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Practical nurse | Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care

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Overview

Holders of the Vocational Qualification in Social and Health care have wide-ranging basic capabilities for the different tasks in their occupational field and more specialised competence and the vocational skills required in the world of work in at least one competence area in working life activities.

A practical nurse with a Vocational Qualification in Social and Health care is a regulated professional under both the Act and Decree on Health Care Professionals and the Act on Social Care Professionals. Regardless of the competence area selected, holders of a Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care are entered in the registers of social and health care professionals under the title of Practical Nurse, following the instructions of the National Supervisory Authority for Welfare and Health, Valvira.


Descriptions of the competence areas

Competence area of Children’s and Youth Education and Care
The competence area in children’s and youth education and care produces competence to promote the child’s growth, wellbeing, and learning in early childhood education and care, and ability to promote the child’s, the adolescent’s, and the family’s health and wellbeing.

Competence area of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Work
The competence area in mental health and substance abuse work produces competence to work in mental health and substance abuse work and with the clients and networks in that field.

Competence area of Care and Rehabilitation for Elderly People
The competence area in care and rehabilitation of the elderly produces competence to work in home care in a manner that enhances the client’s functional capacity and promotes the social inclusion of the elderly.

Competence area of Nursing and Care
The competence area in nursing and care produces competence to promote the client’s health and ability to work in home care and nursing.

Competence area of Care for the Disabled
The competence area in care for the disabled produces competence to enhance the social inclusion of individuals with disabilities and to maintain and enhance their functional capacity.


According to the Act on Early Childhood Education and Care as well as the Government Decree on Early Childhood Education and Care the eligibility for a childcarer produced by the vocational qualification in social and health care has to include or it has to be completed with compulsory units producing competence for children’s and youth education and care. To a person who has completed the compulsory units that produce competence for the care for the disabled, it is adequate to complete only the Promoting a Child’s Growth, Wellbeing and Learning -unit.


More information on studies:
Lappia.fi
Vocational Qualification in Social and Health Care, eRequirements



Kemi, a Small Large Town
Kemi is no high-flying metropole. We are just ordinary people. And Kemi is just an honest, unwavering and slightly crazy town in the north of Finland.

In Kemi, creativity is seen as the ability to sail upwind and to forge your own path. We do our own thing. We have a snow castle that is open around the year and an icebreaker for tourists. We have the crown of the king of Finland, even though Finland has no king.

In the summer we enjoy the sea and the sun, and in the autumn the landscape surrounding our town is draped in magnificent autumn colour. As the sky explodes with the northern lights, we welcome the snow-white winter with its bitterly cold temperatures. Then, the spring sun awakens the surrounding nature into wild growth and vivacity.

And it gets windy in Kemi. Very much so. Thanks to the wind, we have become a particularly tough crowd, surviving many challenges over the years. Kemi’s wind is fresh and clean, a good kind of wind. It gives you energy.

Kemi is honest about what it is; a coarse but reliable small Lappish town, maybe not the most exciting place in the world, but probably better than the average place to live, sleep, eat, laugh and have a good time. One thing is certain: Kemi is the best Kemi in the world and everyone is welcome here.


More information on Kemi:
Kemi.fi
Kemi 150 years, YouTube
City of Kemi in Summer, YouTube
City of Kemi in Winter, Youtube


Accommodation
You can find apartments for example:
Pihlajaniemi & Co Oy
Vuokraovi.com

Career opportunities

Holders of vocational qualification in social and health care can work in different tasks in nursing and care, services for the elderly and persons with disabilities, mental health and substance abuse work, home care, families with children, and in different tasks in outpatient and institutional care in social and health care. They may work in basic health care and specialised medical care, for example, on inpatient wards, in outpatient clinics, terminal care, home care, or hospital services at home. Their jobs may be found in the public, private, or third sector. Qualification holders may also work as entrepreneurs.

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Not available for applying at the moment

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

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