Angelika Locher Schmid

Angelika Locher Schmid

"I feel that VET programmes should enable learners to gain an in-depth understanding of training content 'developed by professionals for professionals'. Such programmes should also offer learners the opportunity to continue to grow in their chosen field of activity or to specialise in another branch under the principle 'no dead end qualifications'."

Work experience
  • Head of vocational education and training service at Winterthur Cantonal Hospital (since 2010)
  • Head of nursing care service at the Canton of Zurich's Department of Health (2001–2010)
  • Independent nursing expert and head of training programme for Federal PET college degree in nursing (level I) (1998–2000)
  • Head nurse (1986–1987)
  • Registered nurse (1981–1986)
Education
  • Master of Advanced Studies (MAS) in health and social care management, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts (2010–2012)
  • Federal PET college degree in nursing (level II) (1996–1998)
Teaching experience
  • Teacher at VET school specialised in nursing (1990–2000)
  • Assistant teacher in nursing (1987–1989)
Area of expertise
  • Essay for Federal PET college degree in nursing (level II): "Pain always hurts - how nurses respond to patients' expressions of pain" (available in German only, original title: Schmerz tut immer weh – Wie reagieren Pflegende auf Schmerzäusserungen von Patientinnen und Patienten). A phenomenological study
  • Trainer coaching: example of a situation in which guidance is given
  • Essay for MAS qualification in health and social care management: "The role of communication in ensuring the success of change management projects." (available in German only, original title: Kommunikation als Erfolgsfaktor in Veränderungsprojekten)
Mandates/Memberships
  • Gemeinnützige Gesellschaft des Kantons Zürich: Board member, Scholarships and Individual aid