Oomen polishes Euro speech while in town

Executive Secretary of the European Specialist Nurses Organization visits Cranbrook, gets set for Brussels summit

Ber Oomen and Melodie Hull

Ber Oomen and Melodie Hull


Founder and visionary behind creation of the European Specialist Nurses Organization (ESNO) Ber Oomen of Arnhem, Netherlands was in town recently on vacation. visiting long time nursing friend, Melodie Hull.

Ber is a practicing Registered Nurse  as well as Executive Secretary of ESNO. The organization brings together nursing specialist from all European Union nations to find commonalities in speciality foci, practices, qualifications and education. The goal is to develop core standards of practice and qualifications across the member states.  This is, as you can imagine an enormous project!

Ber has been actively involved on behalf of ESNO with the Ministry of Health at the European Parliament for a number of years now. Currently he is in the final stages of organizing the first official ESNO Summit in Brussels, Belgium later this Fall.  It will opened by a distinguished member of the EU Parliament at the highest level.

While here, Ber and Melodie  worked together putting the final touches on his opening address for the Summit.  The European Specialist Nurses Organization is recognized by the European Parliament.