New Perspectives in Science Education

Edition 13

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Education and Professional Career in Nursing in Latvia – Literature Review

Linda Alondere, Riga Medical College of the University of Latvia (Latvia)


Ever since Latvia joined the European Union, nursing education and career planning in the country have also been changing and evolving. To become a career professional in nursing nowadays, it is necessary to obtain the first level professional higher education and the fourth level professional qualification (LQF level 5). Education outcomes prove that highly qualified young professionals are entering the labour market. This paper attempts to provide an overview of the development issues in the nursing profession in Latvia from regaining independence in 1991 up to the present situation by analyzing statistical data and legislation and highlighting the basic principles in acquiring professional and academic education, as well as primary specialities and additional specialities. By acquiring an appropriate level of education, any nurse in Latvia has the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide quality patient care, join in the training of young professionals, coordinate the development of health care system, do scientific research and implemented research data or products in nurse practice. Latvian nurses in the field of professional education and career have a chance to develop both horizontally and vertically.

Keywords: education, nursing profession, career;

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