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The table below shows the number of decisions taken on professionals who obtain professional qualifications in one country (country of qualification– listed in rows) and apply for recognition in another country (host country – listed in columns) to practice there on a permanent basis.

Data covers all types of recognition decisions: positive (agreement) or negative (refusal) taken by host countries.

It is possible to filter the table to view a certain type of decision or a given period.

Nurse
     

Country of qualification

The graph on the left presents the top five countries where migrating professionals obtained their professional qualifications.

The graph on the right presents the top five countries where migrating professionals had their qualifications recognized.

The graphs are based on the statistics provided by the Member States, displayed also in the table below. They are updated according to the search criteria introduced in the filter above.

Period from: All
Period to: All
Decisions taken by host country: All
Country of qualification: All
Host country: All
Profession: Nurse

Host country

Qualification obtained in Recognition in host country
AT BE BG CY CZ DK EE FI FR DE EL HU IE IT LV LT LU NL PL PT RO SK SI SE UK NO CH Total
Austria (AT) 3 2 2 144 8 24 2 20 6 15 5 60 1 179 471
Belgium (BE) 14 3 46 28 6 1 223 433 1 4 60 4 147 970
Bulgaria (BG) 46 68 13 3 5 5 4 251 11 10 97 1 1 3 1 2 923 12 123 1579
Croatia (HR) 37 37
Cyprus (CY) 17 1 37 55
Czech Republic (CZ) 131 3 1 5 157 3 32 22 1 6 3 2 6 176 7 62 617
Denmark (DK) 4 2 2 2 9 7 1 17 260 95 1252 10 1661
Estonia (EE) 6 7 466 1 26 13 2 7 5 65 125 6 729
Finland (FI) 5 8 13 14 1 56 1 12 190 172 233 21 726
France (FR) 4 641 2 5 2 37 1 17 6 507 31 1 6 4 171 5 2894 4334
Germany (DE) 2450 113 1 4 329 23 2 16 3 125 73 1 579 414 7 17 1 10 133 540 226 2876 7943
Greece (EL) 1 4 102 3 1 22 1 1 5 1 20 140 6 4 311
Hungary (HU) 543 10 2 1 19 5 5 304 23 207 29 10 7 1 14 326 9 60 1575
Ireland (IE) 1 1 2 13 4 1807 2 1830
Italy (IT) 69 24 1 6 2 8 45 18 10 1 1 9 404 5 682 1285
Latvia (LV) 5 3 4 3 2 104 20 1 1 6 142 236 14 541
Lithuania (LT) 4 3 9 3 3 121 80 7 2 11 15 174 436 9 877
Luxembourg (LU) 1 6 9 46 3 65
Malta (MT) 1 1 6 1 1 76 3 89
Netherlands (NL) 16 290 9 5 4 46 1 1 11 7 4 1 36 133 24 56 644
Poland (PL) 115 229 1 32 91 7 44 1150 1 5 406 106 1 3 69 1 32 1819 225 125 4462
Portugal (PT) 2 173 1 1 8 27 98 10 8 6 2044 9 405 2792
Romania (RO) 174 824 13 28 1 137 582 8 129 156 2685 1 8 5 29 2530 29 241 7580
Slovakia (SK) 853 5 1 2394 3 1 4 115 37 34 17 4 2 4 3 183 50 179 3889
Slovenia (SI) 139 1 1 15 2 22 2 1 10 1 5 199
Spain (ES) 2 48 5 34 11 28 72 83 2 13 1 34 16 2151 77 76 2653
Sweden (SE) 5 4 1 576 144 1 35 22 2 1 19 1 187 6008 19 7025
United Kingdom (UK) 10 22 2 1 18 9 12 34 2 2765 3 3 88 4 3 1 38 50 45 3110
Iceland (IS) 54 2 1 4 45 22 371 2 501
Liechtenstein (LI) 1 2 2 1 6
Norway (NO) 1 109 7 7 7 1 1 11 1 133 66 5 349
Switzerland (CH) 56 14 1 4 13 67 4 10 21 2 9 31 7 239
Total 4656 2497 3 133 2439 1303 3 725 314 3399 42 178 4000 3377 3 3 1339 1257 17 76 13 16 36 1026 14628 9410 8251 59144

Documents with decisions


2005-2006 statistics for this sectoral profession have been provided separately below.These figures are for automatic recognition only. Statistics for Doctor of medicine and Dental Practitioner are global statistics and do not give any breakdown into either basic or specialised training.

The database contains information on regulated professions, statistics on migrating professionals, contact points and competent authorities, as provided by EU Member States, EEA countries and Switzerland.
Each country is responsible for updating information on its regulated professions, competent authorities and statistics.
The Commission cannot be held responsible for the accuracy of the information. However, if errors are brought to its attention, the Commission undertakes to correct them, if deemed appropriate.