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All over the world 12 May is celebrated as the International Nurses Day.

EFIC has a wide range of resources tailored towards nurses, no matter if you want to investigate new areas of your field or want to develop better understanding and knowledge in your preferred area. Take a look at the exciting resources we have for nurses below.

EFIC Academy

The EFIC Academy provides you with a range of benefits, such as reduced exam and event fees, access to webinars and Q&As and free attendance at the next virtual pain education summit. Via the EFIC Academy you also get access to our online Education Platform, which includes tailored material to the EFIC nurse curricula developed by leading European educators. You can find more information on the EFIC Academy here.

Pain Schools

EFIC Pain Schools are courses aimed at early-career European medical doctors and allied health professionals who are interested in further developing their knowledge and expertise in the field of pain management. The courses run for 4-5 days and include an evidence-based approach to the assessment, diagnosis and comprehensive management of pain patients. In 2022 we offer three Pain Schools:

  1. Basics in Pain Medicine
  2. Cancer Pain
  3. Neuropathic Pain


EDPN Curriculum

EFIC has an interprofessional approach to pain education, recognising the role played by all healthcare professionals in pain management, and has developed a curricula on pain nursing, which can be found here. The curricula form the basis of each of our educational projects.

EDPN exam

We are finalising our European Diploma in Pain Nursing exam in 2022 and are planning to organise a first sitting of the exam in early 2023. Keep an eye on this page for more information.