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Last updated on April 24, 2013

The European Academy of Nursing Science is an independently organised body composed of individual members who have made significant contributions to the advancement of nursing science in Europe through scholarship and research. It has been in existence since 1998: a short history by Professor Rosemary Crow, EANS founding President, is provided here.

The purpose of the Academy is to be the scientific community in Europe providing inspiration, collaboration and academic leadership in nursing. We do this by sustaining a forum of European nurse scientists who are developing and promoting knowledge in nursing through research and scholarly achievement in the pursuit of excellence.

The Academy links individual nurse scientists from Health Services and Universities across Europe. It provides a forum for established and developing nurse researchers to meet, network and develop a European perspective to their work. EANS holds an annual summer conference, a summer school for nurses undertaking PhDs in Europe and an annual scientific meeting each winter.