Norway is missing more than 20,000 nurses specialized in learning disabilities, report shows

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A June report showed that Norway is missing a huge number of specialized health care providers.

Only one in ten people who work with those with learning disabilities have a nursing education.

The figures have been revealed in the report “No time to lose,” which is a survey of the competences in services for people with learning disabilities or intellectual disabilities.

The Fellesforbundet (FO), the trade union organization for, among others, nurses trained in learning disabilities or intellectual disabilities, reacted to the report. 

“This is a little scary. We have previously recommended that at least seven out of ten have higher education, most as health care providers,” Mimmi Kvisvik, associate leader in FO, said in June.

Kvisvik believes that the government must put in place a strategy for hiring more nurses trained in learning disabilities and intellectual disabilities.

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