NURSING EDUCATION IN CROATIA
Danijela Lana Domitrović, Danko Relić, Antea Britvić, Zlata Ožvačić Adžić, Vesna Jureša, Venija Cerovečki
European Union (EU) has defined the process and norms of nursing education. The aim of this project is to describe the nursing education in Croatia and compare it with education of nurses in the United Kingdom (UK) as a cradle of modern nursing, and in Slovenia as a transition country. As a source of data we used Directive 2005/36/EC and Directive 2013/55/EU, and also laws, regulations and documents from the mentioned countries which are related to nursing education. Nursing education in Croatia is carried out through high school education and also at the university level. Slovenian education of medical nurses starts after twelve years of general education and it is carried out at the level of college education. In the UK education is being carried out at the college level after twelve years of general education, and the possibility of acceptance into nursing involves professional qualifications at a similar academic level and courses of higher education. Experience in nursing education in the UK and Slovenia can be useful in the improving of nursing education in Croatia.