Satakunta University of Applied Sciences (SAMK)
Nursing (B.Health Care)
**Academic Requirement at Undergraduate level for students with British Qualifications stay the same regardless of the Student's country of residence.
An online Exam will be held. More details can be found in program description. Applicants who will pass the online exam will have to give an online interview. In the interview, your skills of understanding and producing spoken English are measured. You are given a time of 20 minutes for the interview by invitation. You can’t change the date and the time of the interview.
About The Program
About The University
Not Required. The English proficiency will be assessed through the online exam.
Minimimum Academic Requirement
English Proficiency Requirement
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*50% Scholarship is possible from the second year.
If the student can complete at least 55 ECTS credits during the 1st academic year with at least 70% GPA. In addition, the student should belong to the best 20 % of all students in his/her class according to the weighted grade point average.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences offers a bachelor’s degree program in Nursing that gives you a broader knowledge of ethics, health care innovations and interactions with patients in an international environment. Health care services maintain and promote health, functional capacity and social security in society. An important part of the work in the field of nursing also includes prevention and treatment of illness. The aim of health care education is to prepare students for working as experts in nursing both independently and in multidisciplinary teams.
The aim of health and welfare policies in Finland is to improve the well-being of Finnish people and to make them feel they can cope in a variety of living conditions. In social services and health care emphasis is placed on prevention, smooth progress of the nursing chains, well-being of the staff and security in the functions of the data systems.
SAMK students will be employed
As a graduated nurse you can work in different care settings from clients´ homes and open counselling centres to intensive care units in hospitals as well as a private entrepreneur.
The entrance examination consists of two parts:
Written exam .
Written exam measures applicant’s learning skills, mathematical skills, motivation and understanding of written English. The time for the written exam will be limited.
In the online interview, applicant will be interviewed through a video negotiation platform with his/her own computer, webcam, headset/microphone and Internet connection. Applicant’s skills of understanding and producing spoken English are measured. Applicant is given a time of 20 minutes for the interview by invitation – the applicant cannot change the date and the time of the interview.
Those applying to the field should bear in mind that:
studying and working in a profession of this field require good mental balance;
the field is not suitable for illegal drug users or for alcohol or legal drug abusers;
conditions such as musculoskeletal diseases, chronic skin diseases, allergies and mental health disorders may lead to health issues during studies or later in working life;
a blood-borne disease may restrict the progress of studies and employment;
several operational units of social and health care treat patients that are exposed to infections, and work in those units requires that the staff’s immunisation is in order.
Satakunta University of Applied Sciences may cancel admission for the following reasons:
an applicant fails to submit certificates by the deadline specified by the university of applied sciences
an applicant has provided false information about his or her grades
an applicant admitted to the Degree Programme in Biomedical Laboratory Science cannot be considered fit for the programme based on a certificate of visual acuity
it is obvious that the student, in terms of his or her health status and functional capacity, does not meet the admissions criteria (Polytechnics Act 932/2014)
an applicant has concealed the cancellation of his or her prior study entitlement (Polytechnics Act 932/2014).
SAMK profiles itself as an industrial institution of higher education. SAMK’s profile is based on the needs of the area and SAMK focuses on education, research, innovation and development activities, which support industrial restructuring. Satakunta area has a versatile economic and industrial structure. Therefore, SAMK has to provide research and comprehensive study programmes in technology, business and administration and social and health care even in the future.
SAMK's primary vision is that all SAMK students will be employed.
Students are provided with the best possible skills for employment by education customized to the needs of the area, comprehensive co-operation with the employment market and an entrepreneurial attitude.
SAMK in figures (2017)
Degree students: c. 5,500
Degree students per towns: Pori 3,622, Rauma 1,344, Huittinen 454 and Kankaanpää 111
Students in open studies: c. 1,100
Staff members (year 2016): 378, with PhD or Licentiate degrees: 71
Bachelor degree programmes: 19
Master degree programmes: 9
Degree programmes in English: 10
Bachelor's degrees year (2016): 953
Master's degrees year (2016): 83
Degrees awarded totally: over 18,000
SAMK is number 1. when talking about the graduates’ employment among universities of applied sciences outside the metropole area (Employment statistics by Statistics Finland).
Extensive company collaboration
According to a national survey by the Federation of Finnish Enterprises the entrepreneurs in Satakunta region have the largest experience in student collaboration and they see Satakunta University of Applied Sciences increase the appeal of the region
Best quality in tuition
All graduates give annually their opinion on the quality of the tuition (OKM AVOP enquiry). During the years 2005–2016 SAMK has always been among the six best ones. Number one SAMK has been four times, the latest one 2016.
HSC GPA 3.0
12 Years Education with minimum of 50%
12 Years Education with minimum of 50%
HSSC 50% Marks minimum
UK IGCSE or A-LEVELS
A-levels with 2 subject pass