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maggio 16, 2012

Ar du sjuksköterska, ta chansenochkomframätikarriärenJ

År du sjuksköterska, ta chansenochkomframätikarriärenJ: this sentence means: “If you are a nurse, take your chance and come here to build your career” and you can find it everywhere in the city centre of Stockholm. Seen by the point of view of an Italian, it sounds very weird. Here in Sweden the nurse is an important professional role, qualified and for this reason independent. An example: in Sweden to become a nurse you have to attend three years of university and then you can start to work in a surgery or medicine unit. You can even study more years and specialize in ICU nurse, district nurse, stroke nurse, pediatric. Etc. You need an year to specialize and then you can gain more money and be more free. In ICU the auxiliary staff  cleans the patients, controls the vital parameters, gives drugs via sound. The nurse, in the meantime, examines the general condition of the patient, manages the ventilator and some drugs without asking to the doctor.

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maggio 12, 2012

How to become a nurse in Italy

To become a nurse in Italy it is necessary to attend three years of university: each year is divided between theoretical lessons and practical internship at the hospital. To pass the year, you have both exams and practical tests. The topics of study are the most various: from anatomy to pathology, communication, psychology, law of nursing, surgery, medicine, ICU nursing ecc. At the end of the three years you have to prepare an essay (thesis) on a topic you can choose: you have a final big exam (qualification test) and then you can call yourself a nurse. How is the profession of nurse in Italy? Mainly, in Italy nurses prepare and give drugs to the patients, medicate surgical wounds, somewhere they still clean up the patients: they even do other practical things like taking blood samples and  help and collaborate with doctors. There are many differences between units. The profession of nurse is not very well remunerated and there are still a lot of fights between doctors and nurses. More over, the common vision of nurse in Italy is very stereotyped because most of the people think that they just clean up people and are submitted to doctors. The goal of the next years is to improve the status of nurses making the common people understand that nursing is a independent profession. Another big target is to change the nurses old style mind putting the patients at the centre of the assistance instead of just caring about practical and predetermined performances.

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aprile 18, 2011

To be a nurse in Germany – Here during the night at the hospital we are alone

Rebecca is a German nurse.. I was very interested in how does nursing work in Germany and question after question an interview is born.

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aprile 18, 2011

To be a nurse in Finland- “Here many become nurses to find a work early”

First I would like to say you: thank you very much for accepting to be interview! Questions:

1)      So, Hello! What year of study are you attending and where? Hey! I’m third year student from Finland: Pori, Satakunta University of Applied Sciences. At the moment I’m exchange for 6 months in London, Middlesex Uni.

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