Pilot Network of European Experts in Education, Regulation and Employment of HCA

27 EU-wide experts in nurse education, regulation and management participated in the project.

To facilitate the collaboration among us you find a list of all experts and their official contact information in this sector. The complete list can also be downloaded at the download area.

Barbara Zinka (Austria)

Barbara Zinka (2)Dir. Barbara Zinka is the Head of Nursing School and Nursing Academy of Brothers of St. John of God in Vienna, Austria. She is a registered nurse and has a Master in Nursing Science.

 

Contact Information

Barmherzige Brüder Pflegeakademie Wien

School Director and Lecturer

for Healthcare and Nursing

Johannes von Gott Platz 1

A-1020 Wien

Phone +43 21 12 11 320

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Ingrid Rottenhofer (Austria)

Ingrid Rottenhofer (2)Ingrid Rottenhofer has a diploma in general health-care and nursing for which she is also a teacher. She has done special trainings including intensive care as well as project management. Furthermore, Ms. Rottenhofer has six years of experience at the bedside (intramural) and ten years in the adult learning sector for health-related professions. Since 1993, she is working at her current work place Gesundheit Österreich Gesellschaft (GÖG) and is among others responsible for the curriculum development, the evaluation of vocational law as well as for the development of vocational, competence and qualification specifications for health-related professions.

Contact Information

Gesundheit Österreich Gesellschaft (GÖG)

Head of the working field healthcare professions;

scientific consultant

Stubenring 6

AT-1010 Wien

Tel.: +43 15 15 61 123

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Anne Lekeux (Belgium)

Anne Lekeux (2)Professor Anne Lekeux is the European/international coordinator at the nursing education department of FINE – European Federation of Nurse Educators. She has experience in management of validation and diffusion of European and international projects. She is networking and working to-gether with ICN, WHO (taskforce Nursing Education), ALADEFE, and European collaboration with EFN, ESNO, ENDA, for a global approach to create new pathways on education and training. Anne Lekeux supports creating toolkits for nursing education (Ex.: on better understanding of the concept of LLL) and participates in the scientific activities/strategies by FINE board (on competences, qualifications, learning outcomes, CPD, LLL) Bologna process promoter linked with EQF (European Qualification Framework). She is an expert stakeholder for nursing education linked with reviewing of Dir36/2005/EC.

Contact Information

FINE – European Federation of Nurse Educators

Honorary President in charge of international relations and links with European projects

Professor International coordinator - Nursing dpt. Higher Education french part of Belgium FEDESUC (Federation of higher education of French speaking communities)

100, Avenue Mounier

B-1200 Brussels

Phone: +32 22 56 70 51

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Lidia Georgieva (Bulgaria)

Lidia Georgieva (2)Lidia Georgieva, MD, PhD, Assoc. Professor, is a medical doctor working as Assoc. Professor in the Department of Social Medicine and Healthcare Management, Medical University, Sofia, as well as Adviser at the Ministry of Heath on International Affairs and Projects and Consultant on contracts with WHO, European Commission DG SANCO and European Observatory on Health Systems and Policy. Assoc. During the periods before Prof. Georgieva was a lecturer at the University of National and World Economy, Bulgaria and New Bulgarian University. She held the positions of head of the Health Risk Management Department in MARSH, Bulgaria, and senior advisor on health and human resources at MERCER EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Asia), director general of the direction “International Affairs and Protocol” at the Ministry of Health, head of the Department Preventive Medicine, in Medical University, Sofia.

Prof. Georgieva has more than 20 years of practice as a researcher and university lecturer (including teaching of nurses), combined with wide experience in coordinating international projects in the field of public health. Also she has significant experience in consulting various national and international institutions and was chair of the Steering Committee of OSI-ASPHER and, currently, is an honored board member of ASPHER. In addition Lidia Georgieva has more than 100 publications in international and national books and journals as well as participations in scientific conferences in the field of health policy, public health, health management, preventive medicine, epidemiology, and health promotion. Prof. Georgieva obtained her MD in Varna Medical University, Bulgaria, Master of Philosophy from the University of Cambridge, UK, and Doctor of Philosophy from the Open University, London, UK.

