Final Report on the Project

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The three year project "Development and Coordination of a Network of Nurse Educators and Regulators" (SANCO/1/2009) has come to an end with results well worth mentioning and of very current interest.

Throughout the course of the project, 15 participating countries and around 25 experts in nursing education and regulation worked together on providing information of the status quo of Healtcare Assistant education and training within their countries. Furthermore best practice examples from each country were gathered, so that in a next step, recommendations on the future of the HCA education and training within Europe have been drafted by the project team.

The final report of the project not only gives on overview of the main simililarities and differences of Healthcare Assistant education and training within the 15 participating countries, it also describes the drafted recommendations in thourough detail.

Especially when considering the newly implemented Directive 2013/55/EU on the recognition of professional qualification and Regulation (EU), the recommendations of the project "Development and Coordination of a Network of Nurse Educators and Regulators" constitue a first step towards an Europe-wide accepted comprehension for this particular occupational group. An Europe-wide accepted education concept for HCAs would encourage the comparability of the training as well as the labour mobility within Europe. The final report of the project can now be downloaded here.