Nursing and caregiving qualifications

Since the restructuring of nursing and caregiving activities under the Federal Act of 13 December 2002 on Vocational and Professional Education and Training, new training programmes and ordinances have been steadily developed for the nursing and caregiving professions, at both upper-secondary level (VET) and tertiary level (professional education and higher education). As many different professionals interact closely with one another, review and revision of training programmes becomes an extraordinarily complex endeavour. OdASanté has therefore commissioned the Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET to develop tools and methods for the coordinated review and re

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The project is being carried out jointly by the Swiss Observatory for Vocational Education and Training OBS SFUVET and SFUVET's Centre for Career Development in cooperation with the Institute for Nursing Science, University of Basel and training experts in nursing and caregiving. In four sub-projects (milestones), we shall identify trends for changed or new nursing and caregiving requirements and validate these with experts. We shall also compare the desired-actual situation of each professional activity. Finally we shall ensure that the models, tools and methods developed can be transferred into practice.

SFUVET’s lead researcher responsible for this project will work closely with OdASanté's project manager so that current committees or universities of applied sciences may adapt their existing training ordinances on the basis of research findings. The ‘Nursing qualifications’ platform will serve as the project's monitoring group.

Additional information

The trend scenarios developed in this project can be downloaded here.