 

Contact Information

Medical University Sofia

Department "Social Medicine and Healthcare Management"

Associate Professor

Medical University

8 "Bialo more"St. 1527 Sofia

Phone: +359 88 82 66 431

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Karolina Moravková (Czech Republik)

Karolina Moravkova (2)Dr. Ph Karolina Moravcová RN is currently working at the Medical College in Prague as academic staff. For more than 40 years, she had worked in the Charles University Hospital in Prague. Karolina Moravcová has worked for a long time in the intensive area/coronary care unit, in the anesthesiology, dialysis etc. In the past 22 years, she has been head nurse in a hematology-oncology and blood transplantation clinic. She is the founder of CNNA - Czech National Association of Nurses and first President of CNNA after 1989.

Contact Information

Medical College Prague

Academic staff, PhDr

CZ-150 OO Praha 5

Phone: +420 26 07 56 53 78

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Inger Just (Denmark)

Inger Just (2)Inger Just is trained as a nurse RN 1972. She has a Master in Education and is an Associate Professor. In her employment in nursing education Inger Just works with educational planning and development of problem-based learning. She is also chairman of The Danish Society for Professionals Nurse Teachers. It is an association which is comprised of educationally orientated members of the Danish Nursing Organization. Its members teach in theory and practice in the basic education programmes for Social and Health Helpers, Social and Health Assistants, Nursing as well as postgraduate programmes. All active members of the Danish Nursing Organization are entitled to become members of the Danish Professional Society for Nurse Teachers. At the moment, membership is comprised of Nurse Educators from nursing Schools and Social Health and Health Schools as well as teachers from clinical practice.

Contact Information

Nursing Education University College Lillebælt

Associate professor

Blangstedgårdsvej 4

DK-5220 Odense

Phone: +45 21 39 05 41

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Jens Reinwardt (Germany)

Jens ReinwardtJens Reinwardt has been the chief executive officer and the managing director of the „Akademie der Gesundheit Berlin/Brandenburg e.V.“ (Academy of Health Berlin/Brandenburg, a private registered association) since the end of the 1980s. Beforehand he was registered nurse then he studied „Medical Vocational Education“ and „Philosophy“ at the Humboldt-University in Berlin in the 1970s. Mr. Reinwardt is specialized in educational and socioeconomic questions. Therefore, he is very engaged in politics and in the health economy. Human communication, person-centered education and lifelong learning are important aspects to him while developing the health professions in a sustainable way. As being a CEO, he is responsible for coordinating and networking 28 health and social institutions in Berlin and Brandenburg - in vocational and advanced vocational formation.

Contact Information

Akademie der Gesundheit Berlin/Brandenburg e.V.

Managing Director

Schwanebecker Chaussee 4 E-H

D-13125 Berlin

Phone: +49 30 94 03 060

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Dag Danzglock (Germany)

Dag Danzglock (2)Dag Danzglock is a medical doctor and civil servant in the Ministry of Education of Lower Saxony. His main duties are the education of nurses and other health professions.

 

 

Contact Information

Dr. Dag Danzglock

Ministry of Education and Cultural Affairs in Lower Saxony

Referat 45 (Betriebliche Berufsausbildung, Gesundheitsfachberufe, Landesausschuss für Berufsbildung)

Schiffgraben 12

D-30159 Hannover

Phone: +49 51 11 20 73 56

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Taina Viiala (Finland)

Taina Viiala (2)Taina Viiala became a nurse in 1980 and passed the exam to become a midwife in 1982. Since 1988 she is a nursing teacher. Above that she graduated in a masters programme for Health Professions Education at Maastricht University Netherlands in 2001, finished a Master of Sciences in Nursing at the Humboldt University Berlin in 2007 and concluded with a PhD at the University of Tampere Finland on ”The Effectiveness of Learning by Developing – A Model in Nursing Education” in 2011.


Her professional career began as a practical nurse and midwife and within the nursing education in Finland, Germany and Switzerland until 1998. After that she was a nursing teacher and vice director of Nursing School by Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig GmbH Germany until 2004. At that time, in between 2002 and 2004 Taina Viiala was also active as a project manager within the Discharge Management. After that and until 2009, Taina Viiala changed position and worked her way up to be director of the Education Institute by Städtisches Klinikum Braunschweig GmbH Germany. Since 2009, she is director of Laurea UAS, Campus Vantaa Finland.

