Nursing Education

Kuopio University Hospital is one of the leading teaching hospitals in Finland. Annually health care students from Finland and abroad, spend over 20.000 clinical practice days in our hospital.

The staff of Kuopio University Hospital is committed to high quality supervision through the clinical practice period. We collect students' feedback with CLES-scale (Clinical Learning Environment-Scale) after every clinical practice and develop our supervision based on the feedback from students. Our aim is that everyone who works as a supervisor/mentor for student in clinical practice, has passed the mentor education course.

Clinical nursing teachers work in co-operation with schools and clinical placements so that we can provide the best clinical practice for every student. Please, do not hesitate to contact us if you have anything to ask about the clinical practice in our hospital.


The video below shows what you need to do on your first day of practise (English subtitles).


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Student Supervision Scale / Opiskelijaohjauksen laatukysely (CLES)

Contact Information

Minna Taam-Ukkonen
Director of Nursing
tel. (+358) 44 717 5561

Anna-Kaisa Kokkonen
Clinical nursing teacher
Gynaecology and obstetrics
Pediatric nursing
Intensive care
Emergency area and paramedics
tel. (+358) 44 717 5532

Marjut Heiskanen
Clinical nursing teacher
Psychiatric nursing
Hearing and Balance Center
Occupational health care
tel. (+358) 44 717 5464

Annika Kutvonen
Clinical nursing teacher
Internal medicine
Diagnostics & radiography
Deputy department
tel. (+358) 44 717 5661

Taija Hujanen
Clinical nursing teacher
Internal medicine
Diagnostics & radiography
Deputy department
tel. (+358) 44 717 9355

Puula Sohlman
Clinical nursing teacher
Perioperative nursing, Pre- and  postoperative surgical nursing, Surgical outpatient clinics, Recovery rooms
tel. (+358) 44 717 4846

Clinical Development, Education and Research Unit of Nursing
P.O. Box 100