100 years of the nursing profession in Slovenia

In 2019, we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the nursing profession in Slovenia. Angela Boškin, the first trained nurse in Slovenia, who started working as a nurse in 1919, is one of the most important personalities for the development of nursing care and public healthcare in Slovenia. On 27 November 1927, thirteen so-called protection nurses, including Angela Boškin, founded the Nursing School Graduate Organization at the Institute for Maternal and Child Health, as they were aware that better functioning and recognition of the new profession and better treatment of patients required organized functioning and networking. In 1951, the professional society of nurses renamed itself to the Nurses Society of Slovenia. In 1963 it took on the name of Nurses Association of Slovenia and was affiliated with the Nurses Association of Yugoslavia. Today, Nurses and Midwives Association of Slovenia unites two professions in a single united organization.