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Finland

Lähihoitaja/ Närvårdare (Finland)

  • Generic name of profession

    Title:
    Nurse
    harmonised training required here:
    Specialist nurse training (national training requirements)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Lähihoitaja/ Närvårdare
    Translation(s):
    Practical nurse for social and health care (EN)
    Country:
    Finland
    Region:
    All regions
  • Data

    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General system of recognition - primary application
    National legislation:
    Asetus terveydenhuollon ammattihenkilöistä (564/1994)
    Qualification level:
    SEC - Certificate attesting the completion of a secondary course , Art. 11 b
    Free provision of services:
    No prior check of qualifications
    Useful link:
    http://www.finlex.fi/fi/laki/ajantasa/1994/19940564
  • Activities

    Description of activities:
    Practical nurses work in hospitals, health care centers, homecare, day nurseries, rehabilitation institutes, nursing and residential homes, supported housing and in many types of care units. They are responsible for the basic nursing.
    Translation(s):
    Practical nurses work in hospitals, health care centers, homecare, day nurseries, rehabilitation institutes, nursing and residential homes, supported housing and in many types of care units. They are responsible for the basic nursing. (EN)
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