International Journal Of Occupational Health and Public Health Nursing

Education of occupational health nurses in Finland

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    The education and competence demands of occupational health nurses (OHN) in Finland are described in this article on three levels; public health nurse, complementary studies based on public health nurse`s examination and studies on master level. The competence demands are defined on the levels 6-7 in the EQF-system (European Qualification Framework). Specific in the Finnish education system is advanced cooperation between ministry of social affairs and health, Finnish Institute of Occupational Health (FIOH), academies and labor market organizations. Education carried out in network has started 2008 concerning complementary studies and studies on master level.