Registered nurses are required to complete a traineeship programme, pass a professional examination, enter the register of health and allied professionals, and obtain a licence before they begin practicing their profession.
They may engage in private health care provision as legal or natural persons.
Registered nurses practice in the following working areas:
- the primary, secondary and tertiary levels of healthcare;
- social institutions and specialised social institutions;
- health resorts;
- social medicine, hygienic and epidemiologic activities, and health-ecology.
Registered nurses engage in the following professional activities:
- health promotion, health education and teaching to develop people’s understanding of relationship between lifestyle and health, and of health issues and processes to improve, attain and maintain health;
- organisation, management and supervision of activities and nursing care services;
- management of nursing teams;
- provision of nursing care on the basis of nursing history, diagnosis and established nursing care objectives;
- participation in treatments as part of health teams and provision of diagnostic and treatment programs;
- monitoring the outcomes and effects of nursing care interventions and documentation;
- interdisciplinary and cross-sectoral collaboration aimed at ensuring the quality of patient treatment;
- provision of nursing care as part of emergency medical assistance;
- pedagogical work for in-house personnel turnover;
- research work in nursing care and quality assurance.
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Responsible: Ministry of Health | Last updated: 21. 11. 2017