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Nursing in Europe Today

Today there are about 5 million nurses in Europe. Nursing is the largest occupational group in the health sector and there seems to be an insatiable need for nurses in the next decades.  

Everybody knows a nurse and they are taking care of us when sickness and crises arise, whether you are in a hospital or in home care. We leave our dearest one in the care of nurses.  

Nursing is performed in in close cooperation within the cross professional team of health workers, and in order to understand the challenges within the health sector, knowledge of the discipline’s traditions and history, is vital for to critically assess the present and future.