In recent years, the care of people with chronic wounds has made enormous progress throughout Europe. However, aging populations, more complex wounds and advanced diagnostics are big challenges, especially because more people with chronic wounds are treated in their own homes. Bringing existing evidence-based and best practice knowledge to all nurses is a key objective of the European Wound Management Association (EWMA). The EWMA has previously published curricula for professional* nurse education intended for use in post-registration qualification in wound management on Levels 5–7 of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF). The aim of these curricula is to support a common approach to pre- and post-registration qualification in wound management for nurses across Europe. The curricula were developed by working groups representing different European countries and providers of education. However, as vocational qualifications throughout Europe are not uniform and pre-registration curricula may differ, there has been an unmet need to develop a curriculum covering pre-registration nurse education, to provide a starting point for increased and standardised education in wound care. This curriculum presents a framework and key content on skin integrity and wound care that is recommended for inclusion in student nurse curricula (general nurse education). In most European countries, this curriculum corresponds with the European Qualification Framework (EQF) Level 4. In combination, the full series of EWMA curricula can thus be adapted to meet the competencies expected at Level 4, progressing into Levels 5, 6 or 7.