Contact Information

Laurea -ammattikorkeakoulu | Laurea University of Applied Sciences

Ratatie 22, FI-01300 Vantaa 

Johtaja | Director, Laurea Vantaa 

GSM +358 40 02 84 585

Phone: +358 98 86 87 310

Fax: +358 98 86 87 301

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www.laurea.fi

Annele Ranta (Finland)

Annele Ranta (2)Annele Ranta has been director in the Field of Education, Vantaa Vocational College Varia, Health and Social Care Department for 5 years. She is a public health nurse (3 years), a health care teacher, a registered nurse and has a practical nurse education (9 years).

Contact Information

Vantaa Vocational College Varia

Director in the Field of Education

Talvikkitie 119

FI-01360 Vantaa

Phone: +358 40 59 21 855            

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Gennaro Rocco (Italy)

Gennaro Rocco (2)Gennaro Rocco is the national vice president of Ipasvi Federation of National Colleges. He has been an active leader in nursing for more than thirty years. He is president of the Centre of Excellence for Nursing Scholarship, a special project to finance nursing research and nursing education in Italy. Mr. Rocco was founder of the European Federation of Nursing Regulators in 2004 and is member of the Board. Also Gennaro Rocco is the president of the nursing degree course for Tor Vergata University in Albania and Croatia and founded the Italian Transcultural Nursing Association.

Contact Information

Ipasvi Federation of National Colleges

National Vice President

Via Agostino Depretis 70

IT-000184 Rome

Phone: +39 06 46 20 01 01

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Maud Pellen (Netherlands)

Maud Pellen (2)Maud Pellen is a general nurse with a specialization in neurology and neuro-surgery. She is registered since 2000, did her education in a university hospital. Since 2003, Maud Pellen is a ward leader and since 2008, she is head nurse of a stroke unit. The unit contains 31 beds, including medium care, 45 nurses, 15 students. She also manages the outpatient clinics and a part of the research department. The unit is a combined unit: neurology and neurosurgery. Ms. Pellen did several management trainings.

 

Contact Information

University Medical Centre Utrecht

Head Nurse Stroke Unit

Heidelberglaan 100

3584 CX utrecht

Room: C03.326

Phone: +31 88 75 51 136

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Anna van Luijn (Netherlands)

Anna van Luijn (2)Anna van Luijn has a BSc in Nursing and a MSc in Health Science (specialization in International Public Health). After a few years as a recruitment officer and a part- and fulltime function as a nurse on a the neurological ward at the Aca-demic Hospital of Utrecht, she resumed her career at an institute (Athena) at the VU University Amsterdam where the focus is on the interaction between Science and Society within the Health and Life Science. At this moment Anna van Luijn is involved in education and curriculum management and in internships of e.g. nurses who follow the Master Health Science.

Contact Information

VU University Amsterdam

Athena Institute

Project Manager & Lecturer

De Boelelaan 1087

NL-1081 HV Amsterdam

Phone: +31 64 13 77 414

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Anna Wilmowska (Poland)

Prof. UR Dr. hab. n. med. Anna Wilmowska-Pietruszyńska is the director of the Institute of Physio-therapy at the Faculty of Health Science, University of Rzeszów. She is chairman of the Board on Non-Autonomous People’s Affairs by the Ministry of Health and advisor of the KRUS (Agricultural Social Insurance Found) Board Chairman. Furthermore, Prof. Wilmowska is the author of the reform on social security pension adjudication.

Contact Information

University of Rzeszów

Director of Institute of Physiotherapy

Warszawska 26a

PL-35-205 Rzeszów, Poland

Phone: +48 17 87 21 920

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Ewa Kuriata (Poland)

Ewa Kuriata (2)Ewa Kuriata, PhD, Master of Nursing, has been employed at the Department of Organization and Management Faculty of Health Sciences, Academy of Medical Sciences, Piast Slaskich in Wroclaw since 1984 and is now a senior lecturer. Her domain of scientific interest and area of implementation of teaching are widely understood public health issues, including personnel management aspects of nurses and midwives, as well as quality in health care. Ewa Kuriata is the author of many publications in this field and has the powers of the Medical University overseeing the quality of teaching and research since 2001. Ms. Kuriata is a member of the Polish Nurses Association and the Polish Society of Social Medicine and Public Health, where since 2008, she serves as vice president of the Board of the Regional Branch in Wrocław. Since 2010, she is also a member of the Scientific Council of the quarterly Nursing and Public Health. Ewa Kuriata participates actively in the implementation of postgraduate education of nurses and midwives, the head of the merits of qualification and specialization courses in the field of management.

