Institut et Haute école de santé La Source
In 1859, Valérie de Gasparin founded the Ecole normale de gardes-malades, the first secular nursing school in the world, which later became the Institut et Haute Ecole de la Santé La Source. Under the aegis of the Fondation La Source, a private, non-profit institution, the School is made up of two entities: the Haute Ecole de la Santé and the Institut La Source.
Member of the HES-SO since 2002, La Haute Ecole de Santé La Source:
- Provides professional education (Bachelor’s degree) for UAS nurses, as well as continuing education and postgraduate education in the social and healthcare field, and awards diplomas recognised by the Confederation.
- Conducts research programmes that contribute to the efficiency of healthcare and its evolution in a changing society. It produces results that enrich knowledge and skills in the spirit of interprofessional collaboration.
- Offers individualised services such as advice, analysis of practices, expertise and training.
- Develops international collaborations with other universities and healthcare institutions to enable students and faculty to enhance their skills, build partnerships, and expand their networks.