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Acute Nursing Practice (6 cr)

Code: SWNSW206-3002

General information


01.08.2023 - 24.08.2023


08.08.2023 - 19.05.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

6 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Venni Wang
  • Marina Hirjaba
  • Riikka Sinivuo
  • Judith Yabal

Teacher in charge

Riikka Sinivuo


  • SNS21SG2
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • SNS21SG1
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


After completing this course, you will be able to implement evidence based nursing interventions safely for acute patients at different stages of the care path.

Nursing competences
Patient safety and quality assurance competence
Clinical competence
Guidance and interaction competence
Entrepreneurship, innovation and working community competence

Learning outcomes
You can plan, implement and evaluate evidence based nursing care safely for acutely ill patients.
You can implement patient-centered, culturally sensitive counseling in different stages of care path
You can document nursing care following laws and requirements.
You can identify the most common adverse events and incidents risking patient safety and know how to intervene when needed.
You can interpret vital signs and test results under supervision.
You know how to use the most common medical devices safely under supervision.
You are able to work as a part of a multi-professional team.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

Professional practice will be assessed on a scale of pass / fail according to separate practice evaluation criteria.


Acute and perioperative nursing theory
Multidisciplinary knowledge base in nursing care