The work that focusses on specific contents like technical innovation in nursing or oncology nursing and so on is done in specific working teams called ‘section’.

To ensure transparency to the public and to coordinate the cooperation between different sections, the member of the sections assign themselves to one of the four key issues.

  • Clinical nursing
    • Oncology nursing
    • Critical care nursing
    • Counseling, information, teaching
    • Nursing phenomena
  • Teaching and education
    • Teaching nursing science
    • Education
    • Training in nursing as higher education
  • Nursing and society
    • Historical nursing research
    • Psychiatric nursing
    • Technical innovation and nursing
  • Theory and methodology
    • Methods of nursing research

Sections are obligated to report to the steering committee once a year.

Criteria for the foundation of a section:

  • Only active members can create a section or be members of a section. The section has the opportunity to give interested people the status of a ‘guest’ for one year.
  • The general meeting decides over the establishment of a new section.
  • The foundation of a section is carried out along relevant issues of nursing science.
  • The proposal for the establishment of a new section has to be supported by five people. It has to be sent in written form to the steering committee by the 30th of September each year, if it shall be decided on the next general meeting which normally takes place in spring.
  • A concept for the foundation of a section should encompass the following aspects:
    • description of the general issue
    • background
    • aims and tasks of the section
    • a specific working program
    • methods
    • members of the section and eventually preliminary work
  • Each section will first be established for one year. 12 months later at the next general meeting the defined establishment can take place. Therefore five members of the section have to apply four weeks prior to the general meeting in a formless manner.