Indicator full name: Number of practicing nurses, or related nursing professionals, per 100 000 population
Unit: health professionals per 100 000 population
- Country/Area (COUNTRY/AREA)
- Supranational group of countries (COUNTRY_GRP)
- Sex (SEX)
- Year of measure (YEAR)
Years data is available: 1980—2014
Last updated: 16 June 2016
- Members of the European Union
The WHO Europe Child and Adolescent Health Database (CAHD) provides a set of statistics based on indicators related to the health and well-being of children and adolescents. The statistics were collated from a variety of databases as a joint effort between WHO program divisions and collaborating centres and partners. The database was constructed for the purpose of supporting the Child and Adolescent Health and Development Strategy (2015), providing the relevant information for monitoring progress on child and adolescent health indicators in the 53 member states of the WHO European Region.
Data on nurses for concept closest to practicing is given. If data for practising nurses is available, then this data is reported. If data for practising nurses is not available, but data for professionally active nurses is available, then the data for professionally active nurses is reported. If data for neither practicing nor professionally active nurses is available, then data for licensed nurses is reported. Practising nurses are defined as providing services directly to patients. Inclusion criteria: Professional nurses (see definition below), Associate professional nurses (see definition below) and foreign nurses licensed to practice and actively practising in the country. Exclusion criteria: students who have not yet graduated, Nursing aids/assistants and personal care workers who do not have any recognised, qualification/certification in nursing, Midwives (unless they work most of the time as nurses), Nurses working in administration, management, research and in other posts that exclude direct contact with patients, unemployed nurses and retired nurses no longer practising, nurses working abroad. Professional nurses are defined as assuming responsibility for the planning and management of the care of patients, including the supervision of other health care workers, working autonomously or in teams with medical doctors and others in the practical application of preventive and curative measures. Inclusion criteria: clinical nurse, district nurse, nurse anaesthetist, nurse educator, nurse practitioner, public health nurse, specialist nurse. Exclusion criteria: midwife (unless they work most of the time as nurses), paramedical practitioner, university lecturer, vocational education teacher, associate professional nurse, associate professional midwife, and nursing aide. Licensed nurses are defined as generally working under the supervision of, and in support of implementation of health care, treatment and referrals plans established by medical, nursing and other health professionals. Inclusion criteria: assistant nurse, enrolled nurse, and practical nurse. Exclusion criteria: professional nurse, clinical nurse consultant, specialist nurse, midwife (unless they work most of the time as nurses), associate professional midwife, nursing aide, and medical assistant. Professionally active nurses include practising nurses and other nurses for whom their education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job. Inclusion criteria: professional nurses, associate professional nurses, nurses providing services directly to patients, nurses working in administration, management, and research and in other posts excluding direct contact with patients. Exclusion criteria: nurses who hold a post / job under which nursing education is not required, unemployed nurses and retired nurses, nurses working abroad. A nurse licensed to practice has completed a programme of nursing education and is qualified and authorized in his/her country to practice nursing. They include practising and other (non-practising) nurses. Inclusion criteria: professional and professional associate nurses, nurses who provide services directly to patients, nurses for whom their nursing education is a prerequisite for the execution of the job, nurses for whom their nursing education is NOT a prerequisite for the execution of the job, nurses licensed to practice but who due to various reasons are not economically active (e.g. unemployed or retired), nurses working abroad. Exclusion criteria: health care assistants and personal care workers (nursing aids), who do not have any recognised qualification/certification in nursing.
For further information please refer to http://www.euro.who.int/en/data-and-evidence/databases/european-database-on-human-and-technical-resources-for-health-hlthres-db.