- In Denmark, only those authorized by the Danish Health and Medicines Authority have the right to practice as nurses.
- Nursing in Denmark is traditionally a public sector activity.
- 1/3rd of nurses are employed in the Community and 2/3rd being employed in hospitals.
- About 2% of nurses are nurse teachers.
Hierarchy in hospitals
- Director of Nursing Service
- Deputy Director of Nursing Services
- Head Nurse
- Ward Sister
- Senior Staff Nurse
- Staff Nurse
All nurses in Denmark practice under this title, even those with specialist qualifications.
Specialist qualifications in demand
- Anaesthetic nurse
- Surgical nurse
Specialist Migrant Nurses
- The migrant specialist nurse would enter the Danish profession as a general nurse (i.e. using the sectoral nursing directives) and then seek positions in their speciality in market competition with local nurses.
- Their specialist qualifications are assessed for equivalence by the Regional Councils.
- Such equivalence, once granted, would operate within that region only.
- A nurse who specializes in the administration of anaesthesia.
- Surgical nurse focuses on care for surgical patients.
- The professional is a critical part of surgical care team and work in pre or post-operative care units as well as operating rooms.
The salary in US dollars may range between $54,586-$61,674.