Swedish Society of Nursing offers its members a variety of opportunities for self-improvement within their profession, both for those who choose a career with close patient contact and for those who have chosen a career research or management. The Swedish Society of Nursing is a co-ordinating body in matters concerning health care and education in these fields. The assignment covers a wide range, and come from, amongst others, the Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, the Ministry of Education, Research and Culture and the National Board of Health and Welfare. In the role of moulder of public opinion, the Swedish Society of Nursing ensures that there is an on-going debate on the fundamental values in nursing and on ethical issues. Further, Swedish Society of Nursing collaborates with Swedish Association of Health Professionals(Vårdförbundet) on international issues through the joint International Committee. For more information contact Swedish Society of Nursing and/or Vårdförbundet .
The secretariat of Swedish Society of Nursing is situated in Sjuksköterskornas Hus (the Nurses Building) in Stockholm. The four floors of the building also house conference rooms and lounges. The Society publishes a popular scientific journal called Omvårdnadsmagasinet which is distributed to all members.
All registered nurses and nursing students can apply for membership. In addition, foreign nurses, who are registered in their country of origin, but have not yet obtained a Swedish registration can apply for membership. Swedish Society of Nursing has about 70.000 members.
In order to develop a long-term strategy for development, research and quality issues, Swedish Society of Nursing has appointed advisory councils, the Scientific Advisory Council of the Swedish Society of Nursing, the Ethics Advisory Council of the Swedish Society of Nursing, the Quality Advisory Council of the Swedish Society of Nursing. Nurses in these councils all hold key positions in their respective fields and represent both clinical nursing and research and development work.
More than 50 different organizations for specialist nurses are associated to Swedish Society of Nursing.