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Similar and different: adjustment of clinical nursing education to educational reforms in the Scandinavian countries
University of Gävle, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies, Department of Health and Caring Sciences. Stord/Haugesund University College.
University of Agder and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences.
Sogn og Fjordane University College, Faculty of Health Studies, Førde, Norway.
Centre of Nursing Research, Viborg, Denmark and School of Nursing, Faculty of Health, Medicine, Nursing and Behavioural Science, Deakin University, Australia.
2015 (English)In: Nordisk sygeplejeforskning, ISSN 1892-2678, E-ISSN 1892-2686, Vol. 5, no 2, 93-105 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Nursing education in Europe has undergone two reforms, the EU Directives and the Bologna Declaration, during the last decades aimed to create a unified European platform and integration of nursing education into the higher education system. The aim of this study was to describe the adjustment of the nursing education in the Scandinavian countries and especially the clinical parts of the education to these reforms. A review was done of the EU Directives and the Bologna Declaration and overall nationally regulating documents for nursing education in each of the Scandinavian countries with focus on the clinical parts described in for each country. The results show that there were more similarities than differences in the way the Scandinavian countries have adjusted clinical nursing education to the reforms. Denmark, Finland and Norway fulfil according to each qualification ordinance the EU Directives, while the Swedish qualification ordinance contains parts of this information. All Scandinavian countries meet the requirements in the Bologna Declaration e.g. offer a Bachelor´s degree and all have a national accreditation system for quality assurance of the education.

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2015. Vol. 5, no 2, 93-105 p.
Keyword [en]
Bologna Declaration, clinical nursing education, EU Directives, qualification ordinance, Scandinavia
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Nursing Educational Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-20322OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-20322DiVA: diva2:856081
Available from: 2015-09-23 Created: 2015-09-23 Last updated: 2015-09-24Bibliographically approved

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