MS Nurse PRO successfully trains qualified nurses who work in the field of MS, contributing to improved healthcare for people with MS in all regions of Europe and beyond. By equipping MS nurses with the skills and knowledge they need, MS Nurse PRO will create a positive change in MS care that extends across the entire multi-disciplinary care team.
The MS nurse is key in the provision of expert and consistent information, support, and advice for people with MS. From the moment of diagnosis and throughout the disease course, the nurse ensures a shared and coordinated approach to care. Across Europe, the role, skillset, and professional development of MS nurses varies. This leads to inequity of access to expert nursing care and advice, and inequality in the patients’ care experience.
Since its launch in 2012, more than 7,500 nurses have joined the e-learning programme. Currently available in 12 languages and launched in 15 European countries, MS Nurse PRO is an online training programme that is accredited for 30 International Continuing Nursing Education Credits by the International Council of Nurses and 20 learning credits by the Birmingham City University (United Kingdom). It is also endorsed by over 25 national and international organisations.
new members yearly from all regions of the world
completed courses annually
of nurses that considers the training as relevant for their day-to-day job
of nurses that confirmed the training has positively changed their MS nursing practice
MS Nurse PRO is also an active community of nurses that strive for harmonized minimal standards of care for people living with MS across Europe to empower those people and their carers. The mission of MS Nurse PRO is to provide both at the European and the national level, online and offline educational content, sharing and networking opportunities for nurses working with people with MS in Europe.
In 2021, a new MS Nurse PRO e-platform was officially launched, adding new community and engagement features. Moreover, the module on Rehabilitation was also translated into German and all the relevant national and international accreditations have been renewed. In terms of events, two online educational sessions were conducted in Romania and Germany over the course of the year.
Furthermore, MS Nurse PRO launched the integration of the e-learning platform in the educational curriculum at the Birmingham City University and the MS Nurse Syllabus Committee undertook the preparatory work for the new module on MS nursing and research. The development of the MS nurse research module will be initiated in 2022 in collaboration with the European Committee for Treatment and Research in Multiple Sclerosis (ECTRIMS). This module will include sections on current research done in the secondary-progressive MS area, as well as updated sections on paediatric MS, including some of the challenges that are linked to these two issues.