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About ESNO

The formal description: The European Specialist Nurses Organisation (ESNO) is a non-profit organisation and the goal is to facilitate and provide an effective framework for communication and co-operation between the European Specialist Nurses Organisations and its constituent members. ESNO represents the mutual interests and benefits of these organisations to the wider European community in the interest of the public health. Members of ESNO consist of individual European specialist nurses organizations.

What is it in general terms:

“A home for European nurses in all specialties wishing to make their profession interested, engage in European projects while making new colleague friends and finding inspiration with gaining and sharing knowledge and new insights”.

What we do
ESNO promotes and represents the interests of Specialist Nurses in Europe. Through collaboration with stakeholder organisations and utilising advanced science, we pursue recognition under the Directive of Professional qualification. We contribute to effective co-operation between health professionals, organisations, institutes and agencies, thus setting professional standards for education and continuing development.

How we work
ESNO implements long term strategies and policies to cohesively advance professional development and health projects in Europe. We achieve this through consultation with member colleagues and management associates. Through this cooperation we participate in a number of European Union institutions, forums and platforms, often with our partners in the health workforce.

Our network
Our network consists of a large variety of nursing field specialisations such as clinical work, research, education, leadership and standardisation in hospitals, community and universities. We, and our colleagues, consult and cooperate with healthcare professionals such as medical practitioners, pharmacists, occupational therapists, management and nursing associations in Europe and globally.