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Career story of Helena Leino-Kilpi, professor and Director of Doctoral Programme


Riitta Mieronkoski, PT, MNSc, doctoral candidate

 

Please tell shortly about yourself.

  • I graduated as Master of Nursing Science in University of Turku, Department of Nursing Science in 2016. Before the master studies I worked as a physiotherapist in Turku University Hospital for 10 years. At home I have a family with three daughters.

Why did you choose University of Turku for studying?

  • It think it was an easy decision because during the master studies I participated the researcher’s path, which gives an opportunity to start the doctoral studies during the master studies. I also joined an interesting research project during the master studies and wanted to continue the research in doctoral studies.

What do you consider the best thing in the Department of Nursing Science?

  • The best things are the opportunities to work with highly skilled colleagues and the warm atmosphere at the department.

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Abigail Kusi Amponsah, RN, Master of Science in Advanced Nursing,
doctoral candidate

 

Please tell shortly about yourself.

  • I graduated in 2008 as a nurse and then I did my Master´s degree in UK in 2010. I was working as a university teacher at the Department of Nursing, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in Ghana.

Why did you choose University of Turku for studying?

  • The reason I chose Finland was I knew that Finland has one of the best educational systems in the world. I had also one friend who had studied in Finland and that encouraged me to come here. My supervisor Associate Professor Anna Axelin was also extremely supportive and assisted me to come here.

What do you consider the best thing in the Department of Nursing Science?

  • The best thing at the department is the level of support that I get. Each and every one is willing to help. Supervisors are great and I really enjoy the monthly seminars for the doctoral candidates. In my opinion, the resources at the library, IT resources, electronic databases, great opportunities to choose courses are things that are excellent. I also love the coffee lounge at the fifth floor.

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