Virpi Sulosaari profile picture
Department of Nursing Science


Areas of expertise

Nursing Education Research
Nursing Education
Medication competence of nurses and nursing students
Medication safety
Cancer Nursing
Palliative Care
Palliative nursing
Interprofessional collaboration
Work related empowerment


Virpi Sulosaari joined the academic community after working as a registered nurse for ten years mainly in hematology and cancer departments. She is a registered nurse and a cancer nurse (hematology). Her master and doctoral degree is from nursing science (the University of Turku, Finland). Currently, she is a principal lecturer and degree program leader of the Professional Master School of Health and Well-being in Turku University of Applied Sciences, Finland. She is also post-doctoral researcher in University of Turku, Finland.  She has been leader and active member of national and international networks.  She is a member of European Oncology Nursing Society Executive Board and the cheer of the Communication working group.


Post doc-research program is on cancer nurses’ oncology nursing competence and education.

Currently she is principal investigator in a research project focusing on interprofessional collaboration and work related empowerment in one Finnish cancer centre. 


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