Contact Information

Medical University of Wroclaw

Senior Lecturer

Bartla 5 st.

PL-51-618 Wroclaw

Phone: +48 60 76 50 707

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Martina Škrabec (Slovenia)

Martina Skrabec (2)Martina Škrabec is a registered nurse and teaches nursing at the Secondary School of Nursing in Ljubljana since she holds a certificate in pedagogical skills. She started her professional career on the primary healthcare level. Then Ms. Škrabec continued working at the Clinic of Ophthalmology where she specialised in ophthalmology nursing healthcare. She has experience in working with students in various institutions: Senior Citizens Homes, Clinic for Rheumatology, Hypertension and currently she is working at the Clinic for Traumathology at the University Clinical Centre in Ljubljana. Martina Škrabec has participated in a few international projects such as Erasmus.

Contact Information Nurses and Midwives Asociation Slovenia

Teacher of Nursing

Poljanska c. 61

SI-1000 Ljubljana

Phone: +386 13 00 16 11

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Brigita Skela Savič (Slovenia)

Brigita Skela Savic (2)Dr. Brigita Skela Savič is the dean of the College of Nursing Jesenice (CNJ), head of the Research Institute for Health Care and Nursing at the CNJ and the head of the research group Health Care and Nursing CNJ at the Slovenian Re-search Agency. In addition to being a member of research groups involved in inter-institutional Slovenian and international research projects she is re-sponsible for the CNJ development projects financed by the European Social Fund. Dr. Skela Savič is a lecturer at the CNJ in the subjects of research meth-odology, organization, and leadership. She is also a mentor for master's stu-dents at the Faculty of Management Koper, University of Primorska. Her bib-liography in the COBISS system (cooperative online bibliographic system) consists of 238 entries. Brigita Skela Savič is a member of the Slovenian Health Care Board for Nursing at the Ministry of Health and a member of the working group for ensuring and monitoring the implementation of the Action Plan and the Slovenian Palliative Care Programme at the same ministry. As a member of the working group for specialization in Slovenian nursing and a member of the Honorary Court of Arbitration, Dr. Skela Savič is also included in the work of the Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia. In 2007, Brigita Skela Savič was awarded the highest recognition of the Nurses and Midwives Associa-tion of Slovenia, the Golden Mark. Since 2010, she has been a member of the international associa-tion 'The Honor Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau International' and member of Advisory board FINE (European Federation of Nurse Educators).

Contact Information

College of Nursing Jesenice

Dean

SPODNJI PLAVŽ 3

4270 JESENICE, Slovenia

Phone: +386 45 86 93 60

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Miha Okrožnik (Slovenia)

Miha Okrožnik is an orthopedic technologist and has been employed at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana for 27 years. He is a member of the board at Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia. Mr. Okrožnik is also a member of the Slovenian professional group of nurses and health technicians in accident and emergency units where he is a team leader for orthopedic technologists.

Contact Information

Nurses' and Midwives' Association Slovenia

Orthopedic technologist

Ob železnici 30 A

1000 Ljubljana

Slovenija

Phone: +386 41 62 67 77

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Teresa Moreno-Casbas (Spain)

Teresa Moreno Casbas (2)Dr. Moreno-Casbas, RN MSc PhD FEAN, had a formal education in nursing at the University of Valladolid in 1981. She obtained a Maîtrise in Sciences by the University of Montreal Canada (1991-1993) and obtained her Maîtrise and her PhD in Epidemiology and Community Health in 2005 and 2007 re-spectively at the University Rey Juan Carlos. Her post-doctoral work at the University of Toronto focused on health care policy and services, promoting safe care for nurses and patients.

Dr. Moreno-Casbas is a member of the European Academy of Nursing Sci-ence. She recently held the position as a chair in Health Services and Policy Research. Since 1996, she is the nursing executive officer of the Spanish Nursing and Healthcare Re-search Unit (Investén-isciii). This unit is located in the Institute of Health Carlos III, which belongs to the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation (MICINN). Since 1996, this unit has strategically sought to improve research in nursing in Spain and now the effort is focused on the implementation of nursing research findings. Dr. Moreno-Casbas’ programme of research focuses on four objectives: (a) Measurement of nursing process and nursing staffing characteristics and the impact of nursing on patient outcomes, (b) Enhancing evidence-based practice and knowledge transfer in nursing clinical practice and factors influencing knowledge translation, (c) Aging and fragility and (d) Clinical patient safety. She has been WP leader in the European project Nurse Forecasting in Europe (RN4CAST).Call: FP7-HEALTH-2007-B, Proposal number 223468.

