The aim of the project is to develop 2 curricula (CC) in the field of Home Care Nursing/Nurse(HCN/RN) within the Central Baltic region. This is done in the following these steps: 1) surveying and designing new curricula, 2) train teachers for the new curricula, 3) evaluate and publish results. Because the challenges faced by Central Baltic countries are similar, the CCs will be developed together.

We shall improve existing CCs to better prepare HCN/nurse students in: HCN elderly care, care of people with intellectual disability and HCN teamwork. All project activities aim at increasing satisfaction with nursing education and work, highlighting the value of self-directed learning, lifelong learning, and the professional level of HCNs, to facilitate recruitment.

The expected results for HCN/nurse students will be: a) improved teamwork between HCN and RN, incorporation of ICT solutions and skills, e-learning/distance learning in the CCs, and inclusion of stress and time management, psychosocial work as well ergonomics in the curriula. The evaluation of the new CC will be reviewed.

Lead partner: Arcada University of Applied Sciences
Development priority: Skilled and socially inclusive region
Project website: rdi.arcada.fi/nured

Financing: Interreg Central Baltic Programme 2014-2020, Regional Council of Southwest Finland

Project partners: Tallinn Health Care College (Estonia), Riga Stradins University (Latvia), Mälardalen University (Sweden)

Duration: 36 months, 1.9.2016-31.8.2019

Project manager: Jukka Surakka