Department of Nursing Science

Year 2017 is the 30th anniversary of our student union Adaptus. 

Welcome to the homepages of the Department of Nursing Science at the University of Turku. Nursing science was established at the University of Turku in 1986 and the Department has developed into a diverse education and research unit. We have bachelor, masters and PhD programmes in nursing science. On masters’ level, the student can select to concentrate in clinical nursing science, gerontological and mental health nursing, as well as teachers’ programme or research path.

There are eight research programmes in the Department. The programmes produce new innovative knowledge for empowering patients, population and professionals. Research is made in multidisciplinary collaboration in close relationship with health care and nursing practice. The Department on Nursing Science is an active international collaborator both in education and research.

You will find further information about education, research, studying and details about the faculty from this site. There are also the pages of the Adaptus, the student union of our students.

Helena Leino-Kilpi
Head of Department

University of Turku Department of Nursing Science still among the international top units in QS Ranking

University of Turku Department of Nursing Science placed again among the top units in the latest international QS World University Ranking. It’s one of the world's most comprehensive evaluation between units. We placed 41st best within all nursing units and within European units we placed 7th. The rank is the best of all Finnish nursing units and an excellent rank on the European scale too.

The QS World University Rankings by Subject evaluated the success of 4,438 universities in 46 subject areas. Indicators included academic reputation, employer reputation, publication impact and the h-index.

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