Leading Speaker for Nursing Conferences 2019- Irena Laska

Title: The standards of Albanian Nursing in compliance with EU requests

Irena Laska

Albanian Order of Nurses, Albania


Mrs. Irena Laska studied Nursing at “Fan S.Noli” University, Korce, Albania and graduated as Licensed Nurse in 1999. Now she is CEO of “Mary Potter” Palliative Care Center in Korca, Albania, and the Director of External Relation Office of Albanian Order of Nurses. Mrs. Laska is part time teacher in Nursing Faculty of “F.S.Noli” University at Bachelor and Master Degree. She is an international and national trainer in Palliative Care subjects and has been graduated from EUPCA Leadership Academy in 2017.


Nursing in Albania, as in the whole world, is a profession that brings satisfaction, tiredness and a lot of challenges. These challenges in Albania are bigger than anywhere else as the consequence of the lack of organization in the nursing profession, starting with the way of education, the way of recruitment of the nurses and their professional competencies, which have a negative impact in the quality of the healthcare system.
Nursing basic education in Albania had changed its form time after time  and this had made the nurses feeling confused about the diploma they own at the end of their studies; the curriculums of nursing schools are not unified; recruitment  and the academic level of the professors, let  you  wish for better; mentoring  and leadership in nursing are  unknown concepts.
Albanian nursing has to face a lot of challenges and have to solve a lot of problems before fulfilling the standards to become part of EU.
The configuration of the future generations of nurses, through the strong leadership and mentoring in the nursing field is an imperative duty.