Finnish Nurses Association council elected new board
The council of the Finnish Nurses Association elected a new president, vice-president and board on Sunday, 27 November. The council elected Nina Hahtela (Development director, Doctor of Health Sciences) as the president and Heli Naukkarinen (Specialized nurse, Master of Health Sciences) as the vice-president.
The new FNA president, Nina Hahtela, has previously worked as FNA’s heath policy and development director and as the organisation’s interim president.
- I believe that my experience will be beneficial in preparation for the health and social services reform. My strengths include extensive knowledge of nursing and nursing sciences as well as education and labour market policies. FNA will need to make visible the meaning of nursing management and promote its role in the health and social services reform, says FNA’s new president Nina Hahtela.
The council also re-elected the seven membered board which was selected as an interim board in summer. The board’s tenure lasts until the end of year 2018.
The Finnish Nurses Association represents the professional interests of its members, develops nursing practice and makes the value of nurses’ work visible in public discussion. FNA’s members consist of almost 50 000 nursing professionals: nurses, public health nurses, midwives, and paramedics.
FNA president Nina Hahtela