Metropolia University of Applied Sciences

Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Master

Emergency and intensive care nurses must be prepared to deal with life-threatening problems and complex situations in extreme environments, reasons why they should be endowed with specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to critically ill or unstable patients and their families. The Emergency and Critical Care Nursing is offered by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

About

The funding for this Erasmus Mundus programme is ending, and the last students have been selected. Metropolia will not be participating in this programme in the future.

Emergency and intensive care nurses must be prepared to deal with life-threatening problems and complex situations in extreme environments, reasons why they should be endowed with specific knowledge, skills and attributes to provide care to critically ill or unstable patients and their families. Emergency nurses must be able to prioritise patient care and to provide accurate assessment and effective ongoing management for a diversity of patient populations in situations ranging from life-saving interventions to managing critical situations. The Emergency and Critical Care Nursing is offered by Metropolia University of Applied Sciences.

Course Description

The Master’s main objective is to provide a structured and methodologically sound training programme that will cover the shortage of specially trained staff that burdens our health systems’ intensive and acute care services.

EMECC NURSING course structure balances theoretical education on evidence based nursing, comprehensive clinical practice and a solid scientific instruction through a 90 ECTS (one and a half year) Postgraduate course leading to an international joint degree and diploma supplement recognized by all four institutions.

The degree offers real opportunities of working as nurse practitioners in emergency care units and care of patients in critical condition in the different countries of the consortium. Also an academic path is possible according to each countries´ specific requirements.

Programme Structure

Semester 1
Will equalize the level of students and offer a strong theoretical and methodological base to build candidate competence. Students will also be able to chose on a first, broad specialization on Adult & Geriatric or Paediatric Clinical Nursing.
Semester 2
Courses focus on core Clinical Practice and choice of elective study track. Core modules’ target is to ensure a sound professional quality of the candidates, while the elective modules allow students to configure the Master towards one of four optional study tracks: Crisis Resource Management in Nursing, Adult, Geriatric or Paediatric Emergency and Critical Care Nursing.
Semester 3
Consists of a Master Thesis project that includes additional specialization through a tutored practicum. The guided research culminates in a report that will be presented and evaluated by the consortium before awarding the joint degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade C): 180

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score: 550

    The TOEFL – or Test OF English as a Foreign Language – offers a paper-based test (PBT). The final, overall PBT score ranges between 310 and 677, and is based on an average taken from the three test components (listening, structure, and reading). The writing part of this test is scored separately on a scale of 0-6. Read more about TOEFL (PBT).

  • Minimum required score: 79

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

Appropriate higher education degrees are:

  • the Finnish Bachelor of Business Administration degree (tradenomi AMK); or
  • some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree with minimum extent of 210 cr (ECTS) containing/combined with 40 cr (ECTS) of higher education studies in business field; or
  • some other appropriate Finnish higher education degree combined a former Finnish “college level” degree (opisto- / ammatillisen korkea-asteen tutkinto) in the relevant field; or
  • appropriate foreign higher education degree equivalent to the above mentioned Finnish higher education degrees in terms of level, extent and content (assessed by the degree programme).
  • In addition, eligibility to apply requires at leats three years of work experience in an appropriate field accumulated as from the date of award of the final higher education degree certificate and obtained no later than 31 July 2016. Universities of applied sciences also accept work experience obtained after completion of a Finnish post-secondary higher vocational level diploma (in any field of education) but prior to
  • taking the higher education degree.

Work Experience

At least 3 year(s) of work experience are required.

Tuition Fee Per Full Programme

  • Free EU/EEA

Funding

Student financial aid is for Finnish citizens. Foreign citizens are entitled to student financial aid if they are living in Finland on a permanent basis for the purpose other than studying and they have registered as permanent residents in the Finnish population register system.

The purpose of student financial aid is to provide financial support towards study-related costs. In order to qualify, you must be a full-time student, make satisfactory academic progress and be in need of financial assistance.

Student financial aid is provided in the form of study grant, housing supplement and government guarantee for student loan. Study grant and housing supplement are government financed monthly benefits.

Student financial aid is paid during the academic year from September to May. If you are doing studies during the summer time (June-August) you might be entitled to student financial aid in summer time as well. Student financial aid for summer time has to be applied separately.

StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.