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Nursing education and training

After a thorough introductory phase, trainees are guided into their future careers. Dedicated nursing tutors and specialists mentor the learning process. Against a background of extensive specialist knowledge and experience, they benefit from learning how to meet the many challenges professionally and efficiently.

  • Nursing staff in training can gain necessary professional skills in an open and friendly working atmosphere
  • We place particular emphasis on linking theory with practice
  • There is enough learning time available to work through the curriculum

In addition, we have an established feedback culture, so that our students and trainees can also gain key work-related personal and social skills that will prove useful in furthering their careers. We look forward to welcoming enquiring and motivated nursing students and trainees.

Nursing education

Licensed Nurse, Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training

Training to become a licensed nurse lasts three years and concludes with a Federal Diploma.

  • Further information on this career can be found at  «Puls Berufe» 
  • We recommend that you come for a few taster days in our facilities beforehand, and attend an information event at Careum, our partner education and training center.

Requirements

  • Training to become a licensed nurse can start immediately after the end of compulsory education
  • Completed secondary school level A or B or successfully gained federal certification as an Assistent/in Gesundheit und Soziales (AGS) [qualified care assistant]
  • Secondary school level A with mean grade of 4.5 in German and mathematics
  • Secondary school level B with mean grade of 5.0 in German and mathematics
  • With very good school performance, training can be carried out with integrated studies for a vocational baccalaureate. Further information on this training can be found at Careum Bildungszentrum

Application
We look forward to receiving your completed online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter giving reasons for choosing this career
  • Curriculum vitae (résumé) in table form with recent photo
  • Report card from secondary school A or B
  • Evidence of practical job experience or confirmation of taster days 
  • Current healthcare Multicheck®
  • Details of two references (e.g. teachers)
  • Additional certificates, if applicable (part-time jobs, etc.)
  • Confirmation of voluntary commitment to associations

Your application documents for the start of training in 2022 will be accepted in electronic form from June 2021.
Application dossiers as hard copies will not be considered.

Please send your full application dossier to Ausbildung.Pflege@remove-this.balgrist.ch.

Registered Nurse, Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education

Training usually lasts three years. If you already hold a Federal Diploma of Vocational Education and Training, it is possible to complete your training in a shorter period of two years.
Half of the time is spent in a training center and half in practical work.

Employment options

Direct employment
We are happy to offer direct employment with good salaries to nurses studying for the Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education, when they want to remain at Balgrist for all the practical attachments throughout their training


Assignment from the training centers
Nurses studying for the Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education at the Careum and ZAG training centers are assigned to us for one or more practical attachments and also benefit from good pay levels.

Further information on this career and positions available at Balgrist University Hospital can be found at Puls Berufe

Studies are carried out at the following training centers:


Requirements

  • 3-year basic training with a federal certificate of competence or a general qualification for university entrance (FMS ID or Matura)
  • Job suitability assessment from Careum or ZAG including a practical two-day suitability assessment at Balgrist University Hospital


Application
We look forward to receiving your completed online application with the following documents:

  • Motivation letter giving reasons for choosing this career
  • Duration of training, stating desired period of time and employment option
  • Curriculum vitae (résumé) in table form with recent photo
  • Successful Multicheck® analysis of competence for registered nurse HF
    (https://www.gateway.one/de-CH/kompetenzanalyse-gesundheit-hf.html)
  • Confirmation of successful job suitability assessment from Careum or ZAG
  • Federal certificate of competence or general qualification for university entrance
  • Details of two references (e.g. employers, trainers, teachers)

Application dossiers will only be accepted in electronic form.
Please send your documents to  Ausbildung.Pflege@balgrist.ch


Advantages of employment in our hospital

  • Training will focus on work in the Department of Orthopedics, the intensive care unit, the recovery room/day care surgery and in the Spinal Cord Injury Center.
  • The operational conditions and commitment of our employees result in excellent training work, which is key to the high satisfaction of student nurses at Balgrist University Hospital.
  • The workplace is in a central position in Zurich, served by an excellent public transport network.
  • 26 days’ annual vacation (divided between school and practical training periods)


Qualification
Students gain the recognized Advanced Federal Diploma of Higher Education and the protected title of dipl. Pflegefachfrau HF/dipl. Pflegefachmann HF

 

Bachelor of Science Nursing

Three years of full-time study concludes with a BSc Nursing and a diploma as diplomierte Pflegefachperson FH. Balgrist University Hospital offers practical modules as part of the bachelor studies in nursing.

Our training partners are:


Additional Module C
In accordance with the regulations of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW), we offer students who have gained a Bachelor of Science Nursing the possibility of a practical Module C in our medical specialties of orthopedics, rheumatology, and spinal cord injury. For Module C, we also accept students who have to complete more than six months practical work; however, the minimum duration of an internship is four months. We offer very generous salaries to students for this practical module.

For more information, please contact:
Regina Sauer
Head of Nursing Care ad interim
+41 44 386 32 03

Specialist training

Day surgery/recovery/intensive care post-grad course] (formerly IMC course)

We offer this specialist training to our employees who work in the perioperative field (day surgery/recovery room and intensive care unit).

For more information:

Regina Sauer
Head of Nursing Care ad interim
+41 44 386 32 03

Practical module as part of the emergency care specialist training

As part of the Notfallpflege NDS HF emergency care specialist training, we offer a 4-week internship to learn and gain in-depth knowledge of plastering techniques.

For more information:

Regina Sauer
Head of Nursing Care ad interim
+41 44 386 32 03

Contact

If you have any questions, we will gladly be at your disposal.


Isabel Conde 
Co-Leader Nursing Education


Enrico Müller
Co-Leader Nursing Education

Balgrist University Hospital
Secretariat nursing care
Forchstrasse 340
8008 Zurich

+41 44 386 32 03
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