SEK 6 million for decentralized health care education

In the budget bill for 2022, the government proposed an investment of a total of SEK 20 million for decentralized nursing education for the period 2022-2030. The funds have now been distributed and Jönköping University (JU) will receive SEK six million.

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The Government announced on Monday 29 August that Jönköping University is one of five universities that will receive funding. The money will go towards offering training to be biomedical analysts with a focus on clinical physiology, radiology nurse, registered nurse, or specialist nurse with a focus on children and adolescents, in places other than Jönköping.

“It is very nice that we receive funds for these trainings in another locations. The training and skills are highly sought after, and we have been in dialogue with various regions for some time. This gives us the opportunity to plan further for high-quality educations in other locations, and develop our distance education,” says Marie Ernsth Bravell, dean of the School of Health and Welfare, which is the school at JU that conducts the educations.

The registered nurse and specialist nurse educations are already offered on other locations today, and biomedical analysts focused on clinical physiology and radiology nurse are planned to start in the fall of 2023. The current educations have been decided through discussions with Region Jönköpings County and the neighboring regions Kronoberg, Kalmar and Östergötland to ensure the supply of skills.

"The government has implemented several measures to strengthen the supply of health care skills. Through this investment, Jönköping University will receive six million SEK which will increase the conditions for more people to be able to train for the shortage in healthcare," says Minister of Education Anna Ekström (S) in a press release.