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Requirements for Nurses and Caregivers


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)
  • Midwifery Diploma (With a minimum of 2 years experience in the nursing or caregiving field within the past 6 years and a Certificate of employment as proof)
  • Any certificate related to nursing such as caregiver, assistant nurse, elderly care, special needs care, or healthcare in general with 700+ hours of study.

Other Requirements:

  • Applicant needs to be 18 years or older
  • Knowledge of English so that you can manage the Finnish language studies which are done in English
  • Valid passport (needed for the residence permit application)
  • No criminal history

Document requirements for certificate holders:

  • One of the following:
    • Certificate with at least 700 hours of studies and 2 years of experience in the field is required with certificate(s) of employment as proof.
  • Transcript of records that states the number of hours of study included in the certificate alternatively the hours can be stated on the certificate.
  • Certificate of employment
    • Certificate of employment can be substituted with work contract and most recent pay slip to prove your employment.

Document requirements for BSN holders:

  • Diploma
  • Official transcript of records
  • 2 years of experience required
  • NO license required
  • Certificate of employment required (COE)

Work experience that does not count towards relevant work experience:

  • Domestic helper
  • Dental nurse
  • Housekeeper
  • Nanny
  • Nursing Officer
  • Laboratory worker
  • Ambulance driver
  • Midwife
  • Dermatologist

Important Notice: Silk Road reserves the right to refuse entry into our recruitment program, even if candidates meet our specified requirements. Applications are consistently evaluated on an individual basis, taking into account the specific criteria set forth by our employers.