Petrova N.G. graduated from the 1-st Saint-Petersburg State I.P.Pavlov medical university (Russia). Then she completed her postgraduate education at the Department of Social Medicine at the same university and became Ph.D. in public health and health care. She worked as an assistant professor and professor of this department. For the past 10 years Petrova N.G. is the head of the nursing department at this university. Since 2001 she is a professor. Petrova N.G. is the author of over 600 papers in the field of public health, nursing and nursing education, and the quality of medical care.