Lege Artis Medicinae

[On nursing in a different way - What are we talking about? ]

SÖVÉNYI Ferencné1, PERKÓ Magdolna2, FEDINECZNÉ Vittay Katalin3

OCTOBER 20, 2018

Lege Artis Medicinae - 2018;28(10)

[Using an uncustomary approach to nursing history, authors review the intensive development process in the 1990s that resulted in the transition of nursing from an occupation to profession in Hungary. An occupa­tion attains professional status if its practitio­ners have access to education and training of a considerable duration, it has independent professional organisation, an ethical code of its own and is regulated by law. The article addresses these factors discussing at length the history and development of nurs­ing education and training in Hungary, subsequently it describes the process arching from practical nursing to the appearance of nursing science, an intrinsic part of which was the birth of a scientific nursing journal “Nővér”. The relevant and effective legislation on nursing and nursing practice is re­viewed comprehensively and the efforts to establish professional nursing organisations are described. It is maintained that framework conditions had to be established as a necessary precondition for nursing to professionalise itself on its own and become a vocation highly regarded by society. ]


  1. Egészségügyi Minisztérium (volt munkahely)
  2. Kanizsay Dorottya Egészségügyi Szakképzô Iskola, Budapest
  3. Európai Bizottság Tolmácsolási Fôigazgatóság, Brüsszel



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