VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL DEGREE (Ptychio Epaggelmatikis Eidikotitas) - Specialty "Assistant Nurses"


The holder of a Vocational Upper Secondary School degree of this specialty:

1. Describes the anatomy and physiology of the human body.
2. Describes the nursing techniques.
3. Identifies the rules of personal hygiene.
4. Identifies the elements of pathological conditions in a person.
1. Helps the patient follow the rules of personal hygiene.
2. Is capable of helping the Nurse Responsible in the administration of medicine to a sick person and in the application of specialized nursing techniques.
3. Participates in taking and recording the patient's vital signs.
4. Provides care of personal hygiene to patients in bed.
5. Checks and takes care for the safe transport of the patient within the hospital.
6. Checks for the adequacy and proper use of consumables in the work area and suggests to the person responsible the procurement thereof.
7. Applies nursing techniques to the patient based on the individual nursing care plan of the patient issued by the Nurse Responsible.
1. Cooperates harmoniously with hospital staff.
2. Maintains the ethics of the nursing profession.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications of this Type are entitled to obtain a professional license, along with the relevant rights, as provided by the pertinent legislation on the specific specialty.


Access to programmes leading to such qualifications is available for graduates of compulsory education or graduates of the 1st class of General Upper Secondary School (they may enrol in the 2nd class of EPAL).
Holders of qualifications of this type are entitled to obtain, following examinations, an EPAL Certificate. With the acquisition of EPAL Certificate they also gain access to the Apprenticeship Class (Level 5).

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.