Hi, does anyone know if there are any nursing programs in Switzerland?

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    I have just a couple more semesters left of pre-reqs before I can apply to nursing school next fall. I wanted to get a BSN degree here in the states and then move to Switzerland after I graduate. Though I am thinking, instead of waiting, maybe I can just do my bachelor's there. Either way, I am going to get my Masters of Nursing and will get it over there as I dont plan on coming back to the states. So, does anyone know of any nursing programs in Switzerland, Bachelor's or Masters?

    Thanks!!
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    Try to contact the swiss nursing association http://www.sbk-asi.ch they should have all the info you need. There used to be a master and I believe a bachelor program, but just keep in mind that the system is different compared to the US. When I left switzerland everything was just changing again.

    5cats
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    Try to contact the swiss nursing association http://www.sbk-asi.ch they should have all the info you need. There used to be a master and I believe a bachelor program, but just keep in mind that the system is different compared to the US. When I left switzerland everything was just changing again.

    5cats
    Thank you so much!
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    Quote from 5cats
    Try to contact the swiss nursing association http://www.sbk-asi.ch they should have all the info you need. There used to be a master and I believe a bachelor program, but just keep in mind that the system is different compared to the US. When I left switzerland everything was just changing again.

    5cats
    Its all in French and German. I am not quite fluent in German yet but thanks for your help!!
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    I would not even consider nursing school there if your language is not sufficient, you could still write them an email and figure their answer out (dictionary). Another issue in Switzerland: they speak dialect= swiss german there, tricky to understand. Why are you considering Switzerland?

    And it used to be that you have to be a resident for a certain time to go to nursing school there, not sure about those legal requirements now. Also not sure about fees.

    5cats
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    Quote from 5cats
    I would not even consider nursing school there if your language is not sufficient, you could still write them an email and figure their answer out (dictionary). Another issue in Switzerland: they speak dialect= swiss german there, tricky to understand. Why are you considering Switzerland?

    And it used to be that you have to be a resident for a certain time to go to nursing school there, not sure about those legal requirements now. Also not sure about fees.

    5cats
    Even though it would be cheaper to go to school there than it would here in the US (I checked) I don't know the language at all. So, I figured I would get into nursing school here and that'll take two years (BSN) and while I am doing that, try to study high German or try and find some Swiss German books,cds,etc, and learn that while I am here in the US and then move. Why I want to move there? I don't have family there, never have been there, never even thought about Switzerland or any other country or even considered moving out of the US to somewhere else. I have a female friend that lives there, who I met online, on a message board/fan fiction site, and we have been talking for at least a year and a half now. She used to live here in the states and then she met a Swiss guy here in the states, and he was originally from Switzerland, they got married and moved to Switzerland and are now divorced, but she stayed. She has been telling me about the country, the people, how beautiful it is, the quality of water, air, and the life there and the men lol. I have been researching for awhile about Switzerland and seeing beautiful pictures of the country and thought, I think I would like to move there. I plan on visiting next summer in June for a month to see if I really like it. I hope to start nursing school here in fall. Sorry, I tried to put this in paragraphs but for some reason, it wasn't coming out that way.
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    Hello, I realize the above info is a bit dated but I am curious, did you ever move to Switzerland to work?? I am considering the same thing although I have been a nurse for 9+ yrs.

    I was also active duty Air Force and was stationed in England for 3 yrs and then worked at the Army hospital in Germany for 2 yrs as a civilian, so I have a couple different perspectives of nursing at military hospitals if you still have any questions.

    Would love to hear about you Swiss experience! It's a beautiful country so hope you made it to live there!

    Lisa D


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