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Susan Schärli-Lim

Susan Schärli-Lim

Susan Schärli-Lim

ZHAW School of Health Sciences
Institute of Nursing
Katharina-Sulzer-Platz 9
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 71 82

Work at ZHAW

Position at the ZHAW

Head of International Relations / Lecturer, Institute of Nursing

Education and Continuing education

Expertise and research interests

Intercultural Relations and Intercultural Communication,
Evidence based nursing

Certified Global Competencies Inventory Administrator
Kozai Group, February 2014 – Present

Qualified Administrator Intercultural Development Inventory
IDI, LLC, May 2014- present

Certified Cultural Detective Facilitator
Cultural Detective, November 2017 - present

Professional milestones

2022 Co-coordinator Workgroup "Intercultural & Global Competence in Health care" - World Council on Intercultural & Global Competence
2018 - 2021 President of the Florence Network
2016 Vice-president of the Florence Network
2015 -development and successful implementation of the European Nursing Module in english
2015 - lecturer Summer School "Cross-cultural Communication and Diversity", Bern University of Applied Sciences 2013 - Lecturer / Coordinator International Relations, Institute of Nursing,
Zurich University of Applied Sciences, Switzerland
2009 - 2012 Projectmember "International Student Exchange and Sociocultural Trainings", Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege, Bern, Switzerland
2008 Speaker " Research competency for nurses - implications for education", Conference for Career and Work, Weiterbildungszentrum für Gesundheitsberufe, Aarau, Switzerland
2007 - 2013 Lecturer, Berner Bildungszentrum Pflege, Bern, Switzerland
2004 - 2007 Lecturer, Berufsschule für Pflege am Altenberg, Bern, Switzerland
2001 - 2005 Registered Nurse, Privat Klinik im Park, Schninznach Bad, Switzerland
1994 - 2000 Registered Nurse, Royal Perth Hospital, Perth, Australia (different positions: Acting Clinical Nurse, Acting Area Manager, Acting Staff Development Nurse, Occupational Health and Safety Representative)

Educational background

2017 Master of Arts Intercultural Relations, University of the Pacific, Stockton, USA
2007 Diploma of Health Education, Weiterbildungszentrum for Gesundheitsberufe, Aaurau, Switzerland
2004 SVEB 1 Certificate (qualification in adult education recognized throughout Switzerland), Weiterbildungszentrum für Gesundheitsberufe, Aarau, Switzerland
1993 Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Curtin University of Technology in Perth, Western Australia
1989 Highschool, Applecross High School, Perth, Western Australia
1987 Secondary school, Enschede, Netherlands

Membership of networks



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts