Terms used in official statistics

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A person who holds a license to practice established or granted by the relevant district chamber of nurses and midwives. A nurse provides health services, particularly in the area of care, prevention, diagnosis, therapy, rehabilitation and health promotion.

Teaching staff, researchers in the nursing field, persons directing the work of other nurses are also considered as professionally active nurses, employment in walfare homes and facilities, nurseries and children's clubs.

  • Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 7 September 2005 on the recognition of professional qualifications
    Place of publication: Dz. Urz. UE L 255 z 30.9.2005, str. 22—142
  • Act of 15 July 2011 on the Occupation of Nurses and Midwives
    Place of publication: (Dz.U. 2022 poz. 551, z późn. zm.)

High-level terms

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GUS – Departament Badań Społecznych i Rynku Pracy