Taina Viiala (Finland)

Taina Viiala (2)Taina Viiala became a nurse in 1980 and passed the exam to become a midwife in 1982. Since 1988 she is a nursing teacher. Above that she graduated in a masters programme for Health Professions Education at Maastricht University Netherlands in 2001, finished a Master of Sciences in Nursing at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2007 and concluded with a PhD at the University of Tampere Finland on ”The Effectiveness of Learning by Developing – A Model in Nursing Education” in 2011.


Her professional career began as a practical nurse and midwife and within the nursing education in Finland, Germany and Switzerland until 1998. After that she was a nursing teacher and vice director of Nursing School by Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig GmbH Germany until 2004. At that time, in between 2002 and 2004 Taina Viiala was also active as a project manager within the Discharge Management. After that and until 2009, Taina Viiala changed position and worked her way up to be director of the Education Institute by Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig GmbH Germany. Since 2009, she is director of Laurea UAS, Campus Vantaa Finland.

Contact Information

Laurea -ammattikorkeakoulu | Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Ratatie 22, FI-01300 Vantaa 

Johtaja | Director, Laurea Vantaa 

GSM +358 40 02 84 585

Phone: +358 98 86 87 310

Fax: +358 98 86 87 301

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www.laurea.fi

Annele Ranta (Finland)

Annele Ranta (2)Annele Ranta has been director in the Field of Education, Vantaa Vocational College Varia, Health and Social Care Department for 5 years. She is a public health nurse (3 years), a health care teacher, a registered nurse and has a practical nurse education (9 years).

Contact Information

Vantaa Vocational College Varia

Director in the Field of Education

Talvikkitie 119

FI-01360 Vantaa

Phone: +358 40 59 21 855            

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