Welcome to study Nursing!

Dear student nurses,

Welcome to study the Degree Program in Nursing at Metropolia UAS!

Your tutor-teacher during the studies will be Anna O´Sullivan and she will educate and help you with all the questions that you have about the studies etc. Also the student tutors are here for you.

Please take a look about the timetables for the first four days.

The studies will start on 20th of August 2019 at 10.00 am. Venue: Myllypuro Campus, Myllypurontie 1, 00920, Helsinki

The first four days are orientation days, and it is very important to attend these classes. On your first day you will be directed to the correct classrooms. The schedule for the entire first semester will be ready and available for you once your Metropolia-passwords are in function. Be prepared to have full schedules throughout the semester.

Tuesday 20.8.2019

10.00 - 12.30 Welcome to Metropolia by student tutors - getting to know the group, experiences, possibilities, questions - Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA6010

12.30 - 14.00 We Metropolians - lunch with all new students - Myllypuro Campus, Restaurant 1st floor

14.00 - 16.00 Starting the Learning Path together with tutor teacher and student tutors - Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA6010

Wednesday 21.8.2019

09.00 - 10.00 Metropolia IT services - Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA6018

10.00 - 15.00 Together We Are More - Orientation Fair - getting familiar with people, services and study possibilities with student tutor - Myllypuro Campus

Thursday 22.8.2019

10.00 - 11.30 Computing skills - Myllypuro Campus, Computer Lab MPA5011

13.00 - 14.30 Initiation of the First Project - together with tutor teacher - Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA5023

14.45 - 15.15 Library info - Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA5023

Friday 23.8.2019

09.00 - 11.00 Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Orientation, AC (Adobe Connect) lecture. Teaching will take place in AC room at https://connect.funet.fi/niinasunioma. Try the link beforehand.

13.00 - 16.00 Nursing as profession and nursing studies, Myllypuro Campus, Learning Space MPA2019

16.15 - 17.00 Start Here: Meeting of the New Students

Literature in the beginning of studies

Frederic H. Martini , William C. Ober , Edwin F. Bartholomew , Judi L. Nath: Visual essentials of anatomy and physiology. 1ed. Pearson 2012


For the preclinical classes you will need a uniform and a pair of good shoes. There are several stores to choose from. There are also some stores which sell used uniforms at a cheaper price. To find out where to get these, you might want to consult student tutors once the school begins.

Recognition of prior learning (RPL)

If you have already completed nursing education (Registered Nurse) in another country, please, book an appointment with the head of the programme and your tutor teacher Nea Lehtimäki (nea.lehtimaki [at] metropolia.fi) prior to the beginning of studies.

It is necessary to familiarize yourself with the study guide and curriculum in case of recognition of prior learning.

See your schedule for fall 2019 
Your group code is SXN19S1. 

Non-native Finnish speakers

It is useful for all non-native Finnish speakers to work on their Finnish skills because the clinical practices take place in Finnish language environments. Finnish courses, e.g.:

Finnish tests and exercises for free on internet:

We are looking forward to meeting you!

Sincerely, on behalf of faculty members and students in the DPN,

Nea Lehtimäki
Head of the Programme in Nursing education (English Programme)
Senior Lecturer
nea.lehtimaki [at] metropolia.fi
tel. +358 40 167 8228 

Anna-Maria Tiainen
Guidance Counsellor
anna-maria.tiainen [at] metropolia.fi
tel. +358 50 563 3611

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