Study Path: Nursing, 60 cr


60 cr


The 60 cr Open study path of Nursing includes the following 1st year courses of the Nursing English degree curriculum:

FALL 2017 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology  5 SX00BN85-3075
Becoming a Health Care Professional  5 SX00BN69-3082
Clinical Nursing  5 SX00BM33-3061
Health Promotion  5 SX00BN78-3024
Learning Skills in Nursing and Health Care  5 SX00BN65-3095
Pharmacotherapy 1  5 SX00BM56-3061

SPRING 2018 (30 cr)

Course Extent, cr Code
Acute Nursing  5 SX00BN35
Client Service and Counseling  5 SX00BN75
Methods for Research and Development Work  5 SX00BN74
Nursing of Chronically Ill Patients  5 SX00BN34
Pharmacotherapy 2  5 SX00CK23
Safety in Health Care  5 SX00BN36

The study path does not include practical training.

You'll find the detailed course contents in the Study Guide.

Proceeding in the studies requires that the courses are carried out in order. If the student does not pass some courses, it may prevent proceeding in the path studies and prevent participation in some courses. In such cases, Metropolia is not obliged to offer compensatory studies or alternative completion methods. Such cases do not entitle to any refunds in terms of Open UAS payments.

Study Skills and Language Requirements

Open UAS students are not required to have any previous degree or work experience. However, they must have sufficient study and language skills. Familiarize yourself with the required study skills

In Nursing Open study path students are required English on level C1 and Finnish skills on level B1 (see Europass: European language levels). 

The study and language skills will be ensured by the degree on 15.8.2017 between 14:00-15:30  with an interview for which a separate invitation will be sent.

Beginning and Timing of the Studies

Open Study Path students study together with degree students and the studies are full-time. The studies are organized mainly on weekdays between 8 am - 4 pm and most of the courses require active attendance. The minimum attendance is course specific. The studies are placed on terms:

  • Fall term: begins 22.8.2017 and ends 22.12.2017
  • Spring term: begins 8.1.2018 and ends 25.5.2018

The studies begin with a common info for Open study path students on 22.8.2017 in the morning (time will be notified later). The info is obligatory. After the info, the studies continue according to course schedules (see the instructions for Lukkarikone).

More information will be sent to students approximately two weeks before the beginning. Fall course schedules should be ready by 28.4.2017.

Principal teaching premises: Tukholmankatu 10, Helsinki

Teaching language

Mainly English, but also Finnish

Study Methods, Completion Methods and Assessment

Course specific

Open Study Path Places

4 Open Study Path places


900 €

The price will be charged in two equal payments. The fall payment will be charged in the beginning of the fall term and the spring term payment in the beginning of spring term. Please read carefully the Open study path cancellation terms.

More Information

Questions related to the course contents of the study path:
Anna-Maria Tiainen, Student Advisor
anna-maria.tiainen metropolia fi
Phone number

During the studies, the contact person for individual courses is always the course specific teacher.

General practical questions (e.g. enrolment):
avoinamk metropolia fi
040 772 3457

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