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Introduction to Clinical Nursing Practice

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSHH0001
Type: Compulsory / Practical training
Curriculum: S-SH 2013VK
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Year of Study: 1 (2014)
Credits: 10 cr
Responsible Teacher: Kallio, Suvi
Language of Instruction: Finnish

Courses During the Year 2014

Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
18S-TH-1B2014-04-14 – 2014-05-23Elina Kajan, Taina HuuskoFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-01-10
19S-TH-1A2014-03-03 – 2014-04-11Suvi KallioFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-01-10
20S-SH-1B2014-01-20 – 2014-02-28Johanna Latvala, Kirsi Lehtola, Suvi Kallio, Taina HuuskoFinnish2013-12-09 – 2014-01-10
21S-SH-1CK2014-09-01 – 2014-10-10Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2014-04-22 – 2014-09-14
22S-SH-1VK2014-09-01 – 2014-10-10Kirsi LehtolaFinnish2014-04-22 – 2014-09-14
23S-SH-1A2014-09-01 – 2014-12-19Suvi KallioFinnish2014-08-15 – 2014-09-14

Learning Outcomes

The student
- interacts with the patient, the close relatives and the work community
- recognizes the patient´s resources, the ability to function, the nursing needs and the holistic nursing approach
- is able to perform the basic nursing methods using aseptic technique and with ethical approach
- takes part in pharmacotherapy
-reports orally and documents the observations she/he makes in nursing care and explains her/his action
- occupational ergonomics knowledge
- pays attention to patient safety and the fire safety

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 262 h
- of which scheduled studies: 236 h (Practice and Clinical exam)
- of which autonomous studies: 26 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Basics of Clinical Nursing


Clinical practice of the basic nursing methods

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Supervised clinical practice in health care center ward, 6 Weeks
Written assignment 12 h
Project assignment 14 h
Clinical exam 8 h

Assessment Criteria

The student is able to:
- interact with the patient, the immediate family and the work community
- to perform independently some nursing procedures and use some nursing methods
- practise pharmacotherapy under supervision
- work in an aseptic, ethic, and ergonomic way and pay attention to patient safety
- to report and evaluate her/his action

The student
- acts in an unprofessional way during the clinical practice
- doesn´t follow the rules of the work community

Assessment Methods

Pass-evaluation on clinical practice, the case assignment, the project assignment and the clinical exam.