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Sygeplejerske (Denmark)

  • Generic name of profession

    harmonised training required here:
    Training of Nurse responsible for general care (Article 31 of Directive 2005/36/EC)
  • Identification

    Name of regulated profession:
    Nurse (EN)
    All regions
  • Legal information

    Legal basis for regulation

    EU Law :
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    National legislation:
    Consolidated Act no. 877 of 4 August 2011, as amended. Executive Order no. 49 of 13 January 2010.
    Useful link:


    Type of regulation :
    Reserves of activities


    Recognition under:
    DIRECTIVE 2005/36/EC
    Additional information :
    Recognition under Directive 2005/36/EC:
    General care nurse
    Qualification level:
    Free provision of services:
    No prior check of qualifications
  • Activities

    The nurse contributes to the objectives of public health in health and social services. Nursing specific subject area includes the care and treatment of patients and citizens with the goal to cope with living with illness or threatening disease. The nurse collaborates with other health professionals share responsibility in relation to health promotion, health maintenance, prevention, treatment, rehabilitation and relief. The nurse performs, communicates, manages and develops nursing independently and as a member of multidisciplinary teams. The nurse's work is aimed at people of all age groups whose health is threatened, and at patients with acute and chronic somatic and mental illness. The nurse focuses on both the patient's basic needs and the special needs that arise during illness or when health is threatened. (EN)
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