About the symposium


XIII. International symposium on the theme 200 years of Florence Nightingale’s legacy   starts the next circle of nursing, scientific and international meetings. This symposium tradition have started  in 2001 as an annual South Bohemian nursing days with international participation by the head of the department of Nursing at that time  prof. PhDr. Valérie Tóthová Ph.D. She initiated the cooperation with foreign partner universities the organization of symposia so, that every following symposium is organized by the next university since 2008. The partner universities are: Constantine the Philosopher University in Nitra, Faculty of Social Sciences and Health Care, Slovakia; University of Debrecen, Faculty of Health, Hungary; University of Rzeszow, Institute of Nursing and Health Sciences Medical Faculty, Poland.

The up to now evaluation shows this system of symposium organization as very contributing, with mutual meetings for solving common professional concerns. The invitation is addressed to representatives of nursing and midwifery education and practice and to all who take part or are interested in the development of these disciplines. Starting this year we enlarge the theme also for the paramedic discipline. The aim of this symposium is finding the possibilities of further development of care and the improvement of the care of patient where we see the collaboration of the theoretical knowledge and good practice as a necessary attributes of professional attitude.

This year's symposium will remind important anniversary of establishment of Faculty of health and Social Sciences also of the Institute of Nursing, Midwifery and Emergency Care.

We warmly invite you to participate on the symposium.

                                                                          Organizers of symposium

Symposium thematic areas

Within three disciplines sections: nursing, midwifery, paramedics the themes will be focused on:

Legislation, law and ethics in nursing

Clinical and multicultural care

Community nursing

Development and current education

EBN- examples of good practice


Official language of the symposium is English