Since the end of 2017, Bernadette Hosters has been working as a nursing scientist in the Nursing Development and Research Unit at the University Hospital of Essen, which she has lead since March. She has clinical experience in health care and nursing as well as bachelor's and master's degrees in health and nursing science (M.Sc.). Within the scope of her current activities, Ms. Hosters is significantly entrusted with the nursing projects of the "Smart Hospital" initiative, which was launched at the end of 2015 for all areas of the Essen University Hospital. In addition, she represents the University Hospital of Essen in the nursing research network of the VPU and works as a lecturer at universities and educational institutions in the healthcare sector.