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Advanced Clinical Nursing Practice

Structure Type: Study unit
Code: SSHH0004
Type: Compulsory / Practical training
Curriculum: S-SH 2013VK
Level: Bachelor of Health Care
Credits: 20 cr
Responsible Teacher: Peltomäki, Pirjo
Language of Instruction: Finnish


Impl.Group(s)Study TimeTeacher(s)LanguageEnrolment
1S-SH-4A, S-SH-4B2015-09-21 – 2015-12-19Eila Rasivirta, Elina Kajan, Riitta Koskimäki, Teija HonkaniemiFinnish2015-08-21 – 2015-09-21
2S-SH-4CK2016-02-08 – 2016-05-06Eila Rasivirta, Elina Kajan, Mia Hautamäki, Riitta KoskimäkiFinnish2015-12-07 – 2016-02-10
3S-SH-4A, S-SH-4B2016-08-29 – 2016-12-16Eila Rasivirta, Elina Kajan, Johanna Latvala, Riitta Koskimäki, Teija HonkaniemiFinnish2016-08-22 – 2016-09-19

Learning Outcomes

The student obtains the skills and abilities required in nursing profession and the ability to develop nursing in multiprofessional work communities. The student can combine nurisng science, medical science and other sciences in the planning, the implemetation and the evaluation of nursing. The student knows how to counsel the client / the patient and his/her close relatives with questions related to health care and nursing. The student also implements and evaluates target-oriented nursing. The student deepens his/her understanding in nursing ethics and other philosophical questions, also in nursing philosophy at the ward and legistation govering nursing. The student has critical thinking skills and is able to reflect upon his/her own actions. The student aims at developing his/her profession with a responsible attitude.

Student's Workload

Total work load of the course: 534 h
- of which scheduled studies: 480 h
- of which autonomous studies: 54 h

Prerequisites / Recommended Optional Courses

Professional Studies in Nursing


Supervised clinical practice within the units of basic health care services, special health care and third sector.

Mode of Delivery / Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods

Supervised clinical practice 480 h. Learning assignment 45 h. Examination in pharmacotherapeutic skills 9 h.

Assessment Criteria

The Student
-understands and can apply the ethical principles of nursing
- is able to work flexibly in a multiprofessional team
- is motivated to work in the field of nursing
-can make independent decisions when nursing a patient
- is able to document nursing follwing the principles of data protection and data security
- is able to implement safe pharmacotherapy and to follow and anticipate the effects of the medical treatment
-is able to evaluate the client's/the patient's health and ability to function and to anticipate the changes which take place in them
- is able to support and to guide and supervise the patients and their close relatives
- can plan, implement and evaluate client/patient-oriented nursing
- can make a realistic self-evaluation, knows his/her development needs nad is able to receive feedback and develop her/his skills
- knows the most important methods of examination and treatment and is able to use the necessary instruments and apparatus in a safe manner

- does not follow the principle of professional secrecy
- does not observe agreed rules and instructions
- is not able to work in multiprofessional groups
- has insufficient knowledge basis of nursing and the students makes mistakes when applying it, the student is not able to do independent decision-making in nursing
- the clinical practice is unplanned, the objectives of the clinical practice and self-assessment are insufficient and in adequate
- cannot identify his/her own skills or development needs, is not able to work independently during the latter part of the clinical practice period
- is not able to implement patients' individual nursing although under supervision
- is not able to evaluate the patients ´ state of vital functions, nor report of them
- documentation is defective
- does not present a pharmacotherapy passport or the notes are unclear and defective
- there are several mistakes in implementing pharmacotherapy ,the student does not have a command a medical dosage calculation and does not know the medicines that are most common in the work unit
- cannot evaluate the need for guidance among the patient and the close relatives
- does not know the most common examination and nursing procedures, does not either have the ability to use the apparatus in a safe manner

Assessment Methods

Supervised clinical practice 85%: evaluation pass/fail. Learning assignment 25%: evaluation pass/fail. Examination in pharmacotherapy, evaluation pass/fail.