Satakunta University of Applied Sciences
Who are we?
Satakunta University of Applied Science is a multi-disciplinary and an international higher education institute of approximately 6,000 students and 400 employees. In our operating area on the west coast of Finland, we are a significant creator of experts as well as a developer, a propeller of internationalisation and a promoter of entrepreneurship.
The economic and industrial structure of the region requires SAMK to be able to offer extensive education and research opportunities in the fields of health care and social services , business administration, and technology. SAMK has the responsibility to produce customizable competence to meet the modern and versatile needs of working life in the region of Satakunta and the neighbouring areas, and in the chosen fields all over Finland.
SAMK’s slogan sums up all this: Think Future.
Why we are Participating in the Project
This project is important since there are areas in older people care that are in common no matter the nationality or legislation. It is important to screen the similarities and differences between gerontological nursing in Europe, and improve simulation scenarios internationally. Co-operation between participants will give an opportunity for joint online simulation in near future.
Our Role in the Project
SAMK is participating in all four outputs of the GNurseSim and is responsible of the Intelligence Output 4. Digital campus and online teaching are the core cross-cutting strengths of SAMK, that lead the development for education and methodology. The simulation environment in SAMK is an important learning environment for students and simulation is actively utilized in the Faculty of Health and Welfare. Working life-based degree education and learning environments that support digital visions ensure that SAMK has expertice to provide for the project.
Sari Teeri is a Principal Lecturer and Degree Programme Coordinator in master programme of elderly care. She is also the Head of Services for the Ageing Research Team. The main research interests of Ms Teeri are work practice and methods, which support home care; dementia care; ethics and value basis, ethically sustainable gerontological care. She is member of the network of gerontological education in universities of applied sciences in Finland. She has been a teacher in intensive courses of elderly care e.g. in Changzhou China 2018 and 2019. She has attended ca. 20 international conferences in her field of speciality.
Johanna Kero is a Senior Lecturer in nursing. She works as a lecturer in the Bachelor nursing curriculum, furthermore, she currently is a PhD candidate. She is one of the nurse lecturers who visits international nursing students at clinical placements and collaborates closely with clinical fields. She has been working in an international project (2017-2020) deepening her knowledge and skills in auditing of clinical placements and quality assurance in nursing education. She is also a digital mentor in SAMK and she has expertise in digital learning environments. She has been developing web based joint simulation between universities of applied sciences in Finland.
Päivi Kankaanranta is a Senior Lecturer in bachelor programme of elderly care. She is member of the network of gerontological education in universities of applied sciences in Finland. She has been teacher in international courses e.g. in China. The main research interests are person-centered care for individuals with dementia and age-friendly environment.