Polskie Towarzystwo Pielęgniarskie


Polish Nurses Association


Faculty of Health Sciences

Medical University of Warsaw




to participate in 13th Congress which will take place in Warsaw


from 15th - 17th September  2016, 





Congress Venue:

Education Centre, Medical University of Warsaw,  

2a Trojdena Street, 02-091 Warsaw

Conference Programme:





 13th Congress of the Polish Nurses,


Warsaw, 15th – 17th September 2016-02-18


Polish Nurses Association

Medical University of Warsaw


The Polish Nurses Congress is one of the most important scientific events which gathers nursing professionals from all over Poland representing both science and practice. It takes place every two years since 1993. The General Board of the Polish Nurses Association is the initiator and the main organizer of the Congress.

The Congress will be held from 15th to 17th September 2016 in Warsaw. The main theme of the Congress is “The Future of Nursing Starts Today”. The Congress venue is located at the main campus of the Medical University of Warsaw – just 10 minutes drive from the Warsaw Okęcie International Airport. Some 500 participants from both Poland and abroad are expected to attend. During 14 sessions over 150 scientific reports from national and international academic centers will be presented.

The Medical University of Warsaw – a co-organizer of the Congress – is one of the leading medical school in Poland. For over 200 years it has provided education and training in medicine and pharmacy at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Recent decades have been extremely important and challenging for the Polish nursing. There were many changes from 1996 to 2015 - the European legal standards were implemented to the nursing practice, the nursing education system was transformed which led to the new systemic solutions for the development nurse entrepreneurs on the healthcare market . The nursing professionals have created their own governance structures and many associations which bring together nurse specialists in particular fields. Nurses are active members of university scientific teams and research centers. They are often in policy or senior management positions in the Ministry of Health or other health organizations. The public ranks nurses among the top-few most trusted professionals. However, the nurses work environment in the Polish healthcare system are considered to be one of the most difficult and the least attractive in Europe. In the majority of healthcare institutions nurses face the problem of nursing staff shortages, lack of or insufficient equipment and unattractive salary remuneration.