In Finland the Ministry of education and culture has responsible for planning the curriculum in health care education. (http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Koulutus/ammattikorkeakoulutus/hallinto_ohjaus_ja_rahoitus/?lang=fi).
In Finland the levels of health care professional education are polytechnic degrees, polytechnic master's degrees, professional specialisation and other adult education, open polytechnic education and vocational teacher training. When You apply in polytechinc degree student You have to be graduated from an upper secondary school or have matriculation certificate or a vocational qualification or corresponding foreign studies. It takes 3.5 - 4 years (210 - 240 study points) of full-time study to achieve Bachelors' level polytechnic in Finland. To have the polytechnic Master's degree takes 1.5 - 2 years (60 - 90 study points). Requirements for Master’s studies in polytechnics are a Bachelors' level polytechnic degree and at least three years of work experience. (http://www.minedu.fi/OPM/Koulutus/ammattikorkeakoulutus/opiskelu_ja_tutkinnot/?lang=fi)
Nursing polytechnics in Finland is now reforming. The Finnish Nurses Association and Metropolia polytechnic has been started a project “The future of nursing education” to improve and unify the nursing polytechnic education nationally. Main targets are unify nursing education content and make national minimum demands for general nurses professional skills considering an EU directive and international demand. Along this project are for example all Finlands polytechnic institutes, Finlands ministry of social and health and ministry of education and culture. In this project will consider and foresee citizens and society’s needs and futures challenges.
I think the meaning of national culture in health care education in this project comes forward in Finland point of view clearly. Finland, its culture and citizens walks hand in hand to improve our society from international view. So the cultural meaning is great in positive way.
I take India in this task for my developing country although in India has its developed side (urban India) there is also the developing side (rural India) depending the area where you live. (http://health.india.com/diseases-conditions/what-ails-indias-healthcare-system/)
Indian Nursing Counsil (INC) is a statutory body that regulates nursing education in the country through prescription, inspection, examination, certification and maintaining its stands for a uniform syllabus at each level of nursing education (http://currentnursing.com/nursing_education/nursing_education_in_india.html#INTRODUCTION).
Currently in India there are six levels of nursing education. They are Multy Purpose Health Worker Female training (ANM or MPHW-F), Female Health Supervisor training (HV or MPHS-F), General nursing and midwifery (GNM), BSc. Nursing, MSc. nursing and MPhil and PhD. The ANM,...