Europeanization has generated a galaxy of regimes, laws, organizations, new actors, and networks that have diluted institutional barriers to interaction across national borders. Many nation-based policy competencies have been transferred to the European level. The European Union (EU), the world's first regional regulator, bears consequences for the development of public policy and for policies affiliated with the nursing profession. With limited exception, the EU does not have formal powers in the health care arena. However, as a result of its efforts in other fields, it has been heavily involved with health care and its providers. Nursing in the European Union demonstrates how the organization has refashioned the nursing world throughout the member states via its power in many other policy domains. This volume focuses on the EU's impact on nursing education, regulation, and research endeavours, and suggests strategies to achieve desired objectives. Volume 2, Nursing in the European Union: The World of Work, to be published in Fall 2016, focuses on real-life situations and problems EU nurses face: wages, stress, and dispute resolution. Sondra Z.
Koff integrates the European experience with a discussion of nursing in the real world, and presents the nursing profession in light of the European Union, its components, its mechanisms, and its output and activities.
Contents List of European Union Member States and Year of Entry Preface List of Abbreviations 1 Nursing in the European Union: The Setting Introduction Definition of Nursing Globalization and Europeanization Institutionalism 2 Education Introduction EU Directives, the Bologna Process, and Nursing Education The Case of the Newly Acceded Member States Numbers: Student Quotas, Attrition, and Graduates Nursing-Education Sites Entry Requirements Who Studies Nursing and Why? Student Support The Preregistration Program Graduate Studies Specialization Continuing Professional Development Foreign Study Nurse Educators Teaching Methods Regulation of Nursing Education Conclusion 3 Aspects of Professional Regulation Professional Recognition Nursing Demographics Gender Age Education Numbers Migration Ethical Practice Fitness to Practice Conclusion 4 Nursing Research Research Development Research Literacy Research Strategies and Priorities Funding Research Initiatives Research Dissemination Evidence-based Practice: The Integration of Research and Service Nursing Research Challenges Conclusion 5 Representatives of Nursing and Their Activities Chief Nursing Officers The Professional Nursing Association Functions Membership Dues Membership Benefits Organizational Structure Interest Group Systems Nursing Associations: The International Dimension Pressure Group Politics and the Institutions of European Government Groups and European Union Structures Summary and Conclusion 6 Conclusion References Index