Education

In order to share expertise and exchange knowledge amongst European urology nurses, the Board of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) has made the development of courses, workshops and lectures a top priority.In order to share expertise and exchange knowledge amongst European urology nurses, the Board of the European Association of Urology Nurses (EAUN) has made the development of courses, workshops and lectures a top priority.

Annual event

Since 1998 the EAUN organises a very successful  3-day International Meeting for professionals in the urology nursing field.  For more information please visit the section Events.

Fellowships

The EAUN also offers nurses to travel to a hospital in another country to see and experience how the daily care is organised there. This very educational experience can contribute very much to your professional development and even that of your department. Please check out which hospitals can be contacted for such an experience and read the reports of colleagues that returned enthusiastically in the Fellowship section.

ESUN courses

Recently the European School of Urology Nursing (ESUN) was started. With the financial support of companies high quality education & training is developed. In May 2015 the first course was held in Amsterdam for 25 nurses with the support of Wellspect HealthCare. The topic of the course was “Urinary Tract Infections”, a hot topic nowadays with continuously increasing resistance. A report of this course is found in our News section.

The next course, with the topic “Neurogenic Detrusor Overactivity & Overactive Bladder” will be held in Rome on 4-5 November 2016. For more details on the course  visit the ESUN courses section here. Application is now closed (closed on 1 July 2016). Announcements of the courses can be found on the Events page and will be placed on our Facebook page.

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The European Assocation of Urology Nurses is very grateful for the support of the following organisations: AIURO (Associazione Infermieri di Urologia Ospedaliera), the Department of Urology of the San Giovanni Addolorata Hospital and the SIUD (Italian Society of Urodynamics).

Local courses

The ESUN also cooperates with national societies in the development of local courses, as a spin-off of courses previously organised by the ESUN for an international group of participants. Please contact the EAUN office, if your national society would be interested to organise such a course or (if there is no national urology nurses society) if you or your hospital would be able to organise this.

Workshops and lectures

The EAUN is also able to give workshops or lectures at meetings of national and international societies and is frequently invited to do so, e.g. in Italy, United Kingdom, China and Dubai. Please contact the EAUN office if you would like to discuss the possibilities.

e-Learning

Furthermore the EAUN develops online learning. The Bone Health and Urological Cancer e-course is available on this website and will be updated in the near future. All you need to take this course is a (free) account for the EAUN website. Please go to the section e-courses for more information.

Online tools

To assist nurses with less experience in, for example, writing abstracts, the EAUN has developed some tools. The first tool was developed on “Writing an Abstract” and another one on “Making and Presenting a Poster”. We also list useful tools on other websites. Please visit the section Tools for Writing & Presenting to learn more.

Accredited online education

The EAUN is working with the University of Ulster in the development of accredited online education. We also try to point the way to other organisations that offer such education. Please go to the section Other Resources to find more information.