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Advanced Practice Nursing 

Åbo Akademi University

Master On Campus
24 months
Duration
10000 EUR/year
Free
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About

Advanced Practice Nursing at Åbo Akademi University offers advanced clinical competencies for practice nurses. 

Visit the official programme website for more information

Overview

Advanced Practice Nursing at Åbo Akademi University  follows the International Council of Nurses’ recommendations for Advanced Practice Nursing. The overall learning outcome is for students to gain advanced clinical competencies, including clinical decision-making skills to work as advanced practice nurses, and skills to care for people with acute health problems and/or patients with complex and long-term health conditions. 

Key facts:

The ageing population and the increasing number people with long-term and multiple illnesses is a growing challenge. New types of skills and services are required for person-centred care, rehabilitation and prevention, as well as service coordination and informal family caregiving. Nurses will increasingly be responsible for monitoring the condition of patients with acute and long-term illnesses and bear primary responsibility, as well as provide support and/or consultant services to other healthcare professionals emphasising professional collaboration. In addition, shortening hospital stays and the more advanced treatment methods will increase the need for in-depth nursing expertise in primary and specialized health care.

After completing this programme you will be able to practice in wider areas of responsibility, work independently in advanced clinical roles, provide direct healthcare services to individuals, families and communities, influence clinical healthcare outcomes, as well as contribute to the development of evidence-based healthcare services. Completed studies will result in a Master of Health Sciences degree.

The International Council of Nurses (ICN; 2004) define an advanced practice nurse as: “A registered nurse who has acquired the expert knowledge base, complex decision-making skills and clinical competencies for expanded practice, the characteristics of which are shaped by the context and/or country in which s/he is credentialed to practice.”

Programme Structure

Students create an individual study plan together with the study programme coordinator, including:
  • Caring science, advanced studies 
  • Research methods 
  • Courses in advanced practice nursing  (pharmacology , pathophysiology , physical health assessment , clinical practice ) 
  • Optional studies  
  • Master thesis and seminars 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

The application period for studies starting in August is 7-20 January .

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Credits

120 ECTS

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
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IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5
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Other requirements

General requirements

A completed Bachelor's degree in Nursing (Nordic and EU countries) or equivalent (applicants from outside the EU), and three years of relevant work experience as a nurse. District nurses and midwives from Nordic countries (licenced registered nurses) also fulfil the requirements for applying.

 The following selection criteria are taken into account in the selection process:

  • The applicant’s academic quality and the success and the relevance of the applicant's overall study record in the completed Bachelor's and other studies, judged primarily from the degree certificate and transcript of records provided.
  • Motivation letter that specifically highlights one’s interest to study in this programme.
  • Relevant work experience and other merits and qualifications documented in the CV and supported by certificates.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    10000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    Free
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 0 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.

Funding

Åbo Akademi University has a scholarship programme for tuition fee-paying students. There are two scholarship categories:

  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 100 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional)
  • Tuition Fee Scholarship, covering 50 % of the tuition fee, awarded for 2 years (second year conditional) 

Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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