The Nurse and Midwifery Organization of Ljubljana
The Nurse and Midwifery Organisation of Ljubljana is a voluntary, independent, non-profit, apolitical, professional association of nurses, midwives and health technicians of the wider Ljubljana region and the surrounding area. Today the Organisation has more than 4.800 members. Our activities are aimed at improving health, contributing to professional and personal growth of our members and actively participating in the introduction of changes dictated by the developments in the profession of nursing and midwifery care and the needs of the society. The Organisation has recently become open to all the people in the wider Ljubljana region who endeavour to promote health as defined in the recent strategic documents dealing with quality of life of individuals and groups.
The programme of the Organisation aims at preserving health and preventing illnesses, as well as encouraging healthy lifestyles of its members and others; thus, we contribute to quality, efficient and safe nursing and midwifery care and to the quality of life in general. The general purpose of the Organisation is intensified professional associating according to the goals and aims defined in the statute. The Organisation actively participates in preserving and developing historical heritage of nurses, midwives and health technicians, it facilitates cultural, professional, social and sport activities of its members, develops contacts with similar societies and organisations in Slovenia and abroad. The professional purpose of the Organisation is strengthening and developing the role and significance of professional activities of our members on the national and international levels. The Organisation organises, coordinates and supports professional education of its members, and for this reason establishes links with professional institutions and individuals, stimulates and carries out scientific research work, collects professional, statistical and other data which are important for developing the profession, develops methods and forms of works which are in the interest of our members, cooperates in healthcare policy-making with international organisations, trade unions, professional and other governmental and nongovernmental institutions, societies and associations.
The Organisation’s organisational structure is defined in the statute and other acts. The President of the Organisation is, in accordance with the decisions of the last general meeting of voters, Đurđa Sima; Vice-president Gordana Lokajner is responsible for education, research and publishing, Vice-president Peter Požun is responsible for administrative tasks, financial and legal matters, coordination of interest activities; Vice-president Nada Sirnik is responsible for complementary and natural medicine in nursing and midwifery care.
In recent years the field of education for personal development has been evolving.