have interest in co-operation with other people

As a nurse you will develop:

  • Good communication and observation: – those are crucial to good nursing. You need to be a good at listening as well as talking and you have to be constantly alert to changes in patients’ conditions and the implications in terms of care.
  • Ability to answer questions and offer advice: – nurses are the most frequent point of contact for patients, so you must be able to answer their questions, share your knowledge and skills with patients, their families and friends and make sure their needs are recognised by the rest of the care team.
  • Happy to work as part of a team: – As a nurse you will be part of a multi-disciplinary team that includes doctors, physiotherapists, anaesthetists, pharmacists, dietitians and many more. You need to how all these different people work together.
  • Dealing with emotionally charged situations: – nursing can sometimes involve managing distress. You’ll play a key part in helping patients and families come through their crises.

As a nurse you will be a listener, a manager, and a knowledgeable skilled professional.

Overall job opportunities for nurses are expected to be excellent, but may vary by employment and geographic setting.

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