Halle (dpa/sa) - In Saxony-Anhalt, 1,646 prospective nursing professionals concluded a training contract last year. That was 49 fewer than in 2020, as the State Statistical Office announced on Thursday in Halle. The profession of nursing specialist has been new since the beginning of 2020. Three training courses in nursing and geriatric care have become a modernized and general nursing training course. From the start of 2020 to the end of 2021 there were a good 3260 trainees, as it was also said. 81 training contracts were terminated prematurely.