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 began at the University of Turku in 1986 and the department  has developed into a diverse education and research unit. Students can graduate at bachelors or masters level from the basic stage of education. The Turku University Doctoral Programme in Nursing Science is responsible for PhD level study. Graduates at all levels of education go on to be placed in specialist and managerial roles within the health care, health education and health management systems.

The department operates a diverse programme of research. The first research plan was started in 1990 and it has naturally been re-specified and expanded on a regular basis. Research is aimed at actively responding to the needs of health care development in society and many research projects involve collaboration with clinicians from the field of nursing as well as from other scientific disciplines. The Department of Nursing Science is an active international collaborator and a partner in the European PhD network.
You will be able to find further information about education, research, studying and details about the faculty from this site. There are also the pages of the Adaptus, which is the students association.
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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