Better Competencies through prequalification placement in IrelandName : Ksenija Brajkovi?
Affliation : Nurse
University : Blackrock Clinic
Country : Ireland
Participation of students and teachers in the Erasmus + Agency for Mobility and EU Programs, a project entitled "Better Competencies through professional practice in Ireland", provides new knowledge and skills in the field of health care. Study visits as well as mobility projects for students and teachers are important for experience, skills training and foreign language learning (in this case English) in the original reality. It is well-known that learning in environment that is culturally and linguistically different, but also technologically advanced, motivates students and make lecture interesting. By realizing the project, students and teachers have the opportunity to expand the horizons and become more competent people and better professionals. Skills, knowledge and experience gained in professional development abroad, contribute both to professional and personal development. During the implementation of this project, meetings with nurses in Ireland were also of great benefit.
Here we will try to answer the question of how nurses coming from Croatia settled in Irish hospitals and how extent technological achievements and normative (nurse/patient) make difference in Croatia and Ireland. The historical path that had nursing, from the controversial and marginal profession to the social recognition of nursing as a separate profession, was difficult. Today a nurse needs to have a high level of knowledge, expertise, moral factors, a significant level of motivation and creativity. Research show that the degree of nursing education is a significant factor for increasing the quality of health care. Here we will compare education system in Republic of Croatia with Ireland whose education system will be described in detail. Ireland is one of the countries that can definitely find examples of good practice and contemporary nursing in Europe. Each country aims to implement the highest standards in health care. In Ireland, about 13 years ago, the Joint Commission International (JCI) has started the accreditation process of the institution. This way, each institution receives a formal, globally recognized seal as a confirmation of successful and quality work and is also a public acknowledgment for the achievements and efforts invested in quality health care services. Accreditation is done according to the highest world-recognized hospital standards of JCI standards. As one of the main factors for successful accreditation is the staff. Nurses as the most numerous staff in health care institutions as well as their education is one of the main indicators of success and quality. Education must meet the necessary conditions for a nurse to take on the role of an equal member of a multidisciplinary team who, after formal training, provide excellent evidence based care for patient. Here we will try to compare how education facility are doing that in Croatia and Ireland.