Contact Information

Unidad de coordinación y desarrollo de la Investigación en Enfermería (Investén-isciii)

Spanish Nursing and Healthcare Research Unit

C/ Monforte de Lemos, 5. Pabellón 6. Planta 1

ES-28029 MADRID

Phone: +34 91 82 22 536

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Sophie Ley (Switzerland)

Sophie Ley (2)Sopie Ley’s professional background and experience is focused on psychiatric nursing (e.g. leadership, education). For 2 years she has been in the nursing education and responsible for the nursing development at the cantonal hospital in Valais. Ms. Ley is also responsible for cantonal professional organisation which deals with HCA.

 

Contact Information

Hôpital du Valais (RSV)

Direction Générale

Responsable du développement des soins et de la formation

Av. du Grand-Champsec 86,

Case postale 696,

1951 Sion

Soins infirmiers

Phone: +41 27 60 36 752

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Roswitha Koch Heepen (Switzerland)

Roswitha Koch Heepen (2)The professional background and experience of Roswitha Koch Heepen RN MPH lies within intensive care nursing and public health (developing countries and Europe). For seven years, she was responsible for nursing at a cantonal ministry of health. Currently, Ms. Koch Heepen is part of the leadership of ASI secretariat general and represents ASI in international organisations. In Switzerland, she represents ASI in several national regulation and education projects. Additionally, she is a consultant for the Swiss ministry of external affairs and a master’s student in European Integration at the University of Basel.

Contact Information

Swiss Nurses Association SBK-ASI

Responsible Professional Development

Choisystrasse 1

Postfach 8124

CH-3001 Bern

Phone: +41 31 38 83 636 

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Tanis Hand (UK)

Tanis Hand (2)Tanis Hand, RGN OHND, is a registered nurse with experience in Occupa-tional Health and General Practice. She ran an independent training business specializing in the training of HCAs in primary care from 2002 until she took up the post with the Royal College of Nursing as HCA/AP adviser in Novem-ber 2009.

 

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Royal College of Nursing

Nursing Department

HCA/AP adviser

20 Cavendish Square

London, W1G 0RN

Phone: +44 20 76 47 37 55

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Mary Gobbi (UK)

Mary Gobbi (2)Dr. Mary Gobbi is a senior lecturer in nursing, with a PhD in Education at the University of Southampton. She is an experienced nurse educator with extensive curriculum development and evaluation experience in the UK and abroad. Dr. Gobbi´s methodological expertise lies within educational research/evaluation, competence and practice development. Since 2003, Mary Gobbi has been the coordinator for nursing in the EU Socrates Erasmus Tuning project that develops pan-European competences for graduates.

Contact Information

Senior Lecturer in Nursing

Nightingale Building

Faculty of Health Sciences

University of Southampton

Highfield

UK-Southampton SO17 1BJ

Phone: +44 23 80 59 82 70

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Patrick Glackin (Ireland)

Patrick Glackin (2)Patrick Glackin is a registered psychiatric nurse and a registered general nurse. He works for the National Office of the Nursing and Midwifery Services Director, at Health Service Executive, and is the representative link person for the provi-sion of Health Care Assistant training in Ireland. Mr. Glackin has worked in a broad range of services across Ireland and the United Kingdom and has a Mas-ters Degree in Business Administration.


Contact Information

HSE West

Interim Area Director of Nursing and Midwifery Planning and Development, Unit 4

Central Business Park

Clonminch

Tullamore

Co. Offaly

Phone: +353 57 93 57 677

Fax: +353 57 93 57 871

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www.hse.ie/go/educationandtraining

Maria Neary (Ireland)

Maria Neary took on the role as education officer regulation three years ago. Her role involves the management of the operation and the development of strategies underpinning the educational assessment and appeals review of persons educated and trained as nurses outside the Republic of Ireland. Over the past two years, Ms. Neary has been carrying out work at European level with special reference to the review of the European Directive on Healthcare Professions. Prior to entering into regulation, she was involved at all levels of nursing, in hospital management and in teaching.

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An Bord Altranais

Education Officer Regulation

18-20 Carysfort Avenue

Blackrock

IE-County Dublin

Phone: +353 16 39 85 00

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