March 21, 2016

The introduction of the EPC was one of the major achievements of the modernisation of the Professional Qualifications Directive. The EPC is an innovative tool and fully electronic recognition procedure which further facilitates the mobility of professionals. This includes both employees and the self-employed. The EPC procedure is based on the well-established IMI and provides the possibility for professionals to communicate with authorities electronically. The EPC will first be available in early 2016 for general care nurses, pharmacists, physiotherapists, real estate agents and mountain guides.

for more information see http://webcast.dbvideo.tv/single-market-forum-2016


March, 21, 2016

Many thanks to our nursing colleagues from PTPAiIO, the Polish Critical Care Association who have translated the EfCCNa document into their language.

For the Polish version of the EfCCNa Critical Care Competencies Tool click here


March 14, 2016

Maria is the current President, Department of Emergency and Critical Care Nursing, Cyprus Nurses and Midwives Association (CYNMA-DECCmaria fokaN).

She is working as Nurse Clinical Educator, Intensive Care Unit,       Nicosia General Hospital, Cyprus.

She has experience (as a member of her ICU team) in setting up     advanced critical care environments from the scratch:
a) recruiting personnel
b) setting up training programs for nurses through interactive e-platform applications,
c) tendering and setting up a fully electronic Patient Data Management System (PDMS),
d) setting up a PDMS based internal audit and quality control system.

Her Vision is the improvement of quality of health care through patient safety interventions and strategies in Cyprus. 

Welcome Maria in the EfCCNa family.



February 18, 2016

Good bye, Gudrun DSC03817
We would like to sincerely thank you for the work and support to EfCCNa that you provided during your time as the
Icelandic representative.
Your contribution to EfCCNa was always freely given and warmly received. We will miss you from the ‘family’, but hope that you keep in touch from time to time to let us know what you are up to…and of course, we hope to see you in Belfast!




February, 18, 2016


Auður, 26 years old, graduated from the University of Iceland with a B.Sc. in nursing in 2013  and since August 2013 she is working in the intensive care unit in Reykjavik Landspítali.
She has got experience in postnatal nursing cardiology care, also.
In 2013 she started with her master’s degree in nursing and her plan is to graduate in June.
Her thesis is on pain assessment in the elderly. She is on the Educational board for the Icelandic intensive care nurses association. Outside of professional life, she is a Lindy hop dancer and a scout.