Advanced Practice Summer School Models of Care with APNs - Leadership, Outcomes and Sustainability

From individual roles to the model of care - The Advanced Practice Summer School empowers advanced practitioners and nurse managers to explore their clinical leadership skills, fostering the development of new advanced nursing roles and clinical practice.

03.09.2024 until 06.09.2024 – BFH, Schwarztorstrasse 48, 3007 Bern


  • Start date 03.09.2024
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  • End date 06.09.2024
  • Place BFH, Schwarztorstrasse 48, 3007 Bern
  • Application deadline July 15th 2024 (The number of participants is limited)
  • Costs Early Bird Prices till 15.06.2024: PhD and Master students: CHF 250.- | All others: CHF 490.-

In contemporary times, Advanced Practitioners in health care are leading change across various healthcare settings. The summer school facilitates the development of strategies to promote APN through knowledge translation and focuses on evaluating outcomes of models of care, emphasizing the value-added role of APNs. Participants will actively contribute to the formulation of a sustainable model for APN, grounded in a person-centered culture and practice.

The summer school is for Advanced Practitioner in health care, AP students and health care management persons.

Learning Outcomes

The participants will: 

  • Reflect on personal leadership styles and understand the role of Advanced Practice Nurses in leading change
  • Develop strategies to promote Advanced Practice through knowledge translation
  • Learn about evaluation, outcomes of models of care and the value-added role of Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Engage in the development of a model of sustainability for Advanced Practice Nurses
  • Reflect about person-centred culture and practice and Lean Philosophy in Advanced clinical practice


  • Dr Nancy Carter, McMaster University Canada

  • Dr Seán Paul Teeling, University College Dublin

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph von Dach, Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland

  • Prof. Dr. Maya Zumstein-Shaha, Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland

  • Prof. Dr. Sabine Hahn, Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland

  • Prof. Dr. Christian Eissler, Bern University of Applied Science, Switzerland

  • Sabine Molls MScN, University Hospital Bern, Switzerland

  • Dr. Rainer Gaupp

Detailed program

Time Program
08.30 Arriving, Welcome Coffee


  • Idea for the four days
  • Combination with research
  • Nancy Carter & Christoph von Dach

Change in Innovation and Health care – the meaning of clinical leadership

  • Nancy Carter
  • Swiss Health Care Context
  • Sabine Hahn


What means person-centred leadership?

  • Christoph von Dach
12.00 Lunchbreak

The person-centred Lean Six Sigma Model      

  • Seán Paul Teeling
16.15 Gathering the Learning Outcomes – Creative Work
17.00 End


Time Program

Workshop Change Management at a Swiss hospital

  • Sabine Molls

Leadership – Personal leadership, LEADS Framework

  • Nancy Carter
12.00 Lunchbreak
13.30 Challenges to leading in Advanced Practice, strategies for personal growth 
  • Christoph von Dach & Nancy Carter
15.15 Knowledge Translation about APN and creation of evidence briefs
  • Nancy Carter
16.15 Gathering the Learning Outcomes – Creative Work
17.00 End


Time Program

From a single role to a model of care – What is a model of care?    

  • Nancy Carter
09.30 Model of Care – Example form Switzerland
  • Maya Zumstein-Shaha 
12.00 Lunchbreak
13.30 Working with leaders – APNs and formal leadership
  • N.N.
15.15 Career planning and development of APN in the institution
  • Christian Eissler & Maya Zumstein-Shaha
14.45 Wrapping up the content of the day
16.30 Cultural event / Apero


Time Program
08.30 Workshop Developing a framework for sustainability of APN roles
  • Nancy Carter & Christoph von Dach
12.30 End


Registration and costs

Our Early Bird prices for four days are valid until June 15th 2024. The number of participants is limited. 

PhD and Master students CHF 250.00
all others CHF 490.00

The price includes refreshment during morning break. Lunch, dinner, transport and accommodation are not included.  

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