Department of Nursing Science

The Department is a versatile unit offering high-quality education and research.

Our task is to maintain academic learning, develop nursing science research and promote the implementation of research-based nursing care. The Department educates students in the health sciences at the Bachelor's, Master's and Doctoral levels.

Upcpoming events

Dissertation defences

In Finland, all PhD dissertations are defended in public events. Dissertations can be found from the Open Institutional Repository of the University of Turku (UTUPub).



  • Clinical Instruments for Evaluating Health - Development, Evaluation and Implementation CIDI, 25 ECTS
    Next course in Jan - May 2021
    Registration deadline: 7 Dec 2020 via Webropol
    Brochure (pdf)
  • Empowering learning environments in nursing education Intensive Programme EleneIP, 10 ECTS
    Next course in Sep - Oct 2021
    Registration deadline: 15 Sep 2021 via Webropol
    Brochure (pdf)
    Study Guide
  • Empowering Patient Education EPE, 25 ECTS
    Next course in Sep - Dec 2021
    Registration deadline: 15 Aug 2021 via Webropol
    Brochure (pdf)
Conferences, Scientific Symposia and Events
  • 19-20 May 2021 The 8th SCENE Symposium
    Symposium is organised by the Separation and Closeness Experiences in the Neonatal Environment (SCENE) group to share the new research findings related to closeness in the neonatal environment and to start collaborating in research projects aiming to improve care culture and increase infant-parent-family closeness.
    Venue: hybrid event online & on site in Tallinn, Estonia
    Registration deadline: 12 May 2021 via Konsta
    Conference language is English.
    More information available on symposium site.
  • 30 Sep 2021 RENE Symposium
    Symposium organised by the Research in Nursing Education (RENE) research group and collaboration organisations to advance health care education research and collaboration and networking of education researchers.
    Venue: DIAK, Helsinki, Finland
    Conference language is Finnish.
    More information available on symposium site.
Theme days

Department of Nursing Science organizes several thematic days annually. Theme days are free of charge and open to all. Most of the theme days are only in Finnish.


  • 20.1.2021 Health care and nursing leadership
  • 17.2.2021 Mental health
  • 3.3.2021 Gerontological nursing science
  • 17.3.2021 Health technology
  • 24.3.2021 Palliative care
  • 14.4.2021 Clinical nursing science
  • 10.5.2021 Patient education and health promotion
  • 17.11.2021 Health pedagogy
  • 25.11.2021 Foot Health
  • 8.12.2021 Health care and nursing ethics

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