Nursing Open Path Online, Bachelor of Health Care, Vaasa

This is Nursing Open Path Online, 30 credits, for Bachelor of Health Care, Nursing
Please, read this information carefully!

The Nursing Open Path Online is designed to give you an opportunity to get 30 credits in one academic year, and then have the chance to become a degree student.

All courses are conducted Finnish time.

Last date for application is August 6th 2023.
You apply through this webshop. 

A link for payment will be send to your e-mail address after your application, but not before July.
After we have received your payment you will be registered as an open student.
Unpaid course fee within a given time is counted as a withdrawal of registration.

After registration, applicants will receive a letter with confirmation and general information.

Novia reserves the right to limit the amount of students. 

The courses offered for Nursing Open Path Online are:

  • Introduction to Nursing Research, 3 ECTS
  • Swedish OR Finnish Level A1, 3 ECTS (basic course) 
  • Anatomy and Physiology, 4 ECTS
  • Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, 4 ECTS
  • Health Promotion and Nutrition, 4 ECTS
  • Drug therapy and Pharmacology 1, 3 ECTS
  • Evidence Based Nursing, 5 ECTS
  • Patient Safety and Service Design in Social and Health Care, 4 ECTS

We reserve the right to make any changes to the program

Important information:
What happens after completed 30 ECTS?
Students that have completed 30 ECTS credits within the Nursing Open Path Online programme at Novia, can apply for degree studies. This is done through a separate application. More information will come at a later stage. 

Notice: the admission requirements may be subject to change.

As an open student you are not entitled to any social benefits - read more about general issues concerning open studies and Open Path studies here: 

If you are in need of a future visa or residence permit to stay in Finland you should be aware of that Open Studies will not entitle a foreign citizen to get an entry visa or residence permit.
For further information, please visit the website of the Finnish Immigration Service,

If you have any questions, please contact  

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28.08.2023 - 31.07.2024


The costs for Nursing Open Path Online is 200€, and gives you the right to study for one academic year. Students from upper secondary education in Finland study for free.