Project information

Empowering the Professionalization of Nurses through Mentorship (EmpNURS)

Project Identification
Project Period
10/2010 - 9/2013
Investor / Pogramme / Project type
European Union
MU Faculty or unit
Faculty of Medicine
Cooperating Organization
University of Turku

Nursing, as a profession, varies greatly across Europe. Partly this is a consequence of significant differences in the way nurses are educated. One indicator of nursing development phase is activeness of qualified nurses in supervision process of student nurses during their clinical placements. A crucial factor within all nurse education systems should be the educational relationship between the staff nurse mentor and student. However, such approaches are not universal because the Mentorship model can be moderately unknown; there are already countries where qualified nurses operate quite independently supervising students and also countries where qualified nurses don't join this process at all. This is more caused by cultural tradition than opinions of single individuals. Still the modernisation within European nursing education seeks to address such incongruence, and in so doing, promote an empowered and better educated nursing profession.


Total number of publications: 2

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