ENDA - European Nurse Directors Association

How best to empower people and organisations?

With passion and expertise.

If that is also your philosophy, then ENDA is the right place for you to shape the future of Healthcare in Europe.

Iris Meyenburg-Altwarg, Dipl. Pflegewirtin, RN


Professor Jacqueline Filkins, Honorary President

ENDA has a new Board!

We thank retiring President and outgoing members and welcome new Board colleagues!

Despite the many challenges the pandemic has created, ENDA has shown its ability to seamlessly regroup and remain responsive to its members and values. The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties has made us resilient and innovative. We remain accountable to our members and invite you to participate in our journey. Nurse Leaders together can learn from each other and influence policies at many levels. Let’s do it!

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To be ‘in charge’ is certainly not only to carry out the proper measures yourself but to see that everyone else does so too.
Florence Nightingale

Nurses are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response

Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’

Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’

Coronavirus ‘biggest challenge in a generation’


Nurses are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 response

Nurses in the front line

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The unique function of the nurse is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to peaceful death) that he would perform unaided if he had the necessary strength, will or knowledge. And to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly as possible.

Virginia Henderson
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