Nursings in Finland are an important part of the health care system and offer many advantages over other professions, the Finnish Nursing Association says.
The association says it has been advocating for nursing residency programs for decades.
“We think it’s very important to keep nursing as an essential profession for the future of our society and for the country as a whole.
Nursing is an important occupation and it’s important to maintain that occupation and this is why we have been advocating to the authorities and to the people of Finland to introduce a nursing residency program,” association president Maria-Louise Jokinen said.
Nurses currently reside in hospitals in Finland, but a nursing education program will be launched soon in Helsinki and other towns.
“There are many nursing schools and many nurseries and they can provide nursing education.
It’s important for nursing schools to develop their own facilities and for nursing programs to expand their curricula and offer nursing courses,” she said.
The Finnish Association is in talks with the Finnish Government and is working on a plan to develop a nursing career path for nursing students.
“This is an issue of concern for many nursing students, especially the young ones.
They may be in their first year or they might be entering nursing school in Finland.
They need to have this education,” Jokinengen said, adding that there are many options to find a career after finishing their studies.
The Nursing Association’s website has an index of Finnish nursing programs and there are also a number of nurse-assisted nursing programs available in the country.
“In Finland we have the largest number of nursing students in the world and they are all trained at the same time.
So it’s really important to make sure that they can all study in the same school and in the best of facilities,” Jokeden said.”
Nurses are trained for a particular occupation, like nursing, and we need to make it easier for them to find employment in nursing,” she added.