Why study in Finland
Finland is a Nordic welfare state in Europe. It’s also the happiest country in the world. Around 75% of its surface is covered with forests, and it has the world’s largest archipelago and Europe’s largest lake district, and last untamed wilderness, Lapland. Finland’s capital, Helsinki, is known for its design and architecture. Finland is also a safe travel destination – 11 out of 12 lost wallets are returned to their owners.
Why study in Finland? For one, Finland is considered to have one of the best, if not the top, education systems in the world. It is one of the best places to study. Finnish education emphasizes equality, which is also mentioned in the national curriculum. To achieve equality, Finnish schools ensure that everyone has equal opportunities for quality education.
Vocational training is aimed at young people who have completed basic education, others without a vocationally oriented degree, and adults who are in employment. Vocational training provides professional competencies for each student according to their needs. The focus of the training is on acquiring the missing skills. In addition to educational institutions, training is also provided in workplaces and virtual environments.
The needs for the development of professional competence arise from the changing directions of the surrounding society and operating environment. Vocational training must respond to the constantly evolving needs of working life and develop the various professional skills needed by individuals. Vocational training and the foundations of degrees are developed in active co-operation with working life. The task of vocational training is to ensure the availability of labor in large employment sectors and to take care of the skills of small specialized sectors.
Nursing, care and rehabilitation of the elderly
Competence to work as a practical nurse can be obtained by taking a competence-based qualification. The scope of the curriculum-based qualification is 180 competence points. Practical nurses work in a broad range of jobs in the fields of social and health care and education. They adhere to shared values and professional ethics. In their work, practical nurses are responsible primarily to the homecare, day nurseries, ambulances, customer, or patients, but also to society rehabilitation institutes, nursing- and reas as a whole.
Qualifying as a practical nurse opens up many doors in the labor market. The social and healthcare sector provides a wide variety of jobs for which practical nurses have the required upper secondary level qualification.
Practical nurses are health care professionals with a protected occupational title. In Finland, upon application qualified practical nurses are listed and registered in National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health (Valvira) public register.
Practical nurse training gives comprehensive skills and a profession with good employment opportunities. Practical nurses work in hospitals, health care centers, home care, day nurseries, ambulances, rehabilitation institutes, nursing- and residential homes, supported housing, and in all types of care units.
Many nurses work for the public sector and are employed by municipalities. Growing numbers of practical nurses are working for private service providers. Some practical nurses are self-employed professionals or entrepreneurs.
Education (total 145 study points) consists of five modules:
- Promoting growth and inclusion, 25 study competence points
- Promoting well-being and functional capacity, 30 study points
- Working in home care, 40 study points
- Promoting the inclusion of older people, 35 study points
- Business plan in health care services, 15 study points
Practical nurse education approximately 24 months and preliminary on-line education for 3 and half months, totally 27 and half months.
Accommodation and other maintenance costs are not included in the price.
Preliminary on-line studies
Preliminary on-line studies include supporting learning skills, basics of Finnish language, study techniques, social skills, and introduction to the vocational studies. Preliminary on-line studies lasts three and half month.
A personal competence development plan (HOKS) will be drawn up for each student, together with the coordinating teacher and student her/himself. Teaching will be in English at the beginning, but Finnish will be used alongside.
The training consists of training days contact teaching of theory and practise at the school, on-line learning tasks, group and project work, independent work, instruction in small groups and on-thejob learning. There are five training days per week.
On-the-job learning (work)
On-the-job learning begins after completing two modules. It is possible to work for 25 hours per week while studying. Studies and on-the-job learning will be planned so that they support each other.
Students fill out the application form and pay the registration fee
2. Entrance exam
Written test and interwiew
3. Results from the school arrive
4. Service contract
Student sign service contract
6. Finnish online language studies start
7. Finnish residence permit process
8. Apartment searchig process
9. Arrival to Finland
10. Studies begin in Finland
Did you get interested in studying in Finland?
You can apply to our program by filling out the application and motivation letter forms below.