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Nursing, BHC

  • Application Deadline
  • 42 months
The Bachelor’s Degree Programme in Nursing offered by Arcada University of Applied Sciences is aimed at those who enjoy working with people in a multi-professional environment, relish responsibility, are willing to develop and are looking for a meaningful job.


The aim of the degree programme is to educate competent nurses with good knowledge of encountering, supervising and caring for patients with different levels of health issues. The education provides you with competence to act in different caring settings, from open counseling centres to intensive care units. You can choose to work with children, youth, adults or elderly in Finland, the rest of the Nordic countries or even more internationally.

The Degree Programme in Nursing offered by Arcada University of Applied Sciences will qualify students as registered nurses with EU competence. The curriculum is based on caring science with multidisciplinary elements from natural sciences (medicine), as well as social and behavioral sciences. The international programme is built on solid in-house expertise from the parallel programme in Swedish, yet it is unique as it embraces diversity and multicultural values in its teaching. 

Examples of future positions

After graduation you can work with health promotion or with critically ill patients in hospitals or open care. You can work in municipals or in private organisations, as an employee or by starting your own company. You can work in Finland, provided that you meet the Finnish language skills requirements, and the education’s high international standard qualifies you for work abroad. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 42 months
  • Credits
    210 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Basic Clinical Care
  • Medical and Surgical Care
  • Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
  • Home Care and Out Patient Care
  • Clinical Care Practical Training
  • Care of Women and Children
  • Psychiatric Nursing

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

You can apply to the Bachelor's degree programme in Nursing with an entrance exam including a language test at Arcada. Please note that Arcada does not organise any entrance exams abroad or is part of any entrance exam co-operation.

The Degree Programme in Nursing is taught in English, but please note that language skills in either Swedish or Finnish are necessary to complete your work practice periods, and that these skills are required already at the application stage.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6000 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 42 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Helsinki

  • 975 - 1590 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Scholarship is available for this degree programme (only for applicants that are required to pay tuition fees).

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