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Orientation Practice in Family Nursing (3 cr)

Code: SWNSW208-3008

General information


28.10.2024 - 22.12.2024

Number of ECTS credits allocated

3 op

Mode of delivery



School of Health and Social Studies

Teaching languages

  • English


0 - 30

Degree programmes

  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing


  • Tiia Luotojoki
  • Niilo Kuokkanen
  • Riikka Sinivuo
  • Riina Sahlman
  • Johanna Rinne

Teacher in charge

Riina Sahlman


  • SNS22SG2
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing
  • SNS24VS
    Bachelor's Degree Programme in Nursing, vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies


Purpose of the course
After completing this course, you will have readiness to use family nursing methods.

Competences of the course
Clinical competence
Health promotion competence
Guidance and interaction competence

Outcomes of the course
You understand the diversity of families and are able to apply the key empowering methods of family nursing in simulation situation.
You will understand the growth and developmental stages of a child and are be able to apply growth and developmental monitoring methods as well as examinations and nursing care in a simulation situation.
You are able to apply monitoring and nursing methods with pediatric illnesses.
You are be able to apply sexual and reproductive health examination and nursing care in a simulation situation.


Diversity of families
Evidence-based family nursing
Family resource-focused counseling
Role maps
Monitoring growth and development of a child
Children's emotional and safety skills
Essential examinations and assistance in examinations of a sick child
Newborn and child resuscitation
Gynecological examinations and care, and support during examinations
Treatment of unplanned out-of-hospital childbirth
Neonatal basic care
Baby massage
Basics of breastfeeding guidance
Medication calculation

Oppimateriaali ja suositeltava kirjallisuus

Nursing clinical practice guidelines Current care guidelines
The main Nursing Recommendations and Current Care Recommendations related to family nursing, Pediatric and adolescent nursing and maternity and women´s nursing.

Teaching methods

Laboratory and simulation teaching
Demonstration of learning
Contact teaching of drug calculations
Participatory lecture teaching

Exam schedules

Family nursing course portfolio
Demonstration of learning
Drug calculation exam

Student workload

3 ECTS= 81hours
Laboratory and simulation teaching and demonstration of learning 28 hours
Drug calculations 4 hours
Portfolio 27 hours
Independent learning 22 hours

Content scheduling

Laboratory and simulation teaching, demonstration of learning and drug calculation take place simultaneously with Pediatric and adolescent nursing and Maternity and women´s nursing.

Further information

exchange student 5

During the course, assessment is carried out on the principle of continuous feedback. Self-assessment and peer review also play a key role. Assessment is based on the objectives and assessment criteria of the course.

Criteria for the approved course portfolio:
You can apply the theory of family care to the context of family care. You justify and reflect on choices in the course portfolio using relevant and evidence-based multidisciplinary information. You can comprehensively assess your ability to carry out family care work. The portfolio is carried out with the principles of Jamk´s reporting instructions.

Evaluation scale


Assessment criteria, approved/failed

You demonstrate understanding of family diversity and you demonstrate the ability to use key empowering methods in family nursing in a simulation situation.
You demonstrate understanding of the growth and developmental stages of a child and you demonstrate the ability to implement growth and developmental monitoring methods as well as examination and assistance methods in the case of a sick child.
In simulation situation, you demonstrate your ability to perform examination and nursing care methods of sexual and reproductive health.
You demonstrate your ability to perform medication calculation needed in the implementation of medication treatment.


The student masters the contents of anatomy and physiology as well as of pharmacology and medicine related to the above mentioned nursing studies.
The student masters the methods of health promotion, medical nursing, mental health, substance abuse and crisis management.
The student knows the basics of evidence-based decision making.