Involvement of nurses in professional organisations – foreign study

Andrea Scholzová Festová, Sylva Bártlová
University of South Bohemia, Faculty of Health and Social Studies, Department of Nursing and Midwifery, České Budějovice, Czech Republic

Korespondenční autor: Andrea Scholzová Festová (

ISSN 1804-7181 (On-line)

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Submitted:15. 4. 2013
Accepted: 19. 11. 2013
Published online: 30. 12. 2013


People in their merits tend to associate, communicate and solve reasons of their behaviour. The same situation is in nursing which is demonstrated by many organizations and groups seeking to develop nursing. Professional nursing organisations (further nursing organisations) present in public and at the same time represent nurses while co-operating with other professional or state institutions. They endeavour to develop the branch and significantly supervise provision of professional quality and education of their members in particular countries. The paper – pursuant to content analysis of the found foreign papers from the scientific databases – presents factors influencing the interest of nurses to get involved in nursing organizations. The papers were sought pursuant to key words and the predetermined limits.

Keywords: nursing – professional organisations – nurse – membership – PAMQ (Professional Association Membership Questionnaire)


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