Permeability in and out of continuing education plays a major role because, among other things, it serves to ensure the best possible care for patients and those in need of care. From a professional policy perspective and from the perspective of the educational subjects themselves, it can lead to an increase in the attractiveness of the nursing profession. However, there are a number of obstacles to further training in nursing: In addition to the high lack of transparency of further training providers, certificates and content, further training is not (sufficiently) financially worthwhile. Employer support is dependent on individual cases and rarely follows a long-term strategy - with negative effects on carers who are willing to undertake further training.
In 2022, the company training participation rate in Baden-Württemberg developed positively compared to the previous year: both the net and gross training company rate increased again from 52% to 55% and from 29% to 30% respectively. In Germany and western Germany, however, the net training company rates were 3 and 4 percentage points higher respectively. In the 2021/2022 training year, only around 67% of the company-based training places offered in Baden-Württemberg were filled; in the previous training year, the figure was around 72%.