BWP 2/2020

Qualification in Nursing Care

Coverbild: BWP 2/2020

The Nursing Professions Act introduces numerous changes to nursing training. Nationally standardised frameworks are now in place to offer guidance on the development of curricula and training plans to training providers and schools of nursing. Other provisions contained within the law include regulations on initial training at institutes of higher education and on the recognition of professional qualifications acquired abroad. This issue of BWP looks at how these reforms will change nursing training and at how support can be provided for practical implementation.



Gertrud Hundenborn; Ingrid Darmann-Finck

Revision of the nursing professions – achievements and prospects

Interview with Professor Gertrud Hundenborn and Professor Ingrid Darmann-Finck on the work of the Specialist Commission pursuant to § 53 PflBG

Claudia Hofrath; Maria Zöller

Training programmes in accordance with the Nursing Professions Act

Distinctive structural features compared to training pursuant to the Vocational Training Act (BBiG)/Crafts and Trades Regulation Code (HwO)

Sandra Bensch

Teacher and instructor training in nursing

Challenges and opportunities created by the Nursing Professions Act

Sabine Daxberger; Miriam Peters; Claudia Hauck

Qualification profiles in nursing – the current situation in the German speaking countries

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Romy Mahrer-Imhof

Advanced Practice Nursing – from the concept to clinical practice

Anke Jürgensen

Recognition of foreign professional qualifications following the nursing professions reform

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Katharina Hähn; Christoph Bräutigam

Employment of nurses who have completed higher education training: a challenge for employers

Eveline Wittmann; Ulrike Weyland; Julia Warwas

Modelling coping and cooperation competencies for nursing training

The approach of the EKGe research project

From research and practice

Marianne Müller; Belinda Aeschlimann

Staff retention in the field of social care

The role of continuing training support from the employer

Bernhard Hilkert; Nicole Pötter

Access to vocational education and training for young refugees

The contribution made by vocational orientation guidance and support

Alexandra Uhly

Part-time vocational education and training – rarely chosen, yet good examination pass rates

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Markus Bretschneider; Marc Casper; Christian Melzig

Enshrining sustainability in training regulations

The example of “housekeeper”

Profile of an occupation – forest manager

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