What are the requirements to be a Nurse in Germany? Help!

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    Dear Nurses,

    Hi. I am a Registered Nurse from Philippines. I am planning to live in Germany with my future husband. I also have a plan to work as a nurse in Germany. However, I don't know the requirements in order for me to be qualified to work there. Do I need to have a German course and for how many months? Do I need to have NCLEX, CGFNS, or IELTS certificates? Are there trainings before working in the hospitals? Please help me so that I can start in the near future. I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much.

    Truly,
    Bebs143
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    Quote from bebs143
    Dear Nurses,

    Hi. I am a Registered Nurse from Philippines. I am planning to live in Germany with my future husband. I also have a plan to work as a nurse in Germany. However, I don't know the requirements in order for me to be qualified to work there. Do I need to have a German course and for how many months? Do I need to have NCLEX, CGFNS, or IELTS certificates? Are there trainings before working in the hospitals? Please help me so that I can start in the near future. I really appreciate your help. Thank you so much.

    Truly,
    Bebs143
    German is the language you need to be fluent in. No NCLEX, CGFNS or IELTS is needed.

    Read this thread
    http://allnurses.com/international-n...se-100277.html
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    Moved to the International forum

    To work in Germany you will need to be fluent in German and meet the requirements for Germany's nursing board. NCLEX and CGFNS are just for the USA and IELTS is for English. If you are planning on working on a military base as a nurse and the base is US then you may need NCLEX etc. Have you tried searching for Germany and see what threads come up?
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    Bebs143,

    Its usually not that easy... You need to be able to be fluent in oral and written german. Maybe you can work as an LPN or Nurse's aid. But they may require you to take refresher Nurse course in German. Like starting to learn all over again to be able to adapt to the language.
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    Bebs143,

    Its usually not that easy... You need to be able to be fluent in oral and written german. Maybe you can work as an LPN or Nurse's aid. But they may require you to take refresher Nurse course in German. Like starting to learn all over again to be able to adapt to the language.
    Didn't think there was LPN's or equivalent in Germany
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    No nursing board in Germany, no LPN, no registration, but you need the "permit to practice".
    Complicated because it's the "States"= Bundesland responsibility and they are all different, sometimes even different Goverment bodies.
    Sooo, do you speak german at all? Where are you moving? And do you have a work permit? What's your status?

    5cats
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    I have a relative who works for more than 35 years in a German hospital in Wulfrath West Germany. Her job responsibility is that of more likely of an LPN. I just don't know what the job position in German. LPN or nurse aid?! I have no clue.. I know from her stories. She insert urinary catheter, gives medication, provides hygiene care. Assist in transporting patients. Those who knew this kind of work in german may figure...
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    Thank you so much for all the information. Honestly, I am moving in Bremen. I am starting to practice German language by myself. However, it is not enough. I will go to Germany perhaps in 2010 or 2011. I still don't have a working permit. Moreover, I will marry a German guy.
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    I don't know if they have any German courses for Filipino speakers, but they do have German Courses for English speakers. Your English seems to be pretty good. I would recommend some courses to you that might help. I would Try Living Language Ultimate German. They have Basic-Intermediate for about $60.00 on amazon.com and that's in American dollars. They also have a German Ultimate-Advanced also for the same price. It's actually pretty good for it's price. I don't think it will make you very fluent in German, but you can have a good command in the language. I think Berlitz series is a waste of Time. Rosetta Stone is pretty pricey but it seems to also give you a good grasp of the language. Rosetta Stone is on a cd-rom, and Living Language Series are in a cd-book type of deal. I took a basic Russian course through living language that was a thinner version than the Ultimate Russian, and it helped me just fine when I spoke with a Russian foreign exchange student. I hope this helps you. Let us know what you learn regarding nursing in Germany. Good Luck
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    Spoken German is one thing, written an entirely different kettle of fish. Charting will be done in that language. It's not a pretty language to spell in...


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