Helle Dokken

Head of Nursing Department,University Hospital Göttingen

Helle Dokken is a registered nurse. Since May 1, 2018 she has been serving as the head of the Nursing Department at the University Hospital Göttingen, Germany, and is responsible for more than 2000 nurses in the healthcare service. Previously, Helle worked in the same position at the University Hospital Munich and has gained international experience while working at a university hospital in Oslo. She sees the lack of qualified nurses as one of the main current challenges in the German health care system. Helle develops recruitment strategies for bringing trained nurses from abroad (Europe and overseas) to Germany. She has also focused on quality management and on how to create attractive working conditions for nurses in hospitals. Helle earned an M.H.A. from University Bielefeld.