Doctoral Courses

The Finnish Doctoral Education Network in Nursing Science coordinates doctoral courses in nursing science in co-operation with University of Eastern Finland, University of Oulu, University of Tampere, University of Turku and Åbo Akademi University. The international aspect of courses has been enhanced, and each course will have international scope with international researchers.

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Course registration usually opens two months before the course starts, and close one month before course start.

More information will eventually be provided.

Ethics in health care and nursing research, 5 ECTS
21-23.3.2022 – Please note that the course will be online, not at the University of Turku!
University of  Turku
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi
Registration until 28.2 at this link (Max. 20 PhD students) 

Theory development and testing, 5 ECTS 
University of Oulu
Professor Kristina Mikkonen
Registration at this link until 24.4

Health promotion and health literacy, 5 ECTS
5-6.5.2022 (online course)
Associate Professor Anna K. Forsman, Åbo Akademi University, Professor Tarja Kvist, University of Eastern Finland and Professor Katja Joronen, University of Turku
Registration at this link until 14.4.2022:

Comprehensive Systematic Review, 5 ECTS
Part 1: 5.5 (online)
Part 2: 18-19.5 Helsinki
Part 3: 1-2.6 (online)
University of Oulu
Registration is closed – no more seats available

More information will eventually be provided.

Mixed Methods research in nursing science, 5 ECTS
29-30.8.2022 (lectures) and 28.9 (seminars)
University of Turku and University of Eastern Finland
Docent  Minna Stolt and Professor Tarja Kvist
Registration at this link until 15.8.2022:
The 30 first registered will be accepted to the course.

Empowering Patient Education (EPE) Course, 5–25 ECTS
5.9.–14.12.2022 (online)
University of Turku
Professor Helena Leino-Kilpi, Docent Heli Virtanen
Registration at:
Deadline: 15.8.2022
For more information:  ( or docent Heli Virtanen (hetuvi(a)

Perspectives of gerontological research in nursing research, 6 ECTS
University of Turku
Course leader: Professor Riitta Suhonen
Registration at:
until 19.9.2022

Nursing education research, 4 ECTS
University of Turku and University of Eastern Finland
Professor Leena Salminen and Professor Terhi Saaranen
Registration at:
until 10.10.2022

Planned  and upcoming courses for the semesters in 2023.
More information will eventually be provided.

Integrated care, 5 ECTS
Tampere University and University of Turku
Docent Anja Rantanen and Professor Katja Joronen

Intervention research, 5 ECTS  (This is a recurring course every second year)
13-14 April 2023
Professor Tarja Pölkki, University of Oulu

Family research
Spring 2023
Tampere University and Åbo Akademi University


Theoretical basis and methodology of the nursing leadership effectiveness research
Professor Arja Häggman-Laitila, UEF.