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Basis of Education Competence Standards Structure of Studies Development of Expertise Methods and implementation Course Table

TNE21SP Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing

Methods and implementation

Savonia UAS provides education which is guided by OIS-thinking Open Innovation Space (OIS 2.0). The objective is to combine high-quality learning and teaching with working -life -oriented research and development work. In working-life- oriented education the student’s motivation and commitment are emphasised. The development of students’ professional skills and competence is enhanced in different learning environments by enabling multiform, year-round studying with no ties to place and time and by utilising learning in the workplace. The students’ comprehensive counselling and recognition of prior learning belong to their personal study and career plan. According to the conception of learning in nursing education, the student is self-directive and takes responsibility for his or her professional growth and development. The student also maintains his or her personal learning environment (PLE) where he or she reflects on his or her personal development on the basis of semi-annual themes.

The multiform networking of the teaching staff enables the working- life -oriented education at Savonia UAS. These networks also guarantee the continuous development of substance expertise. The personnel provide the learning opportunities and supports the student’s learning. The Student Services Office, the Library and Information Services, the International Services and other supportive services help the students in their studies. The studies are based on the principles of accessibility and sustainable development.

The objectives, content, extent, methods and requirements of the courses are described in the curriculum of the Degree Programme in Nursing. The implementation plan is published annually. The courses offered during the same semester form a coherent entity. Flexibility in the studies is guaranteed by virtual studies, the use of social media and by using alternative methods to demonstrate skills and competence. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) and learning in the workplace are part of this process. Tutor teachers provide support for drafting the personal study and career plan (PSP) and or competence development.

The guiding principles in the degree studies are dialogue between practice and theory, learning in different expert cultures, and ensuring the student’s progress possibilities in his or her study path. Contact lessons, independent studies and group studies alternate and overlap during the studies. Part of the studies takes place in skills workshops and simulations in the school premises. Internship in real working environments and other working-life-related study forms, eg various joint projects with working life, are part of the studies and competence development. The students get support for collaborative learning and independent information retrieval starting from the very beginning of the studies. During the degree studies the student is expected to demonstrate his or her professional competence.

Internationalisation is part of studies. The student has an opportunity to learn internationality and improve his or her cultural competence by studying 60 ECTS abroad through various exchange programmes and at the home university together with international students. The studies completed at our partner universities abroad are included in the degree studies. The students can improve their intercultural skills also by acting as a peer tutor student and help exchange students and by working eg in immigrant communities. The student can also include alternative language studies into his or her personal study and career plan.

The aim of the entrepreneurial studies is to encourage entrepreneurship and increase awareness of entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial activity, entrepreneurial thinking and business life. These courses are included in the elective studies. The students can improve their entrepreneurial skills also during internship.

The Degree Regulations of Savonia UAS govern assessment. Assessment is used to guide and assess the attainment of objectives. The assessment criteria are based on the course objectives and the students are told about the criteria at the beginning of each course. The student is entitled to receive information on the application of the assessment criteria to his or her study attainment. During the Bachelor of Health Care studies both quantitative and qualitative feedback is collected during each semester and the feedback is discussed in tutor lessons. In addition, the student can give feedback through Intranet. The feedback can be given by either using the student’s name or anonymously. A teacher may also collect feedback on each course separately.


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