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Postgraduate training of nurses and midwives

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Nurses and midwives are obliged to continually improve their knowledge and professional skills, and they have the right to continuous professional training in various forms of postgraduate courses.

Postgraduate training may be conducted on a full-time and part-time basis.

The following types of postgraduate training are distinguished:

The purpose of the specialisation is the acquisition of specialised knowledge or skills by a nurse or midwife, in the field of nursing or midwifery, or in any other field related to healthcare, as well as the conferral of the specialist title in this field. Upon completion of the specialisation and upon passing the national examination, nurses and midwives receive the title of a specialist in the field of nursing, or in any other field related to healthcare.

Specialist training may be undertaken by nurses and midwives who:

  1. hold the right to exercise the profession;
  2. have exercised the profession for at least 2 years within the last 5 years;
  3. have been admitted to specialisation in the course of the qualifying procedure.

The purpose of qualifying courses is the acquisition of knowledge and skills by a nurse or midwife, necessary to provide certain healthcare services, as part of the field of nursing or midwifery, or any other field related to healthcare.

Qualifying courses may be undertaken by nurses and midwives who:

  1. hold the right to exercise the profession;
  2. have exercised the profession for at least 6 months;
  3. have been admitted to such courses during the qualifying procedure.

Qualifying courses shall end with theoretical examination, whether written or oral, or with practical examination.

The type of examination and the form of theoretical examination shall be determined by the training organiser, taking into consideration the field in which the qualifying course is conducted.

The purpose of specialised courses is the acquisition of knowledge and skills by a nurse or midwife, necessary to perform certain professional activities while providing nursing, preventive, diagnostic, treatment or rehabilitation services.

Specialised courses may be undertaken by nurses and midwives who:

  1. hold the right to exercise the profession;
  2. have been admitted to such courses during the qualifying procedure.

Specialised courses end with examination.

The purpose of additional training courses is training and updating of professional knowledge and skills by a nurse or midwife.

Additional training courses may be undertaken by nurses and midwives who:

  1. hold the right to exercise the profession;
  2. have been qualified to such courses by the training organiser.

Ministry of Health

The Ministry of Health is an office of government administration serving the Minister of Health.

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