Welcome to the European Nursing Students‘ Association webpage

The European Nursing Student Association (ENSA) is an organised network for cooperation between national nursing student organisations or colleges of nursing in Europe. The purpose of ENSA is to bring together European nursing students and representatives from all countries across Europe.
We want to discuss both practical and theoretical parts of our education, look at the differences and similarities, give and receive advice, and help each other understand the world of nursing.


Hello Nursing students around Europe! As we promised in our video, here we present you the new Membership forms for individual students and National Federations. If you want to join ENSA, this is the moment! And it is for free!

This is the registration form for individuals 

This is the registration form for National Federations

(ENSA Board, the 1st February 2017)

ENSA joined the European Students‘ Union ESU

We have joint the European Students‘ Union. They are fighting for the rights of the european students, so also for the european nursing students. It will be a great pleasure to collaborate together.

(ENSA Board, the 13th December 2016)

ENSA supports the French colleagues and the French Federation of Nursing Students (FNESI)

The European Nursing Student Association wants to express its public support to our French colleagues and to the French Federation of Nursing Students (FNESI) as to the other federations which are engaged in the different demonstrations (the biggest one in Paris) that will take place on November the 8th in France.

But why are they protesting? Nursing students and nurses in general are suffering from deplorable working conditions or impossibility to make as nurses what they have learnt in the nursing school. They feel as children in their formation system, in which they aren’t normally listened. Furthermore, the change in the internal government of the IFSI (The nursing schools) which had as an objective more democracy, has been stopped.

It is important to remark that nursing students haven’t got access to the same public bursaries as the other licenses or degrees. This makes even hard for the students to study this profession, which is unacceptable.

The European Directive EU 2013/55 is not in practice in France. The Competency Framework they learn is far away from what Europe says. It seems like nursing students in France are in a lower division respect from the other students. And we cannot let this happen. You have the right for a better education, the education you deserve and you need to be with the other European nurses.

This is why we ask to every single nursing student and nurse in France and in the rest of Europe that reflect about his/her future and the future of the new generations of nurses.

Please use the hashtag #SoigneEtTaisToi to follow the demonstrations and to show your support to our colleagues.

We won’t let you fall, Nous allons pas vous laisser tomber!
Vive les étudiant.e.s infirmier.e.s et les infirmier.e.s français.e.s!

(ENSA Board, the 26th October 2016)

Open Letter to support Nursing Education in Germany

The European Nursing Student Association, ENSA, supports the draft law to reform Nursing Education in Germany with an open letter to the German Health Minister.

(ENSA Board, the 19th October 2016)

A new ENSA Board 2016-2017 has been elected!

The Annual General Meeting 2016 of the European Nursing Student Association is closed! We have had 3 amazing days at the Consejo General de Enfermeria in Madrid where we have discussed and worked with „EU Directives“, „Interprofessional Collaboration“ and „Discrimination in nursing“.

A new ENSA Board 2016-2017 has been elected! Please congratulate:

Julián Vadell Martínez, President of ENSA (Spain)
Joakim Stubberud, Vice President of ENSA (Norway)
Micky Kelderman, Board Member of ENSA (Netherlands)
Katharina Kiupel , Board Member of ENSA (Germany)
Olle Bescher, Board Member of ENSA (Sweden)

We are very happy to annouce that ENSA have made an Political position about the EU Directive 36/55.

The next ENSA Annual General Meeting 2017 will be held in Brussels.
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(ENSA Board October 2016)

Constitution of ENSA and Internal Regulations of ENSA available: please see Membership Area under CONTACT US 

(ENSA Board February 2016)