Press release: New steps in the development of the nursing profession
Press release: New steps in the development of the nursing profession, December 3, 2014
Faculty of Health Care Jesenice announced at yesterday's inauguration ceremony, the new development steps in the nursing profession in the form of new study programs. Support and the need for development of the nursing profession was expressed by the founder, the municipality of Jesenice, as well as by the representatives of the clinical bases that actively participated in the round tables.
"We identified the Master study in Nursing as a window into more complex forms of nursing in Slovenia, which is why we implemented the study program and placed the competencies of graduates in Masters in Nursing on internationally comparable level" stressed a Dean of FHCJ, assoc. prof. dr. Brigita Skela Savič. Ambitions are extended also to doctoral studies, although the faculty is aware of the lack of a critical mass of professors in higher education for this level of nursing study: "Thus we encourage a joint national or international actions within this area."
Angela Boškin Award for Professors was presented to Dr Alice Kiger
The recognition to the development of the nursing profession in Slovenia was given also by Dr Alice Kiger, the pioneer in the establishment of the nursing as a scientific discipline. As she pointed out in her inauguration talk: “I can see the progress of the nursing profession, as I described in my previous words, being reflected in the development of the College into the Faculty it has now become, first training and education diploma level nurses, then educating nurses at masters level and training them for research. This has succeeded to the point where some of these masters-prepared nurses are adding original knowledge to the body of nursing knowledge by publishing their research and disseminating it at conferences, in addition to teaching the next generation of nurses. And I see the Faculty carrying on this tradition into the future, as it continues to support its already-impressive diploma and masters programs, meeting both EU and Bologna requirements, and embarks on the development of its doctoral program. I believe that the Faculty’s contribution to nursing education and research will be a significant benefit to the nursing profession and to Slovenian society.« The Angela Boškin Award for Professors was presented to Dr Alice Kiger for her outstanding contribution to the development of the FHCJ.