German Nurses anywhere?

  1. Hi,
    I'm a german nurse, graduated from a german nursing school and would like to get in touch with other german nurses in the US. So, if you are one or know one, post a reply.

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  3. by   GP
    Hello Jutta,

    I'm German-American and earned my nursing degrees here in the U.S within the last several years. What in particular are you interested in? Perhaps I can help?

    [This message has been edited by GP (edited 01-29-99).]
  4. by   Jutta
    Hello GP,
    I'm just looking for some exchange on what the experience is like for other german Nurses working here compared to Germany. Lots of things are different.
    Thanks for your reply!

  5. by   GP
    Hello Jutta,

    Unfortunately I don't have any experience with nursing in Germany. However, I've been quite keen on finding out how I can get a nursing position in Germany and also to find out what it is like. I know it's not the same as it is here and the money is probably not as good either. Care to share your insights and opinion?
  6. by   Jutta
    Hi GP,
    the major differences are that in Germany you also do personal care (which I haven't done here) and less physical assessment and you have mostly RN's on the ward and only maybe a couple of CNA's per shift. I have also been on wards with no CNA's. So you don't have that much responsibility or rather, you share it with more people. In the States I have worked only Home Health Care which was stressful but I liked it. Right now I'm staying at home with my almost 2 1/2 year old son and I am getting majorly concerned about not finding a job when I want to go back to work, which would be after 3 1/2 of not working. But anyway, as far as working in Germany for you, I think the place to find out what you need to do, is the "Regierungspraesidium". They would be the ones to certify you. There is one in each "state". But once you have your Certificate you can work anywhere in Germany and it does not become inactive. The pay is not as good, that's true. I hope this is of any help to you. Write again if you have more questions.
  7. by   GP
    Hello Jutta,

    Thanks for your reply. It is quite helpful though I have more questions and hope you can further assist with this issue.

    Thanks.

    GP

    [This message has been edited by GP (edited 02-14-99).]
  8. by   deutschland
    hallo jutta,
    ich bin eine german nurse, wohne zur zeit in new jersey.
    schreib mir doch zurueck wenn du lust hast
    tschuss ute
  9. by   jdagol
    hi Jutta,
    Im a lisence German nurse, finished my nursing education in Germany and worked as a nurse in an ICU i Koeln. Now im working as a Clinical technician CTICU at the Cleveland Clinic Founadation here in Cleveland, Ohio while waiting for my paper works to be processed.

    How did you got your US nursing license. Im having a hard time getting mine. I applied through the California Board of Nursing but the lady whos reviewing my paper works is giving me a hard time. Shes insisting that my german Certificate or diploma(Urkunde) is not the german nursing license. She wants me to send her a copy of my german nursing license.
    i tried explaining to her also the school of nursing that i visited in germany that the diploma acts as a german nursing license but it seems that she doesnt understand.

    hope you can give me some hint how you got your US nursing license

    take care, hope to hear from you...

    jdagol
  10. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from jdagol
    hi Jutta,
    Im a lisence German nurse, finished my nursing education in Germany and worked as a nurse in an ICU i Koeln. Now im working as a Clinical technician CTICU at the Cleveland Clinic Founadation here in Cleveland, Ohio while waiting for my paper works to be processed.

    How did you got your US nursing license. Im having a hard time getting mine. I applied through the California Board of Nursing but the lady whos reviewing my paper works is giving me a hard time. Shes insisting that my german Certificate or diploma(Urkunde) is not the german nursing license. She wants me to send her a copy of my german nursing license.
    i tried explaining to her also the school of nursing that i visited in germany that the diploma acts as a german nursing license but it seems that she doesnt understand.

    hope you can give me some hint how you got your US nursing license

    take care, hope to hear from you...

    jdagol


    This thread is several years old and the OP may not come on here anymore. Better to start this as a new thread and maybe one of the mods can do this for you.

    Suzanne may be able to answer this for you and hope you do get it sorted

    Good luck
  11. by   magdalenaRN,BSN
    Hallo German nurses,
    I have a german nursing licence and worked in a longterm facility for a short time before coming to the US in 1990. Obtained US licence in 1999. Presently I work in a acute care and really love it. But I am always open for new more challenging job offers.
    Nursing here is more advanced than in Germany as far as task oriented skills. How is every one doing? d to know there are more german nurses here.
  12. by   hobbes_cologne
    Hi There (und Gruess Gott),

    my name is Sascha. I'm a german nurse how passed the NCELX recently and now i'm seeking for a job here. First of all, great that tehre is a german threat!!;-)
    As everyone knows, it isn't so easy nowadays to get a visa and even to find a nursing agency who could sponsor you causes lots of problems. Does someone maybe know if the german nursing exam is equal to a bachelor degree in Nursing? I did my exam 2000 in Berlin and the people here in San Francisco, where i'm seeking for a job since a coupple of weeks, told me that right know the only chance to get a working permit is the H1B. But one of the requirements is to have a BA Degree... Does someone has a answer for that I would really appreciate it!

    Greets
    Sascha
  13. by   Silverdragon102
    Quote from hobbes_cologne
    Hi There (und Gruess Gott),

    my name is Sascha. I'm a german nurse how passed the NCELX recently and now i'm seeking for a job here. First of all, great that tehre is a german threat!!;-)
    As everyone knows, it isn't so easy nowadays to get a visa and even to find a nursing agency who could sponsor you causes lots of problems. Does someone maybe know if the german nursing exam is equal to a bachelor degree in Nursing? I did my exam 2000 in Berlin and the people here in San Francisco, where i'm seeking for a job since a coupple of weeks, told me that right know the only chance to get a working permit is the H1B. But one of the requirements is to have a BA Degree... Does someone has a answer for that I would really appreciate it!

    Greets
    Sascha
    I think the only way you are going to find out is get your transcripts assessed
  14. by   anissa
    I have a German license and have worked in Germany as a nurse. I also have a US RN license and work in CCU.

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