Malta will be hosting the European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE) Nursing Conference from 21-23 February 2018 at the Valletta Campus of the University of Malta. The topic of the conference is Nursing and nursing education: from vision to action in a changing world.

The Department of Nursing of the University of Malta would like to invite nurses, nurse educators and researchers across Australia to participate in this conference.

The invitation is especially extended to  members of the Maltese-Australian Community who practice in this field of expertise to participate as a delegate or as a presenter.


The deadline for the submission of abstracts for the conference is 15 December 2017.
Submission link :

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Further information

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About European Federation of Nurse Educators

In the early 1990s, the “Nursing Education” sector was only represented in the European structures through the Advisory Committee on nursing education. To address this situation, the idea came about to create a European “platform” of exchange on nursing education.

The European Federation of Nurse Educators (FINE) was formally established at a conference in Leuven in 1995, after several years of discussion and planning by an enthusiastic group of nursing teachers from several countries.

These teachers saw the importance of establishing a forum for nurse education from the front line in higher education in nursing in Europe to exchange information and experiences, and to acquire better knowledge about the similarities and differences in nurse training and education programmes. The association has established contacts on specific issues of nursing education and opportunities for exchange student – teacher and also to influence policy making in Europe.

Initially, the countries involved were the Netherlands, Great Britain and the Dutch-speaking Belgium. Quite quickly however, other countries saw the potential of the network and joined.