University care training

Dr. Lukasz Hill and Laura Wallor, both Senior Consultants at CHE Consult, together with Bettina Dauer, Research Associate at the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung in Bonn, describe success factors with regard to learning venue cooperation and organisation in higher education care training in the journal “Wissenschaftsmanagement”.

In the article, the authors outline challenges in the cooperation between universities and practical institutions and formulate recommendations for action that can facilitate this. This was preceded by a study commissioned by the Bundesinstitut für Berufsbildung. It shows that a large number of cooperation partners can make coordination processes and communication more difficult. For this reason, the higher education institutions surveyed in the study defined different forms of exchange between the higher education institution and the practical institution.

In their article, the authors state that the higher education institutions and their practice partners face numerous structural and financial challenges. The cooperation between learning venues within the framework of university nursing education currently requires a high degree of flexibility and commitment from all participants. Essential factors for linking the two places of learning, theory and practice, are a cooperative, organisational coordination and coordination of the content of the studies. A common understanding of the goals of the cooperation, tasks and roles of the partners involved is essential for learning location cooperation. This should be anchored in writing in a cooperation agreement. Another success factor is the involvement of the practical institutions in the planning of study programmes, especially since, according to the study, the institutions showed a lot of interest in a deeper cooperation. Above all, the university’s module handbook should be communicated transparently to the practical institutions.