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Good News: University of Gävle asked to educate specialist nurses!

Press Release   •   Feb 06, 2017 10:00 GMT

In total, there will be 50 places and already in the spring of 2017 six positions for future midwives will be filled.

-It is very rewarding for us to be able to help provide our county with competence that it lacks—specialist nurses are in high demand, Annika Strömberg, Dean, University of Gävle, says.

Further your education with pay

Gävleborg Region now offers nurses the opportunity to apply for paid education to give more nurses the opportunity to further their education in order to become a specialist nurse or a midwife.

This offer means that nurses who further their education keep their salary.

-We have a great need for more specialist nurses and we think that more nurses will take the opportunity to further their nursing education if they can keep their salary during that time, Tommy Berger from Gävleborg Region states in a press release.

The cost for this initiative is 18,5 million SEK. During the study period the employer pays for necessary travel costs, accommodation and costs for course literature. The employee in turn commits to work for (stay in) Gävleborg Region for three years after completing the programme.

For further information, please contact:
Annika Strömberg, Faculty director, Faculty of Health and Occupational Studies at the University of Gävle
Tel: 026-64 86 53Email:

Text: Douglas Öhrbom

Education and Research at a Scenic Campus.
The University of Gävle has approximately 14 500 students, more than 50 study programmes and second-cycle programmes, about 1 000 courses in humanities, social and natural sciences and technology.

Research Profiles
Built Environment and Health-promoting Working Life are the general research profiles of the higher education institution. Important parts included are Spatial Planning with a specialisation in Sustainable Built Environment and Musculoskeletal Disorders with the purpose to prevent work-related injuries. In 2010, the higher education institution received permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in the profile area of Built Environment.
The higher education institution has applied for permission to carry out third-cycle programmes in technology, humanities and social sciences.