Project Overview

Continuing Professional Education for nurses granted with a Diploma in General Nursing outside the EU/EEA project aims to facilitate opportunities for nurses from outside the EU and EEA to obtain the right to work in Finland and adapt to the Finnish work environment. In 2023, a total of 125 nurses were selected to participate in the project, enhancing their skills from 2023 to 2024. The project includes nurses with either a diploma or a Bachelor's degree.

Hankkeen sisältö

  • Information is collected on the skills assessment of nurses who have completed their education abroad and the most suitable methods for evaluation. The assessment considers the diploma, any additional education, work experience, and evidence of skills. Nurses have the opportunity to supplement their missing skills through training provided in the project. 
  • The learning of the Finnish language is promoted for nurses from outside the EU and EEA. The goal is to strengthen the oral and written Finnish language skills of participating nurses so that they can work as nurses in the Finnish social and healthcare system. 
  • Learning materials are produced as online courses for self-study in the Finnish language and the legislation, patient safety, and ethical principles of healthcare. Links to the training materials will be published in 2024. 
  • Ohjataan ja tuetaan EU- ja ETA-maiden ulkopuolelta tulevia sairaanhoitajia Valviran ammatinharjoittamisoikeuden hakuprosessissa. 
  • A recommendation is drafted to be utilized in the development of the national path for nursing qualification. 

Project Implementation:

Implementation Period: August 1, 2022 – December 31, 2024

The collaborating universities for the project are Laurea, OAMK, TAMK, TurkuAMK and Savonia. The project receives funding from The Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment.

Rahoittajana Jatkuvan oppimisen ja työllisyyden palvelukeskus

The training has been funded by the Service Centre for Continuous Learning and Employment. The Service Centre promotes the competence development of working-age people and the availability of skilled labour. The operations of the Service Centre are overseen by the Ministry of Education and Culture and the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment.