Aim: The aim of this paper is to discuss the impact on nursing education in the Netherlands since the implementation of the Bologna Agreement. Background: In 1999, the Bologna Agreement was constructed to establish a comparable and transferable degree system in universities within the European Union for nine subject areas (chemistry, physics, mathematics, geology, history, business, education science, nursing and European studies). The target date for implementation of the undergraduate and graduate degrees is 2010. Conclusion: Since 2004, Rotterdam University of Applied Science has offered a Master in Advance Nursing Practice degree. This graduate study offers nursing students the opportunity to continue career and academic mobility within the nursing profession. This paper reports on the need for internationalization within nursing curriculum to meet the demands of the increasingly mobile nursing workforce.

Advanced nursing practice, Bologna agreement, Internationalization
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International Nursing Review
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Maas-Garcia, L, & ter Maten-Speksnijder, A.J. (2009). The Bologna Agreement and its impact on the Master in advanced nursing practice program at Rotterdam university of applied science: Incorporating mandatory internationalization in the curriculum. International Nursing Review, 56(3), 393–395. doi:10.1111/j.1466-7657.2009.00716.x